BRIDGEPORT – Mountain East Conference Commissioner Reid Amos was named the chairperson of the NCAA Division II Football Committee at the body’s annual meeting. Amos has served on the Football Committee since 2015 as co-chair of Super Region 1 following service on its Regional Advisory Committee.
“It has been a pleasure serving with outstanding administrators and coaches on the NCAA Division II Football Committee over the last three-plus years as together we have tackled many important issues through an important period of time in the sport,” Amos said. “I am honored to serve as chair as we prepare to support an outstanding championship experience during what promises to be an exciting 2018 playoff season.”
Along with Amos, the 2018 NCAA Division II Football Committee includes: Dick Christy (Director of Athletics, UNC Pembroke), Kent Weiser (Director of Athletics, Emporia State), Gary Pine (Director of Athletics, Azusa Pacific), Daryl Dickey (Director of Men’s Athletics, West Georgia), John Wristen (Head Football Coach, Colorado State University-Pueblo), Mike Babcock (Head Football Coach, McKendree), and Gary Goff (Head Football Coach, Tiffin).
Amos is in his sixth season as commissioner of the Mountain East Conference and previously served as chair of NCAA Division II Men’s Golf in 2012-13 and 2013-14. During his time with the MEC, the conference’s members have participated in 13 NCAA semifinals and seven championship finals. League members have claimed a pair of team national championships with Wheeling Jesuit winning women’s volleyball in 2015 and the University of Charleston taking the men’s soccer title in 2017. Additionally, seven MEC student-athletes have been recipients of the Elite 90 Award, among the highest honors for a NCAA student-athlete. The league has also served as host for multiple NCAA regional and national championships, and Amos has led the expansion of the league’s championship offerings from 16 at its founding in 2013 to 23 by the year 2020.
The NCAA Division II Football Playoffs begin Nov. 17 and the national championship is scheduled for Dec. 15. NCAA Division II Football is broken up into four Super Regions with the top seven teams advancing to the NCAA Playoffs from each of the four Super Regions as part of a 28-team championship field. There are a total of 167 football schools in Division II for 2018.