CARRIE COLL, ASSOCIATE COMMISSIONER, CHAMPIONSHIPS
Carrie Coll, who was promoted to Associate Commissioner for Championships in July 2006, is charged with directing the 13 Mountain West championships and supervises 17 regular-season MW sponsored sports. Coll works with institutional and organizational hosts of the Conference championships to implement three fall, three winter and seven spring championships. Additionally, she oversees game management policies, creates conference schedules and works with MW broadcast rights holders. on televised Mountain West games and events.
Coll is the staff liaison to the various MW Sport Committees and serves as liaison to the Joint Council Senior Woman Administrators. Coll was a member of the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Committee from 2002- 2005; serving as chair of the Committee her final year and served two-years on the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Committee from 2008-2010. She is currently serving a four-year term as the Conference's representative to the NCAA Championships/Sports Management Cabinet and sits on the Cabinet's Administrative Committee.
Before her move to the conference office, Coll spent four years at the United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA), most recently as the Senior Director of Events and Elite Athlete Relations. Coll joined the USFSA as an events coordinator in 1998 and was promoted to Director of Events in 1999 and to her senior director position that same year. At the USFSA, she directed international and domestic televised figure skating events, including the State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships and served as the primary production contact for ABC Sports. Her other responsibilities included managing bid proposals, selecting event sites, and negotiating venue contracts. Coll is credited with developing an event management and accreditation software package designed to facilitate event planning and tighten event security. During her tenure, she raised over $650K for the USFSA Memorial Fund by producing a star-studded figure skating exhibition at Madison Square Garden in New York. Coll also provided consultation on the Olympic figure skating events for the Salt Lake Organizing Committee and served as Chief of Sport Services during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
A graduate of the University of Colorado, Coll earned her undergraduate degree in kinesiology, and started her career as a student athletic trainer in CU's sports medicine program. She went on to become a certified athletic trainer and received her master's degree in sport management from the University of Kentucky while working as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the Wildcats.
A native of Danville, Calif., Coll lives in the Pine Creek community of Colorado Springs with her husband, Dermot, an Associate Athletic Director at the Air Force Academy, and their daughter, Reagan. (3)