Cal State Los Angeles will get a Boyle Heights native as the university’s new athletic director.

Mike Garrett attended Roosevelt High School and will now lead CSULA’s sports. Garret, a 1965 Heisman Trophy winner, previously served as USC’s athletic director from 1993 to 2010.

“I’m coming home to a place that reflects who I am. I’m an Eastside kid who took everything good from this community with me to help me achieve everything I was able to in life – not just in football,” Garrett said in release. “This a chance for me to give something back.”

Garrett told the Los Angeles Times he hopes to bring one or two sports into Division I at the university.

Photo above: Mike Garrett donning a black and gold Cal State LA baseball cap. Photo: Emilio Flores/Cal State LA

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