April 15, 2010
San Bruno, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference announced the hiring of Mia Brickhouse as the Assistant Commissioner of Championships and Administration. Brickhouse comes to the WCC after serving as a Director of Sport Administration for the Big East Conference.
"I am thrilled to have Mia join the West Coast Conference team, " said WCC Commissioner, Jamie Zaninovich. "We are very fortunate to be adding someone of her caliber to our staff, and we will benefit immediately from her experience coordinating championships at the Big East."
In her role with the WCC, Brickhouse will coordinate and execute all five of the conference championships, serve as a primary conference liaison for assigned coaches groups, and serve as the primary conference administrator for the athletic trainers, game manages, and the strength and conditioning best practices groups. In addition, she will assist the Associate Commissioner for Governance and Administration in oversight of conference governance and other related policies.
" I am excited to be joining the West Coast Conference," said Brickhouse. " The WCC, under Jamie's leadership, has raised its overall profile nationally, including that of its championship events. While I enjoyed my six years at the Big East, I can't wait to contribute to the efforts at the WCC. I am looking forward to the continual enhancement of our championships to provide a better experience for the student-athletes, membership, coaches, and fans."
Brickhouse spent the previous six years at the Big East Conference, with her last two years serving as a Director of Sport Administration, where she coordinated all the elements of the women's basketball championship including contract negotiations, officiating, and implementation of conference and NCAA policies and regulations. She also administered the Big East post-graduate scholarship program and developed the Big East SWA professional development grant for Women and Ethnic Minorities. Prior to her position as a Director of Sport Administration, she was an Assistant Director of Sport Administration, where she served as the primary contact for field hockey, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's tennis, and softball. Her role also included scheduling for field hockey and softball.
Brickhouse earned her B.A. in Communications and a minor in Political Science from Villanova University, before receiving her J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law.
FOR TRANSACTIONS: West Coast Conference - Mia Brickhouse hired as Assistant Commissioner of Championships and Administration