New England Collegiate Conference Hires Parulis-Kaye as Assistant Commissioner

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CHICOPEE, Mass.—New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Commissioner Del Malloy announced the hiring of Christa Parulis-Kaye as Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations. Parulis-Kaye will officially begin on August 1, 2008.

“I am thrilled that Christa has agreed to join the New England Collegiate Conference as Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations,” stated Commissioner Malloy. “Her exposure, talent and above all enthusiasm will help us tremendously as we make the NECC a conference that will provide outstanding opportunities for the student-athletes at our member institutions.”

Before relocating to Massachusetts last year, Parulis-Kaye was the Senior Woman Administrator and Sports Information Director at Florida Institute of Technology for eight years. She helped administer 15 sports for the NCAA Division II member of the Sunshine State Conference (SSC) located in Melbourne, Florida. She served as the primary media relations contact for Panther athletics.

Parulis-Kaye will assist Commissioner Malloy with all aspects of NECC public relations and sports information. Her primary functions will be maintaining the conference website; writing and disseminating press releases; publishing and submitting score reports, standings and statistics to conference constituents, media outlets, and the NCAA; updating conference directories; maintaining conference archives; and assisting with conference meetings and other administrative duties.

During her tenure at Florida Tech, Parulis-Kaye was a member of the NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Region Advisory Committee and also served as south region chair of the Daktronics All-America Women’s Basketball Selection Committee. Parulis-Kaye is a member of CoSIDA, WoSIDA and NACWAA. She also served on numerous SSC legislative committees including officiating oversight, as well as various championship committees, including men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s rowing.

Prior to Florida Tech, Parulis-Kaye worked for the South Florida Host Committee. She was an administrative assistant for the South Florida Super Bowl XXXIII Host Committee in charge of Media Relations, Volunteer and Teams committees. Following the Super Bowl, she was promoted to the Assistant Director for Special Events and Media Relations for the 1999 Breeder’s Cup Host Committee.

She was also a teacher and coach in the state of Florida, most notably as the head cheer coach for the two-time state champions along with coaching both volleyball and softball at Msgr. Edward Pace High School in Miami, Florida.

Parulis-Kaye graduated from the University of Miami in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and received her Master of Science in Sports Administration from St. Thomas University in 1999.

She is married to Gregg Kaye, the commissioner for The Commonwealth Coast Conference. The couple reside in West Springfield with their two children Leondra (age 11) and Christian (age 2) along with their two dogs Simon and Max.