Dr. Patrick Richard Damore of Fredonia has been involved in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) and Fredonia State athletics for many years.
Damore has served as the first-and-only commissioner of the SUNYAC since 1979 and has been full-time since 1985.
He has also served as president of NCAA Division II and III College Division Commissioners Association plus Intercollegiate Soccer Association of America.
During his tenure in the SUNYAC, Damore coordinated the addition of women's sports programs in 1983. In the 2008-2009, the women's programs celebrated their 25th anniversary and the SUNYAC also celebrated its 50th anniversary.