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Bob Steitz enters his 10th year as Villanova's Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Operations in 2011-12. In his role, Steitz oversees the department's marketing and promotion initiatives and manages the Villanova Athletics Radio Network and the `Nova Nation All-Access broadcast packages.
Steitz arrived at Villanova in 2002 from the Atlantic 10 Conference where he had been since 1990. He served as Associate Commissioner at the Atlantic 10 since 1994 with his primary responsibilities being the Executive Producer of the Atlantic 10 Television Network, coordinating and implementing the league's marketing and television strategies, overseeing all aspects of the men's basketball tournament, and planning and implementing the conference's basketball and football schedules.
Prior to being named Associate Commissioner, Steitz was the Associate Commissioner at the Northeast Conference where he oversaw NCAA Compliance and was the Director of Championships.
Steitz began his career in collegiate athletics at Fordham University where he was the Athletic Operations Coordinator for one year from 1982 to 1983. He was then promoted to Assistant Director of Athletics in August of 1983, a position he held until August of 1985 when he left to become Assistant Director of Athletics at Florida International University. Steitz has been a key figure on a number of athletic committees and served on the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee from 2000-02 and from 2003-07. He previously served as chair of the NCAA Honor Committee. Steitz has also played key roles in a number of different events: the 2001 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball East Regional, the 1992 Basketball Tournaments of the Americas, the 1990 Goodwill Games, and the 1984 Summer Olympics Basketball Staff.
A 1980 graduate of Springfield College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Steitz went on to earn his Master's of Education Degree in Athletic Administration from Springfield in 1981.
Steitz and his wife, Pam, reside in Blue Bell, Pa., with their 15-year old daughter Jessica and 11-year old son, Michael.