Associate Athletics Director (Event & Game Management)
Monica A. Cundiff, a member of the Notre Dame athletics department staff since 1997, was named associate athletics director of game and event management in 2017. She continues her role that she has held since 2012 as the assistant athletics director of game and event management. Cundiff also serves alongside the vice president of campus safety & University operations while managing game operations during Notre Dame home football weekends.
She maintains a role she has held since 2003 in managing events in the Joyce Center, which includes both Notre Dame and external events held in the facility.
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 Shamrock Series football games in San Antonio (2016) and Yankee Stadium (2018). She was also involved with the Garth Brooks concert (2018), the first time for a concert held in Notre Dame Stadium.
In addition, Cundiff oversees the NBC Sports executive hospitality program as part of the University’s partnership with the broadcast network. Cundiff also serves as administrator of the Athletics Usher program, where they provide staffing for over 1,000 events each year.
Since 2009 Cundiff has been 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 nearly 20 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.