|Director of Championships|
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Former Southern Conference student-athlete Stanley Broaden joined the league staff as its director of championships on April 25, 2018.
Broaden is responsible for the management and coordination of Southern Conference championship tournaments and the league's awards and merchandising efforts.
The Wilmington, North Carolina, native came to the SoCon after serving a postgraduate internship in championships & alliances at the NCAA office in Indianapolis. There, he assisted with championship operations for the Division I championships for women's volleyball, football, indoor track and field and men's ice hockey and the National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship.
He also worked with the playing rules and officiating staff on day-to-day operations and long-term strategic projects.
Prior to his time at the NCAA, Broaden was a graduate assistant in athletics administration at his alma mater, Appalachian State University, where he assisted in the oversight of Student-Athlete Leadership and Development and game operations.
Broaden also served as the coordinator of baseball operations for the 15U West National Team Championship for USA Baseball in 2016 and served an internship in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Development at Appalachian State.
As a student-athlete for the Mountaineers, Broaden was a first-team All-Southern Conference performer in soccer in 2013 and won titles in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2013 SoCon Indoor Track and Field Championships, setting a championship record (7.90 seconds) that still stands, and in the 110-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles at the outdoor championships.
After Appalachian State's move to the Sun Belt Conference, Broaden was a first-team all-conference performer in men's soccer, leading the league in scoring in 2014. He also won outdoor track titles in the 110-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles in 2015 and the 400-meter hurdles in 2016.
Broaden served as the president of Appalachian State's chapter of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee from July 2014 to June 2016.
Broaden earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Appalachian State in December 2015 and a master's in public administration in 2017.