EDISON, NJ – The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Commissioner, Richard J. Ensor has named Ruben R. Perez Jr., as MAAC Associate Commissioner for Men’s Basketball & Baseball.
“I’m pleased to have someone of Ruben Perez’s experience and background join the MAAC staff to lead men’s basketball operations,” notes Ensor. “Ruben brings a proven ability to handle complex scheduling and event management from his many years of service to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) membership. In addition, he has worked closely with our partner ESPN3 at the SIAC and has worked on the NCAA Division II Football South Regional Advisory Committee, where he worked on team selection and management of that championship. He will be a great addition to the staff and his leadership abilities will be an asset as the MAAC continues to grow its basketball programs and annual championships at the Times Union Center.”
As the Associate Commissioner, Perez Jr., will serve on the MAAC senior management staff and will be responsible for conference scheduling of men’s basketball and baseball and assist the Commissioner in managing MAAC’s membership in the Collegiate Officiating Consortium, LLC. He will oversee the scheduling of the MAAC broadcast package for men’s basketball, conduct in-season operations, oversee the officiating bureau, and manage championship operations for baseball. He will also assist with the basketball tournament marketing and operations in coordination with host arenas and member schools. Additionally, Perez Jr., will manage the budgets for men’s basketball and baseball and will assists with host coordination for NCAA tournaments hosted by the MAAC.
Perez Jr., joins the conference staff after serving as Associate Commissioner for Championships and Marketing with the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) in Atlanta, Georgia where he oversaw the conference’s thirteen sponsored championships. He was also responsible for the development and implementation of all conference championships while working closely with the institutional and organizational host. Additionally, he was responsible of the development of championship and game management policies, managed the conferences officiating program, created all conference regular season and championship schedules and worked closely with the Athletic Directors Council and Coaches Committees. Perez Jr., joined the SIAC in 2009 as the Assistant Commissioner for New Media and Communications.
Outside of his conference responsibilities, Perez Jr., has served as a site-representative for several Division II football playoff contests and the DII Football National Championship while also working on the game management staffs at the Division I, II, and III men’s basketball championships including the 2013 Final Four held in Atlanta, Georgia.
Perez Jr., has served on various NCAA committees including the Division II National Football Committee and the Regional Advisory Committee for Football. He also serves on the SIDEARM Sports advisory committee and is a board member with Positive American Youth, a non-profit organization mentoring youth, located in Atlanta, Ga.
Prior to joining the SIAC, Perez Jr., was the Director of Sports Information at Clark Atlanta University. Before his appointment at CAU, he was the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information at Chicago State University. He also served four years as Media Relations Assistant at Savannah State University.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Perez Jr., holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with a focus in public relations and advertising from Savannah State University. He holds professional credentials from the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA), National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), College Sports Information Directors of America (COSIDA), and Black College Sports Information Directors of America (BCSIDA).