ECAC Names Roger Crosley Director Of Communications
Eastern College Athletic Conference Commissioner Rudy Keeling has announced the hiring of Roger Crosley as Director of Communications.
In his new role, Crosley will have responsibility for the ECAC’s web presence, will produce contest and event programs, and will oversee the Conference’s awards programs.
“We’re very excited to have Roger join the ECAC,” Commissioner Rudy Keeling said. “He has nearly 30 years of intercollegiate administrative and communications experience. Roger has a long history of working with the ECAC and some of its affiliate organizations, and also brings the perspective of having worked at two of our member institutions.”
served as Director of Sports Information and Communications at MIT
from 1986 through March, 2003. From 1995-1997 the role of
Intercollegiate Scheduling Coordinator for MIT's 42 intercollegiate
sports was added to his responsibilities. In 2003 Crosley
began an eight-year run as Coordinator of Athletic Operations at
Crosley has been the Publicity Director of the New England Football Conference since 1999, and serves on that organization’s Executive Board. Additionally, Crosley is President and Executive Director of the Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
Formerly a member of the Division III
Football All-America selection committee, Crosley has had a long
tenure as the New England Football Writers All-New England Division
II/III Football Team selection committee chair. For the duration of
its initial existence, Crosley was the Secretary/Treasurer for the
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference. He also served five years
as the ECFC Information Director. Since 2006 he has been the
color commentator for Bentley University football webcasts.
In 1999 he was awarded the Elmore "Scoop" Hudgens Award by the
All-American Football Foundation for lifetime contributions to
During his time as a sports information director, Crosley nominated 84 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-Americas, and coordinated nominations for 24 National Collegiate Athletic Association Postgraduate Scholarship winners.
Crosley has served as Eastern College Athletic Conference - Sports Information Directors Association (ECAC-SIDA) Treasurer since 1987. In 1997 he was named the winner of the Irving T. Marsh Award given by ECAC-SIDA for dedication and contributions to, and excellence in, the field of collegiate sports information. In 2010 he was recognized by CoSIDA with inclusion in that organization’s Hall of Fame.
In 2009, Crosley was the recipient of the Mastersports Jack
Grinold SID/Media Award for contributions to college football as an
SID/media member. In 2010 Crosley succeeded Grinold as the
Executive Director of the Jack Grinold/Eastern Massachusetts
Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
The first information director for the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association, Crosley held the post for five years. He has also served as publicist for the New England Women's Basketball Association.
He is a member of the Editorial Board of "Athletic Management" magazine, and was a statistician for the Boston Blazers of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League. In 1984 Crosley co-founded the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the Lacrosse Foundation.
A 1974 graduate of Homer (NY) High School, Crosley received a B.S. in 1978 from SUNY College at Brockport, and earned a masters degree in television/radio/film from Syracuse University. He spent a year at WATS/WAVR Broadcasting in Sayre, PA, as News, Sports and Public Affairs Director.
Crosley instructed video and radio production, and public speaking at SUNY College at Cortland, followed by four years as an assistant professor of Communication Arts and sports information director at Dean Junior College in Franklin, Massachusetts. While at Dean, Crosley twice won National Junior College Athletic Association first place awards for seasonal media guides.