May 22, 2018
CLEVELAND – The NAIA-Athletics Directors Association is excited to announce the election of Ashley Walyuchow, Director of Athletics at the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV), to the 3rd Vice President position for the 2018-19 membership year. Walyuchow has served as a NAIA-ADA Board member for the past three years.
“I’ve been involved in the ADA since I joined the NAIA and have been the Red River Athletic Conference representative on the board since UHV joined the conference for the 2015-16 year,” stated Walyuchow. “I’m excited to contribute and help lead the ADA into the future and keep the positive momentum going. I look forward to working with the ADA to grow our active membership so that we have more athletics administrators engaged in our Association, the NAIA and NACDA.”
Walyuchow has been the athletics director at UHV since the fall of 2006. He has grown their department from 2 sports and 50 student-athletes to 6 sports and over 140 student-athletes. For his accomplishments, Walyuchow was recognized as a NACDA Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year in 2015-16. In addition to his duties on the NAIA-ADA Board, he serves on the NAIA's National Administrative Council and the UHV President's Cabinet.
“Ashley’s commitment to the NAIA and the ADA has been steadfast over the years,” said current NAIA-ADA President, Quin Monahan, Director of Athletics at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. “His desire to serve is nearly unmatched as is his willingness to be involved at every level. We’re excited to welcome him to the executive leadership team of the ADA and look forward to his fresh perspective, keen insight and positive contributions.”
In addition to Walyuchow, the 2018-19 NAIA-ADA Officers will include President Mike McCaffrey, Athletics Director at University of Saint Francis; 1st Vice President Kiki Barnes, Athletics Director at Dillard University; 2nd Vice President Joe Glover, Director of Athletics at Indiana University Southeast and Immediate Past President Quin Monahan, Director of Athletics at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.
Our Officers will officially begin their new assignments following this year’s NACDA Convention, which takes place June 28-30 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C. as a part of the NACDA and Affiliates Convention Week.
To register, please visit the NACDA Convention website. An up-to-date Convention agenda is available here.
About NAIA-ADA: The NAIA-ADA is comprised of athletics administrators from the nearly 250 institutions representing 21 conferences competing in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The purpose of the NAIA-ADA is to engage our Athletics Directors with meaningful collaboration, forums and national recognition; empower our Athletics Directors in their professional development and leadership roles in the NAIA; and promote NAIA Athletics Directors' collective voice on issues affecting membership and college athletics on a national scale. For more information about the NAIA-ADA, please visit www.naiaada.com. The NAIA-ADA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 53rd year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.