May 28, 2008
Center Valley, Pa. and Princeton, N.J. - Patriot League Executive Director Carolyn Schlie Femovich and Ivy League Executive Director Jeffrey H. Orleans announced on Wednesday that Reggie Greenwood will become the Coordinator of Men's Basketball Officials for both leagues beginning in 2009-10. Greenwood will work in conjunction with current coordinator Mickey Crowley in the 2008-09 season, and then will take the full-time position at the end of the season.
"Reggie boasts an outstanding track record of national success and commitment to the officiating profession that make him an ideal fit for the position," Femovich said. "The reputation and respect that Reggie has earned from his peers in all aspects of college basketball make him a worthy successor to maintain the level of excellence that Mickey Crowley brought to the position."
Greenwood has 27 years of officiating experience, with most of those seasons at the NCAA Division I level. He has worked for nine Division I conferences, including the Big East, Big 10, Atlantic Coast Conference and Atlantic 10 in addition to the Patriot League and Ivy League.
"We are very excited to begin working with Reggie, and to know that someone with his special qualities and character will be building on Mickey Crowley's strong legacy. Good officiating is at the heart of the game, and Reggie's commitment to our officials, coaches and players is very compelling," said Orleans.
Greenwood brings extensive experience with NCAA and conference championships. He worked the Final Four in 2005, and has officiated in the Sweet 16 or Elite Eight seven times in the last 12 seasons. Greenwood has officiated at a first and second round NCAA site for 12 consecutive seasons. His conference tournament work includes 12 consecutive seasons officiating the Patriot League Tournament, including the League Championship game in 2004 and 2005.
"It is with great honor and pride that I accept the position of Coordinator of Officials for the Ivy and Patriot League," Greenwood said. "This opportunity comes at a time in my career where I can extend the knowledge and experiences that I have gained over the years, to a group of officials that are trying to be the very best that they can be. The prestige and history of these two leagues are legendary. I will be working closely with Mickey this summer to get up to speed with all aspects of this position."
Greenwood also has experience as a speaker, clinician and instructor at numerous officials' camps, including the Ivy and Patriot League, Big East, Time Out and NBA Top 100 gatherings. He worked as an evaluator for invitation only trial camps for several Division I conferences.
Greenwood has worked in the United States Department of Labor since 1987.
Crowley will complete his tenure as the Coordinator of Men's Basketball Officials with the Patriot and Ivy League upon the conclusion of his seventh season with the leagues in 2008-09. He will retire with more than 50 years of involvement with college basketball officiating.