Staff

To contact with the League, Exec Board, Content Writers, etc, please use the League email: NCDAdodgeball@gmail.com

NCDA Executive Board 2020-2021


Image may contain: Hunter FordLeague President
Hunter Ford
Hunter Ford joined the NCDA in 2014 as a Freshman on the Dodgeball Club at VCU.  Since then, he served as both Captain and President of the club team, and has been on the Executive Board since the 2018 season.  Hunter has served multiple administrative roles with the NCDA including being a member of the Content Team and Director of Nationals when VCU hosted the event in 2018.  As President of the NCDA, Hunter oversees all league activities and as a fan of the game loves to make appearances at events across the country.


                                                                                 League Treasurer
Erik Zander
A former player and President of the University Wisconsin-Platteville Dodgeball Club.  Erik was been a part of the team for many years and is currently their coach.  He is well known throughout the organization and is always looking to improve the league. He helped to start the NCDA’s first internship program and provides coverage of the Midway Conference.   


Director of Officiating
Colby Briceland
A member of the NCDA since 2014 and serving as the Captain of the University of Akron Dodgeball Club from 2015-2019. Colby was a member of the 2016 ODC winning Akron team and a 2x All-Star Captain (2018 & 2019) and 3x All-Ohio team member. Colby was a long time content writer and voice for the Ohio  Region. Colby is in charge of updating and upholding the rulebook as well as being the Director of the Rules Committee that he started. You can find Colby at all of the tournaments within the Ohio Region and sometimes in the commentary booth with fellow board members.


Director of Marketing
Kevin Bailey [Showcase]
Kevin wore #4 on the court as the former Captain of the Grand Valley Dodgeball Club. Kevin was a 4x All-American and 3x MVP (2014, 2015, 2016). Kevin covers all areas of interest to the League, including league and individual team season previews, tournament previews and summaries, player interviews, among many others. As the first elected Chief of Content, Kevin looks to expand the media coverage of the NCDA and increase the awareness of the League.


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Director of Internal Affairs
Shadeed Q. Drakeford

Shadeed is well-known around the NCDA as an entertaining commentator and systematic videographer. In December 2011, Shadeed became the first black founder of a collegiate dodgeball club in league history at VCU. During his time as an undergraduate, he served as Captain and President for the team. During his time as a graduate student, he served as an advisor for future captains. Now as the first black executive board member in July 2020, Shadeed plans on utilizing his diverse skills in chemical engineering, emergency preparedness, and videography as a liaison between the executive board and the member teams to create strong interpersonal relationships with the two parties.


Director of External Affairs
Dylan Fettig
Coach of GVSU, as Director he will be concentrating on producing a video series for teams, players, and officials.

  • Player Skills such as Throwing, Catching, and Blocking
  • Strategy; focusing on Offense, Defense, and Ball Control
  • Officiating; detailing hand signals and the roles of each official
  • General; covering Team Building and management to hosting events.

 

Director of Female Engagement

Rebecca Shappell

Rebecca played for Michigan State University from 2013-2019 and was their first ever female assistant captain and president. She was a 3x Female All-American and earned the title of Female MVP in the 2018-19 season. Her goal as the Director of Female Engagement is to increase female retention within the league and provide a more inclusive and equal platform for women. She will look to create more opportunities for women in the sport, write articles highlighting women and their contributions to the league as well as host a female conference in order to create a network between women from other teams and fellow alumna.



Director of League Expansion

Wes Peters

Wes is a former captain & president of the Central Michigan dodgeball club, as well as a former assistant captain of the Michigan State dodgeball club. He is also the founder, and currently serves as the coach of the Cincinnati dodgeball club.

As Director of League Expansion, Wes plans to utilize his decade of knowledge & experience within the league in order to assist in the continued growth and development of existing clubs, as well as helping create new, sustainable clubs for the league. 


NCDA Content Team

Senior Content Writer
Erik Zander [Showcase]

Former treasurer and president of the University Wisconsin Platteville Dodgeball Club.  Erik as been a part of the team for many years now and is familiar to most.  He loves to write previews and reviews for tournaments and holding the title of favorite content writer of the NCDA (may have given the title to himself, but that is okay).   As always, he is always available for commenting and for making fun of anyone that gives him the chance.


Content Writers:

Zachary Rivera (Formerly of GSU)

Kathryn Mayes (OSU)

Zane Durbin (UVA)

Tom Morand (Miami)

Zigmas Maloni (Formerly of DePaul, Former NCDA President, Former Director of Officiating)

Felix Perrone (Formerly of WKU, Former NCDA President)


Regular Staff

Average Joes’ Hosts
Zigmas Maloni & Mario Romanelli

Design & Development Team
Zigmas Maloni – Website Coding, Development, RPI, General Direction
Chris Palmer – Officiating App (browser)
Brett Hadwin – Graphic Design

Social Media Managers
Kevin Bailey, Hunter Ford, Zigmas Maloni – NCDA Twitter
The Executive Board, Zigmas Maloni, et al – NCDA Facebook Page
Mike McCarthy [CMU] – NCDA Alumni FB

Rulebook Editing Committee
Hunter Ford
Colby Briceland


Past Contributions

Coordinator, Recruiter, Website, and Average Joes’ Founder
Josh Raymer [WKU]

Coordinator, Rulebook, and Commissioner April-Dec 2010, Legal Counsel
Aleks Bomis [MSU]

Past Website Designer & Coder
Derek Sabiston
Kevin “Champ” Hill

Past Developers
Andy Lieblich [MSU] – Ratings Percentage Index (Rails/PHP)
Kyle Peltier [GVSU] & crew – Officiating Application (Android)
Vanswa Garbutt [DePaul] – Lead Developer. Officiating Application (Android), Ranking Algorithm

Past Content Writers

Sam Hiller [Showcase]
Former Captain of MSU Dodgeball and former NCDA Chief of Content. His range of contributions include previews, interviews, and general articles all about college dodgeball.
Twitter: @SamHiller


mark-trippeidiMark Trippiedi [Showcase]
Former Captain and President of GVSU Dodgeball. Wore #8. NCDA content provided includes Previews, Postgame, and General College Dodgeball articles. Mark has a straight forward writing style, with a specialization in the Michigan Region.


sean-smithSean Smith [Showcase]
Former Captain/Vice President and current player for Towson Dodgeball. Sporting #19, Sean’s talents as a content writer ranged from previews, interviews, postgames, and excessive uses of both satire and sarcasm. As the first writer from an East Coast team, he brought some much needed flavor to the NCDA site.


Past Regular Average Joes’ Hosts
Josh Raymer, Felix Perrone, Alex Heichelbech, Zac Newton [WKU]
2013: Sam Hiller & Mike Van Ermen [MSU]
Grand Valley Edition– Aaron Terenzi, Austin Morley, and Kevin Bailey
Towson Edition– Johnathan Shaw & Sean Smith