The WCHA announced on Tuesday that former Bemidji State athletic director Tracy Dill will serve as the league’s commissioner on an interim basis for the 2022-2023 season, while the league plans to begin a national search for their next commissioner in the spring of 2023.
Dill, who officially retired his post as athletic director at Bemidji State on June 30th, replaces outgoing commissioner Jennifer Flowers, who resigned her position this May to take an athletic director job at Southwest Minnesota State.
The decision to go with a year-long interim commissioner is a bit unconventional, but makes sense given the current turmoil and rapidly changing landscape in NCAA athletics.
From the league’s release:
Those issues are likely particularly important for the WCHA, which contains three schools that are members of the Big Ten, which is currently sliding away from the NCAA and towards building their own super-conference.