West Coast Conference and Van Wagner Announce Long-Term Extension of Media Rights Partnership

Nov 16th 2020

SAN MATEO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference (WCC) and Van Wagner have announced a ­long-term extension to their multi-media rights partnership. Van Wagner has been serving as the Conference’s exclusive sales agent of corporate sponsorships since 2016.

“This is such a great day for the West Coast Conference and our member institutions,” WCC Commissioner Gloria Nevarez said. “The past year has been exceptionally challenging and having a partner like Van Wagner with us during these unprecedented times is critical. We look forward to continue growing and expanding our national and international profile in the years ahead.”

“We are proud to announce the extension of our tremendously successful partnership with the West Coast Conference,” said Mike Palisi, Executive Vice President of Van Wagner. “The West Coast Conference and its member institutions represent the best of the immeasurable value of college athletics. The opportunity to continue to work with our partner and friend, Commissioner Gloria Nevarez and her leadership team, on building upon the success we have enjoyed together and advancing the mission of the Conference and delivering value for Corporate America is an honor.”

Under Van Wagner, the WCC’s corporate partners program has reached new heights including securing the largest sponsorship in conference history with a long-term agreement with University Credit Union as the title sponsor of the Conference’s men’s and women’s basketball tournaments.

Van Wagner currently represents corporate partnerships at West Coast Conference member institutions, Loyola Marymount University, Pepperdine University and Santa Clara University. Van Wagner’s portfolio of collegiate athletic conferences’ includes the America East Conference, Big South Conference, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Colonial Athletic Association, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Southland Conference, Sun Belt Conference and Western Athletic Conference.


The West Coast Conference was formed in 1952 and has evolved and grown to become a nationally recognized and competitive force in Division I intercollegiate athletics with 15 conference-sponsored sports. The WCC is characterized by the stability of its membership and its unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics. For more information, visit and follow the West Coast Conference on Twitter @WCCsports.


Van Wagner is a wholly owned subsidiary of Van Wagner Group LLC that creates, advises, and sells on behalf of world-class teams, leagues, brands, properties, and colleges. An innovator in the sports and media business, Van Wagner is a global leader in high-impact broadcast visible signage throughout the MLB, NBA, NCAA, and the highest levels of international soccer, sponsorships sales, premium ticketing, college multi-media rights, and in-venue content production at the world’s biggest sporting events.