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Grants available to attend NACDA Convention

Up to 85 NACDA-member ADs could receive stipend to attend NACDA convention from NACDA Foundation


The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) has launched the 2015 NACDA Foundation Professional Development Grant for NACDA member directors of athletics to attend the NACDA Convention.

Please note that the first 85 directors of athletics that apply for the grant and meet the criteria will be selected.

•    Applicants must be completing their first or second year as an athletics director during the year of application OR
•    The applicant may be an athletics director for more than two years but have never attended a NACDA Convention OR
•    The applicant may be an athletics director who has not attended the NACDA Convention within the last three years
•    The applicant must be a current dues paying member of NACDA

$1,000 Stipend shall include:
•    Convention registration ($425)
•    Up to $575 to offset the cost of lodging (room and tax only), airfare/mileage and meals to be reimbursed by the Association after the Convention

Deadline for Nominations:
•    Friday, March 6

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

• 2015-2016 NAIA-ADA Officers and Committees 
• NAIA-ADA Constitution and Bylaws 
• NAIA-ADA Business Meetings Minutes: 2014 | 2015 



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ADA Board September 2015 Meeting, Airport Hilton, Kansas City
Sunday, Sept. 27 — Dinner/meeting scheduled with the Council of Presidents and Conference Commissioners Association
Monday, Sept. 28 — ADA Board meeting

Vice President
Past President

Mike McCutchen
Bill Popp
Keith Spataro
Matt Sayre
Gary Newsome
Mike McCaffrey
Bruce Parker
Bob Wilson
Tim Jager
Kiki Barnes
Troy Plummer
Mike Hermann
Jeff Lanham
Ed Lehotak
Rusty Hollingsworth
Scot Reisinger
Mike Moore
Chad McDowell
Jim Abbott
Jeff Bain
Quin Monahan
Dave Grube
Ashley Walyuchow
Darin Wilson
Matt Sayre
Quin Monahan
Kevin Steele

Freed Hardeman (Tenn.)
Reinhardt (Ga.)
Menlo (Calif.)
Southern Oregon
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)
St. Francis (Ind.)
Rocky Mountain (Mont.)
Vanguard (Calif.)
Morningside (Iowa)
Dillard (La.)
Grand View (Iowa)
Kansas Wesleyan
Rio Grande (Ohio)
Bellevue (Neb.)
Campbellsville (Ky.)
Mount Mercy (Iowa)
Mayville State (N.D.)
LSU Shreveport (La.)
Oklahoma City
Martin Methodist (Tenn.)
USC Beaufort (S.C.)
Cornerstone (Mich.)
Houston-Victoria (Texas)
Georgia Gwinnett
Southern Oregon
USC Beaufort (S.C.)
MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)
American Midwest
Cal Pac
Gulf Coast
North Star
Red River
Southern States
The Sun
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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. PDF


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