Herd’s Hamrick appointed C-USA rep to NCAA oversight committee

Published 1:37 am Tuesday, July 19, 2016

By Jason Corriher

Marshall Publicity


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall Director of Athletics Mike Hamrick has been appointed Conference USA’s representative on the NCAA’s Division I Football Oversight Committee, replacing former C-USA Senior Associate Commissioner Alfred White. White is now the College Football Playoff’s Senior Director of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships.

Hamrick serves on the committee through June 30, 2018, after which he will be eligible to be reappointed to an additional four-year term.

The Football Oversight Committee ensures that appropriate oversight of football for both the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) is maintained; enhances the development of the sport and make recommendations related to regular-season and postseason football.

The committee prioritizes enhancement of the student-athlete educational experience (academically and athletically), and in doing so, promotes student-athletes’ personal growth and leadership development. It works in conjunction with appropriate governance entities to provide solutions to issues impacting the health and safety of football student-athletes.

“It is an honor to be selected to such a prestigious committee,” said Hamrick.

“I look forward to continuing my service to the great game of football and contributing to its betterment in the coming years.”

The committee also supervises procedures for licensing of postseason bowls and qualifications and/or selection procedures for the FCS Championship.

The committee reviews recommendations from the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee and processes other issues related to the administration of the FCS Championship.

The committee assumes many of the duties of the former NCAA Division I Football Issues Committee and provides direction to the NCAA Football Rules Committee regarding playing rules governing FBS and FCS football.