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September 5, 2001

NACDA to Administer Newly-Formed Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association

  • Division I-AAA ADA Site

    Cleveland, Ohio - The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) has announced the creation of the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association (DI-AAA ADA). NACDA will serve as administrator of this newly formed association.

    This is the ninth association NACDA administers. The others are the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA), the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD), the National Association of Athletic Compliance Coordinators (NAACC), the Division I-AA Athletics Directors Association, the Division II Athletics Directors Association, the National Collegiate Licensing Association (NCLA), the National Alliance of Two-Year Collegiate Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) and the College Athletic Business Management Association (CABMA).

    DI-AAA ADA was initiated by Division I-AAA athletics administrators to focus upon the special issues of these institutions.

    "It is imperative that Division I-AAA athletics directors form a more cohesive group," says Bill Hogan, director of athletics at the University of San Francisco and president of DI-AAA ADA. "Our most important goal for the upcoming year is to build the membership to provide a solid base for long-term planning and effectiveness."

    In addition to Hogan, also elected to hold office in DI-AAA ADA for 2001-02 were Mike Bobinski, Xavier, first vice president; Dan Guerrero, UC-Irvine, second vice president; Mike Moore, Indiana-Purdue at Indianapolis, third vice president; Dianne Murphy, Denver, secretary; and Ken Kavanagh, Bradley, treasurer.

    "NACDA is pleased to add the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association to our Intercollegiate Umbrella of Associations" says Bill Bradshaw, director of athletics at DePaul University and president of NACDA. "The addition of DI-AAA ADA reiterates the basic component of NACDA's Mission Statement by providing educational opportunities and serving as a vehicle for networking, the exchange of information and advocacy on behalf of the profession."

    The Association's Executive Committee includes representatives from each Division I-AAA conference, along with at-large representatives. This includes Jeff Altier, Stetson, Trans America; Al Avant, Chicago State, Mid-Continent; Gary Cunningham, UC-Santa Barbara, Big West; Brad Kinsman, Detroit-Mercy, Horizon League; Cheryl Levick, Santa Clara, West Coast; Pat Meiser McKnett, Hartford, America East; Tom O'Connor, George Mason, Colonial Athletic Association; and Jim Schaus, Wichita State, Missouri Valley. At-large representatives are Joe Gottfried, South Alabama, Sun Belt; Mike Hermann, Niagara, Metro Atlantic; and Jack McDonald, Quinnipiac, Northeast. The commissioner representative is Jon LeCrone of the Horizon League.

    Services provided by NACDA are membership functions including member solicitation and dues payments, meeting planning and general administrative duties.

    NACDA is in its 37th year and 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, 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 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.

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