David Longo Named Assistant Athletic Director For Facilities And Game Day Management
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College Athletics Director Bob Driscoll announced today [July 26] that Dave Longo has been hired as Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities and Game Day Management. Longo spent the previous nine years at Brown University, most recently as the Assistant Director of Athletics for Facilities and Operations. While at Brown, he also has held the positions of Facilities & Operations Coordinator (2009-12), and Manager, Athletic Facilities & Operations (2012-16). Longo will assume his duties at Providence College on Aug. 7.
At Providence College, Longo will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Facilities and Game Day Management Department, with a focus on maintenance and daily upkeep of the College's top-notch athletic facilities. Longo also will be charged with the task of securing post-season events sponsored by the BIG EAST Conference and NCAA, in addition to serving as a point of contact for summer camps and athletics-related rentals.
"Since 2010, we have invested over $65-million in athletic-facility improvements and renovations at Providence College," Driscoll said. "We are looking forward to Dave's leadership and commitment to managing and maintaining these state-of-the-art facilities, which are critical to the continued growth and success of our student-athletes and the athletic programs for whom they compete."
While at Brown, Longo served as the game day Event Manager for men's basketball, men's lacrosse, baseball, volleyball and gymnastics. He also assisted with the management of football home games. In addition, he oversaw multiple post-season events, including the 2014 Ivy League Fencing Championships, 2015 & 2016 Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Championships, 2016 NCAA Men's Lacrosse First Round, 2014 Men's Basketball CIT First Round, 2011 & 2017 ECAC Gymnastics Championships and 2014 USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships He also was the Assistant Tournament Director for the 2016 NCAA Lacrosse Quarterfinals at Brown Stadium.
He served as the primary facilities scheduler for the department's 38 varsity teams, and with the exception of the Coleman Aquatics Center, was responsible for scheduling all athletic programing at 11 playing fields, a field house, hockey rink, gymnasium, squash pavilion and indoor and outdoor tennis courts.
Longo worked closely with the Brown University Department of Facilities Management trades crews in managing daily and preventative maintenance of Brown's athletic facilities. He oversaw all minor renovations to athletic space, and also took on several major renovations at Brown, including a $1.1-million renovation to the Olney-Margolies Center indoor track and a $2.75-million renovation to the Pizzitola Sports Center locker rooms and athletic training room.
Additionally, Longo was responsible for the oversight of all external rentals that utilize Brown athletic facilities, including scheduling, contract execution, insurance, invoicing, and collections.
In 2011 he was awarded the Brown University Staff Rising Star Award. In 2016 he was named the National Collegiate Event Manager of the Year by CEFMA.
Longo is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, where he received a Bachelor's Degree in psychology and sociology and was captain of the men's lacrosse team. He received a Master's Degree in sport management from Georgia Southern University. Longo is a native of North Kingstown, R.I., and currently resides on the East Side.
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