Hamden, Conn., native Mark Mentone was named Felician University's first full-time sports information director in August 2006. He is the media contact for Felician's NCAA Division-II athletics program, which has expanded from 10 to 14 sports since his arrival.
Since coming to Felician, Mentone has instituted an e-mail distribution list as well as game programs and a live statistics feed for virtually every home event. He gave the Golden Falcons their first social media presence, and continues to run or oversee all of the department's general athletics accounts. He is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of FelicianAthletics.com as well as all department statistics and records. All 14 of the University's Academic All-Americans have been named under his watch.
In the summer of 2012, Mentone was named the first chair of Felician's Athletics Hall of Fame Committee. He administers all aspects of the department's annual Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony, which was held for the first time on September 20, 2013.
Mentone has been an athletics communications professional for 23 years. From 2000 to 2005, he was the coordinator of sports information services at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. While working at NJIT, he served four seasons as the part-time information director for the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. For his work in both positions, he won a regional Grant Burger Media Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association in 2004-05. From January 2016 to December 2017, Mentone chaired the CACC Sports Information Directors' Committee.
He has also served two stints as an assistant SID at Southern Connecticut State University, where he was the principal media contact for the Owls' back-to-back Division II national championships in men’s soccer in 1998 and 1999. He began his career as an intern at Hartwick College for the 1996-97 academic year.
Mentone owns a B.S. in mathematics from Trinity (Conn.) College (1996) and an M.S. in journalism from Quinnipiac University (2010). He spent 12 years as a certified high-school baseball umpire. An avid bowler as a teenager, he was a 22-time champion on the Junior Bowlers Tour. He resides in North Arlington.
last updated 3/12/19