Jimmy O'Donnell serves as the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Team Operations, having been promoted to the position in 2009.
O'Donnell manages all aspects of travel for all 14 teams, including budgets, itineraries, air/ground transportation, hotel accommodations and requisition/distribution of per diem meal allowances, while also negotiating contracts with outside vendors. He acts as the sport administrator for men's soccer and men's basketball, in addition to serving as the game administrator for all men's basketball games, both home and away. O'Donnell is a key collaborator in the development of each season's men's basketball schedule through internal dealings with the athletics director, team staff and external contract negotiations.
A 1983 graduate of St. John's University with a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic administration, O'Donnell began his career in collegiate athletics at his alma mater in 1985 as the Assistant Director of Recreation. He became the Director of Recreational Services at Seton Hall in 1988, was promoted to an Assistant Athletics Director in 1989, and Associate Athletics Director in 2008.
O'Donnell has been responsible for the development of several programs at Seton Hall, including those establishing game day administrators for all sports, the student-athlete varsity awards program and the "Most Valuable Pirate Award", and the Senior Day award program that recognizes athletes at their final home contest. From May 1996 to July 1997, he served as the athletic department business manager, managing a multi-million dollar budget. O'Donnell has also worked directly with Pirate Blue, the athletic fundraising division, to ensure maximum donations from alumni events and plan the expenditures of those funds.
O'Donnell resides in Franklin Park, N.J., with his wife, Noreen, and their son, Christopher.