January 26, 2012

Mary Bradbury Tabbed as the New Director of Officiating at the ECAC

CENTERVILLE, Mass. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference has hired Mary Bradbury as its new director of officiating. That announcement was made today by ECAC Commissioner Rudy Keeling.

Bradbury is a 30-year veteran official in the sports of basketball, softball and volleyball, working at both the high school and intercollegiate levels. She has been selected to work numerous college basketball postseason games as well as the Massachusetts state high school west regional and semifinal tournaments.

“The ECAC is fortunate and delighted to welcome Mary Bradbury as our new Director of Officiating,” Commissioner Keeling said. “Her background, expertise and personality make her a perfect match for the needs of the ECAC.”

Bradbury added: “I am excited to be the newly-appointed ECAC Director of Officiating. I am looking forward to working with our member schools and affiliates, officiating bureaus and officials throughout the organization, and to the continuation of providing high-quality services to our teams and student-athletes.”

Bradbury, of Lee, Mass., holds membership in the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO) and the ECAC. She has been the secretary and treasurer for the IAABO Board No. 25 and local representative to the Massachusetts State Board of Basketball Officials (MSBBO) since 2009.

Prior to joining the ECAC administrative team, Bradbury’s professional career spanned two decades in business administration and ownership in the field of education.

In 2009, Bradbury was inducted into the Berkshire County Volleyball Hall of Fame for contributions to the sport, and also received a lifetime achievement award.

Bradbury has also been a two-year clinician at the University of New Haven IAABO Referee School and served on the Conference’s organizing committee for the 2011 ECAC Convention and Trade Show.

Bradbury received a bachelor’s degree in physical education from SUNY Cortland and a master’s degree in athletic counseling and psychology from Springfield College.

She replaces Steve Bamford who retired last year.