Carl McAloose has unparalleled experience in a variety of positions within both the NCAA and NAIA. He has been a commissioner, an athletic director, a coach, a student-athlete and has worked at every level of the NCAA. He has numerous contacts with the NCAA and NAIA staffs, with conference commissioners, with directors of athletics, and with coaches throughout the country.
McAloose is known as a great judge of talent and personnel in college athletics and for his vision and ability to develop a plan to attain that vision. As Director of Athletics at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), McAloose was responsible for building the FGCU program from its inception in 2000. FGCU was the first institution to receive a waiver from the NCAA II during the transition period. FGCU made a move from Division II to NCAA Division I in the Fall of 2008. He developed the feasibility study that helped FGCU make the decision to move to NCAA I and was responsible for establishing FGCU Division I conference membership. He developed a strategic plan to meet the university’s mission and goals for the move to NCAA I.
At FGCU, McAloose was responsible for hiring a staff who built programs which brought unprecedented success. During their first season of NCAA post season eligibility, FGCU had six teams represented at the NCAA II championships. During the second season, ten of eleven teams competed in the NCAA championships. During the 2007-08 season, FGCU had several teams advance in the NCAA tournament with two teams ranked No. 1. The Eagles won 80 percent of their Division II contests. The success continued as a Division I program as FGCU won seven conference championships in five sports in its first 18 months in Division I. Student-athletes also succeeded in the classroom with a 3.2 GPA or higher during each year and contributed annually over 7,500 hours of community service.
Prior to joining FGCU, McAloose was the Commissioner of the Great Lakes Valley Conference, where he increased the conference reserve 500 percent and the budget by 50 percent through the incorporation of corporate partnerships. McAloose also enhanced the GLVC’s championships including the implementation of a neutral site men’s and women’s basketball championship which attracted over 21,000 people annually. He was also instrumental, as their first full-time commissioner, in setting up the conference operations, budget, staffing, and strategic plan.
McAloose has also held the positions of Associate Commissioner of the Big South Conference, Associate AD at Coastal Carolina, Assistant AD and Coach at West Chester University, and Sports Information Director at Guilford College and Frostburg State University. McAloose has been very active at the NCAA level, serving on the NCAA II Management Council, NCAA Legislative Committee, NCAA Amateur Clearinghouse Committee, DII Men’s Basketball Committee and Tournament Director for the NCAA II Elite Eight (four years).
McAloose formed ASC because presidents, athletics directors and commissioners were referred to him to assist them with different consulting and staffing projects. “Having experienced various transitions with regard to both conference and national affiliation, I was regularly being contacted to consult with and assist other institutions and conferences. The presidents and athletic administrators seeking assistance along with other requests to assist in the area of staffing are what motivated me to start ASC. I want to assist other institutions in building their programs by maximizing personnel, creating a vision and developing a plan for improvement,” said McAloose. “When working in the staffing area, ASC will find out the type of individual you are searching for and make the contacts to find you the most qualified and diverse pool of applicants available. When counseling on various issues, ASC will be able to research the issues, understand the specific challenges, and cost effectively create a vision.”