June 24, 2011


Panthers’ AD is in national spotlight

DRYDEN — Tompkins Cortland Community College’s Mick McDaniel has been named one of the National Association of Collegiate Director of Athletics Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year award winners.
The NACDA announced 28 winners at the national convention in Orlando, Florida last week. The awards are split into four geographic regions and separated by seven categories based on school divisions.
McDaniel was named the winner in the Northeast Region of the Junior College division.
McDaniel is in his 11th year as director of intercollegiate athletics and recreation at TC3. He started his professional career as the coordinator of recreation and aquatics at TC3 and transitioned into the director of athletics position in 2000. He has coached the men’s soccer, and men’s and women’s golf teams, and currently coaches the women’s soccer team.
He is the founder and director of the TC3 Sports Camps, which recently celebrated its 15th year of service to the community. McDaniel is currently the 2nd Vice President of NJCAA and is on the Board of Directors of the NJCAA Region III Committee. He is also on the NJCAA Competition Committee, serves as chairman for the men’s national golf, soccer, and ice hockey committees. McDaniel was the recipient of the 2006-07 Athletic Director of the Year for the NJCAA Region III and has a number of Coach of the Year Awards for golf and soccer.
McDaniel received his latest award during the James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon on Saturday, June 18 at NACDA’s 46th Annual Convention. NACDA Executive Director Mike Cleary said the AD of the Year Award honors athletics directors at all levels for their commitment and positive contributions to campuses and their surrounding communities.
“The program brings to light the outstanding jobs done by athletics directors across the country. These 28 winners exemplify that, providing us with a group of exemplary athletics directors who excel at their jobs,” said Cleary.


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