LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - In an announcement made today from the league office, Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Assistant Commissioner Katie Mucci has accepted the position of Assistant Commissioner for New Media and Technology for the NCAA Division I Missouri Valley Conference.
Mucci will begin her new position with the MVC on June 1.
Mucci was hired as the league's Assistant Director of Communnications & New Media in the summer of 2014 after the SCAC was awarded one of 18 NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship Grants. She was promoted to her current role Assistant Commissioner the following summer.
"No one ever enjoys losing a talented employee, but at the same time, I am very happy for Katie and wish her nothing but the best as she begins her new position with the Missouri Valley Conferene," said SCAC Commissioner Dwayne Hanberry. "Katie did so much amazing work in her four years here at the SCAC office. Every student-athlete who has been a part of the league during her tenure has benefited in some way from Katie's hard work."
In addition to serving as the main contact for each of the league’s 18 sports, Mucci designed all graphics for the SCAC, including the conference’s 25th Anniversary logo and all championship logos, in addition to running all of the league’s social media accounts. Notably, Mucci worked with various vendors to manage sales for conference apparel, as well as specialty championship gear, and served as the league’s liaison at multiple SCAC championship events. She also served as an advisor for the conference’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Under her leadership, the SCAC has become a model for Division III conferences in the areas of social and digital media, and Mucci has been recognized by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors) numerous times for her achievements, including “Best in the Nation” citations for media guide covers in 2015 and 2016. In January 2016, she became the CoSIDA New Media Committee Chair. She is also on CoSIDA’s Young Professionals Committee and was named a “Rising 25 Award Winner” by Front Office Sports/Teamwork Online.