Ryan Eigenbrode Named Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

Aug. 16, 2007

Baltimore, Md. - Loyola College has named Ryan Eigenbrode Assistant Director of Athletic Communications. Eigenbrode will manage the athletic communication efforts for Loyola's women's basketball, women's lacrosse, women's soccer and volleyball programs.

"We are excited to add someone with Ryan's experience to our athletic communications department," Boylan stated. "With his knowledge of the area media and his experiences at Notre Dame, we are fortunate to have Ryan join us and lend his abilities."

Eigenbrode, 28, spent the last five years working on the campus that borders Loyola, College of Notre Dame of Maryland. At the NCAA Division III school, Eigenbrode was the Associate Director of Athletics and Sports Information Director.

In addition to coordinating the sports information needs of the College's seven intercollegiate sports, Eigenbrode was also the compliance coordinator, managed the day-to-day aspects of the athletics facilities, directed game management and coordinated the recruiting efforts as a liaison between the athletic department and admissions. He was also the Sports Information Director for the Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference for the last four years.

Eigenbrode moved to the Baltimore area in 2002 when he began at Notre Dame. He was hired at the College in September 2002 as the Sports Information Director, was promoted to Assistant Director of Athletics in July 2003 and then to Associate Director of Athletics in August 2006. Eigenbrode also served as the Interim Director of Athletics in the summer of 2006.

A native of Arizona, Eigenbrode worked for the Arizona Diamondbacks organization prior to Notre Dame. He worked in the Minor League Operations Department and also with the Tucson Sidewinders, the Triple-A affiliate of the Diamondbacks.

With the Sidewinders, Eigenbrode served as the Director of Media and Public Relations in 2001 and 2002 and was also the Assistant General Manager in 2002. During the fall of 2001, Eigenbrode worked for Major League Baseball at the Arizona Fall League in Phoenix. He was the Director of Media Relations for the six-team league that showcases Major League Baseball's up-and-coming prospects, and he also coordinated the appearances of Major League stars Nomar Garciaparra, Mike Piazza and Dusty Baker for the Fall League Hall of Fame.

Prior to working in baseball, Eigenbrode was a Media Relations Assistant in the University of Arizona Athletic Media Relations office from 1997-2001. He was the primary contact for the Wildcats' track and field and cross country teams that had several individual NCAA champions and three top-five team finishes during his tenure.

He was also a contact for several other sports at Arizona and worked closely with the nationally-ranked men's basketball and football programs. He was the meet management director for Arizona track and field and cross country including NCAA regionals and conference championship events.

Eigenbrode has also been active in other sports fields. He works for, is a weekly contributor to the MLB Report on "The Rob Long Show" on WNST-1570-AM, and works for Westwood One/CBS Radio's coverage of the National Football League and NCAA Football.

He graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelors of arts in journalism in 2001. Eigenbrode lives in Baltimore with his wife of one year, Jill.