Director of Athletics
Department: Athletic Department
Office Location: Stark Student Center SD-07
Gast earned his bachelor's degree from the United States Air Force Academy and master's degrees from the University of Southern California and the Air Force Institute of Technology. Gast was a three-time basketball letterwinner for the Falcons of Air Force.
Steve Gast became the Director of Athletics at Briar Cliff University in 2007. He is the first, full-time director at BCU since Howard Gauthier served in that role from 1996 until 1997.
Gast came to Briar Cliff after working with multiple NCAA Division I and Division II athletic conferences over the past 10 years. During that time, he served as a special assistant to the athletic directors at several universities. In addition, he brought with him 11 years of experience successfully leading a wide range of organizations.
Gast and his wife, Sharon, reside in Sioux City.