Dan Gavitt

SVP of Basketball at NCAA


Dan Gavitt joined the NCAA staff as vice president of men’s basketball in August 2012 after spending the previous seven years as the associate commissioner for men’s basketball at the Big East Conference. In his current role, Gavitt oversees the day-to-day operations of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball championship as well as the NCAA’s 11-year, $10.6-billion contracts with broadcast partners CBS and Turner Broadcasting. He also supervises the Postseason NIT and NCAA Divisions II and III Men’s Basketball Championships, and serves as the staff’s day-to-day contact to the Division I men’s basketball committee and the men’s basketball oversight committee.

Prior to his service at the Big East, Gavitt was director of athletics and recreation at Bryant University, which has one of the largest Division II athletics departments in the country. Earlier in his career, Gavitt ran his own sports marketing and event management firm, Craigville Sports Associates, Inc., served as an assistant basketball coach at Providence College and ran the Rick Barnes basketball camp.

Gavitt holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., and a Master of Business Administration from Providence College in Providence, R.I. Gavitt is a member of both the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.


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