I currently work at the National Basketball Association as a Manager, Media Operations & Technology. I oversee our NBA G League and WNBA streaming and domestic broadcast operations. I also contribute on other projects as assigned.
I received my MBA from St. John’s University in May of 2015. I completed my two year appointment as a graduate assistant in the Athletic Communications office. I have also completed internships with Major League Baseball and NBC Sports, as well as served in a game-day operations role with the New York Jets.
At St. John’s University, in my role as a graduate assistant, I worked 60+ hours per week depending on the number of events. I was present at 95% of our home athletic events, in order to coordinate media credentials, catering, and address individual staffing needs in addition to working on our ESPN3 broadcasts. As the coordinating producer for our events (57 in 2013-14, 60 in 2014-15) on ESPN3, I was responsible for coordinating distribution via the ESPN3 platform, equipment inventory, budget, set-up, staffing and serve as producer/director/EIC on the majority of our shows.
Some large scale events that I have assisted with coordination from a media relations standpoint include the 2013 NCAA Women’s Basketball First and Second Round at Carnesecca Arena, 2014/2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Regional hosted at Madison Square Garden, Coach K’s 1,000th win at Madison Square Garden on January 25, 2015 and the Chris Mullin Introductory Press Conference as the 20th coach in St. John’s program history.
My interests include facility management, event management, regional sports networks, media relations, digital media rights, social media and college athletic administration. I am very active on my personal twitter account: @BarneySTJ, and enjoy sharing interesting articles related to the sports field.