Frank Mercogliano Takes Reigns as Asst. A.D. for Lobos’ Communications

Energetically promotes New Mexico after 12 years at Idaho State

Albuquerque, NM — Frank Mercogliano, an 18-year veteran of the sports communications industry, completed his first fall sports season as Assistant Athletic Director for Communications at the University of New Mexico. He comes to the Duke city after spending the previous 12 years with Idaho State University.

At New Mexico, Mercogliano handles the day-to-day media relations tasks for the Lobo men’s basketball program, as well as oversee the entire communications office, which has gone under a slight name change, moving from media relations to communications.

He spent the past 12 years in the Division I ranks with Idaho State University as Assistant A.D. for Media Relations, where he handled publicity for Bengal football, men’s basketball, and softball, while serving as the sport administrator for both softball and women’s soccer. Prior to ISU, he also spent four years at Augusta State University and two at Belmont Abbey College.

“I am so proud to be a part of the staff of the University of New Mexico and the greater Albuquerque community,” said Mercogliano. “Lobo athletics is such a vital piece of the community and the university, and coming from another region of the country, the program is very well respected. I’m humbled to be a part of it, and help lead the communications staff.”

Mercogliano takes over for Greg Remington, who retired after 28 years with the Lobos and is now working in a part-time role handling special projects, such as working on many of the graphical elements in the renovated Pit. Remington will also serve as a color analyst for Lobo football.

“I’ve known Greg for many years, and he truly is one of the most respected people in this profession. Having him here in the office is going to be like having a walking, talking encyclopedia of Lobo athletics,” said Mercogliano, adding, “It’s really an honor to follow a guy like Greg, who is such an ambassador of the athletes and coaches at New Mexico.”

Mercogliano earned a master’s degree from Idaho State in Athletic Administration in 2006 and has a bachelor’s in communications from UNC Pembroke as well.

NOTES: There were other staff moves in the department as well, as Brad Hutchins was promoted to Associate Athletic Director for Marketing, Sales, and Communications. He has been with UNM athletics since 2004, starting his seventh year with the Lobos.

Learn more about Frank: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/frankmercogliano

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