The Athletics Communications Office is part of the athletics department and consists of two full-time employees – the athletics communications manager and the athletics communications assistant – and also employs student workers who help with recording statistics and game management duties at events, as well as administrative duties in the office.
The office is responsible for disseminating information regarding the University’s athletics department, including its 18 intercollegiate athletics programs. The office writes game stories and press releases, compiles statistics, maintains record books, publishes media guides, updates and maintains the athletics web site, produces game programs and handles video streaming at select home athletic events.
The office also nominates student-athletes for conference, regional and national awards, both athletic and academic. It also coordinates all photography and videography for the athletics department, and contributes to other University publications as requested.
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Randy Shemanski, Athletics Communications Manager
Location: 209 Long Center
Contact for women's soccer, men's & women's cross country, men's basketball, wrestling, men's lacrosse, baseball and men's & women's golf
John Gatto, Athletics Communications Assistant
Location: 209 Long Center
Contact for women's volleyball, field hockey, men's soccer, women's basketball, men's & women's swimming & diving, women's lacrosse, softball, men's & women's tennis
Prior to game day, player interviews must be arranged through the Athletics Communications Office at least one day in advance. Contact the office for assistance in setting up these interviews and for requests of photographs.
Following a game, requested University of Scranton student-athletes and coaches will be available for interviews following the prescribed NCAA 10-minute cooling off period either on the field, the court or in an interview area. The University of Scranton locker rooms are closed. Coach interviews can be set up as well through the Athletics Communications Office.
To coordinate interviews with a student-athlete for general comment or feature stories, media members should contact the Athletics Communications Office. The office will serve as liaison, but cannot disseminate personal contact information directly to the media.
Media should not attempt to contact student-athletes through social media channels. Doing so may result loss of credentialing at the University athletics events.
Media members planning to cover an athletics event at The University of Scranton should contact the Athletics Communications Office at least 24 hours in advance. The press box in the John Long Center is limited to working members of the media only. A space will be reserved for members of the media who contact the office in advance. Space cannot be guaranteed otherwise.