Campana Joins Bears Staff as Director of Recreational Sports and Fitness

Campana Joins Bears Staff as Director of Recreational Sports and Fitness

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) Director of Athletics and Recreation James Lally has announced the addition of Edward Campana Jr. to the full-time administrative staff as Director of Recreational Sports and Fitness, who started in his role last Monday.

Campana brings an extensive background to Clinton Hill having joined the Bears from the athletic department at Division I St. John's University and also has stints working for other local professional sports teams.

"We are thrilled to welcome Edward to the Bears family. His background in collegiate athletics and recreation will serve the St. Joseph's community well as we look to continue to provide outstanding service to our student body, faculty, staff and community members," remarked Lally.

In his role as Director of Recreational Sports and Fitness, Campana will manage the day-to-day operations of The Hill Center and the newly-opened St. Angela Turf facility, oversee intramurals and develop other recreational programs, and assist in the game day operations for home athletic events.

"I am truly honored to be a part of the Bears as the Director of Recreational Sports and Fitness," commented Campana. "I look forward to being a contributing factor to the continued success and legacy of St. Joseph's."

Campana was most recently a graduate assistant for the athletic events and programming department at St. John's University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Sports Management in 2017 and is scheduled to complete his Masters of Business Administration this spring.

The Glen Oaks, Queens native spent two-and-a-half years with the Red Storm, originally joining as an intern, and specialized in facility management for St. John's four outdoor and two indoor athletic facilities. He oversaw facility planning initiatives, projects, and maintenance. He also helped supervise over 70 event staff workers, 20 work-study students, and six interns during his time there.

Campana also worked for both metropolitan Major League Baseball franchises as a part-time ticket operations representative for the New York Yankees and an executive marketing intern for the New York Mets. He also was on the match day presentation staff for New York City Football Club of Major League Soccer. Prior to joining the staff at St. John's, Campana also worked as an intern at fellow Skyline Conference member the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

"Since my arrival, I can feel that St. Joseph's is a special place. As I walk throughout the campus, I get a sense of camaraderie and team spirit and I'm excited to be here," concluded Campana.