January 14, 2013

Rudy Keeling Retires from ECAC Commissioner Post

CENTERVILLE, Mass. - The Eastern College Athletic Conference announced today that Rudy Keeling has recently retired as Commissioner of the ECAC after holding this position since May, 2007.

As Commissioner, Rudy was responsible for providing leadership, direction, consultation and support for the Conference’s programs. During his tenure, Rudy was instrumental in the formation of the Division II Lacrosse League, expanding Division I Lacrosse membership, creating the Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament at Walt Disney World, Florida and Labor Day Soccer Classic and establishing the ECAC as the host for the NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey Frozen Four in 2014.

Rudy consistently represented the ECAC and its constituency in the highest manner to other national, regional and local athletics governing bodies and educational institutions, as well as private and public organizations. The ECAC and its Board of Directors thanks Rudy for his service and wishes him well as he moves on to other challenges.