By Brett Friedensohn
The National Junior College Athletic Association Region XIX presented its Ron Case Athletic Director of the Year Award to County College of Morris AD Jack Sullivan at its fall meeting in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania.
Sullivan said that he was honored to have earned the award named after someone who he considers a friend and a mentor. He said that Case helped him when he first took the role at the helm of CCM’s athletic department in 2002 when Case was the athletic director at Gloucester Community College, now called Rowan College at Gloucester County. Case is a hall of famer with National Two-Year Alliance of Athletic
Administrators, and Sullivan said that Case introduced him into the organization which he would later become president of.
“Winning an award with his name on it means a lot to me,” Sullivan said. “He helped usher me in and took me under his wing a long time ago.”
During Sullivan’s time overseeing the department, several CCM teams have won Region XIX championships, most recently golf in 2018 and 2014 and softball in 2016.
Region XIX consists of 32 community colleges in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware and includes colleges in Sussex County, Bergen County, and Monmouth County. CCM hosts nine Region XIX teams: men’s soccer, women’s soccer, and volleyball in fall; men’s basketball and women’s basketball in winter; and softball, golf, baseball, and lacrosse in spring.
“The recognition that Jack Sullivan received by his peers is also a testament to his continuous commitment to our CCM athletes, coaches and Titan spirit,” Dr. Bette Simmons, vice president of student development and enrollment management, said in a press release. “He ensures that our student-athletes are reaching their best potential both in the classroom and in their respective sport, provides support to the coaches and exceptionally maintains our athletic facilities for the college and community to enjoy.”
For more information on CCM’s sports teams, visit youngtownedition.wordpress.com/category/sports/.
Originally Published in the 11-7-2018 issue of the Youngtown Edition