CIAA Football Media Day Set to Open 2016 Season

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Charlotte, NC (June 21, 2016) – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) will kick off the 2016 football season with its annual Football Media Day on Thursday, July 21st at 9:00 a.m. at the Marriott – Research Triangle Park in Durham, North Carolina.

Each of the CIAA’s twelve head football coaches, accompanied by select student-athletes, will take the stage for discussion regarding their football program, athletes, and season schedule as teams anticipate the conference championship. This season’s circuit will feature extended sessions for Q&A dialog between head coaches, student-athletes, and media. CIAA Football Media Day will open at 9:00 a.m. and close with remarks from Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams at 11:10 a.m.

This year, five new head coaches will be welcomed to the conference: Reggie Barlow of Virginia State, Tim Chavous of St. Augustine’s, Richard Hayes, Jr. of Fayetteville State, Adrian Jones of Shaw, and Earnest Wilson III of Elizabeth City State.

Media interested in attending the Media Day circuit must RSVP via theciaa.com. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, July 13.

The 2016 CIAA football season will open on Saturday, September 3rd with the CIAA Football Championship scheduled for November 12, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina. The nationally televised championship game will be played at Durham County Memorial Stadium and feature the CIAA Northern and Southern Division champions.