|Title:||Director of Athletics|
|Previous College:||Oregon State, 2000|
Since becoming the athletic director at College of the Holy Cross in 2014, Nathan Pine has changed the culture on Mount St. James. Holy Cross Athletics has seen revenue increases, facility improvements, regional and national exposure and increased marketing, branding and outreach in addition to internal restructuring. Pine has brought a renewed enthusiasm and excitement around athletics to Holy Cross along with a focused vision on improving the student-athlete experience, team and individual competitiveness and facility upgrades.
Pine joined the Crusaders after serving as the deputy director
of athletics at the University of Maryland since 2011. In addition
to sport supervision of men’s basketball, men’s soccer,
women’s soccer and baseball, he led 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, the
multimedia partnership with CBS Collegiate Sports Properties,
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 spent three years at the University of California at Berkeley, 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, 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 following graduation.
A native of Eagle Point, Ore., Pine received his bachelor’s degree in marketing and international business from Oregon State, and his master’s degree in education from the University of California, Berkeley. He and his wife, Stephanie, reside in Sutton, Mass.