Wednesday, March 26, 2008

TAMC Head Coach/Athletic Director to head LSC Football Commitee

Per Lionathletics.com

Recently, the Lone Star Conference announced that Texas A&M University-Commerce head football coach Scotty Conley will serve as the chair of the LSC football coaches and that athletic director Carlton Cooper will serve as the athletic director liaison to the LSC football coaches.

LSC football head coaches at their annual meeting recently voted upon Conley's appointment as Chair of the LSC Football Coaches. The vote passed unanimously. For Coach Conley it is a one-year appointment, in which he will serve as a point person on conference football matters during the 2008 season before chairing the coaches meeting in February 2009.

Cooper's appointment as Athletic Director Liaison to the LSC Football Coaches was made by the commissioner's office in August 2007. All 15 Lone Star Conference Athletic Directors are asked to serve as a liaison to the various coaches' groups as a way of enhancing communication and efficiency during the governance process.

Lone Star Conference commissioner Stan Wagnon said, "I'm pleased with Carlton and Scotty's contributions to the football coaches group. Obviously the football coaches are one of our most important groups, and their leadership will go a long way in helping to improve football matters in The Lone Star Conference."

In the fall, Conley will begin in his fifth year as the head coach at Texas A&M University-Commerce. He graduated from A&M-Commerce with his bachelor's in 1970 and his master's in 1973.

Cooper is wrapping up his first year as the athletic director at A&M-Commerce after spending the last nine years at Southern Methodist University.

Spring practice is set to begin for Texas A&M University-Commerce on Thursday, March 27th.

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