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    University of Notre Dame Athletics
    Athletic Media Relations Office
    Room 112 Joyce Center
    Notre Dame, IN 46556
    Phone: (574) 631-7516 | Fax: (574) 631-7941

    Philosophy:  The Athletic Communications Office, within Fighting Irish Media serves as the intermediary between the University of Notre Dame's 26 varsity athletic programs and the local and national media. In doing so, our office strives to enhance the publicity of and showcase accomplishments of all Notre Dame student-athletes on the field, in the classroom and within the surrounding community.

    Goal: To provide the best possible media coverage of Notre Dame athletics - including the department's student-athletes, coaching staffs and administration - by facilitating the requests launched by various print, television, radio and electronic media members. the Athletic Communications Office also provides an expanding range of services to meet the ever-growing needs of the media covering Irish athletics and the fans of Fighting Irish athletics. These initiatives center around timely results, reporting and assisting other information-seeking organizations and individuals. Additionally, the department serves as the chief public division of Notre Dame Athletics, upholding image as a top priority in its dealings with media, fans and other individuals wishing to learn more about Notre Dame Athletics and its members.

     

    Athletic Media Relations Staff
    Ashley Albertson
    Ashley Albertson
    Athletics Communications Assistant Director
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    Michael Bertsch
    Michael Bertsch
    Director of Football Media Relations

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    Bernadette Cafarelli
    Bernadette Cafarelli
    Assistant Athletics Director, Athletic Communications Associate Director
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    Dan Colleran
    Dan Colleran
    Athletics Communications Associate Director
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    Carol Copley
    Carol Copley
    Senior Administrative Assistant
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    Russell Dorn
    Russell Dorn
    Athletics Communications Assistant Director
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    John Heisler
    John Heisler
    Senior Associate Athletic Director For Media and Broadcast Relations
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    Tony Jones
    Tony Jones
    Athletics Communications Assistant
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    Chris Masters
    Chris Masters
    Athletics Communications Associate Director
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    Elizabeth Mikes
    Lizzie Mikes
    Media Relations Coordinator
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    Joanne Norell
    Joanne Norell
    Media Relations Assistant
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    Leigh Torbin
    Leigh Torbin
    Athletics Communications Assistant Director
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    NameTitleResponsibilitiesPhone (574)Email
    John HeislerSenior Associate Athletics Director (Media and Broadcast Relations)Administrator, Athletics Department Spokesperson, Liaison with Notre Dame Sports Properties, Schedule Coordinator631-7516heisler.1@nd.edu
    Bernadette CafarelliAssistant Athletics Director, Athletic Communications Associate DirectorMen's Basketball631-8458cafarelli.1@nd.edu
    Michael BertschDirector of Football Media RelationsFootball631-8642bertsch.3@nd.edu
    Chris MastersAthletics Communications Associate DirectorWomen's Basketball, Women's Golf631-8032masters.5@nd.edu
    Daniel ColleranAthletics Communications Associate DirectorHockey, Men's Golf631-7519daniel.p.colleran.2@nd.edu
    Ashley AlbertsonAthletics Communications Assistant DirectorM&W XC/T&F, Men's Lacrosse, Men's Basketball (secondary)631-2664
    Russell Dorn Athletics Communications Assistant DirectorVolleyball, Baseball, Rowing631-4780Dorn.7@nd.edu
    Leigh TorbinAthletics Communications Assistant Director Football (secondary), Women's Basketball (secondary), Women's Lacrosse631-9471ltorbin@nd.edu
    Tony JonesAthletics Communications AssistantMen's Soccer, Softball631-1762ajones25@nd.edu
    Joanne NorellMedia Relations AssistantWomen's Soccer, M/W Tennis, M/W Fencing631-3397jnorell@nd.edu
    Lizzie MikesMedia Relations CoordinatorCredential Manager, M/W Swimming & Diving, Photo Archive Manager 631-6453emikes@nd.edu
    Carol CopleySenior Staff AssistantArchival File Oversight, Media Mailing List Coordinator, Office Contact for Fan Requests631-7517ccopley1@nd.edu

     
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