In 2018-19, Dr. Larry Scheiderer begins his 28th year at Denison University and his eighth year as the Director of Athletic Operations and Compliance. Prior to accepting this position in 2011, Scheiderer spent 20 years as Denison's Director of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation.
During Scheiderer’s time as director of athletics, Denison won 11 North Coast Athletic Conference All-Sports Championship, which is a league record. In addition, Denison finished in the top-three of the NCAC All-Sports standings for 14 consecutive years. He is a two-time NACDA Division III Athletic Director of the Year (2006, 2011). Under Scheiderer’s direction, DU captured 86 conference team championships and two NCAA Division III national championships.
The 2010-11 season culminated in Denison’s 12th NCAC All-Sports Championship following seven conference championships in men’s and women’s swimming & diving, women’s basketball, softball, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse and women’s tennis. Women’s soccer and women’s tennis would both advance to the NCAA Division III national quarterfinals (Elite 8) and the men’s swimming & diving team won the national championship in dramatic fashion.
During his final 12 years, Denison posted five top-20 finishes in the annual Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, an honor that recognizes success in NCAA postseason competition. In 2005-06, Denison peaked with a 16th place finish in the Directors’ Cup race and the college has never placed lower than 45th out of more than 400 NCAA Division III institutions.
A native of Marysville, Ohio, Scheiderer is a 1977 graduate of Ohio University with a B.S. in education. He completed his master’s degree at Central Michigan University and holds a Ph.D. from Ohio University. Scheiderer and his wife, Sally, live in Granville and have two adult sons.