Indianapolis, Ind. (7/3/14) – Associate Athletic Director Jack McKiernan has been selected as a member of the NCAA Division III Football Championship Committee as announced recently by the NCAA.
McKiernan is one of eight members of the national committee which is comprised of four administrators and four head coaches. The committee is comprised of all four geographic regions (East, West, North and South).
McKiernan has been at Kean since 2000, spending the first five years as the Sports Information Director, before assuming his current role. Under his leadership, Kean's athletic program and facilities have risen to national prominence.
McKiernan just concluded a four-year stint as a member of the NCAA Division III National Baseball Committee, serving the last two as the national chair. Moreover, he recently concluded a two-year term as President of the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC). He is the currently the NJAC Football sport chair and member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Football Bowl Championship selection committee. McKiernan is also one of 12 athletic administrators from all three NCAA Divisions to make up the 2013-14 class of the NCAA Pathway Program. He is one of four representatives from Division III.
Having worked for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), Montclair State University and the Meadowlands Racetrack, McKiernan returned to his alma mater Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick in 1999 as a graduate assistant. His term in New Brunswick was highlighted when, as a media assistant, he traveled with the women's basketball team during the NCAA Tournament all the way to the 2000 Final Four in Philadelphia, Pa., not long before accepting his post at Kean.
A four-year letter winner for the Rutgers football squad, McKiernan was the Scarlet Knights' captain as a senior in 1997.
McKiernan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science and sports studies from Rutgers University in 1998 and a master of arts in administration and supervision from Montclair State University in 2000.