|Director of Media Relations|
|Consultant to the ASC||
|Supervisor of Football Officials||
|Supervisor of Basketball Officials||
05-25-06 ASC Release
President: Dr. Bob Riley, East Texas
Amy Carlton, Commissioner
Amy Carlton was named Commissioner of the American Southwest Conference on Feb. 8, 2007 by the ASC Council of Presidents after serving in an interim commissioner role since July 1, 2006.
Carlton, 47, is the second full-time commissioner of the ASC following Fred Jacoby, who retired in June 2006 after guiding the ASC for 10 years as the league's first commissioner (1996-2006). Carlton joined the ASC staff as Director of Media Relations in January 2002 and was promoted to Assistant Commissioner in May 2003.
Carlton is one of 12 women who serve as commissioner of an NCAA Division III conference, guiding the largest conference among the 12.
A native of Greencastle, Ind., Carlton earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism cum laude from Franklin College (Ind.) in 1981 and completed graduate courses in athletic administration at Western Illinois University.
Carlton spent over 20 years on college and university campuses, including 13-1/2 years in sports information operations at three NCAA Division I institutions. She joined the ASC staff after 10 years as Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations at the University of Michigan (1990-2000) and was Assistant Sports Information Director at Northern Illinois University (1989-90). Carlton was a graduate sports information intern at both Western Illinois (1987-88) and Michigan (1988-89). She began her career as assistant director of the news bureau at Franklin College, before moving to Manchester College (Ind.) where she was Director of News and Sports Information for five years (1982-87).
Carlton and husband Chuck, a writer in the Dallas Morning News sports department, have a daughter, Taylor Lynne, and reside in Flower Mound, Texas.
Carlton is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA), National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA), and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Greg Weghorst, Director of Media Relations
Greg Weghorst was named Director of Media Relations of the American Southwest Conference in February 2007 after serving in an interim role since August 2006.
Weghorst, 25, is the fifth media relations director of the ASC. He provides an oversight of the conference's media relations operation, including compilation of league statistics and standings and NCAA reports, production of the ASC weekly sport reports, maintaining the ASC website and assisting with conference issues and tournament administration.
A sports writer with the Temple Daily Telegram prior to coming to the ASC, Weghorst provided coverage of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Central Texas Blackhawks/Marshals of the North American Hockey League and Temple-area high schools. He was part of the coverage team for the 2005 EV1.net Houston Bowl and the 2004 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, and also contributed to the magazine Total Texas Baseball.
Weghorst, a native of Waco, Texas, is a 2003 graduate of Mary Hardin-Baylor with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications/journalism. While an undergraduate, he was a reporter in features, sports and personality profiles at The Bells and worked as a disc jockey for KBDE-FM in Waco. Weghorst was a student intern in the UMHB Sports Information Office under Jon Wallin and served on the tournament staff for the 2000 PGA MasterCard Colonial tournament.
Weghorst is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
He and his wife, Casey, reside in Plano, Texas.
Fred Jacoby, the first commissioner of the American Southwest Conference, serves as a consultant to the Conference. Jacoby began his ASC tenure in May 1996 and retired from the Commissioner position in June 2006 after 10 years leading the league and shepherding the association into NCAA Division III membership.
During his tenure Jacoby led the ASC in active expansion of its membership with institutions in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The league began with eight members in May 1996 and grew to 16 members in 2003. Student-athletes and teams enjoyed conference, regional and national success in the first decade of the ASC, claiming individual national titles in golf and track and field; Division III runner-up finishes in women's golf and football; and a Final Four berth in women's basketball. Member administrators served on regional and national committees, including the NCAA Division III Presidents and Management Councils.
Jacoby retires with over 50 years experience in full-time coaching and collegiate athletics administration. His career includes 10 years on the high school coaching level, eight years as an assistant football coach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and 38 years as a college athletics commissioner beginning as the first commissioner of the Wisconsin State University Conference (1966-71). He served as commissioner for the Mid-American Conference (1971-82) and the Southwest Conference (1982-93). In addition to working with the ASC, Jacoby was also commissioner of the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference (1994-present).
Jacoby was presented the NACDA NIT/Athletics Director Award at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics convention in June 2002. The award recognized Jacoby's extensive work in collegiate athletics at the institutional, conference and national levels. Jacoby served as Chair of the National Letter of Intent Program for the longest tenure in its history 22 years from 1973-95. He is past president of the Collegiate Commissioners Association, past chair of NCAA committees on Membership Structure, Postgraduate Scholarship, Research and Championship Standards.
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