Atlanta — After serving nearly 14 years as commissioner of the SIAC, Gregory Moore has announced today that he will be departing the league at the end of June, 2022.
As the longest tenured full-time Commissioner in the 108-year history of the conference, Commissioner Moore assumed responsibility of SIAC when the league was grappling with unprecedented fiscal challenges.
During his tenure, Commissioner Moore confronted these challenges with intelligence, integrity, and entrepreneurial skill, while increasing league revenue by 450%, improving SIAC partnership revenue by 800%, and negotiating multi-year partnerships with companies such as the Coca-Cola Company, Nike, The Home Depot, GEICO, Cricket Wireless, UBS, TIAA, Academy Sports, the Google Foundation, Georgia Power, and Toyota among others.
Commissioner Moore’s additional accomplishments include:
• Increased top-line league revenue from $500,000 to more than $2m annually.
• Added five new member institutions to the SIAC.
• Distributed nearly $1m in cash to SIAC member schools in 2021 alone.
• Cultivated largest reserve fund in league history and established SIAC’s first securities brokerage account.
• Expanded SIAC banking relationships to include three of the largest African-American community banks within the SIAC footprint (Tri-State Bank of Memphis, First Liberty Bank of Tuskegee, and Citizen’s Trust Bank of Atlanta).
• Negotiated seven-figure six-year ESPN media rights agreement – among the largest in NCAA DII history.
• Negotiated first single source league-wide website licensing agreement (SIDEARM Sports) in NCAA history.
• Partnered with the Google Foundation to create 11 separate digital student recruitment platforms targeting secondary school students in Africa, Latin-America, India, China, Brazil and throughout the Caribbean.
• First NCAA Conference to provide all woman crew opportunity to officiate a college football game.
• Partnered with SME to…