Sun Belt Conference Commissioner, Karl Benson, joins TeachAids as CrashCourse Industry Advisor
After 29 years and 3 conferences, Karl Benson boasts a decorated career in collegiate athletics. His innovative thinking and enthusiasm helped transform the Sun Belt to a brand of optimism and excellence.
Quickly after joining the Sun Belt, Benson added key recognizable programs that kickstarted a new era. Soon the Sun Belt revealed a fresh logo and mantra: “Together We Rise.” Benson also helped establish the Sun Belt’s bowl tradition and enhanced media visibility through a partnership with ESPN.
Earlier in his career, Benson worked for the NCAA. After The NCAA promoted Benson to Director of Championships. During his tenure, 68 NCAA championships took place. Benson served as commissioner of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) next before polishing his record as commissioner of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). At WAC, Benson oversaw numerous teams participate in the Bowl Championship Series.
Benson plans to retire from intercollegiate athletics in May after an impressive career. TeachAids is pleased to welcome Karl Benson as a CrashCourse Industry Advisor.