Athletics

Reidy Chairs NCAA DII Committee

Saint Leo University Vice President and Director of Athletics Francis X. Reidy was recently selected as the chair of the 2020-21 NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Committee. The committee has direct oversight responsibilities for the men’s basketball championship.

Reidy joined the committee in 2017-18 for a five-year term that extends through 2021-22. He succeeds the outgoing chair, Jon Mark Hall, the director of Athletics at the University of Southern Indiana.

Reidy acknowledged the uncertainty that the committee faces because of COVID-19 as he spoke about his new assignment.

“I have been fortunate to have served in many roles over the years, but being on this committee has been a highlight. We have a talented collection of coaches and administrators on our committee, and we are fortunate to have Donnie Wagner from the NCAA as our liaison. Donnie is one of the best in the business. I know this coming year will be dramatically different, but I am confident our committee is up to the challenges we will face in the coming months.”

Reidy, a Saint Leo Athletic Hall of Fame member, has served on several NCAA committees over the years, including serving as chair of the Division II Championships Committee in 2014-15. He is a three-time Under Armour Division II Athletics Director of the Year honoree and is entering his 22nd year at the helm of the Saint Leo Department of Athletics.

The Saint Leo Athletics Staff provides support to 20 athletics teams and more than 350 student-athletes. Saint Leo is a member of the Sunshine State Conference.

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