WCC Commissioner Zaninovich To Join Pac-12 Conference
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott announced today that Jamie Zaninovich, West Coast Conference Commissioner, will become the Pac-12 Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer effective July 1, 2014.
Zaninovich replaces Kevin Weiberg, who is stepping down at the end of this academic year after serving in the same role for the past four years.
At the completion of this academic year, Weiberg will be relocating to his home state of Kansas but will continue to work for the Conference on a part-time basis to provide leadership and support for the Pac-12 Globalization Initiative, the Conference’s new football bowl partnerships, as well as other projects that will be part of Zaninovich’s responsibilities.
Currently in his seventh year as WCC Commissioner, Zaninovich has led the conference through a period of unprecedented growth, transformed the conference basketball championships into successful events, brought forward television advances that have showcased the WCC’s brand regionally and nationally, and launched a conference-controlled digital platform.
Zaninovich has been a member of NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee since 2011-12 and is a Past Chair of the Division I Collegiate Commissioners Association Division I Subdivision. He is also a founding member of the Board of Managers and Competition Committee of the Men’s Basketball Officiating LLC, a past member of the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics and was named one of the prestigious "40 Under 40" honorees by the Sports Business Journal in 2010.
In his new role with the Pac-12, Zaninovich will have the oversight responsibility for all aspects of the Conference’s operations, including governance, enforcement, compliance, sports management, championships, football bowl relationships, officiating and television administration.
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