SCAC Contact Information
1670 McKendree Church Road
Suite 200 B
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043-6676
Dwayne Hanberry, 49, enters his 20th year with the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and his seventh as the league's commissioner. Since the conference reorganzied in 1991, he is the league's second full-time commissioner.
Hanberry was hired by the SCAC in 1995 as the league's sports information director. He was promoted to assistant commissioner in 2000, associate commissioner in 2005 and served as interim commissioner for six months before being named commissioner in June of 2008.
Hanberry is a member of the Division III Commissioner Association (DIIICA), the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) where he has served on the Membership Services Committee. In June 2014, he was appointed to serve a four-year term on the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Committee.
Hanberry holds a B.B.A. degree from Oglethorpe University where he was a two-year starter on the Petrel basketball team for Coach Jack Berkshire. Hanberry was named team MVP his junior season and is still one of the school's all-time leaders for single-season field goal percentage, career field goal percentage and rebounds per game - both for a season and a career.
Prior to transferring to Oglethorpe, Hanberry was a two-year starter for Coach Lawrence Smithmier at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, Mississippi. An All-State performer his sophomore season, Hanberry was inducted into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame in the fall of 2009.
He and his wife, Charis, reside in Suwanee, Ga. He has two sons: David (20) is a junior at Southern Polytechnic State (Ga.) University, and Daniel (16) is a junior at Collins Hill High School.
Katie Mucci, 22, enters her second year withthe Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in 2015-16. She was first named the Assistant Director of Communications in August 2014 before being promoted to Assistant Commissioner in August of 2015.
Mucci is responsible for managing the conference's social media accounts, performing sports information duties for 10 of the conference's 19 sport and creating all of the graphic designs for online and print use.
In addition, Mucci also assists the Commissioner with championship administration and day-to-day administrative duties.
After being awarded one of 18 NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship Grants, the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference announced the hiring of Katie Mucci as the league’s Assistant Director of Communications & New Media on August 1st, 2014.
During her first year at the SCAC, Mucci helped boost the conference's online presence, using social media to promote conference awards, events and other miscellaneous announcements. After Mucci took the reigns in September 2014, the @scac_sports Instagram account quickly became the most followed among all Division III conferences (44 total), and the second-most followed among all non-Division I conferences, growing in followers by over 1000%.
Mucci also spearheaded the creation of conference pre-season media guides for eight team sports. Collectively, the guides have been read more than 4,000 times, while earning nearly 30,000 impressions -- the number of times a publication was displayed to a user. The 2015 Baseball Media Guide earned second place among conference media guides in the 2015 CoSIDA Publication Awards, while the cover of the guide earned top honors.
Mucci is a 2014 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in journalism and mass communication and a minor in business administration. In her final year, she served as the school’s Sports Information Intern where she was the primary media contact for the men’s and women’s golf programs. She also assisted in other areas, including program design for the baseball, volleyball and wrestling programs as well as infographic design that was used on the school’s athletics website and social media accounts.
Mucci also served as the Marketing Manager for The Mirror, the UNC student newspaper. In that capacity she was in charge of the paper’s social media strategy as well as the coordination effort to celebrate The Mirror’s 95th birthday. Her marketing strategy during this celebration helped the paper’s Facebook page realize a 30 percent increase in “likes” as well as increasing reach and engagement by 700 percent.
Mucci resides in Lawrenceville.
Sports Information and Multimedia Assistant
Blake Childers, 22, will begin with the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in 2015 as the Sports Information and Multimedia Assistant.
Childers will be the main contact for various SCAC sports, as well as handling all of the video editing, interviewing and producing duties.
Childers is a 2015 graduate of Berry College in Rome, Ga. and worked with both sports information and Viking Fusion, the Berry student-run multimedia website.
With the Sports Information office, Childers assisted with game operations, including statistics, live video stream and photography. He was also the sports producer and assistant news producer for Viking Fusion. Additionally, Childers has worked with the Rome Braves as an audio-visual intern the past three seasons.