Scottsdale Community College hires new Athletic Director

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Scottsdale Community College has hired Vernon Mummert, a longtime higher education athletics administrator, as its new Athletic Director. He will oversee the operations of 10 intercollegiate sports teams at SCC.

Mummert began his new position July 1, 2013.  He brings a wealth of experience in athletics administration to SCC, having worked the past 22 years at the NCAA Division III, NAIA Division I, and NJCAA Division I levels.

Prior to the SCC position, he served as Director of Athletics & Recreation at the College of Staten Island, which is part of The City University of New York (CUNY) system. During his three-year tenure, he also served as president and vice president of CUNY's Athletic Conference. 

Other athletic administrative positions he has held include Athletic Director//HPER at Yavapai College in Prescott, Ariz., from 1994 to 1998 followed by a 10-year stay as Athletic Director at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. While there, he was honored by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics with the NCAA Division III Central Regional Athletic Director of the Year award.

"We're excited to get someone with Vernon's experience and vision," said Donna Young, SCC's dean of students. "We're ready to go to the next level and Vernon will help us get there."

Mummert began his collegiate career in 1977 at Drew University, where he served for 17 years, starting as the soccer and tennis coach and eventually becoming Athletic Director. His soccer teams amassed more than 275 wins and three conference championships.

His plans at SCC include elevating the student-athlete experience and cultivating a commitment to service among everyone involved in SCC Athletics.

"We want to produce student-athletes who go on to become great leaders," he said.  Mummert received both his Master of Education in Administration and Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.

A native of Baltimore, Md., he and his wife Susan have three adult children.

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