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WWPA - Fri, Jul. 21, 2017

ROHNERT PARK, Calif. -- Christy Sicard (Medigovich) has announced that she will step down from her position as the commissioner of the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) effective immediately. 

Sicard held the position for four years since being hired in the summer of 2013.  During her time, she has strengthened both the men's and women's conferences with the addition of two teams on the men's side (Concordia and Fresno Pacific) and four teams on the women's side (Fresno Pacific, Gannon, Mercyhurst and McKendree) to bring the total number of teams in both leagues to eight.

With the departure of Sicard, the WWPA invites applications for her replacement.

The Commissioner will serve as the Chief Administrative Officer for the WWPA and work directly for the Chairs of the WWPA Executive Committees of both the men and women. The commissioner will also supervise the association's director of officials and sports information director, and will also work closely with the Men's and Women's Coaches groups.

The Commissioner is expected to show initiative in advancing the best interests of the WWPA, resolving Association problems at the lowest practical level, and suggesting legislation or business practices to improve the functionality of the WWPA and the sports of NCAA Men's and Women's Water Polo.

Duties include, but are not limited to, implementing Executive Committee policies and procedures, collect and disburse funds as approved by the Executive Committees and providing annual revenue and expense reports, help plan and organize Executive Committee and Coaches meetings and recording the minutes of these meetings, serve as a non-voting member on each WWPA committee, maintain each association's non-profit status, ensure proper NCAA forms and fees are submitted annually to maintain WWPA Automatic Qualifications for the Association's Championship to participate in the NCAA Championships, manage and conduct the WWPA Championship tournaments, assist in the hiring, supervising, training and managing of the WWPA Sports Information Director and Director of Officials, represent the WWPA at NCAA Water Polo Championships and maintaining constructive liaison with all other NCAA Water Polo Conference Commissioners, the NCAA Rules Committees and the NCAA Director of Officials, monitor WWPA teams to ensure teams are complying with WWPA Bylaws and NCAA playing rules, and helping to resolve conflicts that arise in the Association.

Salary is $10,000 annually for the projected 200 hours of annual work. Travel and administrative expenses are covered by the WWPA.

Application Process: send a one page letter of interest, resume, and letters of recommendation to:

Mr. Dan Smith, Co-Chair – WWPA Commissioner Search Committee
Sr. Associate Director of Athletics
Loyola Marymount University
Athletics – Gersten Pavilion, 1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Email: [email protected]

Mr. Kirby Garry, Co-Chair – WWPA Commissioner Search Committee
Director of Athletics
California State University, Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955

Deadline for applications is August 12, 2017

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