|CLEVELAND, Ohio – Director of Athletics, Dr. Michael McFarland, was named first vice president of the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) following last week’s meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.|
McFarland has served on the D2 ADA board since the fall of 2019 and began his first term in the presidential rotation last fall. He was named the third vice president last fall and moved directly into the first vice president role this spring. McFarland is set to serve as the organization’s president during the 2024-25 academic year and as the past president the following year.
Along with his role on the board, McFarland is in his fifth year with the NCAA and D2 ADA Women and Minorities Mentoring program. Not only does McFarland serve as a mentor in the program, but he is also the D2 ADA’s liaison to the NCAA.McFarland is in his 13th year as the director of athletics at Bloomsburg after assuming the role in August 2011. The Chair of the Department of Athletics Faculty, McFarland, was promoted to Full Professor at the start of the 2022 Fall semester and granted tenure in the fall of 2016. McFarland came to Bloomsburg after six years as Bucknell University’s associate athletic director for facilities and event operations. Before Bucknell, he was the Patriot League’s associate executive director for five years.
2023-24 D2 ADA Officers:
Kirby Garry (Cal State Monterey Bay) – President
Michael McFarland (Bloomsburg) – 1st Vice President
Traci Murphy (Daeman University) – 2nd Vice President
Jenn Bell (Converse University) – 3rd Vice President
About D2 ADA:
The D2 ADA is the first organization of its kind to provide educational and networking opportunities, enhancement of acceptable operating standards and ethics, and establishment of the overall prestige and understanding of the profession of Division II athletics directors. For more information about the D2 ADA, please visit www.div2ada.com. The D2 ADA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 59th year. For more information on NACDA and the 18 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.