BOSTON, Mass. – The Emmanuel College (Mass.) athletic department is pleased to announce the promotion of Dan Campagna '07 to the title of Assistant Athletic Director / Director of Athletic Communications, Sports Information & Compliance. Under the leadership and guidance of Brendan McWilliams, Director of Athletics and Recreation, Campagna will assume the Assistant AD role immediately.
The 2007 grad climbs the ladder after six years on staff in roles as the Assistant Sports Information Director (2011-2015) and most recently the Director of Athletic Communications, Sports Information & Compliance (2015-17). Along with his administrative position, he was recently appointed a Co-Head Coach of the Women's Soccer program that currently boasts a 2-0 record in Great Northeast Athletic Conference play.
Campagna will retain his responsibilities as Director of Athletic Communications, Sports Information & Compliance, oversee the department's student work force, supervise the Assistant Sports Information Director and help facilitate game day operations throughout the year.
"Emmanuel has been my home since 2003 and I'm very fortunate that it continues to afford me opportunities like this," said Campagna. "I'm looking forward to the next chapter of my professional career with the Saints and am grateful for all the people that helped me get to where I am today. I've been blessed to work with amazing AD's, coaches and administrators and know that it is an exciting time to be a Saint."
Campagna, a native of Somers, Connecticut, graduated magna cum laude, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English Communications from Emmanuel in 2007. He earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts - Boston in June of 2011. While pursuing his graduate degree, Campagna worked at UMass Boston, as both a Graduate Assistant and later the Interim Director of Sports Information for the Beacons. Campagna directed the sports information efforts for the Beacons' 18 varsity athletic teams.
He also began his coaching career at UMass Boston, serving as an Assistant Coach on the Women's Soccer team for eight seasons. Campagna helped guide the Beacons to seven Little East Conference tournament berths, three LEC Regular Season titles, three appearances in the LEC tournament finals including a 2012 championship and NCAA tournament berth, three ECAC tournament appearances and an overall record of 95-56-18 (.615). He had the primary responsibility of working with the UMB goalkeepers, helping the squad post a 1.64 goal against average over the eight seasons, including a league-low 0.67 GAA in 2010 and 0.93 GAA in 2012.
Campagna, a former collegiate goalkeeper for the Saints, helped build the foundation for the Emmanuel Men's Soccer program. During his playing days, Campagna enjoyed an impressive career as a four-year starter and two-time team captain. In 2003, he was in net for the program's first-ever victory and graduated holding every single goalkeeping record, including career wins, shutouts, saves and save percentage.
Over the course of his final two playing seasons at Emmanuel, Campagna registered eight shutouts to finish his career with a program-record 12 shutouts. During his junior campaign, the keeper allowed only eight goals the entire season to register a .915 save percentage, which ranked him third among NCAA Division III goaltenders and a 0.85 goals against average.
As a freshman, Campagna was selected the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Rookie of the Week three times and ranked sixth in the NCAA among Division III keepers, averaging 10.62 saves per game. He was named the GNAC Goalkeeper of the Week during both his junior and senior seasons. Campagna went on to lead the GNAC in saves per game during all four of his collegiate seasons and finished his career with 401 saves.
Campagna was a three-time GNAC Academic All-Conference selection and received the Emmanuel College Athletic Department's Senior Leadership Award in 2007. While at Emmanuel, Campagna also competed on the Men's Volleyball and Indoor Track & Field squads, as well as the Baseball club team.
He currently resides in Watertown, Mass. with his wife Becky.