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NCAA posts Shaheen's job as head of NCAA tourney

Posted on: December 23, 2011 12:20 pm

By Jeff Goodman

The NCAA is looking for an Executive Vice President for Championships and Alliances. 

It's a high-powered position within the organization, one currently held by Greg Shaheen -- who basically negotiated and orchestrated the NCAA's recent 14-year, $10.8 billion television deal with Turner and CBS. He's also the guy who oversees the entire NCAA tournament. 

Here's a a portion of a posting by Parker Executive Search, the firm hired by the NCAA to fill the position currently occupied by Shaheen. 

Position Overview: The Executive Vice President for Championships and Alliances will oversee the strategic direction, operation and management of all NCAA championships across the three divisions and the association's multiple broadcast and marketing rights. This position will be actively engaged in strategic planning and development of all championships and will serve as a leader in their promotion, implementation and development. The position has oversight of all championships personnel including operational issues, financial management and staffing. The Executive Vice President will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer and will have direct access to the President.

Shaheen is extremely well-respected in this industry - by coaches, media, sponsors and many I have spoken with in the NCAA. His current job title -- which has included the word interim since shortly after NCAA president Mark Emmert took over -- means that he oversees 89 championships in all for the NCAA -- including, of course, the NCAA tourney. 

Sources told that Shaheen remains under consideration for the position. 

However, this doesn't exactly appear as a positive sign for his future within the organization. 


Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2011 3:44 pm

NCAA posts Shaheen's job as head of NCAA tourney

How much is the pay rate for this job?

I'm sure a lot of the 13-14 year old posters, and welfare cases on this site would really love to find employment.  

Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: December 23, 2011 1:01 pm

NCAA posts Shaheen's job as head of NCAA tourney

I am officially throwing my hat into the ring  for this job of "Executive VP for Championships and Alliances." Being a used-car salesman for over 25 years, I have the experience in shaking hands, exhibiting some phony smile and making the people I'm dealing with feel like I actually care about them. Personally, I've always held the NCAA in high regard with their "fair and balanced" enforcements of various rules violations that member schools sometime commit. Furthermore, I am willing to travel around the country on the NCAA's dime, staying @ 5-star hotels, chumming it up with school officials, play a round or 2 of golf and enjoy the company of the best-looking women the community can offer. In conclusion, I am offering my services to address the media to explain why certain teams get screwed out of March Madness while the schools who I've had good relations with(i.e. showed me a good time) get an invite to the Big Dance. Yours Truly, DKBeso.

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