HAMMOND, Ind. & WESTVILLE, Ind. -- Purdue University Northwest Director of Athletics Rick Costello has announced the hiring of Patrick N. Massoels as the department’s Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information, Marketing, and Event Management, effective June 10, 2019.
“After a national search, I am excited to add Patrick Massoels to the Purdue University Northwest athletics staff,” Costello said. “The PNW Pride are very fortunate to land an individual with amazing energy, enthusiasm and wonderful experience in graphic design, photography, video and journalism. I look forward to Patrick enriching the student-athlete experience at PNW.”
Massoels comes to Pride Athletics with a range of experience in the fields of sports broadcasting, event coverage and social media. He served as Assistant Sports Information Director for Saint Joseph’s College where he helped to develop their live streaming standards, social media efforts, alumni relations and community involvement. While at SJC, he also worked extensively with the GLVC conference office to help reflect their goals and strategies into SJC’s event broadcasts. He later went on to work for Saint Xavier University in Chicago where he further developed his skillset in the fields of media relations and emergency management.
“I am extremely excited to become a part of the PNW community,” Massoels said. “I want to thank Rick Costello and the search committee for trusting me with this incredible opportunity. PNW has a rich and continuously growing history with academics and athletics and I intend to build on that foundation. I am excited to soon be working with the PNW coaches and staff and to share the tremendous stories of our student-athletes.”
Massoels earned his undergraduate degrees in Mass Communication and English Creative Writing from Saint Joseph’s College where he was also a varsity member and captain of the Cross Country and Track & Field programs. He then went on to earn his graduate degree in Communications from Purdue University.