Primary Contact: Cross Country (M&W), Field Hockey, Men's Ice Hockey, Men's Lacrosse, Women's Lacrosse, Track & Field (M&W), Women's Volleyball
Tim Volkmann enters his seventh year as Director of Athletic Communications and Media Relations for the SUNY Geneseo Athletics Department in 2019-20.
Volkmann is in charge of coordinating all aspects of publicizing the Knights' 20 teams and over 400 student-athletes, coaches and administrators, including the supervision of the department's website, GeneseoKnights.com, and social media platforms (@GeneseoKnights). He has publicized 12 individual national champions, 135 All-Americans and 50 SUNYAC Championship teams while hosting countless NCAA Division III Tournament events during his tenure.
Volkmann came to Geneseo following a six-year stay at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He spent his first three years as Assistant Director of Athletic Communications for the Division I Black Knights, serving as the primary contact for the men's lacrosse, men's soccer and swimming & diving programs, while also serving as a secondary contact for football and wrestling. In May 2008, he gained the title of Director of Media Event Management and coordinated media relations operations for all championship events held at West Point.
He also spent three years as Assistant Athletic Director of the Army A Club and was responsible for all of the department's annual athletics fundraising. His duties included developing, implementing and coordinating all administrative and business functions related to tickets, benefits, budgets, staffing and special projects, while identifying, cultivating, soliciting and retaining donors. He also oversaw the department's "Friends Of" fundraising program centered around individual teams' restricted giving. The A Club grew by more than 34 percent to over $3.67 million in annual donations in 2012, marking the first time the fund had surpassed $3 million.
Volkmann came to West Point after spending two years as the Coordinator of Sports Communications at Division I University of Rhode Island. He served as the men's basketball contact for the 2005-06 season and was also the football and women's basketball contact for the 2006-07 season among his other duties within the 22-team department.
Before his time at URI, he spent six years as the Assistant Director of Sports Communications at Springfield College, including two stints as interim director. He also completed a master's degree in athletic administration at Springfield in the spring of 2004.
Volkmann previously spent a year as the Sports Information Director at Oneonta in 1998-99 after serving as the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Publicist during the 1997-98 academic year. He received a bachelor's degree in communication studies from SUNY Cortland in 1997.
Volkmann is a member of the College Sports Information Director's Association of America (CoSIDA) and starts his second year as the Region 2 representative on the Division III Sports Information Directors of America (D3SIDA) board. The 2017 CoSIDA Bill Esposito Backbone Award winner is also a member of the Google Cloud/CoSIDA Academic All-America committee and previously served as chair of the SUNYAC Sports Information Directors committee.
A Fairport, N.Y. native, he currently resides in Bloomfield, N.Y. with his wife, Tracy.