Gary Broadhurst, associate dean of Athletics and Physical Education at Mohawk Valley Community College, has been named the 2018-19 Junior/Community College Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year, which recognizes intercollegiate directors of athletics for their commitment and administrative excellence within a campus and/or college community environment over the last year. The award spans seven divisions and annually honors 28 athletics directors (four from each division).
Broadhurst will be recognized for his accomplishment during the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics’ 54th Annual Convention in Orlando in June.
In his 40th year at MVCC, Broadhurst directs one of the most extensive, diverse, and successful two-year intercollegiate athletic programs in the country. Under his leadership, the Hawks have captured 24 NJCAA National Championships while finishing second an additional 18 times; 68 Region III Championships with 58 runner-up finishes; and 124 Mountain Valley Conference Titles. Under his guidance, MVCC student athletes have been selected as NJCAA All-Americans 448 times, 1,149 have been recognized as All-Region, and an astounding 160 have been individual NJCAA National Champions. Six student athletes have been selected as National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Scholar Athlete of the Year, more than any other institution in the nation, and 34 have been chosen for the SUNY Chancellor’s Scholar Athlete of the Year.
Broadhurst represents Region III on the NJCAA Board of Regents. He previously served as both the Men and Women’s Regional Director and Chair of the region’s Executive Committee for over 10 years, and has served as the treasurer for the Mountain Valley Collegiate Conference since 1998. He also is actively involved in national professional organizations; he is a past president of NATYCAA and is the current treasurer of the organization. He also has served on the Executive Committee of NACDA, the New York State SUNY Athletics Oversight Committee, SUNY Chancellor’s Award selection committee, and the NJCAA Assessment and Excellence Strategic Planning Ad-Hoc Committee.
Broadhurst has been the recipient of numerous awards during his career, including the NATYCAA L. William Miller Award, NACDA Athletics Director of the Year (2007, 2012, and 2016), the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service, and the inaugural NJCAA Region III Athletic Director of the Year.
Broadhurst began his career at MVCC in 1979 as a Technical Assistant. He was promoted to the faculty ranks in 1988 before his appointment as Director of Athletics in 1996. During his tenure he served as head coach of men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s and women’s bowling, softball, and golf programs.