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2018 Summer Update

OCtober 9, 2018

The National Administrative Council (NAC) finalized approval of a men's and women's basketball postseason tournament format which will include 64 qualifiers, 16 four-team opening rounds and a 16-team final site tournament. This decision comes after the Council of Presidents (COP) approval in April 2018 to move to a single division in both men's and women's basketball, effective for the 2020-21 academic year. The COP also charged the NAC with development and approval of the tournament format.

The final format comes after the Divisions in Basketball Task Force nearly two-year review and recommendation for a single basketball division with potential formats. The NAC Championship sub-committee reviewed all information and data and presented the recommended format which was approved by the full NAC body. 

The rationale behind the NAC's decision was that a 64 qualifier/16-team final site tournament will offer a superior student-athlete experience, as well as provide the best opportunity for cost savings and team travel reimbursement. This format also retains the same amount of national qualifiers as it did for the current two-division format.

NAC Motion: Remove the A, B, and C designations from the All-America nomination system for all sports that require an All-America nomination process to the National Office. Nominations are to be listed in rank order on the All-America form when submitting those nominations.  APPROVED

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MEN'S BASKETBALL COACHES MANUAL

2018-19 Coaches Manual
Includes Important Dates, Postseason Competition, Postseason Rosters, Reporting Results & Statistics, NAIA-NABC Standing Committees, Basketball Rating Manual, Leadership Responsibilities, Statistics Summary, NAIA-NABC Business Meeting Minutes, NAIA-NABC Constitution

NAIA NATIONAL OFFICE CONTACTS
DI Men's Basketball Sport Manager: Bryton Curtis
DII Men's Basketball Sport Manager: Marc Burchard
DI Men's Basketball Ratings Contact: Brad Cygan 
DII Men's Basketball Ratings Contact: Pete Scantlebury


NAIA MEN'S BASKETBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION
President: Jeff Britt, Bethel University
1st Vice President: Alfred Williams, Xavier University
2nd Vice President: Ken French, University of Rio Grande
Secretary: Oliver Drake, Midland University
Past President: Sean Hanrahan, Warner University
Division I NAC Liaison: Lori Thomas, Heart of America Athletic Conference
Division II NAC Liasion: Rob Miller, Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BASKETBALL COACHES
NABC Convention: April 4 - April 8, 2019 (Minneapolis, Minn.)
NAIA-NABC Business Meeting: 2018 NAIA-NABC Business Meeting Minutes


OPEN DATES

Open Dates is a free online posting service for NAIA members to advertise or search for open competition dates to compete in the regular season

IMPORTANT AWARDS DEADLINES
CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER
Individual Student Award - February 15, 2019

SCHOLAR-ATHLETE
Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete - February 15, 2019
NAIA Scholar Team Award - June 30, 2019

OTHER AWARDS
All-Conference Teams and All-American Awards -
Division II - February 28, 2019
Division I - March 7, 2019

FORMS PAGE
Includes a full list of all NAIA National Awards


NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER INFO
DI Men's Basketball Potential Qualifier Packet
Kansas City, MO Host Site Information


DII Men's Basketball Potential Qualifier Packet

Sioux Falls, SD Host Site Information


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