Nathan Pine
Nathan Pine
Title: Director of Athletics
Phone: 508-793-2571
Previous College: Oregon State, 2000
Experience: First Year

Since becoming the eighth director of athletics at the College of the Holy Cross in 2014, Nathan Pine has quickly transformed the culture on Mount St. James around and inside of athletics. The department has seen significant revenue increases in fundraising, some much needed facility improvements, increased regional and national exposure from television and marketing efforts, along with significant branding and alumni outreach. 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 significant facility upgrades in the upcoming comprehensive campaign.   

In his first year at the helm at Holy Cross, student-athletes achieved at the very highest level of Division I athletics in the classroom, tying for first place nationally in GSR with a cumulative score of 99 and having 17 Holy Cross teams achieve a perfect APR score of 1000. Student athletes combined for a 3.18 GPA in the spring of 2014 and followed it with a cumulative 3.17 GPA in the fall. Pine also quickly improved the future football schedule at Holy Cross adding long-term home-and-home series with both Harvard and Yale in addition to a recently announced 2016 showdown with Fordham University at Yankee Stadium and a 2017 game at UConn. He also made some notable coaching changes to the Holy Cross staff bringing in Judd Lattimore in men’s lacrosse, David Berard in men’s ice hockey and Lindsay Jackson to lead the field hockey program. In addition, Pine reorganized the department’s senior staff, adding Joe Bertoletti as the senior associate athletic director for external operations and Brendan Sullivan as the associate athletic director and CFO.

Pine is active at the league level in working with the other athletic directors and conference office to maximize the student-athlete experience and generate additional exposure and revenue for the Patriot League and Holy Cross. He also represents Holy Cross and the Patriot League at the national level as a member of the Division I FCS Football Committee and the NCAA Men’s & Women’s Tennis Committee.

Pine joined the Crusaders after serving as the deputy director of athletics at the University of Maryland for three years. 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 sponsorship rights.

Pine began his career in the athletic department at Oregon State University, where he was instrumental in the growth of annual 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.