|Title:||Sports Information Director|
Manny Nieves joined the athletic department on July 1, 2010 to become the school's third full-time sports information director. He is responsible for publicizing the school's 15-sport athletic program, the upkeep of www.csucougars.com and managing the game-day staff. During his first year, he was able to build a presence on several social media platforms as well expand the athletic department webcasting capacity and was chosen as the Southeast Region Chair for the Daktronics Baseball All-Region Team.
Nieves comes to CSU from Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. While at Rowan, he worked with several sports in handling game-day operations, updating the website, creating and updating student-athlete bios and assisting with webcasting of select home contests. He also worked the Atlantic-10 Men's Basketball Conference Tournament held in Atlantic City, NJ assisting in CBS' TV coverage of the tournament as well as radio stations and print media. Nieves brings eight years of sports information experience to the CSU department.
Prior to his time at Rowan, Nieves spent a year at High Point University as a sports information assistant working primarily with the men’s soccer and baseball teams. He was put in charge of several key publications for the department including creating the first-ever athletic department brochure and a men’s soccer newsletter used to inform alumni, parents and fans of the happenings of the team. Nieves helped expose HPU baseball member Billy Alvino, the school's first semi-finalist for the Johnny Bench Award, given annually to the nation's top catcher. He helped host two Big South Conference Tournaments (women’s basketball and women’s soccer) and served as one of two official scorers for the women’s soccer tournament
After earning his B.A. in Sports Management and Marketing at Centenary in May 2007, Nieves moved on to East Stroudsburg University where he earned a M.S. in Sports Management in while serving as the top assistant in the sports information office. He served as the co-chair of the Northeast soccer regional selection committee and helped publicize on several All-Americans, All-Conference and Academic All-District student-athletes.
Nieves got his first taste of the sports information field as a student-assistant at Centenary College (NJ). Helping progress the sports info office there, he took on several key projects by himself such as creating the record books for men’s and women’s soccer and having a major hand in creating the first official media guides for the athletic department. The Hammonton, NJ native was a two-sport student-athlete for the Cyclones competing in baseball and soccer. He left the school holding four school records and is in the top 10 in numerous categories for both sports.