June 8, 2012
HAMILTON, N.Y. - Colgate University Director of Athletics David Roach has been elected to serve as the chair of the NCAA Olympic Sports Liaison Committee for the 2012-13 year. His term will begin Sept. 1, 2012.
"I have very much enjoyed serving on this important committee that works closely with the USOC and the national governing bodies of the various Olympic sports," stated Roach. "It has been a tremendous way to help student-athletes and the Olympic movement."
The purpose of the Olympic Sports Liaison Committee is to facilitate communication and understanding between the NCAA, the USOC and the national governing bodies. Through this communication the Olympic Sports Liaison Committee will assist the USOC and the national governing bodies in facilitating the best possible development of elite athletes within the contact of the NCAA's commitment to education and a broad-based development of all student-athletes. The Olympic Sports Liaison Committee will provide an avenue of communication and access for the USOC and national governing bodies into the NCAA process and, where appropriate, make recommendations to the NCAA membership. Finally, the Olympic Sports Liaison Committee will strive to provide education to the USOC, national governing bodies and student-athletes regarding NCAA rules and regulations as they apply to world-class athletes.
"I look forward to chairing this critical NCAA committee," said Roach.
In addition to the NCAA Olympic Sports Liaison Committee, Roach currently serves on the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee and the Football Issues Committee along with being the past president of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and on the board of directors of the Black Coaches & Administrators (BCA).
From Colgate Athletic Communications