Brian Beyrer returns for his 16th year with Iona College Athletics in 2016-17. He was named Director of College and Athletic Communications as well as elevated to Senior Associate AD in August 2016.
Beyrer is in charge of the public relations efforts for Iona College in the Office of College Marketing and Communications in addition to oversight of athletic communications.
In his athletics role, Beyrer oversees all communications and media relations efforts for Iona’s NCAA Division I athletic programs. He serves as department spokesman and is the chief editor and publisher for all athletic publications, and media releases. During the summer of 2002 and again in the winter of 2006-07, Beyrer was responsible for creation and design the new official Iona Athletics website from the ground up.
In addition, Beyrer spearheaded Iona’s partnership with ESPN via its ESPN3 School Productions Program. Iona Athletics and the Mass Communication Department teamed to produce men’s and women’s basketball games on ESPN3 for the first time in February 2016. He was also involved in the redesign of athletics branding in summer 2013.
Beyrer was named Associate AD for Athletic Communications in the Summer of 2008, after spending three years as an Assistant AD and four years as Assistant Sports Information Director.
In 2006, Beyrer volunteered his time with the New York Mets Media Relations Department during the National League Division and Championship Series.
While an Assistant SID, Beyrer was responsible for the editing and formatting of content on Iona’s official athletic website, while also serving as a PA announcer for various athletic events, a role he will continue to handle. In addition, Beyrer had served as the primary contact for the Gaels’ women’s basketball and hockey teams.
Beyrer has participated on numerous committees and organizations at Iona College, in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and at the national level. Most notably at Iona, he has been a member of Iona's Alumni Board of Directors from 2011-present and the college's Staff and Administrative Council from 2012-14. He has also served on several hiring committees within athletics including: Assistant AD/Marketing and Ticket Operations, Assistant Directors of Athletic Communications, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, softball, and volleyball head coaching positions. At the MAAC level, he has been a part of the league's marketing directors, sports information directors and technology committee since their formation. He was also a member of the men's soccer championship committee in 2009-10 and has served on the women's soccer committee since 2010.
He is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America and the United States Basketball Writers Association.
Beyrer is a 2001 graduate of Iona, earning a degree in Computer Science. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in the same. A native of Cortlandt Manor, NY, Beyrer resides in New Rochelle.
|Position:||Senior Associate AD/Communications|
|Hometown:||Cortlandt Manor, NY|
|High School:||Walter Panas|
|Alma Mater:||Iona College|