Tom Garigen enters his 14th year as Sports Information Director and ninth as Assistant Athletic Director at Monroe Community College after joining the Tribune Athletics staff in October of 2005.
Garigen is responsible for all internal and external departmental communications for MCC’s 11 intercollegiate athletics teams. He develops and publishes press releases, media guides, publications, brochures, flyers, programs, and posters, and serves as liaison between coaches, athletes, and athletic administrators and the news media.
In addition, Garigen maintains the school’s athletics website, manages in-game, season, and historical statistics for all sports, and coordinates the program’s social media and audio/video streaming efforts.
In the past, Garigen has served as reporting bureau for the Western New York Athletic Conference for men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s lacrosse. He was named the WNYAC’s Distinguished Person of the Year for the 2010-11 academic year. He is a member of College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and has served on various national ranking committees for the NJCAA.
Prior to MCC, Garigen worked as a sports writer with the Messenger Post Newspapers for three years. He covered a variety of events during his tenure, including the 2003 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club, Buffalo Bills Training Camp at St. John Fisher College, and the U.S. Olympic women’s soccer team exhibition at Frontier Field. He also contributed articles to the Associated Press.
Garigen is a 2000 graduate of Genesee Community College with an associate’s degree in general studies. He was a two-year captain of the baseball team and was an all-conference performer his sophomore year. He earned his bachelor’s degree from The College at Brockport in 2002, where he was also a member of the baseball team. Garigen received his master’s degree in sport management studies from California University of Pennsylvania in 2011.
Garigen resides in Churchville with his wife, Jennifer, and their two boys, Tyler, 8, and Carter, 6.