|Position:||Assistant Director of Athletics/Marketing & Communications (VB, XC, MLAX, Golf)|
Drew Kingsley ’07 returned to his alma mater in November of 2014 as Assistant Director of Athletics for Marketing and Communications. He is the primary communications and media contact for Fairfield men’s lacrosse, volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s golf.
In addition to his direct sport responsibilities, Kingsley coordinates social media strategy, develops graphic content for print and online usage and oversees the stylistic elements of FairfieldStags.com. He is also closely connected to the marketing and communications efforts of the University as a whole, providing content for fairfield.edu, News at Fairfield, Fairfield Magazine and other University publications.
During 2015-16, Kingsley was integral in the redesign of FairfieldStags.com and marketing initiatives including the NACMA award-winning re-launch of Lucas the Stag. Kingsley was also a key part of the communications and operations staff for the 2016 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Bridgeport Regional at Webster Bank Arena and the 2016 Major League Lacrosse Semi-Final held at Rafferty Stadium.
In his first year at Fairfield, Kingsley served as the primary media contact for the 2015 CAA Men's Lacrosse Championship and was instrumental in the formal dedication of Conway Field at Rafferty Stadium, an event that included a doubleheader broadcast live to a national audience on SNY and ESPN3.
Kingsley previously served as Assistant Director of Athletic Communications at the University of New Haven, where he helped oversee the Chargers’ 16 NCAA Division II varsity programs. In addition to the daily operations of the Athletic Communications office, Kingsley was integral in the development of the department’s broadcast entity – NewHavenChargers.com – and social media strategy.
During his tenure from August of 2012 to November of 2014, New Haven expanded its broadcast ventures to include all home games in nine sports, many of which included multiple cameras, a complete graphics package and broadcast team. Kingsley was instrumental in recruiting and mentoring a staff of New Haven students in all aspects of the production.
Kingsley was also behind the microphone for over 100 New Haven athletic events during his career and served as the play-by-play voice of three Northeast-10 Conference Volleyball Championships and the 2013 NE-10 Baseball Championship.
Kingsley garnered professional experience at the Division I level at both Yale University and Lafayette College. The native of Wallingford, Connecticut began his career at Southern Connecticut State University during the 2007-08 academic year.
Kingsley graduated from Fairfield in May of 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and a minor in New Media: Film, Television and Radio.