DePew Elected President of Coaches Association

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Dean of Student Development Services and Director of Athletics, Chris DePew

SUNY Sullivan’s Dean of Student Development Services and Athletic Director Christopher D. DePew has been elected president of the NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Association (JCBCA). The two-year term for this national organization begins on August 1. DePew had served for the past two years as 1st Vice President.

The JCBCA promotes basketball as an integral part of the junior/community college educational program; fosters junior college basketball to its highest level both nationally and internationally; provides basketball information to coaches: and advises the National Junior College Athletic Association standing committees for basketball from each division.

“I am extremely honored and privileged to have the opportunity to represent the dedicated and hard-working coaches of the NJCAA,” DePew said. “I believe the NJCAA gives our players incredible opportunities, and it will be my mission to continue to provide those opportunities at all levels of competition, as well as to motivate all of our coaches across the country to join our movement forward.”

DePew, who has worked at the college for 19 years, serves on many regional boards throughout the area, promoting junior college athletics. In 2013, he was elected as the NJCAA Region XV Men’s Director, responsible for the oversight of all junior college athletic programs from Long Island, the New York City area, as well as the lower Hudson Valley. He previously served as Assistant Director. Additionally, he serves as the national chair of NJCAA Division III Men’s Basketball and serves on the NJCAA National Football, Division III Golf, and Lacrosse Committees.

DePew was instrumental in bringing the NJCAA Division III Men’s Basketball National Championship Tournament to SUNY Sullivan in 2011, and has served each year as the tournament’s executive director. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Basketball Coaches Association of New York (BCANY) where he has served for the past 12 years.

During his tenure at SUNY Sullivan, DePew has also served as the college’s head softball coach, assistant men’s basketball coach, head men’s golf coach and head men’s basketball coach. As head men’s basketball coach, DePew in 2007 led the Generals to an undefeated season, winning the NJCAA National Championship with a record of 32-0. He was the NJCAA National Basketball Coach of the Year, as well as the District V Coach of the Year, Region XV Coach of the Year, and the Basketball Coaches Association of New York Junior College Coach of the Year.