|Position:||Associate Director of Athletics|
Hardisky is beginning his 12th year at the Mount and the fifth as the Associate Director of Athletics in 2012-13. The Glen Burnie, Md., native came to Emmitsburg in 2001 to serve as the Sports Information Director before being named the Assistant Director of Athletics for Marketing and Promotions in September 2002.
As Associate Director of Athletics, Hardisky is directly responsible for the oversight of 13 intercollegiate athletic teams including men’s & women’s lacrosse, soccer, cross country, track & field, women’s swimming & diving, baseball and softball, the sports information office, athletic ticketing and all aspects related to the athletics department marketing and promotions and game management of basketball, lacrosse and soccer.
Nationally, Hardisky was appointed to the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee in 2011 where he is instrumental in the development of the rules and style of play in today’s game of lacrosse. In 2011 he was also appointed a Board Member of the ECAC, the nation's largest athletic conference and only multi-divisional conference, with approximately 300 member institutions ranging across 16 states from Maine to North Carolina and westerly to Illinois. An active member of the ECAC, Hardisky has been a member of the ECAC Marketing Committee since 2006 and the Chair of the Marketing Committee since 2010.
Before returning to Baltimore to work at the International Basketball League, Hardisky was the Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations at the University of Massachusetts. Responsible for a seven-person staff and a nationally recognized 29 sport athletic communications department, he helped to keep UMass in the national spotlight.
Hardisky came to UMass from fellow Atlantic 10 conference member St. Bonaventure, where he was the assistant Athletic Director for communications. Prior to running the Bonnies’ communications office, Hardisky was an assistant on the sports information staff at the University of Texas.
A 1984 graduate of Towson State where he earned his BS degree in mass communications, Hardisky earned his master’s in journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1990 and has completed the coursework, written and oral exams for a Ph.D. in journalism at the University of Texas.
Hardisky and his wife, Kay, reside in Timonium with son Gus and daughters, Savannah and Emma.