Midwest Regional Commissioners 2019

The inaugural Midwest Regional commissioner for the first year of the NCAA College Basketball Academy has been selected.

Gary Waters, former Cleveland State, Rutgers and Kent State head coach will serve as the Midwest Regional in Champaign, Illinois. 

“The commissioners were selected for their diverse experiences and ability to help prepare these prospects for what they will experience as student-athletes on Division I campuses. We are very fortunate to have four well-respected head coaches who are passionate about the development of young players,” said Dan Gavitt, NCAA senior vice president of basketball.

The commissioners will serve as directors for their respective locations, and they will play integral roles in the development of drills, game rules and life-skills programming for participants. They also will monitor games, make roster changes and mentor academy coaches at each site.