July 1, 1999
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The members of the National Association of
Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) have chosen Dave Hart, Jr.,
director of athletics at Florida State University, to serve as president
for 1999-2000. Hart was elected at the 34th annual NACDA Convention
(June 13-16) and his term began on July 1.
Hart is in his fourth year as director of athletics at Florida
State. He came to Florida State from East Carolina where he engineered
many successful programs for the Pirates. At FSU, Hart has developed a
Life Skills program for all student-athletes, restructured the
administrative staff and negotiated contracts totaling more than $19
million for Seminole athletics. An active member of the NCAA, Hart has
chaired committees on marketing and gender equity, served on the Special
Events/Post Season Bowls Committee and is currently the chair of the
Missions and Values Committee of the Division IA Athletics Directors
Association. A 1971 graduate of Alabama, Hart played basketball for the
Crimson Tide and earned his master’s degree in 1972 while serving as a
graduate assistant basketball coach.
Also elected to serve NACDA for the 1999-2000 term were 1st Vice
President Debbie Yow, director of athletics at Maryland; 2nd Vice
President Bill Bradshaw, director of athletics at DePaul; 3rd Vice
President Mark Dienhart, director of men’s athletics at Minnesota; and
Tim Gleason, commissioner of the Ohio Athletics Conference, to the first
year of a five-year term as secretary.