|Position:||Associate Director, Athletics Communications|
Mike Kowalsky has been Associate Director for Athletic Communications at Columbia since September 2012. He also served as Interim Director for Athletic Communications from October 2015-June 2016.
Kowalsky is the lead media relations contact for the men's basketball, baseball, field hockey and men's rowing programs.
After spending five years as Assistant Director of Athletics Communications, Kowalsky was promoted to Associate Director of Athletics Communications in August 2011. At different points in his SHU career he served as the primary media contact for the Pirates' women's basketball, volleyball, men's soccer, women's tennis, men's golf, cross country, and softball program.
During his tenure in South Orange, Kowalsky volunteered at the 2007 NCAA Men's Basketball East Regional in East Rutherford, New Jersey and was a media coordinator at the 2011 NCAA Men's Basketball East Regional in Newark, New Jersey. In 2016, Kowalsky moderated post-game press conferences at the Atlantic-10 and NCAA Tournament at Barclays Center. He is also an active member of CoSIDA and the US Basketball Writers Association.
Kowalsky graduated with a degree in sport management from SUNY Cortland in 2006, where he served as an event manager and sports information assistant.
A native of Sauquoit, New York he now resides Wood Ridge, New Jersey, with his wife Stephanie. They have two sons, Maxwell and Lucas, and two cats, London and Chelsea.