|Position:||Assistant Director, Athletics Communications|
Kyle Mattracion joined the Columbia University Athletics Communications staff as an assistant director in September of 2016. He is the primary contact for Columbia's women's basketball, volleyball, softball and women's rowing programs.
Prior to Columbia, Mattracion spent three years as the Assistant Athletic Media Relations Director at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. Mattracion worked directly with Wofford's men's basketball, volleyball, men's golf and women's golf programs, also spending one season with the women's basketball program. During the 2014-15 academic year, Mattracion led the media relations efforts for a men's basketball program that won 28 games and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
Mattracion also has four combined years of student experience in the field, including two as a graduate assistant at East Tennessee State University and two as an athletic communications intern at St. John's University. In his two seasons at ETSU, Mattracion covered men’s and women’s soccer, track & field, tennis and softball, also filling in to cover select men’s and women’s basketball and baseball games. At St. John’s, Mattracion had an extensive role in the athletic communication department’s video productions. He filmed, edited and produced numerous live video streams, press conferences, feature videos and highlight reels for StormTracker All-Access.
Mattracion graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in sport management from St. John’s in 2011, minoring in business. He added a master’s degree in business administration from ETSU in 2013. He and his fiance, Kimberly, reside in their hometown of Beacon, N.Y.