Seavey Named As UMass Dartmouth's Director Of Athletic Communications

Seavey Named As UMass Dartmouth's Director Of Athletic Communications

DARTMOUTH, Mass. --  Jim Seavey, who has amassed 30 years of experience in the college sports information profession, has been named as the Director of Athletic Communications at UMass Dartmouth.  Seavey’s appointment, which is effective immediately, was announced earlier today by Corsair Director of Athletics Amanda Van Voorhis.

Seavey comes UMass Dartmouth after serving as the Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications at Mount Ida College for a six month period during the past academic year.  A 1986 graduate of Marquette University, Seavey spent a combined 18 years in athletic communications roles at Stonehill College (1998-2007) and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (2008-17), and he also served for a combined eight years in athletic communications positions at Merrimack College and the University of Massachusetts Lowell from 1990-98.  Jim also served one-year stints as the Sports Information Director at both Loras College and Nichols College in the late 1980's in addition to a year of service at Suffolk University in 2007-08.

“It’s an honor to join the UMass Dartmouth athletics team, and I am very grateful to Amanda Van Voorhis and (Associate Director of Athletics) Jack Holleran for this opportunity,” Seavey said of his appointment.  “Having the chance to tell the amazing stories of student-athletes and all of the success they achieve in competition, in the classroom and in the community is a great privilege, and I’m looking forward to working with our coaches, staff and student-athletes going forward.”

In 2013, Seavey was inducted into the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Hall of Fame, and that same year he received the Eastern College Athletic Conference Sports Information Directors Association's (ECAC-SIDA) highest honor as the College Division recipient of the Irving T. Marsh Award.  In 2009, Seavey received CoSIDA's Lester Jordan Award for exemplary service to the organization's Academic All-America program, as he enters his 28th year as a member of the Academic All-America Committee this fall. 

Seavey, who served as ECAC-SIDA President during the organization’s 50th anniversary year of 2004-05, was appointed as Executive Director of the Jack Grinold Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation earlier this spring.  A recipient of the Scoop Hudgins Outstanding Sports Information Director Award from the All-America Football Foundation in 2008, Jim has served on numerous professional committees, including a three-year stint on CoSIDA’s Board of Directors as well as seven NCAA Division II & III regional advisory committees.

“Jim brings a wealth of experience that will be of tremendous value as we chart our path forward, and I’m very happy to welcome him to the Corsair family,” Van Voorhis said of Seavey’s appointment.  “It's evident Jim cares deeply for student-athletes, and he will work tirelessly to promote and celebrate the accomplishments of all of our teams.  I know our student-athletes, coaches and staff will benefit greatly from his efforts.”

Jim and his wife, Cheryl, (a former basketball standout at Stonehill who serves as the girls' head varsity basketball coach at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School), reside in Bridgewater, Mass. with daughters Mikayla (20), a sophomore at Framingham State University, and Lindsey (17).