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Advice for Coaches as they help their athletes through different stages in their athletic and professional careers

Calling all coaches and administrators! Jacqie McWilliams, Commissioner of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA - The nation's olders historical black conference) is the first African-American female commissioner in NCAA history. Ms. McWilliams also serves as the President of Women’s Leaders in College Sports, serves on the NCAA Gender Equity Task Force and has spent her career in Sport – an industry she may have never gotten into without the guidance of Coaches throughout her career as a youth, high school and college athlete.





Jacqie McWilliams discusses how coaches along the way have unlocked opportunities and jobs she never thought sports would be able to get her. She will guide us through how to talk to our athletes about the different avenues you can go into through sport.

Participate in live question/answer with Jacqie McWilliams as well as other coaches around the country.

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Jacqie McWilliams

Commissioner of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

As the third full-time Commissioner of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), Jacqie McWilliams is the first African-American female ever to hold the position and at the time of her appointment, was the first African-American female commissioner across all NCAA Divisions. She leads all strategic planning for the conference, working closely with the 12 full-time member institutions, and an associate member along with the board of directors and staff to support the advancement of student athletes, and managing 14 CIAA championships.

Ms. McWilliams spent nine years at the NCAA, managing NCAA championships, to include serving as Director of the Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament in 2006-2009 and the Division I Men’s Basketball tournament (2007-2012). Ms. McWilliams also has experience in administration, facilities and operations, compliance and governance, human resources, and external operations. She was a former student-athlete at Hampton University where she was a member of the 1988 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship team and the 1987 and 1990 CIAA volleyball championship teams.

Ms. McWilliams earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Hampton University in 1991, a Master of Arts in Sports Management and Administration from Temple University in 1993. In 2006, Ms. McWilliams was inducted into Temple University’s Gallery of Success and was a member of the inaugural class inducted into the Sierra High School Hall of Fame, in Colorado. She currently serves on the board of directors for Women Leaders in College Sports, the NCAA Board Ad Hoc Committee for Cultural Diversity, and the NCAA Board of Governors Federal and State Legislation Working Group. She was appointed to the John B. McLendon Scholarship Foundation Board. She recently completed her term as chair of NCAA DII Management Council and her appointment to the NCAA Board of Governors.

Ms. McWilliams is a motivational speaker, an active member of the Charlotte Crown Jewels Links Chapter, and Central Church of God. A native of Colorado Springs, Ms. McWilliams is the proud mother of Samone, age 13.




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