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naia year end report guideNAIA Year End Report Guide

for Athletics Directors offers instructions for submitting the required annual report in NAIAHelp.


Convention Recap April 2017

6 NAIA ADA — NACDA Membership & Convention scholarships available

APPLY NOW — The partnership between NACDA and the NAIA ADA will create more opportunities for NAIA athletics directors to attend the NACDA & Affiliates Convention Week and increase professional development opportunities in athletics administration. The 2017 Convention is scheduled from June 12-16 at the World Marriott Marriott Resort in Orlando, Florida.

NAIA athletics directors can apply for a scholarship that pays for a one-year NACDA membership, a value of $425, plus an additional $575 to be used toward expenses to attend the convention.

Interested NAIA athletic directors can apply online during the 2017 NAIA Convention. The scholarships will be awarded May 2.

NAIA ADA partners with NACDA

nacda logoThe NAIA Athletics Directors Association announced April 16, 2016 that it has entered into a partnership with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). The partnership between NACDA and the NAIA ADA will create more opportunities for NAIA athletics directors to attend the NACDA Convention and increase professional development opportunities in athletics administration.

"The ADA is the voice for NAIA athletics administrators," said Darin Wilson, athletics director at Georgia Gwinnett University. "The ADA is very appreciative to NACDA Executive Director Bob Vecchione and the NACDA staff for working with us to become a member within the NACDA organization."

NACDA, now in its 52nd year, is the professional and educational association for more than 6,100 college athletics administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. More than 2,000 athletics administrators annually attend the NACDA Convention. Additionally, NACDA administers nine professional associations for the separate business units that report directly to the athletics director.

Sign up for the NAIA ADA Mentoring Program

If you are an AD or assistant who would like to assist as a mentor or need guidance in a particular area, sign up for the NAIA ADA Mentoring program

NAIA Emerging Sports resource
guide now available

The NAIA has published an overview of both emerging and seleted existing sports as a resource for members who are evaluating the addition of those sports.



NAIA Athletic Directors Association
Announces Board of Directors

Group of ADs to serve as advisory committee for NAIA administrators

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- NAIA Athletic Directors Association (ADA) President, Kevin Steele announced today the formation of the associations first-ever Board of Directors.  The ADA Board of Directors includes one representative from each NAIA conference including the Association of Independent Institutions (AII).

The Board of Directors along with ADA Officers; Kevin Steele (President), Angie Fincannon (Vice President), Darin Wilson (Secretary), and Jeff Bain (Past President) will be tasked with promoting the ADA within conferences, working to provide professional development opportunities and mentoring for ADA members, and recognizing outstanding achievements by Athletic Directors within the NAIA.

“The creation of the Board of Directors is the result of several months of intensive work done by the ADA Officers and an ad-hoc advisory committee to reshape the direction and purpose of the NAIA ADA,” commented Steele.  “We are moving toward an organization that really serves, promotes, and educates NAIA Athletic Directors and the creation of this board is an obvious step in this effort.

"The professionals that make up this board are an incredibly talented group and our ability to work collaboratively will prove beneficial to all of our members and the NAIA as a whole. At the end of the day, Athletic Directors are the practitioners that make athletic departments run.  We are committed to making sure that our AD's are prepared, Informed, and involved in the decisions that affect the way we do business in the NAIA.”

The ad-hoc advisory Committee is comprised of Jim Abbott of Oklahoma City, Bob Wilson of Vanguard (Calif.), Matt Sayre of Southern Oregon, and Bruce Parker of Rocky Mountain (Mont.).

“We are extremely fortunate to have so many dedicated and talented AD's in the NAIA,” said Jim Carr, NAIA President and CEO.  “An active ADA Board of Directors will provide the organization with an incredible resource as we continue to innovate and think creatively about the ways in which we can serve our student-athletes.”

The immediate work of the Board of Directors will occur in an ad-hoc advisory capacity.  The full implementation of the Board and other changes in the ADA will be discussed at the next business meeting of the ADA which will occur at the NAIA National Convention in April, 2015.



naia adaNAIA athletics directors have their own association (NAIA-ADA) and play a central role in conventions, championships and conference administration.

• NAIA-ADA Constitution and Bylaws 
• NAIA-ADA Business Meetings Minutes: 2015  2016



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Mike McCutchen
Bill Popp
Jeff Bussell
Matt Sayre
Gary Newsome
Mike McCaffrey
Bruce Parker
Bob Wilson
Keith Spataro
Tim Jager
Kiki Barnes
Kevin Steele
Darin Wilson
Mike Hermann
Jeff Lanham 
Rusty Hollingsworth
Mike Moore
Ashley Walyuchow
Jim Abbott
Jeff Bain
Quin Monahan
Matt Sayre
Quin Monahan
Mike McCaffrey
Darin Wilson
Freed Hardeman (Tenn.)
Reinhardt (Ga.)
Antelope Valley (Calif.)
Southern Oregon
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)
St. Francis (Ind.)
Rocky Mountain (Mont.)
Vanguard (Calif.)
Menlo (Calif.)
Morningside (Iowa)
Dillard (La.)
MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)
Georgia Gwinnett 
Kansas Wesleyan
Rio Grande (Ohio)
Campbellsville (Ky.) 
Mayville State (N.D.)
Houston-Victoria (Texas)
Oklahoma City
Martin Methodist (Tenn.)
USC Beaufort (S.C.)
Southern Oregon
USC Beaufort (S.C.)
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C O N D U C T  I N  C O M P E T I T I O N

Character-Driven Coaching Course — In their first year of coaching in the NAIA, all coaches must complete the online training by July 15. COURSE

Conduct in Competition Guide: Procedures for all NAIA Contests  — This guide offers practical recommendations for home and visiting insititution review of their responsibilities before, during and after the game to meet the NAIA standards for behavior during all NAIA competition. 


Officials' Role in NAIA Competition
The NAIA approved new standards for behavior during all NAIA competition. Read about the new expectations for officials that took effect with the fall 2009 sports season. PDF


NAIA Student-Athlete / Coach Ejection Online Reporting Form
To file an ejection of an NAIA athlete or coach click here. REPORT EJECTION

G E N D E R   E Q U I T Y  (TEAMS: Tools to Exapnd Athletics Management Staff)

The NAIA Gender Equity Committee is committed to raising awareness about issues related to women and diversity in sports and providing tools to help address these issues. The TEAMS toolkit includes best practices to assist in maximizing candidate pools and fostering career opportunities for coaches and administrators from diverse backgrounds. LEARN MORE