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From L-R: Alex Souza, Donna Jones, Tim McDonnell, Bobby Broyles, Steve Kanaby

CAA Announces Staff Promotions and Hirings

Courtesy: CAA
          Release: 08/15/2013
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RICHMOND, Va. (August 15, 2013) – Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner Tom Yeager has announced several promotions and additions to his conference staff.

Steve Kanaby was promoted to Associate Commissioner for Championships and Bobby Broyles was promoted to Director of Video Services.

Joining the CAA staff are Alex Souza as Director of Video Services, Donna Jones as Assistant Director of Compliance and Student-Athlete Services and Tim McDonnell as Communications Intern.

“I’m pleased to promote Steve and Bobby in recognition of the outstanding contributions they have made to the conference,” CAA Commissioner Tom Yeager said. “We also welcome Alex, Donna and Tim to our staff and are excited about the experience, energy and ideas that they bring to the CAA.”

Kanaby joined the CAA staff as Assistant Commissioner for Championships in September, 2011. He serves as the tournament director for the CAA Men’s Basketball Championship and also oversees conference championships in baseball, men’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis and volleyball. Kanaby serves as a liaison with the CAA’s Competition Committee and will direct the championships department in his new role.

Prior to joining the CAA, Kanaby worked as the Manager of Event Operations at Princeton University form 2006-2011. He served as the Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice-President of External Operations at the NCAA from 1999-2006. In that role, he assisted with on-site operations and coordinated with the host championship committees at seven NCAA men’s basketball Final Fours. Kanaby received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond and has a Master’s degree from the University of Kansas.

Broyles has served as Assistant Director of Video Services at the CAA since 2009. Among his duties are producing highlight recaps from conference championships, producing recap segments from CAA football and basketball games and distributing video content to the CAA’s YouTube channel and other social media outlets. Broyles serves as the host of CAA.TV weekly shows, The Blitz and CAA Hoops Weekly, and the daily CAA Minute and has produced student-athlete features that provide a glimpse into the daily lives of student-athletes. He also coordinates CAA.TV live webstream coverage of conference championships.

Broyles is a 2008 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and served as the CAA’s Video Creative Services Intern in 2008-09. He has done by play-by-play of CAA men’s and women’s basketball games for the past several seasons and has hosted CAA Football Media Day Live for the past two years.

Souza comes to the CAA from Syracuse University, where he spent six months as an Assistant Video Producer. He shot and edited interviews for, updated video board graphics for Carrier Dome productions, served as the primary videographer for the men’s lacrosse and women’s basketball teams and served as a producer for live-streamed events on Orange All-Access. From 2008-12, Souza was the Video Services Director at Coastal Carolina University. He produced over 100 live video streaming productions yearly through the Big South Network, designed and created video board graphics and edited highlights and features for Souza also shot and produced “Inside the Clubhouse”, a behind-the-scenes show on the Coastal baseball program that aired regionally on CSS.

At the CAA, Souza will produce highlight packages from CAA championships and games, create feature content for and the league’s blog sites, and build and enhance graphics packages for CAA.TV. He is a 2008 graduate of Coastal Carolina.

Jones joins the CAA staff after serving as a Graduate Assistant for Compliance at James Madison University for the past two years. In that role, she interpreted legislation for coaches, developed rules education presentations and created newsletters for coaches, staff and student-athletes, and maintained the JMU compliance Facebook and Twitter accounts.

At the CAA, Jones will assist in the areas of NCAA compliance, national letters of intent, eligibility issues and coaches’ exams. She will also serve as a liaison with the CAA SAAC group and will oversee the CAA Blood Challenge and the CAA Food Challenge. Jones earned her undergraduate degree at JMU in 2010 and completed a Master’s of Science in Sport and Recreation Leadership in May, 2013.

McDonnell spent the past year working at The Sports Network in a variety of roles. He was an FCS Football Assistant last fall where he wrote feature stories, news releases and game previews. In the spring, he worked as a sports writer and editor for TSN and covered a variety of college and professional events.

In his new role, McDonnell will oversee the conference’s website, contribute to the league’s blogs and be heavily involved in the CAA’s social media efforts. He will also be the media relations contact for cross country, field hockey, women’s lacrosse, swimming and diving and track and field. McDonnell is a 2012 graduate of Saint Michael’s College in Vermont, where he was a member of the baseball team.