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February 14, 2001

NACDA Promotes Manak


Pat Manak
CLEVELAND -- The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) has promoted Pat Manak to the position of Assistant Executive Director, Administration. Manak had been serving as the Assistant Director of Administration since his arrival at NACDA in 1995.

Manak oversees meeting planning for NACDA events including the annual Convention; Facilities, Fund Raising and Marketing Workshop; Mid-Winter Meetings and the Division I Athletics Directors' Forum. He serves as the staff liaison for the Division I-AA Athletics Directors Association, the Division II Athletics Directors Association and the National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA). Additionally, he is the senior staff administrator for the National Association of Athletics Development Directors (NAADD). He also works with the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators to assist with its various administrative areas.

"Pat has been an integral factor in coordinating NACDA's growth and that of its affiliate associations," says NACDA President Deborah Yow, director of athletics at the University of Maryland. "His knowledge and expertise in meeting planning has contributed the overwhelming success of NACDA's annual Conventions."

Previously, Manak worked in marketing and promotions for the athletics department at Wake Forest University. Manak earned his undergraduate degree in sport management from Bowling Green State University and his master's degree in sports administration/facility management from Ohio University.

NACDA, which is now in its 36th year, is the professional and educational association for more than 6,100 college athletics directors, associates, assistants and conference administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Through its series of management seminars, clinics and workshops and publication of the bi-monthly magazine Athletics Administration, NACDA offers educational opportunities to its members. More than 1,200 athletics administrators annually attend the NACDA Convention. NACDA also owns and operates the two preseason football games, the Kickoff and Pigskin Classics. Additionally, NACDA operates the Sears Directors' Cup program, which honors the all-sports champion in each of the NCAA Divisions -- I, II and III -- and the NAIA, for a total of four trophies.