Athletics Communications

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.

Aaron Horvath
Assistant Athletics Director, Strategic Communications
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Michael Scholl
Interim Director of Football Communications Director
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Dan Colleran
Director of Athletics Communications
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Josh Bates
Associate Athletics Communications Director
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Pat Durant
Assistant Athletics Communications Director
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Robby Hamman
Assistant Athletics Communications Director
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Sarah Higgins
Associate Athletics Communications Director
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Claire Kramer
Assistant Athletics Communications Director
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Joanne Norell
Senior Editor, Athletics Communications
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Matt Paras
Assistant Athletics Communications Director
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Jessica Seibert
Assistant Athletics Communications Director
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Alan Wasielewski
Associate Athletics Communications Director
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Aaron HorvathAssistant Athletics Director, Strategic CommunicationsOversight Of Media Relations, Team Communications, Platform Management/Distribution, Social Media and Football Communications Support631-8978AaronHorvath@nd.edu
Dan ColleranDirector of Athletics CommunicationsHockey, Women's Golf631-7519daniel.p.colleran.2@nd.edu
Michael Scholl Interim Director of Football CommunicationsFootball631-1762 mscholl@nd.edu
Alan WasielewskiAssociate Athletics Communications DirectorMen's Basketball, Rowing631-8458awasiele@nd.edu
Josh BatesAssociate Athletics Communications DirectorWomen's Basketball, Men's Golf631-6453jbates2@nd.edu
Sarah HigginsAssociate Athletics Communications DirectorSocial Media, Women's Basketball Social Media & PR Support, Women's Tennis, Cheer and Leprechauns485-9874shiggin2@nd.edu
Pat DurantAssistant Athletics Communications DirectorVolleyball, Women's Lacrosse, Hockey Social Media & PR Supportpdurant@nd.edu
Robby HammanAssistant Athletics Communications DirectorMen's Soccer, Men's Lacrosse, Men's Basketball PR Support808-9575rhamman@nd.edu
Claire KramerAssistant Athletics Communications DirectorFootball (Support), Swimming & Diving, Softballckramer@nd.edu
Joanne NorellSenior Editor, Athletics Communications Football Gameday Magazine, Fencing, Cross Country/Track & Field 631-3397jnorell@nd.edu
Matt ParasAssistant Athletics Communications DirectorWomen's Soccer, Baseball, Credentialingmparas1@nd.edu
Jessica SeibertSocial Media & Communications AssistantSocial Media (Support), Men's Tennisjseibert@nd.edu