Nazareth Director of Athletics Peter Bothner to Serve on NCAA Division III Management Council

General | 1/3/2023 9:44:51 AM

Nazareth College Director of Athletics Peter Bothner will serve on the NCAA Division III Management Council, effective in mid-January, 2023.

The NCAA Management Council reports directly to the Presidents Council and handles the implementation of policies adopted by the Association’s Board of Governors and Division III Presidents Council.  The Management Council may sponsor legislative proposals; make interpretations of Division III’s bylaws; and may also handle resolution of Division III issues and recommendations from other committees and working groups throughout the Division’s substructure.


“I am really excited to serve on the NCAA Division III Management Council,” said Bothner, who is in his 25th season at Nazareth. “It is truly an honor to serve at the national level, especially during such an important time for Division III. I am proud to represent Nazareth College, the Empire 8 and all of our student-athletes.”


“Pete is amongst the most respected Directors of Athletics in the country,” said Empire 8 Commissioner Chuck Mitrano. “He always acts in the best interest of the student-athlete and is a collaborative, insightful leader that will be an exceptional representative of Empire 8 on the NCAA Management Council.”

Since arriving at Nazareth in 1998, Bothner has overseen dramatic growth in a department that now includes 26 intercollegiate sports teams. Among the recent developments under Bothner’s watch was the 2019 grand opening of the Golisano Training Center, a 108,000-square foot facility that doubles as a state-of-the-art venue for Nazareth athletics and the Special Olympics. Bothner has served on several committees at Nazareth — both regional and national. He was president of the Empire 8 Conference for three years and was a member of the NCAA men’s lacrosse selection committee.


The members of the Empire 8 Conference are committed first and foremost to the pursuit of academic excellence and the league is regarded as an outstanding NCAA Division III conference. The membership has distinguished itself among its peer group for its quality institutions, spirited and sportsmanlike competition, outstanding services and highly ethical policies and practices. Its commitment to serve the educational needs of its student-athletes is the hallmark of the E8. For more on the Empire 8 visit



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