Former three-time Capital Athletic Conference all-star and four-time All-Academic Team member Tim Mowrer has been named the first CAC assistant commissioner, with primary responsibility for external relations.

"Tim will be such a great addition to the Capital Athletic Conference and, on behalf of the entire President's Council, we are so fortunate to have him," said Dr. Jonathan Gibralter, Frostburg State University president and chair of the President's Council.

"He knows the conference well and, in partnership with Commissioner Tom Byrnes, and all of our campuses, we will continue to make the Capital Athletic Conference one of the very best in the NCAA, Division III," Gibralter said.

Mowrer, originally from near Lancaster, will assume most of the media relations duties for the conference, with emphasis on social media and video in conjunction with the CAC website (www.cacsports.com). He will also assist in many other areas and represent the conference on regional and national committees.

"The CAC President's Council, furthering its efforts to serve the membership and the student-athletes, unanimously endorsed the expansion of the conference staff by adding the position of Assistant Commissioner," said Byrnes.

"The search committee selected Tim from a pool of more than 180 very-qualified candidates. He brings an excellent variety of skills and experiences to the position and will complement and enhance the initiatives to promote the CAC," Byrnes said.

He is a 2009 graduate of York College, with a bachelor's degree in sport management, and a minor in public relations. Mowrer is pursuing a master's degree in sport management at Millersville University.

"I'm thrilled to be a part of this exciting time in the CAC," said Mowrer. "I realize this is a landmark moment for the conference, and I'm eager to help the CAC continue to develop into one of the premier conferences in the country."

Mowrer was a four-year starter at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles and a three-time all-star for the Spartans' men's tennis team. He is YCP's all-time leader in singles wins with a 53-19 record and boasts a career doubles record of 44-18. He also earned CAC All-Academic recognition all four years.

His collegiate administrative career began in August, 2010, as an intern in the sports information office at Johns Hopkins University, followed by two years as the Assistant Director of Communications in the athletics office at Franklin & Marshall College.

At Johns Hopkins, Mowrer served as the primary sports information contact for 10 sports, and was the host administrator for the NCAA women's soccer first and second rounds and the Centennial Conference Women's Basketball and Baseball Championships.

While at F&M, he handled media relations duties for 10 of the Diplomats' 28 sports, while also overseeing a student worker staff who worked as game-day event management staff and day-to-day office staff. He assisted in the organization and implementation of multiple Centennial and NCAA postseason events, and was also instrumental in helping improve the quality of the department's live broadcasts of its home events, including a shift to high-definition streaming.

He has also worked as a game day press box assistant at Baltimore Ravens home games for the past three seasons, assisting the Ravens public relations staff in a variety of game-day tasks.

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