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Experienced Sports Media Professional and Educator to Lead Center for Sports Communication

Anthony Proia, Director of Media Relations
Andrew Elrick, new Director of the Center for Sports Communication. Photo by Sophia Balunek.

May 21, 2024 — Marist welcomes Andrew Elrick, a seasoned sports media professional and accomplished educator, as the new Director of the College’s Center for Sports Communication. Andrew joins Marist after serving as a lecturer and student media advisor at the University of Vermont and a successful 20-year career that encompassed various facets of sports media, from radio and television to online platforms.

“Andrew brings a diverse, global perspective to his approach as an educator and sports professional,” said Dr. Jacqueline Reich, Dean of the School of Communication and the Arts. “We know that he will work tirelessly to train our students to be top-notch sports reporters, broadcasters, and researchers. He will continue to strengthen student-centered media such as Center Field and Red Fox Reports and create new opportunities to position our graduates for success in the sports world. We are very lucky and excited to have him.”

For Andrew, this is a unique opportunity after spending some two decades in sports media.

“I grew up obsessed with sports, a passion that went beyond simple fandom," he said. "I've been fortunate to use that passion in my career in sports media. Spending years in the classroom, I help students understand the practical aspects of media production and its broader significance beyond entertainment. Having worked with a number of Marist alumni over the years, I knew their reputation for producing hardworking, creative, and passionate media professionals before arriving on campus."

During his career, Andrew spent eight years as a coordinating producer at CBS Sports Network and four years each as a producer at ESPN and College Sports Television. He also spent time in Germany working for FIBA, the world governing body for basketball.

Andrew earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut, and his master’s degrees from both Quinnipiac University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he is currently completing his doctorate.

Image of Red Fox Report taping.
Red Fox Report. Photo by Carlo de Jesus/Marist College.

About the Marist Center for Sports Communication
The Center for Sports Communication offers a major in communications with a concentration in sports communication. This concentration challenges students to read and analyze sports through new lenses, critically examining its societal roles, including gender, race, and public policy. The program prepares students for careers in sports information and journalism through academic coursework, internships, and experiential learning opportunities such as Center Field and the ESPN Teaching Control Room.

Andrew added, "The Center for Sports Communication is a significant aspect of what makes Marist unique for starting a career in sports media. I owe a lot to the directors who came before me, especially my immediate predecessor, Chris Riviezzo, a Marist alum. He has brought his deep knowledge of live event and studio production to expand students' ability to gain hands-on experience."

Andrew starts at Marist on July 1.

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