Friday, January 23, 2009
Foul Play...Part 5
You know the issues, now it's time to address these issues with the people in charge. These names were copied from the NCAA site. At that site, there are e-mails and other contact information. Write or e-mail the NCAA staffers and then express your concerns with the Athletic Directors that help govern and pass these decisions.
Dennis L. Poppe is the baseball NCAA staffer...but the committee that made the decision to deny the scholarship increases is a rag tag group of Associate AD's, faculty representatives and even one student athlete that is a middle distance runner from the University of Kansas. For the record, track and field gets 12.6 scholarships for men. No baseball coaches, representatives or players were on this committee. Non baseball people making baseball decisions will never result in a good outcome for baseball.
If you look at the list, there are really no athletic directors involved at major baseball schools...there are a lot of Associate Athletic Directors. An associate athletic director's duties should not be confused with an athletic directors job description. Many AD's have law or MBA's and are in touch with the business of sports. Associate athletic directors are fund raisers and more sales oriented and are less in touch with the intricate facets of the individual sports at most schools. We Googled a job description of one schools criteria for an associate AD...
Supervise preparation on NCAA Squad Lists and NCAA certification of eligibility.
Supervise preparation and approve issuing National Letters of Intent for new student athletes.
Supervise operations of the following sports: Baseball, Men’s cross country, Indoor and Outdoor Track, Men’s tennis, Men’s Golf, Softball, Women’s tennis, Women’s Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track.
Assist in construction of Department’s budget.
Coordinate and approve issuing all Southland Conference initial and continuing grant in aid contracts.
Coordinate the Athletic Awards Program and the Bobcat Club Academic Ring Ceremony.
Oversee and approve all requests for travel, travel expenditures, purchase orders and all other expenditures.
Establish departmental polices and procedures.
Evaluate monthly budget reports.
Evaluate performance of personnel.
Supervise and approve hiring of department personnel.
General oversight of various department athletics events.
Attend university and community functions to help promote the university and department of athletics.
Sounds more like an admin. job to us. Approving travel expenditures, attending functions, evaluating budgets....Not exactly the qualifications I would want to determine the future of collegiate baseball. Angry yet? Here's are the people responsible...
Stephen A. Mallonee, Lynn M. Holzman, Leeland Zeller, Amy Huchthausen
Joseph F. D'Antonio, Jr.
FBS- AD- Robert Spear - University of Idaho - Western Athletic Conference
FBS- AD, Director of Athletics - Derrick L. Gragg - Eastern Michigan University- Mid-American Conference-
FBS- Associate Commissioner- Gregory Sankey - Southeastern Conference- Southeastern Conference
FBS- Associate Commissioner- Joseph F. D'Antonio, Jr. - Big East Conference- Big East Conference
FBS- Associate Commissioner- Shane Lyons - Atlantic Coast Conference- Atlantic Coast Conference
FBS- Associate Commissioner for Compliance- Kathy Keene - Sun Belt Conference- Sun Belt Conference
FBS- CCD, Assistant Commissioner- Lori Ebihara - Big 12 Conference- Big 12 Conference
FBS- FAR- Bruce Jaffee - Indiana University, Bloomington- Big Ten Conference
FBS- FAR, Faculty Representative- Kelvin Koong - Oregon State University- Pacific-10 Conference-
FBS- SWA, Associate Athletic Director/SWA- Leslie Claybrook - Rice University- Conference USA
FBS- SWA, Associate Athletics Director- Janice Ruggiero - University of New Mexico-Mountain West Conference
FBS- Student-Athlete- Matt Baysinger - University of Kansas- Big 12 Conference
FCS- Associate Commissioner- Kelly Brooks - Southwestern Athletic Conf.- Southwestern Athletic Conf
FCS- CCD- Jean Gee - University of Montana- Big Sky Conference
FCS- CCD, Sr. Assoc. Commissioner- Carolyn S. Campbell-McGovern - Ivy Group- Ivy Group
FCS- Commissioner, Commissioner- Jon A. Steinbrecher - Ohio Valley Conference- Ohio Valley Conference
FCS- SWA, Associate AD/Internal Affairs- Susan Groff - University of Delaware- Colonial Athletic Association
FCS- SWA, Associate AD/SWA- Margaret Hefferan - Wagner College- Northeast Conference
FCS- SWA, Associate Athletic Director- Tracy Shoemake - Texas State University-San Marcos- Southland Conference
FCS- SWA, Associate Athletics Director- Elaine Jacobs - Youngstown State University- Horizon League
FCS- SWA, Associate Athletics Director- Meredith Eaker - Liberty University- Big South Conference
FCS- SWA, Associate Executive Director/SWA- Joanna Kreps - Patriot League- Patriot League
FCS- SWA, Executive Asst. to the Commissioner- Sonja Stills - Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf.- Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf.
FCS- SWA, Sr. Associate AD- Carrie Doyle - University of New Hampshire- America East Conference
FCS- associate commissioner- Doug King - Southern Conference- Southern Conference
DI- AD- Stan Williamson - Campbell University- Atlantic Sun Conference
DI- AD, Athletic Director- William J. Maher - Canisius College- Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
DI- CCD, Assistant Commissioner for Compliance- Mary Mulvenna - Missouri Valley Conference- Missouri Valley Conference
DI- CCD, Associate Commissioner- Edward Pasque - Atlantic 10 Conference- Atlantic 10 Conference
DI- SWA, Associate Athletic Director- Angie Torain - Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis- The Summit League
DI- SWA, Associate Athletic Director/SWA- Karen Peters - University of Portland- West Coast Conference-
DI- SWA, Senior Associate Athletics Director- Cindy Masner - Long Beach State University- Big West Conference
Call, write or e-mail. Voice your opinion. Heck, knowing our new presidents involvement and interest in sports, write him too. Any President that wants a football play-off has to understand the inequities that baseball is experiencing too.