Paul Vecchio was appointed athletic director at Alfred University on July 1. Vecchio comes to AU from the University at Buffalo, where he served six years as a senior associate athletic director.
Vecchio had been at Division I UB since 1995, when he was appointed the school’s sports information director. He was SID at UB until 2006, when he was appointed senior associate athletic director for communication and sports administration.
Prior to going to the University at Buffalo as SID in 1995, Vecchio spent three years as Alfred University’s sports information director. He was a staff and sports writer for the Olean Times Herald from 1991-92, and an assistant sports editor for the Tiffin (OH) Advertiser-Tribune from 1990-91.
While at UB, Vecchio oversaw an athletics communication office that won numerous national awards for media guides, and the office was chosen by the Football Writers Association of America as one of the "Super 11" communications offices in the nation in 2010. Vecchio was executive producer for "Bullseye," a weekly television show dedicated to coverage of UB’s intercollegiate sports teams that won back-to-back Telly Awards in 2008 and 2009. The national awards recognize shows produced for cable television.
A native of Olean, NY, Vecchio earned an associate’s degree in social sciences from Jamestown Community College in 1988; a bachelor’s degree in communications from Brockport State College in 1990; and a master’s in educational leadership and policy from UB in December 2011. He also completed the executive educational program offered by the Sports Management Institute in January 2008.
Vecchio and his wife, Dawn, are the parents of three sons, Jake, Mitch and Tyler. The family resides in Alfred.