CSCAA Executive Director Named PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 August 2012 15:05
Dear CSCAA Membership,
It is with great pleasure that the CSCAA B.O.D. announce the appointment of Joel Shinofield as our next Executive Director!
The executive board reviewed resumes for the ED position during the month of June. Four outstanding candidates emerged and interviews were arranged during the month of July.  Upon completion of the interview process, the Executive Board shared our findings with the remainder of the B.O.D for approval.
Below is a small sample of Joel’s Bio;
2003-2012  Washington and Lee University Men’s Swimming       Lexington, VA
 Head Coach, Director of Aquatics and Associate Professor of Physical Education
2002-2003  Macalester College Varsity Women’s Water Polo
Head Coach    St Paul, MN
2000-2003  University of Minnesota Women’s Swimming and Diving
Volunteer Assistant Coach 2001-2003      Recruiting Coordinator 2000-2001
Minneapolis, MN
1996-2003  Richfield Swim Club     Richfield, MN
Executive Director-Head Coach
Youth Trust         Minneapolis, MN
 Program Director 1999-2001 Program Coordinator 1998-1999
1995-1998  Minneapolis Public Schools- Franklin Middle School  Minneapolis ,MN
Teacher 1995-1997       In-School Development Coordinator 1997-1998
2005-2012  Secretary and Executive Board Member, College Swimming Coaches Association of America
2006-2012  President, Bluegrass Mountain Conference
2000-2003  President, Minnesota Chapter of the American Swimming Coaches’ Association
1999-2003  Co-director, Upper Midwest Swimming Coaches’ Clinic/Athlete Clinic
1998-2003  Vice-Chair, Minnesota Swimming Inc. Board of Directors
What they are saying.....
Jan Hathorn 
Chair of Physical Education
Director of Athletics
Washington and Lee University
“The CSCAA is fortunate to have appointed Joel Shinofield as its next executive director.  Based on his extensive knowledge and expertise, as well as his passion for swimming, and in particular, collegiate swimming, he will do an exceptional job. The organization, and the many areas of swimming that it influences, will be well served by Joel's organizational abilities, his attention to detail, and his commitment to excellence in all that he does. The future of the organization will be in good hands with Joel in this role. Congratulations on a great hire.”
George Kennedy
Johns Hopkins University
Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach
Past President CSCAA
“Joel is a great choice as the next Executive Director of the CSCAA.  As a former coach at the DI, DIII, and club level,  he understands and values the input of all coaches.  As our  Secretary for the past 8 years, he was instrumental in all of the decision making and direction of the CSCAA.  Joel is a leader, and will motivate us all to get involved to promote our great sport.”
Tim Welsh, Head Coach
University of Notre Dame Men's Swimming
"Joel Shinofield has a long, knowledgeable, productive history of dedicated service to the CSCAA.  Joel is thorough, careful, disciplined, focused, and thoughtful.  He is also full of energy. Joel will bring all of these qualities to his position as the full time Executive Director of the CSCAA.  Welcome, Joel.  Lead us well!  Here's to a long tenure."
Bob Groseth
Executive Director CSCAA
" With the hiring of Joel Shinofield the CSCAA has selected a leader that can make it one of the most influential within the NCAA and the Swimming community. I am excited to see the direction that Joel will take us."
As many of you know, Bob Groseth will be completing his contract as Executive Director at the end of August.   Bob has brought a calming, knowledgeable and productive influence to our association and will continue working the remainder of the month to assist Joel in a seamless transition of leadership.
The board would like to thank Bob for his service to the organization and wish him nothing but success in his next chapter serving our sport.  Please let Bob know what he has meant to our organization when you see him on deck.
Joel will address the organization in the coming weeks to share his thoughts and feelings as we move forward under his leadership. 
I would like to thank the members of the executive board for their time, energy, and professionalism throughout the entire search and interview process.
Again, I would like to challenge each and every member to make the Orlando Convention our best ever!  Please stay connected to the site for news and notes, but more importantly stay connected to your organization.
Wishing you the best in the 2012-2013 season!
Kirk Sanocki
CSCAA President