Junior/Community College Award Winners|
June 6, 2007
Gary Broadhurst, Mohawk Valley Community College -- Northeast Region
Since 1996, Gary Broadhurst has been serving as the director of athletics at Mohawk Valley Community College. During this time, Mohawk Valley student-athletes have received 489 all-conference, 603 all-region, 75 academic all-region, 248 All-American and 46 academic All-American awards. Under his leadership, Mohawk Valley boasts 23 academic All-America teams, 60 conference championships, 34 Region III championships, 92 individual national champions and 10 national championships. Mohawk Valley took home the PEPSI/NATYCAA award in 2003-04, while earning runner-up honors in 2004-05 and 2005-06. Since his tenure began, Broadhurst has increased institutional athletics publicity through the development of a Web site, men's and women's basketball media guides, individual sport brochures, athletics recruitment video and televised men's and women's basketball games on public access channels. Broadhurst has also overseen a $250,000 track renovation and assisted with the development and design of a $4.5 million joint athletics stadium with a neighboring high school. Broadhurst initiated Mohawk Valley's first college wide athletics retention program and during his first four years as AD, he achieved budgetary increases of 78 percent in the college's budget and 50 percent in the activity fee budget. Broadhurst is also the Department Head of the Physical Education Department, a member of the NATYCAA Executive Committee, chair of the NJCAA Region III Board of Directors and treasurer of the Mountain Valley Collegiate Conference.
Mike Garcia, Cañada College -- West Region
Mike Garcia has worked at Cañada College for the past 23 years. He began at Cañada as the head baseball coach and in that role compiled an overall record of 451-250 and had six players move on to the Major Leagues. Garcia was hired as director of athletics in 1993. Since that time, he has worked to expand a four-sport program and now oversees men's and women's soccer, men's and women's golf, women's volleyball, baseball and basketball for a total of seven varsity sports. Within the past four years, Garcia has also seen all of these athletics teams participate in Northern California playoff competition. Also serving as the academic advisor to all Cañada student-athletes, Garcia has helped Cañada to claim the second highest student-athlete graduation rate among a total of 108 California junior colleges. This past year, one of the many hats worn by Garcia was one of project manager. In this capacity, Garcia oversaw the installation of new field turf for both the soccer and baseball facilities. Garcia was a baseball student-athlete at Cal-State Fullerton and was team captain of the 1979 National Championship team. He also played professional baseball for six years with the Atlanta Braves organization.
Lynne Levesque, Brookhaven College -- West Region
Before assuming her duties as director of athletics in 1992, Lynne Levesque served Brookhaven in the capacities of assistant volleyball and softball coach, intramurals director and adjunct faculty instructor. Now in her 15th year as AD, Levesque continues to serve as an assistant coach while administering the college athletics functions, handling community facility usage scheduling and acting as the campus Title IX coordinator. Recently, Levesque helped lead the Brookhaven women's volleyball team to a pair of national championships and a fourth place finish. Levesque currently oversees the student-athletic advisory committee, serves on the Metro Athletic Conference Athletic Directors Council and is the college representative for the district wide Renewal Week Committee. She also belongs to National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA), NACDA, NATYCAA and the Women's Sports Foundation. Levesque competed in track and field and field hockey at Southern Connecticut State and received her master's degree in athletics administration from Indiana State, while serving as an assistant volleyball and softball coach. In recognition of her achievements, Levesque was honored as the NACWAA Administrator of the Year in 2006.
Bing Tyus, Polk Community College -- Southeast Region
Bing Tyus has been a valuable Polk Community College (PCC) employee for 23 years. He began his career as the PCC coordinator of activities and athletics and head baseball coach. In 1992, Tyus led his team to the Florida/NJCAA Region 8 Baseball Tournament championship and was promoted to director of athletics in 1998. Tyus established the PCC Athletics Hall of Fame and started PCC's annual athletics golf tournament. Tyus also spearheaded the development of a new PCC baseball complex in partnership with the City of Winter Haven and added women's soccer as a varsity sport in 2005, which is the only one of its kind among Florida Community Colleges. In its first competitive season, the women's soccer team, while competing against four-year colleges and universities, won the NJCAA Regional Title. Previously, Tyus served as chair of the Suncoast Conference and was a member of the Florida Community College Activities Association (FCCAA) executive committee. He currently is the Florida state baseball chair for the FCCAA and is in the process of organizing the hosting of 25 different athletics events. Some of these events include the FCCAA State/NJCAA Region baseball, softball and volleyball tournaments.
Dale Vos, St. Clair County Community College -- Central Region
Dale Vos began his tenure as St. Clair County Community College director of athletics in 1994. Two years later he was selected as the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Athletic Director of the Year. Under his direction, the St. Clair County Community College women's volleyball team won the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) championship twice, and in 2003-04 St. Clair County finished third in the MCCAA's All Sports Award. Vos also serves as St. Clair County's head coach in both men's basketball and men's golf. In 2003-04, Vos was voted MCCAA Eastern Conference Basketball Coach of the Year. He is a member of the NJCAA Region XII Basketball Committee and has served on both the MCCAA Membership Awards and Publicity Committees. Additionally, Vos has held a spot on the NJCAA Board of Directors, has chaired the Division II Golf Committee, is a member of the NJCAA Region XII Executive Committee and Division II basketball, baseball, wrestling, and cross country committees. Vos also serves St. Clair County Community College as a physical education instructor; he has implemented the Community 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, attracting as many as 600 participants, and organizes community team and individual camps.