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Howard Community College Names Director for 2017 Track Nationals

Former UMBC Athletic Director to Organize Championships at HCC

Columbia, MD – Howard Community College Athletics Director Diane Schumacher announced that retired University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Director of Athletics Charles Brown will be the director of the 2017 NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field Division III National Championships, which will be held May 11–13, 2017, at Howard Community College. 

Brown served as the athletic director at UMBC for 24 years and at Hunter College (NY) for nine years.  During his years of experience, he hosted and directed many track meets. For the national championships, he will direct all phases with Athletics Director Diane Schumacher, the NJCAA, and the NJCAA Coaches Association.  

“We are fortunate to have Dr. Brown oversee the nationals,” said Athletics Director Schumacher. “With his knowledge and experience, he will do a great job supporting student-athletes in their competition.”

HCC is hosting this year’s nationals at its Dragon Stadium. HCC last hosted nationals in 2013, when its men’s team won the national championship.  

“The NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field Division III National Championship is a great opportunity to be a part of an exciting track meet,” Brown said.  “I am looking forward to working with everyone involved to make this year’s nationals a success.”

Brown earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Long Island University, his master’s degree in physical education from Brooklyn College and his doctorate in physical education from Springfield College (MA). He was a track and field athlete himself, participating in many events including the javelin, while in high school and for a club team during his college years.

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