Jim Fraleigh is in his first year as deputy athletic director at Notre Dame. He was promoted to his current position at the start of the 2013-14 school year after serving as associate athletics director prior since 2009. A former Notre Dame student manager, Fraleigh is in his 23rd year as a member of the Irish athletics department staff.
As he has for several years, Fraleigh manages the corporate marketing and promotions efforts for Notre Dame athletics and also serves as the sport administrator for the men's basketball team, assisting director of athletics Jack Swarbrick in that regard. In addition, he oversees Notre Dame Sports Properties and the Irish marketing and ticketing departments. Fraleigh also oversees the commercial and marketing efforts of events held in several athletics facilities, including Notre Dame Stadium, Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, Warren Golf Course and the Compton Family Ice Arena.
Prior to being promoted in 2009-10 to associate athletics director, Fraleigh's primary role from 2004-10 within the athletics department was executive director of the Notre Dame Monogram Club. The Notre Dame Monogram Club is an organization of Irish student-athletes, student managers and cheerleaders who have earned monograms during their years at the University through participation in one or more of its intercollegiate sports.
Prior to being named executive director of the Monogram Club, Fraleigh spent the previous three years as assistant athletic director for community relations and ticket operations - following one year as assistant athletic director for ticketing and marketing. Prior to that, he served the previous three years as director of ticketing and marketing and five years as Notre Dame's manager of sports marketing.
He previously had directed the athletic department's ticketing and parking functions while assisting in the development and maintenance of corporate and community relationships and overseeing the department's courtesy car program. He also has represented Notre Dame on the Executive Committee of the Sports Management Institute.
Fraleigh, a 1988 Notre Dame graduate with a degree in accounting, returned to his alma mater in 1990 to spend a year as an assistant in the sports marketing and ticket offices. He later was events manager of the Joyce Center - directing summer camps and financial aspects of the Varsity Shop - and in 1991, he was named sports marketing manager, where he was responsible for marketing activities that included the coordination of promotions and game presentations for all varsity sports.
Prior to returning to Notre Dame, the Vernon, Conn., native spent two years with Coopers & Lybrand in Hartford, Conn., as both a staff accountant and a human resource specialist.
He and his wife, Jody, have three sons: Brendan, a freshman at the University of Dayton, Casey and Riley.