Dan Campagna joined the Emmanuel College staff in the summer of 2011 and currently serves as an Assistant Athletic Director / Director of Athletic Communications. He started as the College's first full-time Assistant Sports Information Director, was promoted to the Director of Athletic Communications, Sports Information & Compliance role in 2015 before being named an Assistant AD on September 13, 2017. Campagna is an Emmanuel alum and a former three-sport standout student-athlete for the Saints.
On June 25th, 2019, a panel of industry experts selected Campagna a member of the Sports 40 Under 40 Class of 2019 at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) annual convention. This honor, sponsored by Coach and Athletic Director Magazine, is reserved exclusively for outstanding young industry professionals who are demonstrating exceptional commitment to their sport(s), innovation and industry leadership within the high school, collegiate, professional and industry athletic professions. Dan was the only male professional selected among the collegiate ranks in 2019.
Campagna, a native of Somers, Connecticut, graduated magna cum laude, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English Communications from Emmanuel in 2007. He earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts - Boston in June of 2011. While pursuing his graduate degree, Campagna worked at UMass Boston, as both a Graduate Assistant and later the Interim Director of Sports Information for the Beacons. Campagna directed the sports information efforts for the Beacons' 18 varsity athletic teams.
Campagna is one of 11 full-time employees on the Saints' athletic staff. His duties include sports information, game-day operations management, site supervision, athletic publicity and NCAA compliance.
In addition to his full-time position at Emmanuel, Campagna also served as a Co-Head Coach to the Emmanuel Women's Soccer program for the 2017 season in which he helped lead the Saints to an 11-8-1 overall record while posting an 8-2-1 in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. Campagna was voted the 2017 GNAC Coach of the Year by his fellow coaching peers in his only season at the helm of the program. Following the one-year stint as a Co-Head Coach, Campagna has remained on staff as an Assistant Coach while retaining his full-time responsibilities with the department.
Prior to coaching at Emmanuel, Campagna served as an Assistant Coach for eight seasons at UMass Boston. He helped guide the Beacons to seven Little East Conference tournament berths, three LEC Regular Season titles, three appearances in the LEC tournament finals including a 2012 championship and NCAA tournament berth, three ECAC tournament appearances and an overall record of 95-56-18 (.615). He had the primary responsibility of working with the UMB goalkeepers, helping the squad post a 1.64 goal against average over the eight seasons, including a league-low 0.67 GAA in 2010 and 0.93 GAA in 2012. He also served as an Adjunct Professor of Sports Journalism at Lasell College in Newton.
Campagna, a former collegiate goalkeeper for the Saints, helped build the foundation for the Emmanuel Men's Soccer program. During his playing days, Campagna enjoyed an impressive career as a four-year starter and two-time team captain. In 2003, he was in net for the program's first-ever victory and graduated holding every single goalkeeping record, including career wins, shutouts, saves and save percentage.
Over the course of his final two playing seasons at Emmanuel, Campagna registered eight shutouts to finish his career with a program-record 12 shutouts. During his junior campaign, the keeper allowed only eight goals the entire season to register a .915 save percentage, which ranked him third among NCAA Division III goaltenders and a 0.85 goals against average.
As a freshman, Campagna was selected the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Rookie of the Week three times and ranked sixth in the NCAA among Division III keepers, averaging 10.62 saves per game. He was named the GNAC Goalkeeper of the Week during both his junior and senior seasons. Campagna went on to lead the GNAC in saves per game during all four of his collegiate seasons and finished his career with 401 saves.
Campagna was a three-time GNAC Academic All-Conference selection and received the Emmanuel College Athletic Department's Senior Leadership Award in 2007. While at Emmanuel, Campagna also competed on the Men's Volleyball and Indoor Track & Field squads, as well as the Baseball club team.
He currently resides in Malden, Mass. with his wife Becky and their dog Otis.
(Last updated July 8, 2019 - 3:45 PM)