Quincy, Mass. – August 23, 2016 – The National Collegiate Gymnastics Association’s (NCGA) executive director, Jen Miller-McEachern, was presented with the Excellence in Sports Leadership Award from Northeastern University last month in Boston, Mass.
The Master of Sports Leadership Program recognizes alumni at their Summer Institute gathering who have shown significant leadership in athletics. Miller-McEachern serves as the executive director of the NCGA as well as the assistant director of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).
As the former women’s gymnastics coach at MIT, Miller-McEachern was selected as the 2007 Division III National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) Coach of the Year and served on the organization’s Fund Our Future Committee from 2008-2010. In addition to her coaching duties, Miller-McEachern was the NCGA Vice Chair, Championship Meet Director and Corporate Sponsorship Consultant from 2008-2011. She also served as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Women’s Gymnastics Committee Chair from 2007-2009.
During her time in the Sports Leadership program, Miller-McEachern worked with USA Gymnastics as an event manager and volunteer coordinator for the American Cup which was held at the DCU center in Worcester, Mass. She also worked as a transportation coordinator for the organization when Boston hosted the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Trials at the Fleet Center.
Currently, Miller-McEachern’s responsibilities for the NCGA focus on budget management, policy and rules enforcement, governance, championships and corporate sponsorship. She also serves on the NCAA Olympic Sports Liaison Committee which meets at the US Olympic Committee Assembly in Colorado Springs, Colo. each year.
As a member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA), Miller-McEachern is a 2011 graduate of the Institute for Administrative Advancement. She continues to work with Northeastern’s Sports Leadership program as a panel guest for the Summer Institute as well as mentors students in the program. In addition to receiving her master’s degree from Northeastern, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Springfield College.