NORFOLK, VA – Florida College Athletic Director, Pat Todd, has been named the 2016-2017 Garth Pleasant Honorary Athletic Director of the Year Award at the USCAA National Convention in Norfolk, Virginia. Last year Todd became the rare coach to lead two teams to a National Championship appearance, earning the honor by leading Florida College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams to the National Championship tournament in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
In addition, Todd’s service as a member of the USCAA Board of Directors, and leadership in the Florida College Athletic Department, where he serves as Athletic Director, were also cited by the selection committee. Florida College finished 3rd in the USCAA Director’s Cup during the 2016-17 academic year, the best finish of the institution’s four decades as a member.
Todd received the annual honor at the opening session of the 2017 USCAA National Convention on Monday at The Main in Downtown Norfolk. Under his direction, Florida College sent participants in National Championships from men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball – each of the sports offered by the institution. Florida College won the 2016 USCAA Volleyball National Championship.
“Pat’s knowledge and experience has been a welcome addition to several committees and our Board of Directors over the past year. It’s no surprise to us the success being experienced by Florida College’s athletic teams under his leadership. He’s a deserving recipient for this award, and we thank him for his efforts.” stated USCAA Chief Operating Officer Michael Goodman.
The USCAA’s Garth Pleasant Honorary Athletic Director of the Year award is an annual award bestowed upon an Athletic Director in the association who has made positive and meaningful contributions to their institution and the USCAA. The award is presented each year during the USCAA National Convention.