Brian Keane is currently in his 15th year at Rider University and his fifth as Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities and Event Operations. Keane engineers game management for all intercollegiate athletic events held on campus and is responsible for the maintenance, improvement and scheduling of all athletic facilities. In addition, Keane oversees equipment operations for the department and is responsible for the ordering of all equipment through Rider’s shoe and apparel supplier, Adidas. Keane is also the administrator for the men’s and women’s tennis teams.
Keane has been involved in significant improvements to Rider’s facilities. Keane provided insight in to the construction of Ben Cohen Field and was responsible for the purchasing of various amenities for the project which included the lighting, scoreboard, sound system, refurbished shelters and fence wrap. In addition, Keane supervised several improvements to Alumni Gymnasium including a new wood playing surface, new side baskets, banners and branding, sound system, LED video board and production room. Also, Keane was involved in the resurfacing of the outdoor track and field complex which included enlarging the high jump area, demolishing existing jump areas and constructing new areas.
While at Rider, Keane has also been involved with numerous NCAA and Conference Championships. He served on the Local Organizing Committee of the 2012 NCAA Rowing Championships and 2011 NCAA Wrestling Championships. In addition, Keane was on the planning committee of the 2009 NCAA Women’s Basketball Trenton Regional and the 2006 1st and 2nd Rounds of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship. Keane has also been the Championship Director for many conference championships including the MAAC Outdoor Track and Field, Northeast Conference Field Hockey and Colonial Athletic Association Wrestling championships while serving on planning committees of numerous other championship events.
Keane is currently serving a term on the MAAC Men’s Basketball Committee. In addition, he serves on various other committees including the Rider 5K Walk/Run Committee and National Girls and Women in Sports Day Committee. Keane is certified by NCS4 in Sport Evacuation by the National Center for Spectator Sports and Security and is a member of NACDA/CEFMA.
Keane is a graduate of Rider University where he majored in History and was a member of the varsity tennis team. Keane was the Coordinator of Athletic Events/Equipment Manager before being promoted to his current position in 2008. Keane currently resides in West Windsor, NJ.
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