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 Divisi
on 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 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.
Gast and his wife, Sharon, reside in Sioux City.