2017-18 marks my fourth year at Wagner College after being hired on October 21, 2014, following a seven-year tenure at fellow Northeast Conference (NEC) institution, St. Francis Brooklyn, where he served as the Assistant Director of Media Relations.
At Wagner, I am the primary media relations contact for the men’s basketball, baseball, and both men’s and women’s tennis programs. For the 2016-17 season, I was the contact for the men’s & women’s cross country and track & field programs while assisting the Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations as the secondary contact for football.
Additionally, I supervise three graduate assistants within the Media Relations/Sports Information office to help promote Wagner’s 22 Division I athletic programs.
During my time with the Seahawks, I have had the opportunity to work with outstanding coaches, including 2015-16 Jim Phelan Northeast Conference Coach of the Year Bashir Mason while serving as the primary men’s basketball contact and 2015 NEC Coach of the Year Jim Carone while serving as the primary baseball contact. Also, I have promoted multiple All-Conference selections across all four sports programs I am in charge of which includes: two All-Americans (baseball), a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District First-Team honoree as well as numerous Player and Rookie of the Week selections.
Back in 2015-16, I was responsible for all media relations during the 2015-16 Northeast Conference (NEC) Men’s Basketball Tournament, held at Wagner’s Spiro Sports Center, which included the distribution of updated statistics, game notes, and other information in a timely fashion for members of both the print and electronic media before and during the tournament. Was also tasked with the promotion of the men’s basketball team achieving its first-ever postseason win during the First Round of the 2016 National Invitational Tournament (NIT).
During my tenure at St. Francis Brooklyn, I was the primary media contact for thirteen (13) Division I programs, which included all media relations for then-nationally ranked women’s bowling program as well the 2013 & 2014 Northeast Conference champions, men’s soccer team.
A Brooklyn, NY native, me along with the entire SFBK staff played a pivotal role in the technological improvements in the St. Francis Brooklyn media relations practices. Under the direction of the Director of Media Relations and the Director of Athletic Marketing, video features were added to the athletics website and as well as social media helping Terriers fans get their news anytime, anywhere. From its simple beginnings with a single Facebook account, the St. Francis Brooklyn digital communications program grew to a full assortment of social media accounts in the 2012-13 academic year.
I am a 2008 graduate of St. Francis Brooklyn, where I began working in the Terriers’ Athletics Department during my junior year, while pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Arts. As a student intern, I would coordinate weekly pre and post-game shows while assisting in the day-to-day setup for the “Terrier Sports Network,” the audio/video streaming network of St. Francis Brooklyn Athletics.
I went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Sports Business Management from Manhattanville College in 2012.
Actively involved in CoSIDA, having served as a mentor in the organization’s Mentorship Program for the past three years. In addition, the 2017-18 academic year marks my first year as a committee member on the CoSIDA Continuing Education Committee.