KANSAS CITY, Mo.– The MIAA CEO Council extended the contract of Commissioner Mike Racy. With the extension, Racy’s contract now runs through June 2023. The CEO Council approved the contract extension at their June meeting on Monday, June 10.
Under Racy’s leadership, the Association created a risk management task force to explore best practices for campus and student-athlete safety, expanded the MIAA Basketball Championships to 20 teams in Kansas City, and moved the Conference office to Hy-Vee Arena. The MIAA has won 11 team national championships in eight sports by six different schools in his tenure as well.
Racy was named the Association’s fifth full-time commissioner on September 7, 2016, and he took office on February 1, 2017. Prior to the MIAA, he was the NCAA’s Vice President for Division II and held positions at the University of Central Missouri which included Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President for Law, Policy, and Strategy/General Counsel.
He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washburn University with a bachelor of business administration degree. Racy obtained his Juris Doctorate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and began working for the NCAA in 1993.