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01/17/2017

Torain Joins Athletics Department As Associate Athletics Director

Torain to oversee Human Resources, Legal and Risk Management

02/02/2012

HKY: Onward to Victory

Onward To Victory provides a look back at the history of Notre Dame Hockey and behind-the-scenes access to the Fighting Irish as they prepare for the Compton Family Ice Arena dedication game against rival Boston College.

Tom Nevala is in his 26th year as a member of the athletics administration at the University of Notre Dame and currently serves as senior associate athletics director for business operations. In his present role he oversees all financial matters for the Notre Dame athletics department.

From 2011 through 2015, Nevala also served as the first general manager of the Compton Family Ice Arena, overseeing the operations, programming and financials of this regional center of activity that has made the significant impact for the campus and local community as it was envisioned.

Nevala previously spent five years as associate athletics director from 2005 to 2009, while spending the five years before that as assistant athletics director for business operations.

Nevala is a member of the ACC finance committee for a second, three-year term through the 2018-19 academic year.

Nevala serves as the day-to-day administrative contact for the Fighting Irish hockey program. He represents Notre Dame on the Hockey East Association Board of Directors. In partnership with the Chicago Sports Commission, the United Center and the Chicago Blackhawks, he helped develop the successful bid to host the NCAA Frozen Four in Chicago in 2017.

Previously Nevala served in a similar capacity for the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. He served as chair of the CCHA's executive committee in 2006-07, and also served on the CCHA's strategic planning committee. During the recent changes in college hockey, Nevala led Notre Dame's efforts to determine its future conference alignment that culminated in the decision to join Hockey East in 2013-14 and more recently, to formalize affiliate membership for Hockey with the Big Ten Conference as of the 2017-18 season. He also led the effort for Notre Dame to partner with Fort Wayne to host the Midwest Regional during the 2010 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. Nevala served a four-year term as the CCHA's representative on the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Committee. He served as the chair of that committee for 2012-13, which concluded with the NCAA Frozen Four in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Nevala played a key role for the athletics department from 2008 through 2011 as a member of the team that developed the concept, the final design and then oversaw construction of the Compton Family Ice Arena.

Active in campus matters, Nevala has served on the University's equity in athletics task force, served on the continuous improvement departmental assessment team, represents athletics on the campus administration guidance counsel for the Office of Information Technology, and the University's business managers group. Nevala spent five years as the business manager for athletics, following time as business manager of the Joyce Center and two years as director of the Varsity Shop and ice rink manager for that facility.

During the 1999-2000 academic year Nevala coordinated the effort to form the Notre Dame alumni football team that traveled to Germany in July of 2000 and defeated the Hamburg Blue Devils in the Charity Bowl. He also served as tournament director of the 1997 BIG EAST Men's Golf Championship.

A 1990 Notre Dame graduate with a degree in aerospace engineering, Nevala returned to the University in the fall of that year to attend graduate school and work in the athletics business office. He earned his MBA in interdisciplinary studies in May of 1992.

An associate football manager for the 1989 season as an undergraduate, Nevala is a native of Maynard, Mass. He is married to the former Jen Turgeon, a 1993 Saint Mary's graduate and a native of Brunswick, Maine. They have two children, a daughter, Sofia (11), and a son, Benjamin (9).

Tom Nevala
Tom  Nevala

Position:
Senior Associate Athletic Director

Department:
Business Operations

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January 16
L, 82-78 (2OT)
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
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January 18
7:00 PM
Tennessee
Notre Dame, Ind.
January 19
4:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla.
January 19
5:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 19
7:35 PM
Wisconsin
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)

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January 20
4:00 PM
Clemson
Clemson, S.C. (Littlejohn Coliseum)

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January 20
10:00 AM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla.
January 20
10:00 AM
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Notre Dame, Ind.
January 20
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Jamaica, New York
January 21
1:00 PM
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Notre Dame, Ind.
January 21
12:00 PM
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January 21
3:00 PM
Wisconsin
Chicago, Ill. (United Center)

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January 21
5:00 PM
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Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 21
All Day
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Philadelphia, Pa.
January 23
5:00 PM
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Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 25
7:00 PM
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Pittsburgh, Penn.
January 26
5:30 PM
Indiana Relays
Bloomington, Ind.
January 26
8:00 PM
Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN (Mariucci Arena)

ESPN2
January 26
All Day
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 27
8:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
January 27
10:00 AM
Indiana Relays
Bloomington, Ind.
January 27
1:00 PM
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Austin, Texas (Texas Tennis Center)
January 27
2:00 PM
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January 27
8:00 PM
Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN (Mariucci Arena)

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January 27
All Day
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 27
All Day
DeCicco Duals
Notre Dame, IN (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
January 28
4:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla.

ESPN2
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January 28
All Day
DeCicco Duals
Notre Dame, IN (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
January 28
TBA
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Austin, Texas (Texas Tennis Center)
January 29
7:00 PM
Duke
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ESPN
February 1
7:00 PM
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Notre Dame, Ind.

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February 2
4:00 PM
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Notre Dame, Ind.
February 2
6:30 PM
Penn State
State College, PA (Pegula Ice Arena)

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February 3
12:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (PNC Arena)

ESPN or ESPN2
February 3
9:45 AM
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 3
12:00 PM
Boston College
Dedham, Mass. (Dedham Health & Athletic Complex)
February 3
1:00 PM
Ball State and Green Bay
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
February 3
4:00 PM
Penn State
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February 3
All Day
Northwestern Duals
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February 4
1:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C.

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February 4
12:00 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
February 4
All Day
Northwestern Duals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
February 6
8:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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