Monica Cundiff promoted to assistant athletics director, Kathryn Coneys named program coordinator.
Monica Cundiff, a member of the Notre Dame athletics department staff since 1997, is in her first year as assistant athletics director for event management, a position she was promoted to January 2012, and assumed full-time on April 1, 2012. She also continues a role she has held for the past eight years, managing events in the Joyce Center, the past four as director of Olympic sports facilities and Joyce Center events administration.
In her expanded role, Cundiff now oversees all facets of game day management to include seasonal games, tournaments, conference play and NCAA bids. She also supervises Notre Dame's Olympic sport facilities, including Frank Eck Stadium (baseball) and Melissa Cook Stadium (softball), as well as three of the newest athletics venues on the Notre Dame campus -- Arlotta Stadium (lacrosse), Alumni Stadium (soccer) and the Notre Dame track & field stadium.
In addition, Cundiff coordinates NBC Sports-related events during football weekends. Cundiff also serves as the sport administrator for the Irish softball team.
Prior to her current role, Cundiff directed the marketing and promotional efforts for many of the Notre Dame varsity sports teams since 1998. In addition, Cundiff served two years as the advisor for the Leprechaun Legion, a club comprised of students supporting the Notre Dame men's basketball team.
In 1997, Cundiff served as a sports promotions assistant at Notre Dame, with a concentration with volleyball, women's basketball, baseball and softball.
Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Cundiff was the director of marketing for Sagamore Publishing of Champaign, Ill., from 1995-97 and she was a marketing assistant for the Champaign Park District in 1994 and 1995. She was a marketing assistant and broadcaster for WDWS/WHMS radio on the University of Illinois campus, including serving as a color commentator for Illinois women's basketball games.
The Peoria. Ill., native is a 1992 graduate of the University of Illinois, where she earned four letters as a member of the Fighting Illini women's basketball team.