Wheeling, W.Va. - Veteran women’s basketball official Brad McMillion has been hired by the Mountain East Conference to serve as the MEC’s first Supervisor of Women’s Basketball Officials. A resident of Bluefield, Va., McMillion will be responsible for the selection, evaluation and assignment of all women’s basketball officials for every game hosted by a MEC member school. McMillion will begin his duties immediately.
“I’m excited to be a part of what I feel will be the best Division II conference in the country and very grateful for the opportunity to give back to the game of women’s basketball,” McMillion said. “I am totally committed to providing the training, education and support that will make our officials one of the top staffs in the nation and I can’t wait to get started.”
A past president of the WVIAC Basketball Officials Association, McMillion has served on the officiating staffs of numerous conferences during his career, including the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (1992-2013); Southern Conference (1994-2013); Big South Conference (2002-13); Old Dominion Athletic Conference (2001-13); Conference Carolinas (2002-13); South Atlantic Conference (2011-13); Colonial Athletic Conference (2005-10); and the Appalachian Athletic Conference (2001-10).
“Brad McMillion is energetic, organized and has a great passion for the sport of women’s basketball,” said Great American Conference Commissioner Will Prewitt. “Combine all of those attributes with his on court experience in NCAA Basketball, I’m certain that Brad will do an outstanding job for the Mountain East.”
A native of St. Albans, W.Va., McMillion is a 1985 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College. He has served as President and CEO of High Impact Media, Inc., an advertising and marketing firm in Bluefield, Va., since 2007.
The MEC was approved as the NCAA’s 25th Division II conference in February. The 12-team regional all-sports league, featuring schools from West Virginia, Ohio and Virginia, will sponsor championship competition in 16 men’s and women’s sports during the 2013-14 academic year.