JOHN J. POWERS
Long associated with the Jaspers of Manhattan College, Jack
Powers now serves his alma mater as the Director of Athletics. Prior
to his appointment in 1979, he coached Kelly Green basketball for
ten years, posting a 142-114 record as he led the Jaspers to six
post-season tournaments. His 1973-74 squad won the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Holiday Festival. Before returning
to Manhattan, where he starred on the basketball court, Powers
compiled an 89-44 coaching record at Mamaroneck High School.
As a player for the Green and White, he led the Jaspers to two
National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament berths and the
1957 ECAC Holiday Festival Championship, Powers is a member
of the Executive Council of the ECAC and the IC4A's. Powers will
take over as the Executive Director of the NIT in early July. He follows
Pete Carlesimo, the current and only Executive Director the NIT has
francis x. Mclaughlin
^ Named as the sixteenth Director of Athletics of Fordham University
JKk !». last year, Frank McLaughlin, 39, is a native of the Bronx and a 1969
M^^^Bm graduate of Fordham.
■ V A standout player all four years and captain of the Fordham basket-
W*% 9^ ■ kail team n's sen'or year< McLaughlin led the Rams to the NIT in
k 1968 and 1969 and was drafted by the New York Knickerbockers.
f The year following his graduation, Frank entered the coaching
V . "* ranks as an assistant coach at Holy Cross before returning to Ford-
* ham as an assistant under Digger Phelps in 1970-71. That year, the
jAfi Rams finished 26-3, earning a trip to the NCAA Tournament and a
Idk j§ third Place finisn in the East-
JJff , McLaughlin's coaching aspirations took him to Notre Dame the
following year where he worked as an assistant until 1977, when he
was named head basketball coach at Harvard. Frank spent eight
years with the Crimson compiling a 99-100 overall record; his
1984-85 team finished with a 15-9 mark. McLaughlin's tenure of
eight years as basketball coach at Harvard was the third longest in
the school's history and his win total also ranked third best. Frank
presently serves as president of the Liberty Football Conference.
WALTER C. HAMELINE
A two-year member of the MIBA, Walt Hameline already owns the
key to New York City and Staten Island's Medal of Honor. The second
winningest (by percentage) Division III football coach in the nation
with a 63-13-2 career record, the 36-year-old New Hartford, N.Y.
native led Wagner to an NCAA Division 111 football title in December.
During his seven-year tenure as Athletic Director, he also has
been largely responsible for putting the Seahawks' men's basketball
program back on the winning track, and was instrumental in the
development of the ECAC Metro Conference.
Hameline was named the NCAA Division III "Football Coach of
the Year" by four different committees. Aside from his participation
in the MIBA, he is an active member of the American Football
Coaches Association, the NCAA Division III and ECAC Division III
Football Selection Committees and the Kickoff Classic Board.
SCOTTY WHITELAW, Commissioner, ECAC
A graduate of Springfield College, where he was a three sport
letterman, Robert M. "Scotty" Whitelaw has served as the Commissioner of the Eastern College Athletic Conference, the nation's largest
athletic conference, since 1972.
Upon graduation in 1950 with both a bachelor's and a master's
in physical education, Scotty stayed on at Springfield for one year
as a teaching fellow before moving to Phillips Andover Academy
for two years. From Andover, it was on to Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, where he was the varsity basketball and baseball
coach, and from 1955 to 1960 MIT's assistant director of athletics.
In 1960, Scotty joined the ECAC as assistant commissioner, a
post he held until 1970, when he was named associate commissioner. Scotty serves in an advisory capacity to the MIBA.