|Year:||13th with CCC; 19th in an NCAA conf. office|
|High School:||Poly Prep Country Day School ' 83|
|Previous College:||Rollins '87 (B.A.); Ohio State '90 (M.A.)|
The 2019-20 academic year will mark Gregg Kaye's 13th year of service as Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) commissioner. He was appointed as the CCC's first full-time commissioner on June 4, 2007.
During his tenure as CCC Commissioner, Kaye has played a key role in the creation of CCC championships in men's golf, men's ice hockey and women's track and field, as well as the upcoming conference expansion to 10 institutions in 2020-21. Additionally, in June 2015, Kaye was also appointed commissioner of the New England Football Conference, which was renamed Commonwealth Coast Football for the 2017 playing season. He also played a significant role in the addition of the CCC's first-ever associate members in men's ice hockey, while also welcoming new members to Commonwealth Coast Football.
Nationally, Kaye has been distinguished as a member of the NCAA Division III Baseball Committee, on which he represented the New England region from 2010 through 2014. He served as the committee's national chair in 2011-12 and 2012-13. He was recognized for his service to Division III baseball as the 2014 recipient of the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association's Andy Baylock Distinguished Service Award.
No stranger to committee service, Kaye is currently in the final year of a four-year term on the NCAA Division III Interpretations and Legislation Committee. In addition, Kaye is also serving a three-year term on the Division III Convention Planning Subcommittee that runs through January 2022. Previously, Kaye has served as a member of the Division III Commissioners Association (D3CA) Executive Committee, chair of the D3CA Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct Committee, and as a member of D3CA Championship Advisory Group and the D3CA Forfeit Project Team.
Prior to joining the CCC, Kaye spent six years with the Sunshine State Conference (SSC), an NCAA Division II conference based in Orlando, Florida. He spent two years as associate commissioner, following four years as assistant commissioner. He was inducted into the SSC Hall of Fame in June 2013.
During his six-year stint at the SSC from 2001-07, Kaye was involved in media relations, web design, conference championships, awards, publications, scheduling, television production and business operations. He was also a member of the NCAA Division II Baseball Committee and also served as chair of the south region. Additionally, he also served on the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Membership Services and Computer Committees.
Kaye earned his bachelor's degree in computer science from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., in 1987, and subsequently earned his master's degree in sport management from The Ohio State University in 1990.
Prior to his work in college athletics, Kaye spent nine years (1988-1997) in the New York Yankees organization in several front office roles with the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. He also served in numerous gameday roles with clubs in the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays minor league organizations.
After returning to Central Florida in 1997, Kaye worked in the computer networking and brokerage industries for four years, but remained active in athletics during that time, serving as official scorer for the Orlando Rays and Kissimmee Cobras professional baseball teams and also as a member of the statistics crew for both the Florida Citrus Bowl and arena football's Orlando Predators. He also assisted the Rollins College athletic department as public address announcer for men's and women's basketball and as an occasional play-by-play announcer for his old radio station, WPRK.
His background in collegiate athletics also includes internships with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the North Coast Athletic Conference. He also spent nine months working in the sports information office at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. A huge fan of the Beatles, Ohio State football, Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit, Kaye is an avid traveler who has been to 42 states (8 to go!) and 11 countries.
Locally, Kaye has been involved as a youth basketball, softball, baseball and soccer coach. He currently spearheads fundraising efforts for his children's nationally competitive cheer programs.
Kaye is a native of Brooklyn, New York.