* Mountain West Conference press release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., – The Mountain West announced today that Sean Harris has been hired as associate commissioner for sports administration and championships.

As a member of the senior leadership team, Harris will oversee the operations of all Olympic sports championships and serve as the sport administrator for several sports.

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Harris comes to the MW after spending the last year and a half in the same role at the West Coast Conference.

At the WCC, Harris was the sport liaison for several sports and was the tournament director for the league’s men’s and women’s basketball and baseball tournaments. During this time, he also introduced men’s water polo as a WCC-sponsored sport, successfully led efforts to secure a new venue for the baseball tournament and worked closely with key stakeholders to increase revenue for the league’s basketball and baseball postseason events. He served as the WCC liaison to the Sports Administration and Championships Cabinet, was the WCC lead for the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee and was a member of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Administrative Board.

Prior to his time at the WCC, Harris spent nine years at the Pac-12 Conference, working his way up from administrative fellow to assistant commissioner for sports management and championships. In addition to serving as the sport administrator for several sports at the Pac-12, he was also the assistant tournament director for the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament and managed the league’s awards process and merchandise program and supported sponsorship activations at Pac-12 championships.

Harris also worked with Pac-12 Networks as the department liaison with conference scheduling and championship productions and had a key leadership role in the Pac-12’s Global Grant Program.

A former track and field student-athlete, Harris was a member of the NCAA Track and Field Committee from 2016-21, serving as the Committee Chair in 2021.

A native of Kent, Washington, Harris was a decathlete at Washington State University from 2008-13. He graduated in 2013 with a degree in sports management before adding a master’s degree in sports management from the University of San Francisco in 2017.

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