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June 13, 2001

NACDA Elects New Officers and Executive Committee Members For 2001-02

Salt Lake City, Utah -- The members of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) have chosen Bill Bradshaw, director of athletics at DePaul University, to serve as president for 2001-02. Bradshaw was elected during NACDA's 36th Annual Convention, held June 10-13 at the Little and Grand America Hotels in Salt Lake City, Utah. Bradshaw is from DePaul University, a Division I-AAA institution that does not offer football. It has been 16 years since NACDA had an athletics director from a non-Division I-A institution serve as its president.

Also elected to serve NACDA for the 2000-01 term are 1st Vice President Joe Castiglione, director of athletics at the University of Oklahoma; 2nd Vice President Judy Rose, director of athletics at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte; 3rd Vice President Gene DeFilippo, director of athletics at Boston College; and Tim Gleason, commissioner of the Ohio Athletics Conference, to the second year of a five-year term as secretary.

New Executive Committee members selected include athletics Mitch Barnhart of Oregon State University; Tim Curley of Penn State University; Steve McCarty of Stephen F. Austin University; Lew Perkins of the University of Connecuticut; and Terry Don Phillips of Oklahoma State University as University Division representatives. College Division representatives include athletics directors Mac Cassell of Mount Olive College; Bryce Casto of West Virginia State College; and Wayne Poage of Dallas Baptist University. Junior and Community College representatives include Bobby Bowman of Pasco-Hernando Community College; Karen Guthmiller of Lee College; and Bob Myers of Solano Community College. The At-Large representative is Rick Chryst, commissioner of the Mid-American Conference.

NACDA, now in its 36th year, serves as the professional and educational association for more than 6,100 college athletics directors, associates, assistants and conference commissioners at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Through its series of management seminars and clinics, it offers educational opportunities to its members. Additionally, NACDA administers the Sears Directors' Cup program, which honors the all-sports champion in each of the NCAA Divisions I, II and III and the NAIA. NACDA also publishes Athletics Administration, an informative national magazine considered the voice of college athletics administration, six times a year.

Contact: Laurie Garrison
 Assistant Executive Director, Communications
 440/892-4000
 440/892-4007 (Fax)
 E-mail: lgarrison@nacda.com
 Web Site: www.nacda.com