Slate set for election of Division III Management Council members
Delegates will be asked to elect new members of the Division III Mangement Council during the Division III business session January 14 at the NCAA Convention in Nashville.
The slate of nominees for Council positions includes Joan Sitterly, director of athletics at State University College at Cortland, and Rita Wiggs, commissioner of the USA South Athletic Conference. The membership also is being asked to re-elect Lee McKinney, director of athletics at Fontbonne University, for a full term on the Council. He filled a Council vacancy during 2007.
Sitterly served for 22 years as head women's volleyball coach at Cortland State before she was named athletics director at the school in 2004. During her final season as coach, she became the second Division III women's volleyball coach to reach the 800-victory milestone, ending her tenure with an 816-234 record. As athletics director, she oversees a 28-sport program. Sitterly is a State University College at Brockport graduate who also holds a master's degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a doctorate from Syracuse University.
Wiggs is in her seventh year as full-time commissioner of the USA South. She previously has served as athletics director and women's basketball coach at Methodist University and also was president of the Dixie Conference in 1997-98. She also has served as assistant women's basketball coach at North Carolina State University and head coach at Roane State Community College. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she is a member of the school's athletics hall of fame.
McKinney also serves as head men's basketball coach at Fontbonne, assuming that post in 1988 after serving for 10 years as athletics director and men's basketball coach at Missouri Baptist University. He has collected more than 750 victories during his coaching career. As athletics director at Fontbonne, McKinney oversees a program with 20 varsity teams.
The Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, which is represented by two members on the Management Council, recently selected Christopher Wolf, a track student-athlete at Nebraska Wesleyan University, to serve on the Council. Wolf, a business administration major at Nebraska Wesleyan, joins Kayla Hinkley from the University of New England as SAAC representatives on the Council.
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