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 and game programs for every home event, and has given the Golden Falcons their first social media presence. He is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of FelicianAthletics.com, as well as all department statistics and records.
In the summer of 2012, Mentone was named the chair of Felician's Athletic Hall of Fame Committee, as well as the vice chair of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) sports information directors council. He was voted the CACC SID chair in May 2016.
Mentone has been an athletics communications professional for 21 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 CACC. For his work in both positions, he won a regional Grant Burger Media Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association in 2004-05.
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 BS in mathematics from Trinity (Conn.) College (1996) and an MS in journalism from Quinnipiac University (2010). He spent 12 years as a high school baseball umpire. As a teenager, he was a 22-time champion on the Junior Bowlers Tour. He resides in North Arlington.
last updated 7/17/17