Caesar’s, Atlantic City, NJ Sheila Wooten (Bloomfield) Tom Shirley (Philadelphia U)
Mark Corino, Linda Cimino (Caldwell) Anthony Fallacaro (Post)
Lynn Tubman (Chestnut Hill) Bob Morgan, Paul Klimitas (USP)
Joe Clinton, Kelly-Ann Di Giulio (Dominican) Frank Aiello (Wilmington)
Ben DiNallo (Felician) Ivan Marquez, Kathy Laotaris (Concordia)
Laura Liesman, Chris McKibben (Georgian Court) Dan Mara (CACC Office)
Jen Carlton (Goldey-Beacom) Kirk Reed (CACC Office)
Sandy Michael (Holy Family) Stacy Kelly (CACC Office)
Keith Davie (Nyack)
Meeting called to order at 12:17 pm.
Opened with a moment of silence for Wilmington Student-Athlete Brandon Savage who is hospitalized because of a shooting.
Conference Office Update
Commissioner Mara updated the group on the relocation process of the conference office.
Presidents granted permission to sign a new 5 year lease at the new location.
New location will yield a savings in rent of approx. $200-$300 a month.
Minutes of March 29, 2010 Directors Council Meeting (Supplement # 1) –
Motion from Frank Aiello to approve the minutes as presented, second by Laura Liesman.
Report of Presidents Meeting of April 29, 2010– Tom Shirley, Sandy Michael – (Supplement #2)
NCAA signed TV contract with CBS
Presidents extended their agreement to stay together through 2013.
Group discussed the AD proposal taking the CACC non-championship policy forward to search for a co-sponsor for the 2011 Legislative slate. Agreed on the concept and looks forward to hearing the progress.
Presidents approved $2000 membership fee increase after considering the future budget predictions of the conference with new member fees dwindling. Membership fee will be $20,000 for 2010-2011.
President Spinelli is working on low risks investments to better optimize the conference funds that are not utilized for operating costs.
The group continued to emphasize the need for full involvement in decision making from all institutions and attendance at all functions.
The discussion on eliminating the transfer exemption for intra-conference transfers was discussed.
Next meeting is Nov 8th at Nyack, April 4th USP
Ethics committee update led to a discussion about conference exploring a prof. development program for coaches.
AD’s agreed to setting an August 8th meeting for all coaches (all sports, head coaches) at Georgian Court.
Ath. Trainer presentation about concussion management
Possible speakers: Janet Judge or Jill Wilson
Report of FAR Meeting of April 9, 2009 – Dan Mara – (Supplement #3)
FAR’s elected new officers, added a vice chair position:
FARA Fall Forum – Clint Robertson and Art Grugan will be nominated
Report of SAAC Meeting of April 16, 2009 – Stacy Kelly-(Supplement #4)
President: Aimee Drabyn, Holy Family University
Vice President: Alisha Smith, Nyack College
Secretary: Brooke Culver, Georgian Court University
Make-A-Wish forms were sent out by the NCAA last week, we will re-send them out to everyone. Please send us a copy of your totals. Judging by the updates at our meeting, we have had a fairly good year. Not all schools were able to update us on their totals.
Students have been very happy with the championships enhancements, watches and new t-shirts have been a big hit.
Last half of the meeting was with Attorney Janet Judge of Sports Law Associates. She spoke to the students about social networking and the impact it can have on their future.
Report of SWA Meeting of April 16, 2009 – Laura Liesman, Sheila Wooten -(Supplement #5) –
First half of the meeting was with Attorney Janet Judge. She spoke to the SWA’s about diversity and hiring practices as well as an overview of her social networking presentation for the student-athletes
Laura Liesman – Point of emphasis from Judge was to remind the coaches that if they are friends with students and something is posted on their page, they could be held liable if anything were illegal or questionable and the coach had a way of knowing it was going on.
SWA’s discussed the new legislation from January
Report of Athletic Trainers Meeting 5/11/10- Sandy Michael, (Supplement #6)
AT’s continue to grow in their effectiveness at the meeting, felt like this was the best meeting yet.
K2 discussion – K2 is a synthetic version of marijuana that has not be banned in many states yet.
Concussion evaluation software- IMPACT
Reinforced the need for a solid, consistent policy on return to play.
Discussed the possibility of including money for IMPACT software in conference grant.
Group heard a presentation from Henry Shein vendor – free shipping, prices seem to be very competitive
3% back to the conference
NATA convention is in Philly – June 20th. - Conference will be paying for a lunch at the convention, Janet will contact trainers with specifics.
Drug Testing policy
CEU’s at the next meeting in January at Holy Family again.
Discussion are being had about expanding the opportunities for official visits – still one per institution, but no limit on the overall number a student would be able to take.
ISSG – re-design for two parts to limit the repetitiveness of the form and make it easier to complete.
DII ADA Report – please continue to fill out surveys you receive, they really help advance our knowledge
Laura is going on the conference grant to NACDA
Those of you going, we would appreciate your attendance at all DII ADA functions. It goes a long way to help promote the conference.
Championship Committee Report- Mark Corino – (Supplement #7A-C)
Championship site discussion – proposal for tournament seeding/site
Championship Committee prefers to maintain the current bid selection process
Would welcome of discussing the cross over play in divisional sports.
2010-2011 Site Selection
Soccer – Georgian Court University
Volleyball – Georgian Court University
Cross Country – Belmont Plateau – Phila U and USP – move to Sunday, November 7th
Women’s Tennis – Chestnut Hill
Basketball – Holy Family University
Baseball - Wilmington
Softball – Georgian Court Univ.
Women’s Lacrosse – Georgian Court Univ.
Basketball and Volleyball proposal, if accepted would go into effect for 2011-2012. (*See supplement 7A-C).
Motion by Tom (second by Sandy) to move the start of the tournament to the second Saturday prior to Selection Sunday – volleyball and basketball effective 2011-2012
Start with 1-4 seeds from each division cross over play in round one then hard bracket from that point out.
Motion passed with an 11 – 3 vote with 1 abstention.
Motion by Tom (second by Sandy) for the following criteria for site selection for the 2011-2012 volleyball and basketball championships:
Site would be determined as highest remaining seed after Saturday’s Quarterfinal round, if a tie, head to head competition.
Proposal failed with a 5, 8, 1 vote.
Motion by Mark (2nd by Joe Clinton) to discuss relocating the baseball tournament to the traditional pattern of the week prior to the NCAA regional tournament. The approved schedule included an error that placed the tournament a week earlier, at the same time as the softball tournament. The schedule was approved based on sending teams home earlier for the summer, but many want to discuss if this is a disservice to the teams who do advance in that it leaves them with unplayable time between the two tournaments.
Motion passes in a 10, 2, 2 vote.
Motion by Tom (second by Ben) to move the play in game for baseball from Tuesday, May 10th to Saturday, May 7th, setting up a Saturday, Thursday-Saturday tournament schedule.
Motion passes in 12, 1, 1 vote.
Tom moves (seconded by Keith) to accept the championships site selection and tournament format recommendations with the exception of tennis.
Motion passes 14-0
Lynn moves that the tennis championships for 2010-2011 tennis championships change to Tuesday semi-final at highest seed, final on Saturday at Chestnut Hill for 2010-2011. Seconded by Tom. Motion passes 11, 0, 3.
NCAA RAC for 2010-11 – (Supplement #8A-B) –
Men’s Basketball - Joe Clinton (DC) will replace Alfred Johnson (HFU)
Golf – Ben DiNallo (FC) replaces Joe Clinton (DC)
Mtennis – Steph Spada (PU) replaced Marty Gilbert (PU)
WTennis – Add Kela Simunyola (Conc.)– Sara Punderson (PU)
Softball – add Dean Johnson (CC), Kelly-Anne DiGuilio (DC)
VB – remains Meg Hrbek(CC) and Sheila Wooten (BC)
Baseball – Matt Cornacchione, (NC) will replace Anthony Fallacarro (Post), and Brian August, (WU) remains.
Ethics Committee – Baseball – Sandy Michael
One case this spring, baseball
Back to back ejections for profanity by the coach
1 game by coach, 2 game by the committee
CACC Nominating Committee – Elections – Mark Corino
Sheila Wooten, Bloomfield – President
Ben DiNallo, Felician – Vice President
Keith Davie, Nyack – Second Vice President
Joe Clinton, Dominican – Treasurer
Statistical Reporting – Deadlines – Ivan Marquez
Feel that the conference should consider a deadline for host teams to get stats to each other after the
SID’s already have a rule of 24 hrs unless arrangements have been made.
Motion to add to all sport operating codes, "complete statistical summaries shall be submitted to all parties involved within 24 hrs." Seconded and passed unanimously.
Requirements to forward Operational Issues to Presidents Council – Marquez
2/3 rds agreement from the DC meeting before issues are brought to the presidents attention.
Laura – Can a summary be sent out after an executive session convenes?
Mark – Would this be a constitutional step? Would this be adding a step after the executive committee of directors rules – call for all directors?
Laura/Ben – Should we be taking more time to really figure out what steps should be in place?
Table until tomorrow - unanimously agreed
Field Regulations – Softball/ Soccer – Site Supervisor Duties
Softball - Ivan – Make sure it’s clear in the operating code that it is required that there be a site supervisor available 1 ½ hours ahead of game time to serve as the contact.
Currently part of the Softball code but remind the assignor of the regulations – trainer is not excluded – Mike Covello
Motion by Mark, 2nd by Ivan, Amend 1 hr to the operating code – 13-0
Soccer – Keith pointed out that the new standards state that any field built after 2002 – minimum requirements are 70 yrd wide by 100 yrd long Max is 100 by 130 yrd long.
7B Golf – Chris Morgan
Coaches – asked for the conference to consider using GolfStat record as the determining All-Conference.
Motion by Ben DiNallo to select the All-Conference Golf Team based on top finishes in Golf Stat for the season. Seconded by Anthony Fallacaro.
Passed with a 7, 5, 2 vote.
Motion to add an all-tournament determined by top five finishers in the championship by Ben DiNallo, 2nd by Joe Clinton.
Passed 11, 1, 2
Silly Olympics – Tom Shirley
Motion to end Silly Olympics, Tom and seconded by Mark
Passed with a 9, 2, 3 vote.
Tuesday – Meeting called to order at 10:00 AM
Frank Aiello, Laura Liesman were absent
Championship Enhancement Fund Update - Distributed at the Meeting.
Championships will draft a recommendation for utilization of fund for 2010-2011 at their August meeting.
Coaches of teams inquired about getting polo shirts rather than t-shirts.
Suggestion was made to look at including staff shirts for host school.
Women’s Basketball Assignor – (Supplement #9A-B)
Received three initial inquiries for new assignors for women’s basketball but only one other complete application other than Jim Hollister.
Season note – should have score cards at each court
All-Conference – With the elimination of the individual tournament Lynn makes a motion that an eight member all conference teams for men’s and women’s tournaments – 4 on 1st team, 4 on 2nd, in addition retaining POY, ROY, COY and sportsmanship
Will need to add a conference call to do the voting
2nd by Tom
Passed 11, 0 , 2
Tournament went very well, small problem with parents not wanting to pay but they were GCU parents, it was dealt with.
GCU Wlax coach will also receive a letter of reprimand for the team's unfortunate actions during the championship game. The feeling was that it was un-sportsman like.
Tournament went very well, had a little of everything. Atmosphere and tournament were competitive and everything went smoothly. Dan was able to make it back and forth for both tournaments, handed out awards at both.
On day one we had some coaches tossed and fans, but no issues after that.
Have to applaud Post for the way they handled themselves very well after a tough loss in the Championship game.
We are working on manuals for all tournaments for 2010-2011 to provide more consistency and information through all sports.
Membership Committee Report – Tom Shirley
One inquiry from Monroe College – They are re-applying for membership.
Heather McCullough of Monroe has worked previously at two different CACC schools and feels that we would be a better fit if they were to get in to DII, location wise, the obviously fit into the ECC footprint.
Draft with dates listed on the bottom of the schedule
ITA Tennis included– 9/18-19-20- Philadelphia Un.
ITA Small college – 14-17 October
Restaino Cup – Results – Kirk Reed ( Supplement #10)
Wilm – Men Philadelphia - Women
Lacrosse Defensive Player Award – Tom Shirley (Supplement #12)
Parent sent out a request for the conference to consider adding a defensive player of the week in wlax – DI does it….
Would have to open that up in every sport
Motion to consider adding a defensive player of the week in wlax. 2nd by Ivan Defeated – 0,11,2
Sandy – can we add a piece at the coaches education session about voting?
BookMyGroup Proposal ( Supplement #11)
Make-A-Wish – Tally forms and submission info was sent out by NCAA, will be sent out this week by CACC as well.
Intra-Conference Transfer policy
Motion and 2nd to not recognize the one time transfer exception for in-conference transfers by Keith.
This would force all in conference transfers to sit a year before being allowed to play.
Passes with a 7/6 vote
Vote to reconsider – 10/3
On reconsideration passes again 7/6
Group discusses the ability to bring it back up at the next meeting.
Motion to change the effective date to 8/1/11 seconded and passed 12, 1.
In 09-10 grant funding for needy student-athlete and summer funding/degree completion – is expended – need to reallocate money from another area –
Motion that the commissioner review the applications remaining to decide whether specific cases warranted additional funds be shifted from other areas in the grant by Tom and seconded. Passed 12, 1
Ivan’s motion from yesterday discussed requiring a 2/3 vote from the group of directors before an issues is taken to the presidents.
Issue presented to commissioner then AD’s, then AD’s vote.
Motion by Tom and seconded by Sandy that the institution involved be included in a call with the AD Executive committee to discuss situation(s), if needed, a summary would be sent out to AD’s and they would be asked to vote if event should be elevated to the Presidents Council. Approval from AD’s would need to be 2/3. Passed 13, 0.
Date for Next Meeting – August 16-17 9 am. Holy Family University