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Matt Sweeney is the Assistant Athletics Director for Communications at Seton Hall, a position he was named to in October 2006.
In this role, Sweeney is the primary media contact and spokesman for several Seton Hall Athletics programs including baseball, women's volleyball and both men's and women's golf.
This is Sweeney's second stint as a full-time employee with the Pirates. During the 2000-01 season, he served as an intern in the office of Athletics Communications.
Prior to his return to Seton Hall, Sweeney spent six years as the Director of Special Projects for The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. In working closely with athletics departments across the country, he was involved extensively in organizing events for new Hall of Fame inductees while planning the Foundation's annual Award Luncheon and black-tie Awards Dinner held in New York City. Sweeney was also the primary media liaison for some of the Hall of Fame's highest profiles such as NFL greats Jerry Rice, Dan Marino and Steve Young. Other responsibilities included acting as director of the NFF's National Scholar-Athlete program, serving as assistant coordinator for the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) Standings as well as organizing and researching for the College Football Hall of Fame selection process.
A 2000 Seton Hall graduate, he is entering his 10th year as the District II Football and At-Large Coordinator for CoSIDA's Academic All-America Program. He is also an active member of the United States Basketball Writers Association and the Football Writers Association of America. Sweeney has also held broadcasting and media relations positions with the New Jersey Nets as well as minor league baseball teams, the Newark Bears and New Jersey Cardinals.
Sweeney currently resides in Budd Lake, N.J. with his wife Laura, their son, Adam, and their daughter, Shea.