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 three-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 (19) is a sophomore at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, and Daniel (15) is a sophomore at Collins Hill High School.
James Hill, 25, begins his first year as Assistant Commissioner of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Hill is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day administrative operations of the SCAC, and for championships administration. He also maintainins & updates the SCAC website, updates conference statistics, and performs all sports information related duties for the conference and its membership.
Hill also handles the league's social media efforts (Facebook/Twitter/YouTube) and serves as the league's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) adviser.
Prior to the SCAC, Hill spent a year as the primary media contact for all 13 varsity sports at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. He was in charge of administering the school's athletic website as well as the athletic department's Facebook and Twitter pages. He was responsible for coordinating all media activities for home events, as well as producing media guides and game programs for the YellowJackets.
During his stint at LeTourneau, Hill was responsible for the resdesign of a new website through SIDEARM Sports. Hill also helped with marketing of certain athletic events including a popular "Blue Out Game" which took place during basketball season. He also assisted the SCAC at the 2013 Swimming Championships.
Hill started at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., where he served as the primary media contact for all 18 Division III intercollegiate sports in addition to maintaining the athletic website, organizing statistics, writing press releases and publishing selected media guides.
During his first year, Hill coordinated events including the popular "White Out Game" on January 20th, 2012 featuring Millsaps College Men's and Women's Basketball against Colorado College. He also oversaw the 2011 SCAC Volleyball Tournament held in Jackson last season. Hill also worked with Presto Sports as he assisted in constructing and upgrading gomajors.com.
He went on to work various events as well including statisitics for the Region 23 Junior College Tournament, play-by-play for the SCAC Baseball Tournament, play-by-play for 2012 NCAA Division III Central Regional, and put together game notes at the 2012 Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament.
Hill, a native of Monroe, Louisiana, spent four years on the campus of Millsaps College as a student from 2007 until 2011. In 2010-11, Hill was the “Voice of the Majors” as he conducted the play-by-play announcing for all Millsaps sporting events as well as the SCAC Tournament in basketball and baseball. He also served as the Sports Editor of the school’s weekly newspaper, The Purple and White.
Although Hill’s athletic career was cut short by injury, he was a member of the Millsaps football program that won three consecutive Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championships. Hill was then hired as work-study by the Sports Information Department for which he served as the public address announcer for spring sports.
Hill graduated from Millsaps in 2011 with a degree in accounting. He resides in Lawrenceville.
Assistant Director of Communications & New Media
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.
The highly desired and prestigious grant provides funding for entry-level administrative positions at Division III institutions and conference offices to encourage access, recruitment, selection and the long-term success of ethnic minorities and women.
A 2014 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in journalism and mass communication, Mucci served as the school’s Sports Information Intern her senior year 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.