One thing is constant in the realm of the higher-ups when it comes to a college conference. No, it’s not the Sun Belt, Big 12, or even the SEC. The Mid-American Conference is sticking with their commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher for the forseeable future.
According to College Football Talk, the MAC announced on Monday that Steinbrecher had signed a contract extension through the 2019-2020 academic year. He has held that position with the Cleveland-based conference since the 2009-2010 academic year. He hopes to continue his success with the MAC.
“I am very appreciative to the Council of Presidents and the confidence they have placed in me during my years as Commissioner of the Mid-American Conference,” Steinbrecher said in a statement. “We share the same vision and I look forward to continuing to lead this conference, our members and our students.”
Steinbrecher has helped the MAC sign a recent deal with ESPN to broadcast sporting events across their family of networks as well as another four-year-deal with the CBS Sports Network. Steinbrecher has also extended the conference’s bowl affiliations astronomically.
The MAC now holds affiliations with the new Camelia, Boca Raton, and Bahamas Bowls in addition to the Idaho Famous Potato Bowl and the GoDaddy.com Bowl.
The MAC now has continued to hold onto its twelve-team roster, after UMass ends it football-only association in the fall, which makes them the only conference not to change its membership numbers in this era. Steinbrecher has certainly done a lot for the MAC in the last six years. Let’s hope he continue that success for the next five.
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