NEW HAVEN, Conn.- With the 2018-19 athletic season officially underway, the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Athletics Directors Council will be led by its newly-elected Officers, who will serve in their respective capacities over the next two years. The trio includes Mark A. Corino (Caldwell University Assistant Vice President/Director of Athletics) as President, Sheila Wooten (Bloomfield College Director of Athletics) as First Vice President and Tom Shirley (Jefferson Assistant Vice President of Athletics) as Second Vice President. The officers will work with the various committees that aid in creating the policies and procedures for the conference. The voting for the officers was conducted by the 14 athletic directors in the league.
Corino was re-elected as President of the CACC Directors Council, as he served in that role the previous two years. Under his guidance, the CACC created the Spring Championship Festival, which will be held for the first time in the spring of 2019, at Georgian Court University.
“It’s a great honor to be re- elected by my peers to serve a second two-year term as the President of the CACC Directors Council,” said Corino. “I have the pleasure of working with a experienced group of officers in Ms. Wooten,Mr. Shirley and Ms. Liesman We will work in conjunction with the conference office to develop CACC initiatives and also moving forward with the CACC Spring Festival concept that is a exciting undertaking for our conference.”
Wooten, who has previously served as President of the group, will chair a variety of committees in her current position, including the Championships and Hall of Fame Committees. She recently worked with the Hall of Fame Committee, as the group selected the Class of 2018, which will be announced in early September.
Shirley brings an extensive amount of experience to the officers group, as the past two years he served as First Vice President and has also been the President. He worked closely with Corino on moving forward the idea of the Spring Championship Festival, as Shirley was the chair of Championships Committee during its formulative stages.
In addition to those three, Georgian Court Assistant Vice President/Director of Athletics, Laura Liesman, will serve in the officers group as the Past President.
All four athletic directors oversee some of the most competitive athletic departments in the CACC and the East Region. All four athletic departments have had multiple teams claim CACC championships over the last several years, and several squads have reached their respective NCAA Division II East Region Tournaments.