Andy Alongi, a two-time Marist College graduate begins his second stint within the athletics department. On Feb. 20, 2013, he was named Assistant Athletic Director for External Affairs.
At Post, Alongi oversaw the media relations and publicity efforts for all 17 varsity athletic programs. 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 (16.09 percent), unique visitors (24.31 percent), page views (13.94 percent) and new visits (8.45 percent). 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
During his first two seasons with the Marist Athletics Department, Alongi promoted 43 student-athletes for MAAC Players of the Week awards, including 30 during the 2009-10 season. During the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons, 31 student-athletes garnered Academic All-District honors from ESPN The Magazine as selected by CoSIDA. Four of the All-District choices have gone on to become Academic All-Americans.
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.
In addition to his post at Marist, Alongi also served as an official scorer for the Hudson Valley Renegades, the Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, during the 2009 and 2010 seasons.
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 held 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.