For information concerning conference policy, championships,
league standings, or statistics please contact:
12 Grantley Hall
York College of Pa.
York, Pa. 17405
Office Phone: (717) 815-6817
FAX: (717) 849-1676
Commissioner - Tom Byrnes
Office Phone: (717) 815-6817
Cell Phone: (717) 654-1716
Assistant Commissioner - Tim Mowrer
Office Phone: (717) 815-2075
Cell Phone: (717) 368-7949
Assignors of Officials:
Baseball - John Porter
Field Hockey - Chip Rogers
Men's Lacrosse - Charlie Libby
M&W Basketball - Gene Pellillo
M&W Soccer - Mark Ingvaldsen
Softball - Denny Mader
Women's Lacrosse - Fran Trumbo
Women's Volleyball - BJ Willard
COMMISSIONER TOM BYRNES
After a comprehensive national search, Tom Byrnes was hired as the first full-time Commissioner of the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC), effective January 1, 2008. Byrnes took over for Richard C. (Dick) Cook who announced his plans to retire in July, 2007.
"The search process for the Commissioner position yielded an extremely talented and experienced pool of finalists," noted Scott Devine, current President of the Board of Directors and Athletic Director at St. Mary's College of Maryland. "On behalf of the Board, I am pleased to announce Tom Byrnes as our new Commissioner. Tom has an excellent blending of conference office experience and sports information skills and I know all of the conference athletic directors look forward to working with Tom in his new role."
Cook was selected as the conference's first Commissioner in June of 1993 and served in a part-time capacity for over 14 years. The CAC Board of Directors thanked Cook for his service and dedication by naming the conference's all-sports award in his honor.
"Dick Cook has played an enormous role in the development of not only the Capital Athletic Conference, but the Commissioner's position as well," said Sean Sullivan, current Vice President of the Board of Directors and Assistant Dean of Athletics and Recreation at York College of Pennsylvania. "Due to his steady leadership, our member institutions have been able to follow a clear path towards increased conference relevance and competitive improvement. His guidance will be sorely missed."
Byrnes joined the CAC after nearly 20 years of college athletics administrative experience, primarily in the sports information field and previous work in a conference office setting.
"I'm extremely honored that the search committee selected me to be the first full-time Commissioner of the Capital Athletic Conference," stated Byrnes. "I hope to build on the solid foundation established over the past 14+ years by Dick Cook and the athletic administrators. I'm joining an outstanding group of educational institutions with superior athletic programs that win NCAA Division III championships and compete successfully on the national level in all sports. I'm looking forward to continuing the building process and make the Capital Athletic Conference a premiere organization known for success."
Byrnes is graduate of Shippensburg University, with a bachelor's degree in Journalism (1980) and a master's degree in Organizational Communications (1987). He had more than a decade of experience as a full time and part time sportswriter at the Chambersburg Public Opinion before accepting a two-year internship as the first full-time sports information director at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. Byrnes was promoted twice in his 12-year tenure at F&M to Assistant Athletic Director.
In 2000, Byrnes was named the Assistant Executive Director/Media Relations at the Patriot League, a Division I conference that includes American, Army, Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh and Navy. Byrnes was responsible for coverage of all 23 championship sports, but served as the primary contact for football, men's basketball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's lacrosse and golf.
Four years later, Byrnes returned to a campus setting as the Sports Information Director at California University of Pa. In addition to the many duties he also performed at F&M, such as production and distribution of all press releases, event programs and media guides, primary statistician and website manager, Byrnes added responsibilities of hosting weekly TV shows and broadcasting games via radio and the internet, either as play-by-play announcer or analyst.
Byrnes also has more than 30 years experience as a collegiate and scholastic sports official (soccer, basketball and softball). He is a member of CoSIDA and serves on the Capital One Academic All-America Committee since 1992. He was also a long-time member of ECAC-SIDA and has served on numerous NCAA, Middle Atlantic Region Commissioner's Association (MARCA) and Division III Commissioner's Association (DIIICA) committees. He has also volunteered as a coach, administrator and other duties for numerous non-profit organizations, including serving as an event coordinator for the Pa. Senior Games for two decades.
Byrnes and his family - wife Coreena, son Nathan and daughter Lauren - live in York, Pa.
ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER TIM MOWRER
Former three-time Capital Athletic Conference all-star and four-time All-Academic Team member Tim Mowrer has been named the first CAC Assistant Commissioner, with primary responsibility for external relations.
“Tim will be such a great addition to the Capital Athletic Conference and, on behalf of the entire President's Council, we are so fortunate to have him,” said Dr. Jonathan Gibralter, Frostburg State University President and chair of the President’s Council.
“He knows the conference well and, in partnership with Commissioner Tom Byrnes, and all of our campuses, we will continue to make the Capital Athletic Conference one of the very best in the NCAA, Division III,” Gibralter said.
Mowrer, originally from near Lancaster, Pa., will assume most of the media relations duties for the conference, with emphasis on social media and video in conjunction with the CAC website (www.cacsports.com). He will also assist in many other areas and represent the conference on regional and national committees.
“The CAC President’s Council, furthering its efforts to serve the membership and the student-athletes, unanimously endorsed the expansion of the conference staff by adding the position of Assistant Commissioner,” said Byrnes.
“The search committee selected Tim from a pool of more than 180 very-qualified candidates. He brings an excellent variety of skills and experiences to the position and will complement and enhance the initiatives to promote the CAC,” Byrnes said.
He is a 2009 graduate of York College, with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management, and a minor in public relations. Mowrer is pursuing a master’s degree in Sport Management at Millersville University.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of this exciting time in the CAC,” said Mowrer. “I realize this is a landmark moment for the conference, and I’m eager to help the CAC continue to develop into one of the premier conferences in the country.”
Mowrer was a four-year starter at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles and a three-time all-star for the Spartans’ men’s tennis team. He is YCP’s all-time leader in singles wins with a 53-19 record and boasts a career doubles record of 44-18. He also earned CAC All-Academic recognition all four years.
His collegiate administrative career began in August, 2010, as an intern in the sports information office at Johns Hopkins University, followed by two years as the Assistant Director of Communications in the athletics office at Franklin & Marshall College.
At Johns Hopkins, Mowrer served as the primary sports information contact for 10 sports, and was the host administrator for the NCAA Women’s Soccer First and Second Rounds and the Centennial Conference Women’s Basketball and Baseball Championships.
While at F&M, he handled media relations duties for 10 of the Diplomats’ 28 sports, while also overseeing a student worker staff who worked as game-day event management staff and day-to-day office staff. He assisted in the organization and implementation of multiple Centennial and NCAA postseason events, and was also instrumental in helping improve the quality of the department’s live broadcasts of its home events, including a shift to high-definition streaming.
He has also worked as a game day press box assistant at Baltimore Ravens home games for the past three seasons, assisting the Ravens public relations staff in a variety of game-day tasks.