Matthew Cerullo (hiring release) enters his second year as the Assistant Director of Athletic Communication at Franklin Pierce University in 2017-18. He will assist with all facets of publicity, media relations and statistical operations for the Department of Athletics' 25 varsity intercollegiate sports. Cerullo will serve as the primary media contact for Franklin Pierce's prominent men's and women's basketball programs, as well as Ravens men's soccer, sprint football (co-contact), volleyball, men's lacrosse, softball, bowling, men's and women's golf and rowing.
Cerullo joins the staff in Rindge after spending two years as a graduate assistant in the Sports Information office at Regis (Mass.) College. His second year with the Pride also included a six-month stint as the Interim Director of Athletic Communication, during which he was responsible for organizing all media relations and statistical operations for the College's 18 NCAA Division III varsity sports. He also served as the primary media host for the 2016 New England Collegiate Conference Women's Basketball Championship.
At Franklin Pierce, Cerullo led an aggressive social media campaign (twitter, facebook & instagram) during the fall of 2017 which resulted in the women's golf program being selected as the Northeast-10 Conference Team of the Month for September. The Ravens received 514 votes (38%) to narrowly edge out the nationally-ranked Assumption College Football team, which finished second in the voting with 491 votes (36%). 1,300 people voted on the NE10's social media pages, the highest turnout in the brief history of the honor.
Originally from Norwood, Mass., Cerullo is a 2013 graduate of Nichols College, with a bachelor's degree in business administration, and earned his master's in organizational & professional communications from Regis in May. Prior to his time at Regis, he also served as an intern in the Sports Information department at Case Western Reserve University. He currently resides in Jaffrey, N.H.