SIAC Commissioner Gregory Moore announces departure
Longest tenured commissioner leaves SIAC after 13 years
ATLANTA, GA – After serving nearly 14 years as commissioner of the SIAC, Gregory Moore announced Thursday that he will be departing the league at the end of June 2022.
As the longest-tenured full-time Commissioner in the 108-year history of the conference, Commissioner Moore assumed responsibility of the SIAC when the league was grappling with unprecedented fiscal challenges.
“My service as commissioner of the SIAC was among the most rewarding experiences of my life and I am indebted to every President for whom I have served,” Moore said. “This was not an easy decision – particularly in light of the very successful year that the SIAC recently enjoyed. I am committed to working with the SIAC to help ensure a smooth transition.”
During his tenure, Moore confronted these challenges with intelligence, integrity, and entrepreneurial skill, while increasing league revenue by 450 percent, improving SIAC partnership revenue by 800 percent, and negotiating multi-year partnerships with companies such as Coca-Cola, Nike, The Home Depot, GEICO, Cricket Wireless, UBS, TIAA, Academy Sports, the Google Foundation, Georgia Power, and Toyota – among others.
Commissioner Moore’s additional accomplishments include:
- Increased top-line league revenue from $500,000 to more than $2m annually.
- Added five new member institutions to the SIAC.
- Distributed nearly $1m in cash to SIAC member schools in 2021 alone.
- Cultivated the largest reserve fund in league history and established SIAC’s first securities brokerage account.
- Expanded SIAC banking relationships to include three of the largest African American community banks within the SIAC footprint (Tri-State Bank of Memphis, First Liberty Bank of Tuskegee, and Citizen’s Trust Bank of Atlanta).
- Negotiated a seven-figure, six-year ESPN media rights agreement – among the largest in NCAA DII history.
- Negotiated the first single-source league-wide website licensing agreement (SIDEARM Sports) in NCAA history.
- Partnered with the Google Foundation to create 11 separate digital student recruitment platforms targeting secondary school students in Africa, Latin America, India, China, Brazil, and throughout the Caribbean.
- First NCAA Conference to provide all-woman crew opportunity to officiate a college football game.
- Partnered with SME to complete a comprehensive rebrand of the SIAC.
- Partnered with NBPA and the SWAC to improve and enhance the number of NBA Players and provided college basketball head coaching opportunities.
- Partnered with the NFL to cultivate and enlarge its officiating recruiting pipelines.
- Launched historic men’s volleyball initiative with the support of a $1m grant from First Point Volleyball Foundation.
- Testified before the New Jersey State Legislature in connection with the Fair Play Act (New Jersey’s NIL law).
- Three-year attendee at the Sports Business Journal’s annual invitation-only Thought Leaders Conference.
- SIAC initiatives have been featured or profiled by numerous media outlets including Sports Business Journal, CBS, CNN, ESPN, Washington Post, USA Today, and NY Times, among others.