College basketball: NIT announces two new committee members
INDIANAPOLIS --- 2016 Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Mike Montgomery, and Kennesaw State University Director of Athletics Vaughn Williams each will start four-year terms on the NIT Committee beginning with the 2016-17 men’s basketball season.
Beginning in 2015-16, NIT Committee members were appointed to serve a maximum four-year term and the committee features a mix of current athletic administrators who are actively working at NCAA institutions/conferences and former head college basketball coaches.
Williams and Montgomery make up two of the eight-member committee. The 2016-17 NIT Committee members are:
- Barry Collier – Director of athletics at Butler and former head men’s basketball coach at Butler and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
- Rudy Davalos – Former director of athletics at University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Houston and University of New Mexico.
- Doug Elgin – Commissioner of Missouri Valley Conference.
- Reggie Minton – Former head men’s basketball coach at Dartmouth College and U.S. Air Force Academy and current deputy executive director of the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
- Mike Montgomery – Former head men’s basketball coach at California, Stanford and Montana and is a 2016 inductee into the Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
- Les Robinson – Former head men’s basketball and director of athletics at The Citadel, East Tennessee State University and North Carolina State University.
- Bob Weltlich – Former head men’s basketball coach at University of Mississippi, University of Texas at Austin, Florida International University and University of South Alabama.
- Vaughn Williams – Director of athletics at Kennesaw State University.
Davalos, Elgin and Robinson have all previously served on the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee. Minton will serve his second year as chair of the committee.
The NIT Committee is responsible for the selection, seeding and bracketing of the 32-team postseason championship.
The 2017 National Invitation Tournament starts on Tuesday, March 14 at campus sites. The NIT semifinals and championship game will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York, March 28 & 30.