Andy Alongi, a two-time Marist College graduate, begins his fourth season as Assistant Athletic Director for External Affairs in 2016-17. In this role Alongi oversees the marketing and sponsorship efforts and in-game presentation for all 23 varsity athletic programs.
Since rejoining the Marist Athletics Department in 2013, Alongi has successfully marketed multiple sellouts at basketball games, the top crowd in NCAA lacrosse First Four history and increased average football attendance. Additionally, revenue from MaristGear.com, the official online store of the Marist Athletics Department, and corporate partnerships has increased.
Prior to his return to Marist, Alongi oversaw the media relations and publicity efforts at Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut. He ensured the accuracy of all statistical data and reports all information to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) office and the Collegiate
Sprint Football League (CSFL) as well as all media outlets that cover Post University. During his tenure with Post, web traffic increased significantly highlighted by increases in visits, unique visitors, page views and new visits. Additionally, he engineered a website redesign with SIDEARM Sports.
Alongi successfully promoted a pair of All-Americans, including the Northeast Region Co-Player of the Year in men's soccer. He also covered the team which advanced to the first NCAA Tournament in program history.
Prior to his time at Post, Alongi served as Assistant Sports Information Director at Marist College from 2008-12. He served as the primary media contact for men's and women's soccer, women's basketball, men's and women's tennis, softball and women's lacrosse. During his three seasons with the Red Foxes, Marist was prominently featured in the New York Times, the Associated Press and the Poughkeepsie Journal among other sources. Specifically, the women's basketball program earned placements on SI.com, NCAA.com, ESPN.com and USAToday.com
In addition to promoting student-athletes and varsity athletic programs, Alongi also started the Marist Athletics Facebook Page and the Marist Athletics Twitter handle (@MaristAthletics). In that role, he was charged with the day-to-day maintenance and up-keep of both pages.
While he was an undergrad, Alongi served as Co-Editor of the Sports section of The Circle, the student newspaper at Marist. Additionally, he was a member of MCTV and the Marist College Marching Band, Pep Band and Concert Band. Alongi was Vice President of Pep Band for a total of five semesters. He interned in the Athletic Department and spent a summer in
the New Media Department at MSG Network.
Alongi received his Master's Degree in Organizational Communication from Marist College in May 2011. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Communications with a concentration in Sports Communications and a Business minor from Marist College in 2008.