The SWAC Council of Presidents/Chancellors and chairman George C. Wright, President at the Prairie View A&M University, announced today that SWAC Commissioner Duer Sharp and the conference have agreed to a contract extension through June 30, 2015.
Sharp, 42, has been the commissioner of the 10-team league for the last five years.
Under Sharp’s leadership the SWAC has negotiated long-term agreements with ESPN, Russell Athletic, Toyota, Coca-Cola and Nike. The conference basketball tournament has also set records for revenue and total attendance two of the last three years.
Sharp has served on the NCAA Committee on Academic Performance (CAP) and is currently a member of the Division I Leadership Council.