Berkeley College tabs Stephen Spagnoli and Darryl Regis as Athletic Coordinators
The Berkeley College Athletic Department has announced the hiring of Stephen Spagnoli as well as Darryl Regis. Both individuals will serve Athletic Coordinators for the department, with Spagnoli handling all aspects of media relations, and Regis focusing his efforts on business aspects.
Spagnoli joins the Berkeley College staff after spending two years as the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information at the City College of New York (2010-2012). His extensive resume also includes a stint at Lehman College, where he spent three years (2007-2010) as the Lightning’s Director of Sports Information and Intramural Coordinator. Spagnoli – a Staten Island, NY native – also spent five years as a Sports Information Assistant at the College of Staten Island from 2002-2007. While there, he was also a member of CSI’s radio station – WSIA – from March of 2003 until the summer of 2006. Berkeley College Director of Athletics Andy DeStephano feels that Spagnoli will be a tremendous addition to his staff.
“Stephen Spagnoli comes to Berkeley College having played a pivotal role in the progression of athletics at three different NCAA institutions,” DeStephano said. “His experience in the field of sports information, as well as his passion for sports in general, will make him an asset in our department. He is a dedicated individual, and I’m excited to have him on our staff as we continue to strive in making the experience of our student-athletes at Berkeley College as memorable as possible.”
At the City College of New York, Spagnoli was involved in all facets of game management, including statistical maintenance, game program construction, staff assignments, and public address announcing. In addition, he assisted in the planning and supervision of many of the department’s premiere events, including annual student-athlete awards banquets and Alumni Golf Outings, and he also oversaw the operations of the Nat Holman Gymnasium on evenings when the facility was rented by outside groups and organizations.
At Lehman College, Spagnoli was responsible for all facets of sports information, and was very pivotal in the implementation of many different new features - including a monthly newsletter titled "Lightning Strikes", as well as weekly podcasts, baseball and softball media guides, and coaching shows.
Now at Berkeley College, Spagnoli will be tabbed with the responsibility of overseeing the athletic department’s sports information operations - as he will be very active in updating the school's athletics website as well as promoting the student-athletes, coaches, and administrators. The CSI alum believes his experience three different NCAA institutions will greatly benefit him in bringing Berkeley College’s athletic department to the next level.
“I truly believe that sky is the limit for the Berkeley College Athletic Department, and I have passionate aspirations about expanding and maximizing the coverage of this department,” Spagnoli said. “Success and progression is all about having a vision, and implementing that vision step-by-step. The Berkeley College Athletic Department has a tremendous leader at the top in Andy DeStephano, and the department consists of a plethora of hard-working coaches and student-athletes. It is a place that I am proud to now call home.”
At the College of Staten Island, the CUNY veteran organized clips, compiled statistics for the department’s home games, helped out with the scheduling and implementation of the intramurals program, and posted flyers around campus. As his tenure progressed, he began taking on more in-depth responsibilities, including the publishing of game programs and brochures, assisting with media guides, serving as the public address announcer for athletic events, and assisting in the upkeep of the CSI athletics website. In his final year at CSI, Spagnoli served as editor for Staten Island’s Sports Information Newsletter, "Dolphin Sightings", a monthly publication that included numerous human interest stories centering on CSI athletes. Spagnoli also lent his efforts to various activities, including the annual CSI Barnes & Nobles Golf Outing, Annual Awards Banquet, and various high school and CUNY Conference tournament events held on CSI’s campus.
Alongside his duties within Staten Island’s Office of Athletics, Spagnoli had also worked in conjunction with WSIA, 88.9 FM, CSI’s campus radio station. There, he served as Sports Director while also serving as host to many professional and college sports shows, including the "Thursday Night Sports Wrap" and the "CSI Sports Insider". Spagnoli also served two years as the official play-by-play announcer for the Staten Island Yankees Class A baseball team. In addition to working with the baby bombers, he also worked for the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium during the 2003 and 2004 post seasons, assisting the media relations staff with all aspects of operations during the playoffs.
A graduate of the College of Staten Island, Spagnoli holds a Bachelor’s Degree in communications with a focus in media studies. He resides in the Great Kills section of Staten Island.
Darryl Regis joins the Berkeley College Athletic Department in a full-time capacity after gaining valuable hands-on experience as a three-year student. During his first year attending the institution, Regis spent time working in the Financial Aid Department before volunteering for the New Jersey men's basketball team manager position, a position he secured and succeeded in. Shortly thereafter, he officially became a work-study for the Athletic Department.
While working in Berkeley College's Athletic Department as a student, Regis earned a reputation as a diligent worker, as he was involved in many facets of gameday operations for Knight squads on both sides of the river. As he gained vital skills in athletics, he also performed well in the classroom, eventually earning a Bachelor's Degree in Justice Studies (Criminal Justice) upon graduating in December of 2013.
Regis took advantage of his college experience, as he took on many endeavors. He served as the President of the Law and Justice Club for two years and he also assisted many Berkeley College students in becoming CPR, First-Aid, A.E.D, and Security Officer and Registration Act (SORA) certified. In the future, Regis plans on returning to school to pursue a Master's Degree in Public Administration or Business Administration. However, in the present, Regis will be a big part of the movement of Berkeley College's Athletic Department.
"I am very excited about this new position, and I am eager to assist Berkeley College athletics get to the next level," he said. "As a student, I enjoyed working with the coaches and student-athletes, and now as an Athletic Coordinator, my goal is to assist this program in taking a giant step forward. This is an excellent opportunity for me - one that I plan to take full advantage of."