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ACCC Names Athletics Manager, Adds Two Sports

May 15, 2009

Atlantic Cape Community College is placing a new focus on athletics to meet the demand of its increasingly younger students.

The first change is the addition of an athletics and fitness center manager who will oversee the implementation of new intercollegiate and club sports and the new fitness center. Mike Rennick of Ocean City assumed this role May 4.

The college will add a men's soccer team this fall and women's softball in spring 2010 to its intercollegiate offerings. They join men's and women's basketball and co-ed archery.

ACCC is also planning physical changes to its athletics programming, including an update to the gymnasium, a new scoreboard for basketball games and renovated locker rooms. Work on this and a new fitness center begins this summer and will be completed by spring 2010.

These changes were recommended by an athletics consultant who evaluated ACCC's programs.

"The expansion of the intercollegiate program will give students the opportunity to be truly engaged and have a complete college experience," said Carmen Royal, Dean of Students.  "We have a larger population of younger students now. They come from high schools with great facilities and they expect to come here and see similar facilities."

Rennick previously served as a head coach at high school and intercollegiate levels as well as a high school athletic director. He is also the head coach of the men's soccer team. ACCC won the Eastern States Soccer League Championship in 2007 and regular season crown in 2008.

Rennick earned his soccer coaching licenses through the U.S. Soccer Federation and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). He has also served on the NSCAA's Budget Committee.

Rennick has a B.S. in Business from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Education & Athletics Administration at Northcentral University.