Michael Garrett

Michael GarrettMichael Garrett was named USC’s sixth athletic director in January of 1993. He oversees the university’s 19 men’s and women’s athletic teams.

A football star as a student at USC, Garrett was a two-time All American and set 14 NCAA, conference and USC records. He was the first Trojan since 1927 to run for 1,000 season yards; and in 1965, he bacame USC’s first Heisman Trophy winner. In 1985 he was inducted into the National Football Foundation’s College Football Hall of Fame.

He played eight seasons with the Kansas Ciy Chiefs and San Diego Chargers, becoming the first player to rush for 1,000 yards for two teams.

Garrett graduated from USC in 1967 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and earned a law degree from Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California in 1986.

Prior to joining the USC athletic staff, he was director of business development for the Great Western Forum, worked for the San Diego district attorney’s office, held management positions in the retail, construction and real estate industries, and did color commentary on USC football telecasts.