Connie Hurlbut joined the West Coast Conference in February 2017 as the Senior Associate Commissioner/Senior Woman Administrator, and was named interim Commissioner in January 2018.
As the Senior Associate Commissioner, Hurlbut has day-to-day oversight of the Conference's operations relating to governance, compliance, student-athlete services, NCAA and institutional relations. She provides support to the Presidents' and Executive Councils and various head coaches' groups, including women's basketball. Hurlbut also serves as the Conference's senior woman administrator.
Hurlbut brings more than 30 years of collegiate athletic administration experience to the West Coast Conference, most recently serving as Deputy Commissioner at the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). In that role, Hurlbut managed the WAC's championships, governance, compliance and finance. She was responsible for day-to-day staff management, served as sport administrator for a number of WAC sports. Hurlbut served on several national cabinets and councils -- including her current posts on both the NCAA Division I Council and NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Oversight Committee.
Before joining the WAC, Hurlbut has served in various roles across conference offices. She became the first woman to head a Division I conference, serving as the Executive Director of the Patriot League from 1993-1999. Hurlbut also has experience working in professional sports, including a stint as the Senior Director of Basketball Operations at the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1999-2002.