Mayor Nancy Vaughan Says She Is Not Surprised CCA Is Considering Other Headquarters Cities | University
Published reports have noted that the CCA lags behind other major college conferences when it comes to revenue generation, and one of Phillips’ challenges will be increasing that potential – and perhaps the league’s profile. – by making large movements, perhaps in another city.
But Vaughan believes the conference, which was founded in Greensboro in 1953, has everything it needs here.
“One of the most important things we have is the history and the fact that all of the (approximately 50) CCA employees in this office are involved in Greensboro and Guilford County and this is their home. and that’s where they are raising their families. And moving would be a disruption to their staff, “Vaughan said.
“For a city our size, we are full of amenities,” she said.
Since 1953, Greensboro has hosted the most CCA men’s basketball tournaments, 28 out of 68, though it now tours in other cities including Washington and Brooklyn. Greensboro will host the event again in 2023.
If Vaughan seems particularly keen to organize a major recruiting effort for the sports conference, it is because her family was once part of the CCA.
His late father, Fred Barakat, was the conference’s director of basketball operations and an assistant commissioner.
“Obviously I have an emotional connection to ACC. That’s why I moved to Greensboro. My dad worked there for 28 years before he retired. So for me, it’s personal.” Vaughan said.