Philosophy: The Athletics Communications office within Fighting Irish Media serves as the intermediary between the University of Notre Dame’s 26 varsity athletic programs and the local and national media. In doing so, our office strives to enhance the publicity of and showcase accomplishments of all Notre Dame student-athletes on the field, in the classroom and within the surrounding community.

Goal: To provide the best possible media coverage of Notre Dame Athletics – including the department’s student-athletes, coaching staffs and administration – by facilitating the requests launched by various print, television, radio and electronic media members. the Athletics Communications office also provides an expanding range of services to meet the ever-growing needs of the media covering Irish athletics and the fans of Fighting Irish athletics. These initiatives center around timely results, reporting and assisting other information-seeking organizations and individuals. Additionally, the department serves as the chief public division of Notre Dame Athletics, upholding image as a top priority in its dealings with media, fans and other individuals wishing to learn more about Notre Dame Athletics and its members.

University of Notre Dame Athletics
Athletics Communications Office
Room 112 Joyce Center
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: (574) 631-7516 | Fax: (574) 631-7941

Athletics Communications Staff
 

Josh Bates

Josh Bates
Associate Athletics Communications Director
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Michael Bertsch
Michael Bertsch
Director of Football Media Relations
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Dan Colleran
Dan Colleran
Director of Athletics Communications
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Carol Copley
Carol Copley
Senior Administrative Assistant
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Pat Durant
Assistant Athletics Communications Director
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Robby Hamman
Robby Hamman
Assistant Athletics Communications Director
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Sarah Higgins
Sarah Higgins
Associate Athletics Communications Director
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Aaron Horvath
Aaron Horvath
Assistant Athletics Director, Strategic Communications
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Tony Jones
Tony Jones
Assistant Athletics Communications Director
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Joanne Norell
Joanne Norell
Senior Editor, Athletics Communications
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Matt Paras
Matt Paras
Assistant Athletics Communications Director
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Michael Scholl
Michael Scholl
Associate Athletics Communications Director
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Alan Wasielewski
Alan Wasielewski
Associate Athletics Communications Director
Email

Name Title Responsibilities Phone (574) Email
Aaron Horvath Assistant Athletics Director, Strategic Communications Oversight Of Media Relations, Team Communications, Platform Management/Distribution, Social Media 631-8978 AaronHorvath@nd.edu
Dan Colleran Director of Athletics Communications Hockey, Women’s Golf 631-7519 daniel.p.colleran.2@nd.edu
Michael Bertsch Director of Football Media Relations Football 631-8642 bertsch.3@nd.edu
Alan Wasielewski Associate Athletics Communications Director Men’s Basketball, Rowing 631-8458 awasiele@nd.edu
Josh Bates Associate Athletics Communications Director Women’s Basketball, Men’s Golf 631-6453 jbates2@nd.edu
Sarah Higgins Associate Athletics Communications Director Social Media, Women’s Basketball (secondary) 485-9874 shiggin2@nd.edu
Michael Scholl Associate Athletics Communications Director Women’s Tennis, Football (secondary) 631-1762 mscholl@nd.edu
Joanne Norell Senior Editor, Athletics Communications Football Gameday Magazine, Fencing 631-3397 jnorell@nd.edu
Tony Jones Assistant Athletics Communications Director Football Notes/Stats 631-4780 ajones25@nd.edu
Robby Hamman Assistant Athletics Communications Director Men’s Soccer, Men’s Lacrosse, Men’s Basketball (secondary) 631-8032 rhamman@nd.edu
Matt Paras Assistant Athletics Communications Director Women’s Soccer, Baseball, Credentialing 631-9471 mparas1@nd.edu
Pat Durant Assistant Athletics Communications Director Volleyball, Women’s Lacrosse pdurant@nd.edu
Katherine Harvath Athletics Communications Assistant Cross Country/Track & Field, Swim & Dive, Men’s Tennis kharvath@nd.edu
Carol Copley Senior Staff Assistant Archival File Oversight, Media Mailing List Coordinator 631-7517 ccopley1@nd.edu