Paul Schager
Paul Schager

Associate Athletics Director / External Relations


Paul Schager is in his 17th year at Michigan State and his sixth as Associate Athletics Director for External Operations. Schager, who manages the sales and marketing office, leads the department's branding and marketing initiatives.

Schager joined Michigan State in May 1998 as director of marketing after working at the University of Michigan for eight years (1990-98) as the director of licensing and the assistant director of marketing. He was named an assistant athletics director at MSU in 2001 and was responsible for coordinating corporate marketing and sponsorship sales for the athletic department. He also administered the athletics department courtesy car program and provided support for radio network and game program agreements.

A former Division I athlete, Schager earned three varsity letters in baseball at the University of Maryland, where he earned a bachelor's degree in marketing in 1987. He earned his master's in sports science in 1991 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

He and his wife, Jane, have three children: Samantha, Jessica and Charlie.