Albertus Magnus College Director of Athletics Jim Abromaitis has announced the hiring of Stephen Cunha as Sports Information Director.
“Steve brings a wealth of experience to Albertus Magnus College,” Abromaitis said. “We are delighted to have him come on board as we look forward to him contributing to the continuing expansion and brand recognition of Albertus Magnus Athletics.”
Cunha joins Albertus after serving as a Sports Communications Assistant for the Trinity College Athletic Department in Hartford, Conn. In his position at Trinity, he provided communications support for Trinity Athletics, including game coverage, media relations, social media, and web-based communications. Some of his other responsibilities were designing and editing of game programs and department publications, maintenance of the athletics web site, management of social media presence and maintenance of historical records and statistics.
Prior to joining Trinity, Cunha worked at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire as he was the main contact for women’s hockey, men’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s golf, and men’s and women’s tennis, to name a few.
Cunha also served as a Sports Information Assistant at UMass Dartmouth (Mass.) and was the Assistant Director for Sports Communications at the University of North Georgia. At UMass Dartmouth, he served as the primary media contact for half of the 23 varsity sports, while at UNG, he was the main contact for baseball and women’s basketball.
Cunha completed his Bachelor’s degree in Communication-Media Studies with a minor in Sports Management in May 2009 from the Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I. While at Salve, he was an assistant in the Sports Information office for a year.
Cunha is a current member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference Sports Information Directors Association (ECAC-SIDA).
Cunha replaces Kristen DeCarli as Sports Information Director for the College. DeCarli, who joined the Athletic Department staff in 2011 and served as Associate Director of Athletics and Sports Information Director, resigned from her position to accept a full-time teaching position with the College. DeCarli will be teaching Sport Management and business courses for the Business Department at Albertus, while also advising students who have declared Sport Management as their major.
“Albertus Magnus has been fortunate to have had Kristen DeCarli, someone so talented and passionate about her work.” added Abromaitis. “The school and its students will surely be well served as she takes on her new role on the academic side of the College.”
Cunha will begin his duties as Sports Information Director for Albertus in early September, while DeCarli moves into her new role at the end of August.