Del Conte, TCU’s director of intercollegiate athletics, was one of 28 athletic directors to receive the honor for 2014-15.
“[He] is a fantastic individual and a consummate professional who has been instrumental in advancing TCU Athletics,” TCU Chancellor Victor J. Boschini said. “We are proud of Chris’ accomplishments. This award is reflective of his tireless work on behalf of TCU.”
Boschini said Del Conte has secured major funding donations for athletic venues on campus, including the football stadium and basketball arena.
Under Del Conte’s leadership, TCU athletics has seen some of it’s most successful seasons to date. Notably, TCU football’s first Big 12 co-championship. Football, though, was one of five TCU sports to reach the top 10 nationally this year.
NACDA Executive Director Bob Vecchione explains this award is essential because it highlights the efforts of athletics directors at all levels for their commitment and positive contributions.
The 28 honorees were in seven subdivisions: Football Bowl, Football Championship, Division-I AAA, Division II, Division III, NAIA and Junior/Community Colleges. TCU was joined in the Football Bowl division with winners from Kentucky, Connecticut and Baylor.
“These winners have been recognized by their peers for their outstanding work on campus, in their community and supporting their student-athletes,” Vecchione said.