Cundiff Promoted, Saavedra Hired to Notre Dame Athletics Facilities Staff


Notre Dame Athletics Announces Changes To Event Management Staff

Monica Cundiff promoted to assistant athletics director, Kathryn Coneys named program coordinator.

Monica A. Cundiff, a member of the Notre Dame athletics department staff since 1997, is in her fifth year as assistant athletics director of event/game management. She continues a role she has held for the past 13 years as event manager of the Joyce Center, which includes both Notre Dame and outside events held in the facility. Cundiff also serves alongside the vice president of safety & event management to oversee game operations during Notre Dame home football weekends.

Cundiff provides oversight to all facets of game day management to include seasonal games, tournaments, conference play and NCAA Championships. Key events Cundiff has supported in her role include; the 2014 NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional, the first time Notre Dame held an NCAA Regional event on campus in the current 64-team basketball championship format; the 2015 NCAA Softball Regional, the first time Notre Dame played host in Melissa Cook Stadium; and the 2016 Shamrock Series football game in San Antonio.

In addition, Cundiff coordinates the NBC Sports executive client hospitality program as part of the University’s partnership with the broadcast network. Cundiff also serves as the sport administrator for the Irish softball team and previously was a member of the BIG EAST softball committee.

Prior to her current role, Cundiff supervised Notre Dame’s Olympic sport facilities, including Frank Eck Stadium (baseball), Melissa Cook Stadium (softball), Arlotta Stadium (lacrosse) and Alumni Stadium (soccer). Cundiff also directed the marketing and promotional efforts for many of the Notre Dame varsity sports teams from 1998 through 2003. In addition, Cundiff served as the advisor for the Leprechaun Legion, a club comprised of students supporting the Notre Dame men’s basketball team.

In 1997, Cundiff served as a sports promotions assistant at Notre Dame, with a concentration with volleyball, women’s basketball, baseball and softball.

Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Cundiff was the director of marketing for Sagamore Publishing of Champaign, Illinois from 1995-97, and was a marketing assistant for the Champaign Park District in 1994 and 1995. She also worked as a marketing assistant and broadcaster for WSWS/WHMS radio in Champaign, which included serving as a color commentator for Illinois women’s basketball games.

Cundiff has been involved with various community organizations, including Meals on Wheels for the past 15 years.

The Peoria, Illinois native is a 1992 graduate of the University of Illinois, where she earned four letters as a member of the Fighting Illini women’s basketball team. Monica CundiffMonica Cundiff

Assistant Athletics Director
Event Management