Tom Mandato has been named Assistant Director of Athletics for Operations at UMBC, Director of Athletics Dr. Charles Brown announced in early December, 2012.
Mr. Mandato’s duties will include the maintenance of all athletic facilities, including the Retriever Activities Center and Arena, the UMBC Stadium Complex, the UMBC Aquatic Complex, the tennis courts, and practice and recreation fields. He will coordinate the scheduling of these facilities, supervise event operations, equipment room and athletic grounds staff, building security, and will serve as the department liaison to UMBC Facilities Management and the campus scheduling office.
The Philadelphia, Pa. native has spent the last eight years at Towson University, working in facility and event management. In June of 2011, he was named Director of Facilities & Event Management for the Tigers’ 19-sport program. Mandato served as the event manager for football, men’s basketball, men’s lacrosse, track & field and gymnastics competitions. He was responsible for the entire athletic facilities budget, facility scheduling for all varsity sports, and played a major role in recent facility enhancement projects, including the new Tiger Arena.
Mandato has also worked event operations on the regional and national stage, including the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championships at Johnny Unitas Stadium from 2008-10 and the Towson vs. Oregon State men’s basketball game on Nov. 26, 2011, which featured an appearance by President Barack Obama.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in sport and recreation management from Temple University in 2003 and was awarded a master’s degree in sport administration from Towson University and the University of Baltimore in 2010.