CACC Names Randy Press As Assistant Commissioner/Director of Strategic Communications

CACC Names Randy Press  As Assistant Commissioner/Director of Strategic Communications

NEW HAVEN, Conn. Randy Press has been named as Assistant Commissioner/Director of Strategic Communications at the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. The announcement was made by CACC Commissioner Dan Mara.

A native of Coral Springs, Fla., Press will be primarily responsible for providing vision and strategic thought for the Conference communications that are tied to the league’s overall mission and the NCAA’s Division II Strategic Platform.  

Press will coordinate the media relations and sports communications responsibilities for the Conference’s 14 member institutions on day-to-day basis and serve as the primary administrator for new media and technology for the CACC brand.
In addition, Press will also be responsible for the CACC awards program and will serve as the primary liaison at all Conference championship events for all matters relating to contest management.
“Randy is a great addition to the conference office. His skills and experience will increase the services we are able to provide to our member schools and student-athletes. Having worked at the highest levels of intercollegiate athletics and interacting with all of the top national media outlets will be an important asset for the CACC,” Commissioner Mara said.
Press comes to the CACC following seven years at the University of Connecticut where he served as an Assistant Director for Athletic Communications and was primarily responsible for the media relations and communications efforts for the nationally prominent UConn women’s basketball program.
During his tenure at UConn, Press was a part of three NCAA National Championship women’s basketball teams (2004, 2009, 2010) and also was the top media assistant for the UConn football program for his final three years in Storrs.
Prior to Connecticut, Press spent nearly five years working in the Penn State University Athletic Communications Office where he handled the media efforts for numerous sports including women’s basketball, women’s volleyball and baseball in addition to assisting with numerous football media services.
A graduate of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga., with a degree in Sport Management, Press began his career by working in the Georgia Southern Athletic Media Relations Office where he was the primary media contact for baseball, women’s volleyball and tennis. 
Press has been honored for his publications by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on 10 occasions and has been a member of the organization since 1998.