Collegiate Officials Group Renamed
United Collegiate Umpires

Name change signifies new phase in company’s evolution

Mahwah, NJ – August 14, 2017 – The Collegiate Officials Group, LLC (COG) announces its name change to United Collegiate Umpires (UCU) effective immediately.

United Collegiate Umpires has adopted its new name as a statement of the brand value of its services forged with an unwavering vision to create a united northeast baseball identity. Institutions, athletic offices, and staff umpires will experience no change inaccessible, consistent, and open-minded assigning practices, augmented by continuing umpire education throughout Umpire Training and Development Program.

“The renaming of our company signifies the beginning of a new day at United Collegiate Umpires. Our organization has been working diligently on our restructuring. The tireless execution by our team, along with the loyalty of our conference administrators and umpires, has allowed us to complete this phase and begin shifting our focus to growth,” said Alex Skandalis, Executive VP, and Chief Financial Officer.

Skandalis continued, “We believe it is important to recognize the team at United Collegiate Umpires uses the infrastructure established by the Collegiate Officials Group while making minor, yet pivotal personnel changes to improve the capability and integrity of the northeast baseball program.”

“Overseeing this restructuring has been one of my most rewarding efforts in umpiring,” added President/NCAA Super-Regional Umpire, Chris Marshall.

Marshall continued, “Combining the framework of the Collegiate Officials Group with innovative ideas and initiatives of the United Collegiate Umpires, which we will begin to roll out over the course of the next 30 days, immediately improves the outlook for the northeast baseball program. I am personally ecstatic about our direction.”

About United Collegiate Umpires

Founded in 2017, United Collegiate Umpires supervises baseball conferences in NCAA Division I (America East, Ivy League, MAAC, and Northeast Conference), NCAA Division III (Empire 8, Liberty, NEAC, and SUNYAC), NJCAA Region III and Region XIX, New England Collegiate Baseball League, and New York Collegiate Baseball League. Offering superior umpire education, UCU implements training programs fostering umpire development throughout the country.

For More Information, contact:
Dan Miller, VP, Digital Media/Public Relations
201-906-2246
dmiller@umpires.org