Scott Powers

Scott Powers will join the Department of Sport Management as an Assistant Professor on July 1, 2023. Prior to Rice, Powers was the Assistant General Manager for the Houston Astros who won the 2022 World Series. He also worked as the Director of Quantitative Analysis for the Los Angeles Dodgers for five years during which time the Dodgers won the World Series in 2020.

Powers received his Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University in 2017. As a doctoral student, he created and taught a class called “Mathematics of Sports” while also serving as an Analytics Consultant for the Oakland A's. He also was an Analytics Consultant for AZ Alkmaar, a professional soccer team playing in Holland's top division.

Powers' Master's degree, in Statistics, is from the University of Chicago while his bachelor's degree, in Mathematics and Mathematical Decision Sciences, is from the University of North Carolina.

Teaching Areas

SMGT 430 (Introduction to Sport Analytics)

SMGT 442 (Soccer Analytics)

SMGT 374 (Sport Analytics Internship 2)

SMGT 435 (Baseball Analytics)


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