Welcome Letter from Christopher D. DePew, Tournament Executive Director
Welcome to the 2018 NJCAA National Tournament!
Seems like just yesterday that I was congratulating Coach Tim McGraw and North Lake College on their
amazing run to the 2017 NJCAA DIII Men’s Basketball National Championship out in Rochester,
Minnesota, but here we are again after another year of exciting NJCAA Division III basketball. This is
SUNY Sullivan’s 7th year hosting the NJCAA DIII Men’s Basketball Tournament and as this amazing
tournament moves back to Rochester in 2019, we hope that everyone that has visited us during our
seven-year run truly enjoyed their time here in the beautiful Catskill Mountains of New York.
It is my pleasure once again to welcome to our campus the players, coaches, families, and fans who are
joining us from across the country. As I say year after year, this tournament not only showcases great
basketball, but provides us all with a memorable experience in reconnecting with old friends and
meeting new ones. From the banquet on Wednesday night, to the moment the newly crowned National
Champions cut down the net on Saturday night, this tournament is both a source of excitement and
pride for everyone involved at the college. I hope that you all share in our enthusiasm and enjoyment.
Thank you to everyone who has travelled here to take part in this championship – players, coaches,
officials, families, friends, and fans. Please make yourselves at home on our campus and in our
community. We are here to do anything we can to help you get the most out of your visit. Thank you,
also to our local and regional sponsors, as well as our valued partners through the NJCAA. Without the
generosity of these organizations and private donors, the tournament at SUNY Sullivan could not be the
success it has been over the years.
And finally, congratulations to the 8 teams who have made it here to compete this year. As a former Coach and winner of this prestigious tournament, I full well understand the kind of hard work, effort, perseverance, excellence and just “a little bit of luck” it takes to get here, and look forward to seeing all of you compete at your highest levels. Best of luck to all of you in your quest for a National Championship!
The tournament committee and I, my staff, and the entire SUNY Sullivan community say welcome or welcome back! Thank you and enjoy the games.
Christopher D. DePew
Executive Director, NJCAA DIII Men’s Basketball National Championship Tournament, 2011-2018
Dean of Students/Director of Athletics, SUNY Sullivan
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The Championship Returns!
We are thrilled to once more be hosting the NJCAA DIII Men's National Basketball Championship at SUNY Sullivan, March 15-17, 2018. Check out the Official Guidebook, and be sure to check back regularly for updates!