Athletic directors honor Bain
Martin Methodist Executive Director of Athletics Jeff Bain was recently honored as one of the top athletic directors in the country by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.
Bain, who just completed his 22nd year at the helm of the RedHawk Athletic Department, was one of four NAIA athletic directors and one of just 28 across all classifications to be named Under Armour AD of the Year by NACDA.
"These 28 winners have been recognized by their peers for their outstanding work on campus, in their community and supporting their student-athletes," NACDA Executive Director Bob Vecchione said.
"Jeff Bain has led the development of a real athletic powerhouse at Martin Methodist over his more than two decades of service," Martin Methodist President Dr. Ted Brown said.
"With three national championships and long list of regional and conference honors, the RedHawks have a reputation for competitiveness. But more important, MMC athletic programs have becomes vital contributors to academic life and provide a highly successful for the character-development function of our institutional mission. Jeff Bain certainly earned this well-deserved recognition."
"Recognition of this magnitude is a byproduct of the athletic department's brand that is reflected by the employees and students of our institution representing us at our home and away contests," Bain said. "I am merely the focal point of what our institution stands for and believes. On behalf of our president, our entire campus family, and our alumni, I humbly and proudly accept this recognition from my NACDA peers.
Recognition from your peers is often the greatest compliment one can get and I am so grateful to accept this distinction."
Bain, who was recently elected to a three-year term on NACDA's Executive Committee, will receive his award during the James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon on June 17 at NACDA's 50th Annual Convention at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Florida.