National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics
The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) is a professional organization for college and university athletic directors in the United States. NACDA boasts a membership of more than 6,100 individuals and more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Members include athletics directors, associate and assistant athletics directors, conference commissioners and affiliate individuals or corporations.
The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics was founded in 1965. It had its origins at the First and Second National Conferences on Athletic Administration in Colleges and Universities, held in Louisville, Kentucky in 1959 and 1962. At the third conference, in 1965, in Washington, D.C., NACDA was officially founded and the Association held its inaugural Convention in 1966.
NACDA is governed by a group of Officers and Executive Committee members. The Officers consist of a President, a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Vice President and a Secretary. The Finance-Management Committee consists of the current Officers and Past Presidents who conduct the finances of the Association. The Executive Committee includes eight representatives each from the College and University Divisions, four from the Junior/Community College Division and several At-Large members. This latter group includes five representatives of affiliated associations/organizations and female representatives from districts which do not have female representation.
- See also: John L. Toner Award (NFF)
- NACDA Director's Cup
- James J. Corbett Memorial Award
- NACDA/NIT Athletics Directors Award
- Awards for Administrative Excellence
- NACDA/USOC Collegiate Olympic Coaches
- NACDA/SMI Honorary Degree
- NACDA Lifetime Achievement Award
- NACDA Merit of Honor Award
- Under Armour AD of the Year Award
- Special Recognition of Service to NACDA
Hall of fame
- See footnote and Hall of fame
- Official website
- Long Time Executive Director of NACDA to Receive Sports Academy’s Honorary Doctorate, United States Sports Academy, June 16, 2004