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Stephen Gast

Director of Athletics

Department: Athletic Department
Phone: 712-279-1707
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.