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We are a professional Association, national in scope, comprised of IA Directors of Athletics.

As stewards of our profession, we bear responsibility for all facets of professional administration of the intercollegiate athletic programs within the community of higher education.

As a service organization, we provide and coordinate a comprehensive array of professional services in response to the needs and wants of our member schools.


DIA Athletics Directors’ Association Athletic Directors’ Institute
July 28-30, 2014
Los Colinas, Dallas, TX
D1A Athletics Directors’ Association Annual Meeting
D1A Athletics Directors’ Association 2014 Annual Meeting will be held at the DFW Hilton in Grapevine, Texas on Monday, September 22nd and Tuesday, September 23rd

Annual Meeting

These are the recognized sponsors of the 2013 Annual Meeting.

AD Profile

Brad Bates

Morgan Burke
1A Athletic Directors’ Association

As he embarks on his third decade as director of intercollegiate athletics at his alma mater, Morgan Burke continues to put his heart and soul into what he truly views as a labor of love. He has worked vigorously to ensure every student-athlete has a positive experience at Purdue University.

A 1973 industrial management graduate and captain of the swimming team his senior year, Burke was a member of Phi Beta Kappa scholastic honorary. After graduation, he continued at Purdue and earned a master's degree in industrial relations in 1975. In 1980, he graduated with a law degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Burke pursued a successful career with Inland Steel Co. after law school, moving through 13 positions in an 18-year span. He was vice president when he departed to return to Purdue.

Beyond Purdue, Burke presently serves on the NCAA Leadership Council, which identifies important issues surrounding the future of the NCAA and reports to the Board of Directors. He previously was a member of several Big Ten boards (Executive, Program/Budget and Compliance committees) and NCAA working groups (Championships and Competitions and Postseason Football committees). In 2010, Burke was honored as the Football Bowl Subdivision Central Region Under Armour AD of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.

Burke has the fifth-longest tenure among current athletics directors at FBS institutions. A highly respected professional of intercollegiate athletics, Morgan will lead the association as it continues to serve the Directors of Athletics in the 1A Association.

Executive Committee

Morgan Burke
Purdue University

1st Vice President
Jack Swarbrick
Notre Dame

ACC Representative
Dan Radakovich
Clemson University

AAC Representative
Mack Rhoades
University of Houston

Big Ten Representative
Jim Phillips
Northwestern University

Big Twelve Representative
Ian McCaw
Baylor University

Sun Belt Representative
John Hartwell
Troy University

Conference USA Representative
Chris Massaro
Middle Tennessee University

MAC Representative
Dave Heeke
Central Michigan

Mountain West Representative
Paul Krebs
University of New Mexico

PAC-12 Representative
Greg Byrne
University of Arizona

SEC Representative
Jeff Long
University of Arkansas

Ex Officio
Bob Vecchione

Ex Officio
Dutch Baughman
Executive Director

Immediate Past President
Jamie Pollard
Iowa State University


Division 1-A Conferences