|Position:||Director of Strategic Media|
Jared Hager joined the America East Conference staff on September 12, 2012 after working at three Division I universities as well as a conference office.
As Director of Strategic Media, Hager assists America East in the development and integration of its strategic media plan across all platforms, including its social media entities. He also helps coordinate communications, branding and marketing initiatives through championships, corporate partners and other external opportunities as well as serve as the primary communications contact for women’s basketball, women’s soccer, volleyball, women’s lacrosse and baseball.
With six years of experience working in college athletics, Hager spent 2011-12 as the Assistant Director of Communications at Loyola University in Maryland. There, he served as the primary communications contact in several sports, creating promotional materials, writing press releases, corresponding with media members and serving as the gameday contact for those sports. Additionally, Hager influenced the Greyhounds’ social media strategy and helped execute that strategy during a successful year that saw Loyola win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) men’s basketball title and the school’s first-ever national championship in men’s lacrosse.
Prior to joining Loyola’s staff, Hager spent the 2010-11 season as a communications assistant at the BIG EAST, where he was the primary contact for select sports, including baseball and volleyball, and was a secondary contact for men’s basketball, assisting with day-to-day operations. He’s also worked an athletic media relations assistant at the University of Massachusetts and was an athletic communications assistant at Bryant University.
A native of Franklin, Mass., Hager earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a marketing/finance concentration from Bryant in 2008 and also served as a sports marketing intern for the Bulldogs as an undergraduate. Hager also received a Master of Science degree in sport management from UMass in 2011.