I am currently a Assistant Athletics Director for Media at Willamette University. I am responsible for graphic design, photography and social media within the athletics department. I also manage all the technology for event streaming.
I have been a member of the Bearcat staff since 2005, starting as an assistant coach for the cross country and track & field teams. I worked with the cross country team in the fall and coached the pole vaulters and relays in the spring. After coaching for over 10 years, in the fall of 2014 I moved full time to the administrative side of collegiate athletics taking on my current role.
For many years, along with my coaching duties, I also worked closely with the sports information office. I managed the athletic department website and contribute design work on media guides and other publications.
During cross country and track & field meets I operate the Finish Lynx timing system. I also am a local Finish Lynx resource for other institutions in the area.
I am an avid photographer. My primary genre is sports photography and many of my images are used in Willamette University publications.
Along with photography, web design is a hobby than spans both my personal and professional lives. Besides the Willamette Athletics website I have designed and manage many small websites including this site.
In 2015 I developed a website to track the social media followers for NCAA Division III athletic departments. The site ranks all DIII programs by Facebook, Twitter and Instagram followers. It also ranks programs using an index that takes enrollment size in to count. After releasing d3socialmedia.com I added d2socailmedia.com and naiasocialmedia.com.
I attended Alfred University in Alfred, New York, graduating in 2002 with a degree in electrical engineering. After working for a year at Alstom Signaling in Rochester, New York, I transitioned to a career in coaching. I started my coaching career at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where I spent two years coaching the sprints and jumps before taking a position at Willamette.
My wife, Megan, and I were married in 2013. Our daughter, Luciana Mae Sabato was born that November, almost three month early.