USA South Administration
Rita Wiggs is currently in her 12th year as the full-time Commissioner of the USA South Athletic Conference. Wiggs served as part-time Commissioner during the previous year in addition to her teaching duties in the Cumberland County (N.C.) School System. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro graduate also holds a masters degree from North Carolina State University. Wiggs served as Director of Athletics at Methodist University for seven years and President of the Dixie Conference in 1997-98. During her tenure at Methodist, she coached the women’s basketball team for 13 years. Wiggs also served as sports information director, women’s golf coach, assistant professor of physical education and chair of the physical education department during her career at Methodist. Prior to arriving at Methodist, Wiggs was a teacher and coach in the Cumberland County School System, an assistant basketball and head softball coach at North Carolina State University and head basketball coach at Roane State Community College. Wiggs is a member of the UNC-Greensboro Athletics Hall of Fame, Methodist University Athletics Hall of Fame and the Fayetteville Sports Hall of Fame.
Jackie Myers is currently in her first year as President of the USA South. Myers serves as Director of Athletics at Meredith College, a position she has held since 2002. Myers came to Meredith after nine years as the women's basketball coach and assistant athletics director at Geneva College in Pennsylvania. Previously, Myers was the women's basketball and tennis coach at Elon College and held the same duties at Pfeiffer College. She was inducted into the Elon College Sports Hall of Fame in 1990 and is also a member of the Eden, North Carolina, YMCA Sports Hall of Fame. Myers also serves as the College as an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition, Health and Human Performance.
Mike Christie is currently in his seventh year with the USA South after joining as the Sports Information Director in July of 2006. In January of 2008, Christie's title was changed to Assistant Commissioner. He was the Assistant Sports Information Director at Rhode Island College in Providence, R.I. and also served as the Director of Communications of the Little East Conference the previous two years. The year prior to becoming the Assistant Sports Information Director at Rhode Island College, he served a year-long internship in the institution's media relations department. Prior to Rhode Island College, he completed another year-long internship in the athletic media relations department at Providence College. A native of Ocala, Fla., Christie graduated from the University of Florida in December 2002 with a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports sciences with a focus in sports management and a minor in business administration.
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