CCBC Essex Athletic Administrator Honored with Conference Award

Oct 28, 2015 | by Jacquie Lucy | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.761.2482 (cell)

Rosedale, MD – The Community College of Baltimore County Athletics is pleased to announce that Gregory J. Witkop, assistant director of College Athletics at CCBC Essex, has been named 2014-2015 Maryland JUCO Conference Athletic Director of the Year. The honor was announced at the conference’s fall meeting on Sept. 21 in Winchester, Virginia.

“I am extremely proud of Greg and the team of coaches and support staff at CCBC Essex,” said Brian Farrell, CCBC Director of Athletics. “Their collective efforts enhance the experience of our student athletes each and every day.”

This award recognizes individual, program, and professional excellence over the past three years in the following five areas: academics, sportsmanship, athletic excellence, contributions to the conference, and professional development.

A Master’s degree candidate in 2016, Witkop, a Buffalo, N.Y. area native, is in his third year as the Maryland JUCO Conference President. With nearly five years of service time with CCBC, he has provided outstanding leadership to the CCBC Essex intercollegiate sports program, the 2015 NJCAA Men’s Lacrosse Final Four hosted by CCBC Essex, and numerous CCBC Athletics special events. Greg was instrumental in the development of the new PrestoSports athletic websites and reorganization of the department’s sport information function. He provided sound leadership to the CCBC Catonsville intercollegiate sports program from March, 2011 – September 2014.

Athletically, CCBC Essex teams captured two NJCCAA National tournament appearances, two NJCAA Region XX championships, and one Maryland JUCO Conference title last academic year. Additionally, CCBC Essex student athletes garnered 17 awards for academic excellence in the classroom and 32 awards for excellence in the sports arena in 2014-2015.

For more information on the Maryland JUCO Conference, visit www.mdjuco.org and to read more about CCBC Essex Athletics, go to www.ccbcessexknights.com.

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