- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 8, 2016

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) - Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner Beth DeBauche is receiving a contract extension.

The Ohio Valley Conference announced Wednesday that the league’s board of directors had approved extending DeBauche’s contract. DeBauche now has a five-year rolling contract that runs through the 2020-21 academic year.

DeBauche was named the conference’s seventh full-time commissioner on July 20, 2009, and she began her duties with the conference in September 2009. Previous Ohio Valley Conference commissioners included Art Guepe (1963-75), Paul Dietzel (1975-76), Bob Vanatta (1976-79), Jim Delany (1979-89), Dan Beebe (1989-2003) and Jon A. Steinbrecher (2003-09).

The conference also announced Murray State’s Bob Davies would chair the board of presidents and Murray State’s Allen Ward would chair the board of directors of athletics in 2016-17.

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