Monica Cundiff promoted to assistant athletics director, Kathryn Coneys named program coordinator.
Monica A. Cundiff, a member of the Notre Dame athletics department staff since 1997, is in her third year as assistant athletics director of event management, a position she was promoted to January 2012. She also continues a role she has held for the past 11 years, managing events in the Joyce Center.
Cundiff oversees all facets of game day management to include seasonal games, tournaments, conference play and NCAA Championships, including the NCAA Women's Basketball Regional in 2014, the first time Notre Dame held an NCAA Regional event on campus in the current 64-team format.
In addition, Cundiff coordinates NBC Sports-related events during football weekends. Cundiff also serves as the sport administrator for the Irish softball team and previously served on the Big East softball committee.
Prior to her current role, Cundiff supervised Notre Dame's Olympic sport facilities, including Frank Eck Stadium (baseball), Melissa Cook Stadium (softball), Arlotta Stadium (lacrosse) and Alumni Stadium (soccer). Cundiff also directed the marketing and promotional efforts for many of the Notre Dame varsity sports teams since 1998. In addition, Cundiff served 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 in Champaign, including serving as a color commentator for Illinois women's basketball games.
Cundiff has been involved with many community organizations, including volunteering for Meals on Wheels for the past 13 years.
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.