|Title:||Assistant Director of Athletic Communications|
Andrew Chesebro joined the Harvard Office of Athletic Communications in September 2011 and is entering his third year as an Assistant Director of Athletic Communications for the nation’s largest athletics department. He serves as the primary contact for Harvard's nationally prominent men's basketball team, men’s lacrosse, wrestling, women’s volleyball, men’s volleyball and sailing, and also assists with football. He formerly served as the primary contact for women's basketball, men's swimming and diving, women's swimming and diving, women's lacrosse, men's water polo and women's water polo.
In his role, Chesebro is responsible for coordinating all communications and multimedia efforts for his assigned sports including press releases, in-game statistics, live video streaming, video highlights and social media. Chesebro also handles media requests for his coaching staffs and student-athletes, including 2012 Olympians Temi Fagbenle (women’s basketball), Alex Meyer (men’s open water swimming) and Tim Murphy (head coach of Team USA open water swimming). In May 2012, Chesebro served as the press box coordinator for the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships held at Gillette Stadium.
Among his other duties, Chesebro sits on the Ivy League Digital Strategy Committee which was charged with launching a conference-wide video streaming platform for the fall of 2013. Chesebro also helped to build Harvard's video content on GoCrimson.com and YouTube, creating the video series “Seeing Crimson” for the 2011-12 academic year and introducing “Sights and Sounds” and “Top Plays” to the Harvard lineup in 2012-13.
Chesebro received a Grant Burger Media Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association in May of 2013 as the EIVA's sports information director of the year. He is also the co-chair of Harvard's Social Media Committee and serves on the department's Multimedia and Social Committees.
Chesebro began his professional career at American University where he served as the Athletic Communications Assistant and Assistant Director of Athletic Communications from 2007-2011. While at American he worked with 14 of the university’s 16 NCAA Div. I sports and spent three seasons as the primary contact for the men’s basketball team. Chesebro covered a total of eight Patriot League championship teams, including back-to-back men’s basketball championships in 2008 and 2009, and worked with a total of 17 All-America recipients.
Chesebro was also responsible for the expansion of American’s multimedia efforts which resulted in more than 100 live events being streamed in 2010-11 and the creation of more than 200 post-production video pieces for the web. In the summer of 2009, Chesebro led the redesign and re-launch of AUEagles.com in partnership with PrestoSports and aided in the department’s transition to a new partnership with Pack Network for live video streaming.
A 2007 graduate of Niagara University, Chesebro earned his degree in sport management with a minor in marketing. Chesebro spent all four of his undergraduate years working in Niagara’s Athletic Communications Office as a student assistant and volunteered with Athletics Marketing as a junior and senior. He attended the 2005 Sport Management Association Conference in Tempe, Ariz., the 2006 Sport Management Association Conference in Denver, Colo., and volunteered at Roger Dean Stadium during MLB spring training in 2007 with other members of Niagara’s sport management program. In May of 2006, Chesebro was given the Purple Pride Award for his work with Niagara Athletics.
Chesebro is a 2006 alumnus of the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program.