HAMMOND, Ind. & WESTVILLE, Ind. – Jon Newcomb has been hired as Purdue Northwest’s Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information, Marketing and Event Management. Newcomb officially begins his new role on Monday, June 4. Newcomb served as a graduate assistant for Pride Athletics from August 2015 to December 2017.
“We are very excited to welcome Jon back to Purdue Northwest and we know from experience that he will do an outstanding job in this role,” said Rick Costello, PNW Director of Athletics. “Jon is well known and respected among the student-athletes, faculty and staff at Purdue Northwest and has a passion for Pride Athletics that is second to none. I am looking forward to his vision, energy and enthusiasm in the PNW Pride Sports Information, Marketing, and Event Management operations.”
Newcomb was an active participant in the PNW media relations efforts since 2012, assisting with the department's social media efforts, stat-keeping, promotional events, and public announcing as well as production of game previews and recaps.
“I’m extremely thankful to have the opportunity to be back at a place that is so important to me,” said Newcomb. “I am looking forward to working with the amazing PNW coaches and staff and to showcase all of the incredible things the Pride student-athletes are achieving.”
The Munster, Ind. native also spent time working on the Powers-Purdue Northwest Golf Invitational where he assisted with event sponsorship and operations. He earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Purdue Northwest last December and also has a bachelor’s degree in public relations.