Tracey Ranieri Named To NCAA Council
The NCAA Division III Management Council has appointed SUNY Oneonta Director of Athletics Tracey Ranieri to a four-year term on the council. The appointment was approved at the Oct. 15-16 meeting of the council and takes effect beginning at the conclusion of the 2013 NCAA convention.
Ranieri is in her fifth year as the director of athletics at SUNY Oneonta. She brings extensive experience as an administrator and coach, having served Oneonta for 21 years in both capacities. Ranieri began her tenure at the college as the assistant athletic director and women’s soccer coach in 1991.
During her tenure as the assistant athletics director, she established Oneonta’s NCAA CHAMPS Lifeskills program, which promotes academic and athletic excellence, while fostering community service, personal and career development for student athletes through year-round workshops. As the Athletic Department’s compliance coordinator, she developed a database that tracks academic and athletic eligibility for NCAA compliance, which other SUNY schools now use.
As soccer coach, Ranieri built a program that set the record for all divisions, men and women, for the longest conference unbeaten streak of 101 games. Her tenure as coach of Oneonta included eight straight NCAA appearances from 1999-2006, eight SUNYAC Conference Championships and five Coach of the Year Awards. In addition, Ranieri was selected as the NSCAA National Coach of the Year in 2003 when Oneonta won the Division III National Championship, the first team national championship in the history of the college.
In 2004, Ranieri received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for excellence in professional service. This award is presented to SUNY employees that have consistently demonstrated superlative performance within and beyond their position.