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Jimmy Bass Wins NACDA Athletic Director of the Year Award

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Tenth-year UNCW Director of Athletics Jimmy Bass has been named one of the winners of the Cushman & Wakefield AD of the Year Award by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.
 
The professional organization of more than 22,000 college athletics administrators recognizes athletics directors at all levels for their commitment and positive contributions to student-athletes, campuses and their surrounding communities. Bass is recognized for his work in the I-AAA Division.
 
"As the intercollegiate athletics enterprise continues to evolve and institutions and their departments journey bravely into uncharted waters, we have a new wave of leaders who have answered the call," said Bob Vecchione, NACDA CEO. "This year, 22 of our 28 Athletics Director of the Year honorees are being recognized with the award for the first time in their careers. Additionally, in the year that we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX, we are proud that all four ADOY winners at the Division III level are women. Thank you to our new title sponsor Cushman & Wakefield, for helping the NACDA family applaud the efforts of these athletics directors across the country. We are looking forward to gathering together in person once again to celebrate their achievements during Convention this summer."
 
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