Dwayne Hanberry, 52, enters his 23rd year with the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and his 11th as the league's commissioner. Since the conference reorganzied in 1991, he is the league's second full-time commissioner.
Hanberry was hired by the SCAC in 1995 as the league's sports information director. He was promoted to assistant commissioner in 2000, associate commissioner in 2005 and served as interim commissioner for six months before being named commissioner in June of 2008.
Hanberry is a member of the Division III Commissioner Association (DIIICA) and currently serves on the group's Executive Council. In addition, he is a member of the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) where he has served on the Membership Services Committee.
In June 2014, he was appointed to serve a four-year term on the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Committee.
Hanberry holds a B.B.A. degree from Oglethorpe University where he was a two-year starter on the Petrel basketball team for Coach Jack Berkshire. Hanberry was named team MVP his junior season and is still one of the school's all-time leaders for single-season field goal percentage, career field goal percentage and rebounds per game - both for a season and a career.
Prior to transferring to Oglethorpe, Hanberry was a two-year starter for Coach Lawrence Smithmier at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, Mississippi. An All-State performer his sophomore season, Hanberry was inducted into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame in the fall of 2009.
He and his wife, Charis, reside in Suwanee, Ga. He has two sons: David (22) is a senior at Kennesaw State (Ga.) University, and Daniel (18) is a freshman at Berry (Ga.) College.