Danny Hagenlocher Hired as NYIT's Deputy Director of Athletics

Danny Hagenlocher Hired as NYIT's Deputy Director of Athletics

Old Westbury, N.Y. — Danny Hagenlocher has joined NYIT as deputy director of athletics.

He primarily will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the department.

The position opened when Dan Vélez was elevated to director of intercollegiate athletics and recreation in September.

"Danny is a rising star in collegiate athletic administration, and I am extremely happy to have him as part of our family at NYIT," Vélez said. "His impressive track record of success and his collaborative leadership style will be great assets to our department and NYIT. His experience in all facets of athletic administration will serve NYIT Athletics and our student-athletes extremely well."

Hagenlocher joins NYIT from St. John's, where he had worked for nearly seven years, most recently as assistant athletics director for events and programming.

In that role, Hagenlocher coordinated all aspects of facility and event management for the Red Storm. He also scheduled practices and competitions for 17 Division I programs and identified needed facility enhancements for capital planning purposes.

Hagenlocher served as the assistant to the co-tournament manager for the 2014 and 2016 NCAA men's basketball East Regional at Madison Square Garden as well as the liaison for the game officials.

"I am very excited to help welcome Danny Hagenlocher to NYIT in his new role as deputy director of athletics," East Coast Conference commissioner Bob Dranoff said. "I have known Danny for several years through his work in the metropolitan area, most recently at St. John's.  He is a talented administrator, well-respected for his experience, knowledge and work ethic, and he will contribute greatly to the NYIT to the benefit of the student-athletes.  We're glad to have Danny as part of the ECC."

Hagenlocher earned a bachelor of science degree in marketing from SUNY New Paltz in 2006 and a master of science in sports management from NYU in 2008.

He resides in Brooklyn with his wife Shannon, who is expecting the couple's first child in February.

"I'm excited to be a part of President Hank Foley and Dan's vision for the program," Hagenlocher said. "I'm also excited to start the next chapter in my career.​"

Provided by the NYIT Sports Information Department.