|Title:||Director of Athletics|
|Previous College:||Oregon State, 2000|
Nathan Pine is in his first year as the director of athletics at the College of the Holy Cross, beginning his tenure on Feb. 1, 2014. He is the eighth full-time director of athletics in the history of Holy Cross.
Pine joined the Crusaders after serving as the deputy director
of athletics at the University of Maryland from 2011-2013. In
addition to sport supervision of men’s basketball,
men’s soccer, women’s soccer and baseball, he directly
supervised all of the external support units and revenue generation
for the department including development, marketing, media
relations, ticket operations and video services. Pine was also
responsible for negotiating the majority of the department’s
business contracts, overseeing championships, community engagement
and the M Club (former letter winners organization) as well as the
athletics merchandising and eCommerce operations.
Prior to his time at Maryland, Pine was at the University of California at Berkeley from 2008-2011, where he oversaw all aspects of the major gift program and development staff for athletics. Pine led the university’s athletics fundraising capital campaign, an unprecedented $500 million effort.
Pine previously spent four years at the United States Military Academy from 2005-2008, where he was a key member of the athletic senior leadership team. He was responsible for all business initiatives for Army and oversight of the external operations areas for athletics. Pine also represented Army’s interests in the coordination and execution of the contract extension with CBS Sports for the 2010-2018 Army-Navy football games, and he oversaw all elements of the Army-Navy commercial sponsorship rights.
Pine began his career in the athletic department at Oregon State University, where he was instrumental in the growth of fundraising and the renovation of Reser Stadium during his five-plus years in Corvallis from 2000-2005.
A native of Eagle Point, Ore., Pine received his bachelor’s degree in marketing and international business from Oregon State in 2000, and his master’s degree in education from California-Berkeley in 2010. He and his wife, Stephanie Strowbridge, are relocating to Central Massachusetts.