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Dean Kenefick is in his ninth year as Associate Athletics Director for Communications in 2015-16. Before being promoted to an Associate Athletics Director, Kenefick was the Assistant Athletics Director for Communications from 2002-07.
In his role, Kenefick oversees all aspects of Villanova's Media Relations Department. He is also beginning his 20th season as the contact for both the football and women's basketball programs. In 2015, he will begin his 11th year as the sport administrator for the women's lacrosse program and seventh as the day-to-day administrator for football. Kenefick served three years as a member of the BIG EAST Women's Lacrosse Championship Committee and will begin the first of a two-year stint as a member of the BIG EAST Golf Championship Committee in the spring of 2016.
During his time as the Villanova Football Media Relations Director, Kenefick has successfully organized three national player of the year campaigns. Kenefick helped wide receiver Brian Finneran earn the Walter Payton Award in 1997, running back Brian Westbrook in 2001 and quarterback John Robertson in 2014. Finneran is the only wideout to ever win the prestigious award, and with Robertson earning the honor last season, Villanova is now the only school to have three Walton Payton Award winners.
Kenefick has had his worked recognized on a national level on a number of occasions. His football media guide was twice voted the top publication in the nation at the FCS level and his football game day program finished in the top three on two occasions.
A 1994 graduate of Villanova with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education and a minor in Geography, Kenefick earned a Master's Degree in Education from Villanova in July 1999. He was named Director of Media Relations in the fall of 1998 after serving as the Assistant Director from 1995-98.
Kenefick and his wife, Stacey, reside in Drexel Hill, Pa. with their seven-year old daughter, Hailey and four-year old daughter, Hannah.