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Shaun Ihasz
Shaun Ihasz
Title: Director of Athletic Communications
Phone: 516-726-5609
Email: ihaszs@usmma.edu
Year: 2nd Season

Ihasz began work at Kings Point in August, 2012 after working for five years in the Athletic Communications department of Division I Sacred Heart University, including three years as the Assistant Director.  He provided coverage and support for the Pioneers around the country, acting as SID for Northeast Conference Championship teams as well as at five NCAA Tournament events.  Ihasz has also been an administrator and media contact for numerous NEC Championships and Tournaments.

During his first year at the Academy, Ihasz re-launched Merchant Marine’s athletic website, www.USMMASports.com, and social media sites.  He also broke USMMA Athletics into new media platforms providing new services to all Kings Point fans with live video and audio streaming of home games as well as providing live stats.  Ihasz also heads the spring awards program for the Department of Physical Education and Athletics, collecting and writing nominations as well as ordering and maintaining trophies and plaques. In his tenure at SHU, Ihasz played a key role in the redesign and launch of Sacred Heart’s athletic website.  He also spearheaded the development of the Pioneers’ social and new media platforms.  Ihasz is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

A native of Coram, NY, Ihasz graduated from Sacred Heart in 2008 with a Bachelor’s in Sport Management and Business Administration.  Faculty members awarded him the Gold Medal of Excellence in Sport Management during the undergraduate commencement ceremony.  Ihasz received his Master’s of Business Administration from SHU’s John F. Welch College of Business in 2010.

Ihasz was also a four-year letter-winner and competed around the country for Sacred Heart’s nationally ranked men’s bowling team.  He is the oldest of nine children and now resides in Port Washington, NY.