PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Darryl Konicki has been promoted to Associate Commissioner of the Little East Conference (LEC), it was announced by Commissioner Cora H.L. Brumley following the annual LEC Presidents Council meeting that took place May 31 at Eastern Connecticut State University. He is the first person to hold the title of Associate Commissioner in conference history.
Brumley said, "It is my pleasure to recognize Darryl's contributions to the LEC with this promotion! He continually seeks opportunities to expand and enhance league services to our member institutions, and consistently produces superb results."
"I would like to thank Cora, and the LEC Presidents and Athletic Directors for what I truly view as an honor," said Konicki. "Joining this outstanding group of professionals has been a tremendous experience, and to be recognized by them for my individual efforts in this manner means a great deal to me. I look forward serving the Conference in the upcoming academic year and beyond."
Konicki joined the LEC as Assistant Commissioner in September 2017. He is directly responsible for administration of the LEC's 19 conference championships, postseason and weekly awards programs, and internal and external communications that includes oversight of the LEC's digital and social media assets (LittleEast.com, LittleEastStore.com and LittleEast.tv; @LittleEastConf on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).
In 2018, Konicki assisted in the in the expansion of the LEC's branding, which included: the addition of sport-specific championship logos; the rebranding of the LEC's online video streaming services; and a full redesign of LittleEast.com with PrestoSports.
Konicki joined the Little East after 14 years as a campus athletic communications/sports information director at several NCAA Division I, II and III institutions. In addition to his daily duties, he has served on a variety of committees for athletic communications professional organizations, including the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), Eastern College Athletic Conference Sports Information Directors Association (ECAC-SIDA) and Philadelphia Sports Information Directors Association (Philly-SIDA).
Konicki served as the host Sports Information Director and as a member of the Host Operations Committee for the 2008-11 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Elite Eight Championships while at American International College, with the national semifinals and national championship games broadcast live on CBS and CBS Sports. He was co-host of the 2017 ECAC-SIDA Workshop, overseeing the planning and execution of the four-day professional development event for athletic communication professions based in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
The Springfield, Massachusetts native earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Sport Management from Western New England College (now University) in May 2003.
About the Little East Conference
The Little East Conference (LEC) was formed in 1986 when six public institutions gathered to create a single sport athletic conference and has expanded into what is now New England's premier athletic conference for public institutions in NCAA Division III. The LEC features 19 championship sports and sponsors quality competition in every season for our student-athletes, while following the Division III mission of passion, responsibility, sportsmanship and citizenship.