A A Email Print Share

Duquesne Names Athletic Director

Duquesne University President Dr. Charles Dougherty today named Greg Amodio as director of athletics.  Amodio currently serves as associate athletic director for marketing at Xavier University.   

“Greg is one of the bright young minds of collegiate athletics.  He has the right experience to propel our athletics program forward,” said Dougherty. Dougherty added that Xavier’s Catholic foundation, strength in academics, and A-10 membership mirror Duquesne’s profile. “Greg was a part of the great success Xavier experienced in men’s basketball in recent years. He will play a pivotal role here at Duquesne not only in basketball, but in all of our sports programs.”

Amodio will report directly to President Dougherty. Amodio is charged with evaluating the entirety of the athletics program, revitalizing relationships with alumni, and strengthening corporate and community relationships.

“There are really great things happening in Duquesne’s athletics program.  I will work to accentuate those areas that are achieving success and ensure we are growing in areas where Duquesne may have had limitations in the past,” said Amodio. “I am excited and looking forward to working with the staff to move the mission of the department forward, and to share the message of Duquesne athletics with alumni, fans and the greater community.”  

Amodio, 42, has spent nearly 10 years at Xavier, where he managed a strategic, integrated program focused on increasing attendance, enhancing alumni participation in athletics, and increasing fundraising. During the past seven seasons, Xavier’s men’s basketball attendance reached 97 percent capacity and women’s basketball attendance increased 150 percent.  

Amodio directed the corporate partner programs, season and group ticket sales strategy, advertising campaign, fundraising initiatives and game operations for Xavier athletics. In addition, Amodio served as administrator for the men’s soccer program, as well as participating in the Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Soccer Committee and the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA).  

Previously, he served as the promotions manager for the Professional Golfer’s Association of America, with a focus on national fund-raising programs and junior golf initiatives, before moving to Cincinnati. Prior to his stint with the PGA, Amodio was coordinator of Community Programs and Education with the American Heart Association New York City and spent five years as a high school teacher/coach.  

A native of Long Island, New York, Amodio earned a master’s degree in exercise physiology from the City University of New York, Queens College. While at Queens College, he served as a research assistant in the Department of Health & Physical Education. Amodio received his bachelor’s degree in education in 1984 from Davis & Elkins College.  

Amodio and his wife, Kerry, have two children. His four-year contract will begin on September 1, 2005.  

Duquesne University President Dr. Charles Dougherty today named Greg Amodio as director of athletics.  Amodio currently serves as associate athletic director for marketing at Xavier University.   

“Greg is one of the bright young minds of collegiate athletics.  He has the right experience to propel our athletics program forward,” said Dougherty. Dougherty added that Xavier’s Catholic foundation, strength in academics, and A-10 membership mirror Duquesne’s profile. “Greg was a part of the great success Xavier experienced in men’s basketball in recent years. He will play a pivotal role here at Duquesne not only in basketball, but in all of our sports programs.”

Amodio will report directly to President Dougherty. Amodio is charged with evaluating the entirety of the athletics program, revitalizing relationships with alumni, and strengthening corporate and community relationships.

“There are really great things happening in Duquesne’s athletics program.  I will work to accentuate those areas that are achieving success and ensure we are growing in areas where Duquesne may have had limitations in the past,” said Amodio. “I am excited and looking forward to working with the staff to move the mission of the department forward, and to share the message of Duquesne athletics with alumni, fans and the greater community.”  

Amodio, 42, has spent nearly 10 years at Xavier, where he managed a strategic, integrated program focused on increasing attendance, enhancing alumni participation in athletics, and increasing fundraising. During the past seven seasons, Xavier’s men’s basketball attendance reached 97 percent capacity and women’s basketball attendance increased 150 percent.  

Amodio directed the corporate partner programs, season and group ticket sales strategy, advertising campaign, fundraising initiatives and game operations for Xavier athletics. In addition, Amodio served as administrator for the men’s soccer program, as well as participating in the Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Soccer Committee and the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA).  

Previously, he served as the promotions manager for the Professional Golfer’s Association of America, with a focus on national fund-raising programs and junior golf initiatives, before moving to Cincinnati. Prior to his stint with the PGA, Amodio was coordinator of Community Programs and Education with the American Heart Association New York City and spent five years as a high school teacher/coach.  

A native of Long Island, New York, Amodio earned a master’s degree in exercise physiology from the City University of New York, Queens College. While at Queens College, he served as a research assistant in the Department of Health & Physical Education. Amodio received his bachelor’s degree in education in 1984 from Davis & Elkins College.  

Amodio and his wife, Kerry, have two children. His four-year contract will begin on September 1, 2005.  

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
www.duq.edu