Brad Bankston became Commissioner of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) in 1997.
Celebrating its 37th year of operations, the ODAC is one of the nation’s largest Division III conferences. The 17-member ODAC, including three associate members, stands as the second-largest multi-sport NCAA Division III conference in the country.
The league was formed on May 18, 1975 as the Virginia College Conference and began operations in September of 1976. (The name change to Old Dominion Athletic Conference became effective January 1, 1976). Charter members were eight colleges located in the state of Virginia: Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite College, Emory & Henry College, Hampden-Sydney College, Lynchburg College, Randolph-Macon College, Roanoke College and Washington and Lee University.