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Damerell Named Assistant Director of Athletic Communications & Media Relations

GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Mike Mooney has announced Riley Damerell as the new Assistant Director of Athletic Communications and Media Relations. Damerell will begin working with the Knights on Thursday, Sept. 16.

"I'd like to thank the Director of Athletics, Mike Mooney, the Athletic Communications Director, Brett Ford, and the search committee for trusting and believing in me as the next Assistant Director of Athletic Communications," said Damerell. "I'm very excited to be given the opportunity to work at SUNY Geneseo, and I can't wait to begin telling the stories of Geneseo's outstanding student-athletes, teams, and coaches."

Damerell joins Geneseo after three years at Maritime College as the Sports Information Director. During his time with the Privateers he was the primary contact for all 15 varsity teams and focused his efforts on changing how Maritime Athletics was covered on the website and all social media channels. In addition to implementing post-game press conferences and highlights for all home wins, Damerell spearheaded the switch to YouTube for all home streaming events and expanded the streaming coverage to include swimming and baseball for the first time.

Prior to Maritime, Damerell worked in the SUNYAC as the Assistant Sports Information Director at SUNY New Paltz. At New Paltz, Damerell assisted the Athletic Communications Director in an overhaul of how sports were covered. Damerell helped implement multiple new weekly video segments, as well as post-game highlight videos with interviews. He was also responsible for setting up the live video stream at home events and helped introduce live commentary to the streams for the first time. Damerell was also the statistical contact for all varsity sports at New Paltz and was the media contact for women's tennis, men's and women's volleyball, and baseball.

Damerell graduated from SUNY Purchase in 2017 with a Bachelor's degree in journalism, and he also competed on the men's volleyball and men's tennis teams. He was introduced to athletic communications at Purchase where he spent all four years working in the sports information office where he assisted with all game day operations including event set-up, and keeping statistics. Damerell was a four-time All-Skyline Conference honoree in men's tennis with three first-team nods, and is one of the winningest players in program history. He also helped the volleyball team reach its best finish in program history with a record of 14-9 his senior season. 

A native of Rochester, Damerell currently resides in Henrietta with his wife Alex, daughter Clarke, and dog Jessie.