ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (Aug. 28, 2015) – On Aug. 20, Molloy College Director of Athletics Susan Cassidy-Lyke announced that Rick Rissetto would be taking over as the new Director of Athletic Communications. Rissetto comes back to Molloy after a one-year stint as the Athletic Media Relations Assistant at LIU Post.
“We are excited to have Rick join us on a full-time basis,” said Cassidy-Lyke. “He has worked with the Molloy athletic family over the past few years in several capacities including as an announcer and a broadcaster. His work at LIU Post has broadened his resume and makes him an ideal candidate to assume the role as Director of Athletic Communications.”
Rissetto is no stranger to the Molloy College Department of Athletics, as he first worked with the school as a public address announcer in the fall of 2012. He continued working with Molloy and other schools as an announcer and broadcaster, while also serving as the on-site disc jockey for games to provide an in-depth and exciting ambience for fans, players and coaches alike.
Upon graduating from Hofstra University in May of 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, Rissetto spent that summer working with the Albany Dutchmen, a summer collegiate baseball team in New York’s state capital. There he served as a Media Relations Intern and Public Address Announcer, along with select duties as a Media Coordinator for road games. After returning home from his two-month stint with the Dutchmen, Rissetto began working as an intern in the LIU Post Department of Athletics while also completing his Master’s degree in Sport Management from Southern New Hampshire University.
“I am thrilled to serve Molloy College as the Director of Athletic Communications,” Rissetto stated. “I am grateful for every opportunity that I have had to work in this field and learn under some of the best people the industry has to offer. Now, I am beyond ecstatic to come home to the place where I first began my career in collegiate athletics—Molloy College. I thank Susan and the rest of the administration for giving me this incredible chance to jump-start the next chapter of my life as a full-time employee here with this wonderful institution.”
In addition to his background in media relations, Rissetto spent this past summer working with the Brooklyn Cyclones, the short-season affiliate of the New York Mets. He also served as the director of the Multimedia program for the Future Stars Summer Camps at the campus of SUNY Old Westbury.
He currently resides in Floral Park, N.Y.