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Mike Mahoney
Position: Director of Athletic Communications

Mike Mahoney began working at the University of Pennsylvania in September 2005 as the Director of Athletic Communications.

Mahoney got his start in sports information as a student at Dartmouth College, and as an undergraduate he also did an internship with USA Basketball in Colorado Springs, Colo. As a senior, Mahoney was sports editor at The Dartmouth, the College’s daily student newspaper.

Following his graduation in 1992, Mahoney spent a year as the public communications intern at the Ivy League in Princeton, N.J., before heading back to Dartmouth to serve as the assistant sports information director for six years.

In 1999, Mahoney was hired at Big Ten Conference member Northwestern University, just outside of Chicago, and spent six years as that school’s associate director for athletic media services. During that time, he worked with Northwestern’s national champion women’s lacrosse team in 2005; the Wildcats’ football team when it won the 2000 Big Ten championship and played in the Alamo Bowl; and spent five years as the primary media contact for the men’s basketball program.

In the summer of 2005, Mahoney moved to Philadelphia and his current job at Penn. Among the highlights have been two NCAA Tournament appearances by the men’s basketball team; hosting the 2006 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships at Lincoln Financial Field and the 2007 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship at Franklin Field; and overseeing media coordination for the Penn Relays since 2006.

Mahoney has won nine writing awards from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the most recent in 2013-14 when his Penn-Dartmouth football recap was named the top national story in the Event Coverage category and his women's soccer season recap was named the District's top Season Preview/Recap.

In addition to his duties at Penn, Mahoney is the President of PhillySIDA, the city’s organization of sports information personnel. In that position, he oversees the organization’s Academic All-Area program as well as its monthly “First Monday” meetings. A CoSIDA member since 1992, Mahoney serves on that organization's Academic All-America Committee and is a district coordinator for the Academic All-America program in men's soccer and baseball.

Mahoney has volunteered as a staff member at a number of NCAA championship events in Philadelphia during his time at Penn, as well as events such as the 2014 Women's Final Four in Nashville and the 2009 Frozen Four (NCAA men’s hockey championships) in Washington, D.C. Another highlight came in October 2011, when Mahoney served as media coordinator for “The Battle For I-95,” a charity basketball game at The Palestra that featured (among others) NBA stars LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Hakim Warrick and Lou Williams.

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