Charlotte, NC – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) has named Taiqua Stewart and Reggie Greenwood as Coordinators of Basketball Officials for the conference. Stewart assumes the Women's Basketball Coordinator of Officials position with over 20 years of officiating experience while Greenwood beings over 37 years of experience officiating and supervising as Men's Basketball Coordinator of Officials.
"The CIAA is honored and fortunate to have Ms. Stewart and Mr. Greenwood back home to build on the legacy and foundation of Mr. James T. Burch," said CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams. "We have secured two individuals who are highly respected nationally, regionally and locally in the basketball officiating community. We look forward to the passion they bring to recruit, train, and retain some of the best officials in the country and the CIAA."
Stewart is a former NCAA Division I, II, and III official, having called games in nearly a dozen conferences including the CIAA, Big South Conference, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). During post-season play, Stewart has officiated numerous conference tournament games as well as NCAA championships across all divisions and the Women's National Invitation Tournament. In 2006, she was selected to officiate the NCAA Division II Elite Eight, Final Four, and National Championship Games.
Most recently, Stewart has served as the Coordinator of Women's Basketball Officials for the MEAC and as a NCAA Regional Evaluator.
Greenwood began his officiating career in 1981 and is no stranger to the CIAA, having worked 15 CIAA Basketball Tournaments from 1994-2009. In 2011, he was inducted in to the CIAA Basketball Officials Hall of Fame. Greenwood has spent 20 years officiating at the Division I level including working the NCAA Tournament for 12 years. His background includes over 30-years of on-court officiating experience.
In 2009, Greenwood was named the Supervisor of Officials for the Ivy League and the Patriot League and deals with more than 120 basketball officials between the two leagues. From 2011-2014, he also served as the Supervisor of Officials for the Atlantic Ten Conference.
Stewart and Greenwood join the CIAA under a 3-year agreement upon the retirement of legendary CIAA Coordinator of Officials, Mr. James Burch. This marks the first time in conference history that the coordinator's position has been split into two roles.