March 26, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -
Less than one year into his first stint on the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Committee, Army head hockey coach Brian Riley received a four-year extension to his term with one of college hockey's most influential organizations.
Riley, who just completed his 10th season at West Point, participated in his first NCAA meetings in Indianapolis last June and is currently chairing the 2014 NCAA Division I Tournament East Regional at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. Riley's extension places him on the NCAA committee through the 2018 NCAA Championship.
The NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Committee is responsible for the management of the NCAA Championship, including team selection and operations, as well as future site selections for NCAA regionals and the Frozen Four.
"Having served on this committee for nearly a year, it has reinforced for me what a tremendous organization the NCAA is and will continue to be," Riley said. "There is so much talent and professionalism on this committee; I consider it an absolute honor to serve alongside them. I'm extremely humbled to be representing Army and the Atlantic Hockey Association in this capacity and look forward to what will be a terrific 2014 NCAA Championship."
Riley is currently joined on the committee by fellow head coaches Kevin Sneddon of Vermont and Mel Pearson from Michigan Technological University and administrators Jim Knowlton, Director of Athletics at Rensselaer Polytechnic, Brian Faison, Athletics Director at the University of North Dakota and Tom McGinnis, Associate Athletic Director at the University of Minnesota.