Onondaga Announces New Athletic Director
Onondaga Community College has named Rob Edson as Athletics Director. In this role, Edson will lead the day-to-day management of the athletics and intramural programs; monitor and enhance the athletic, social, personal and academic success of student-athletes; support revenue enhancement; and increase brand awareness and support of the College’s athletics, recreation and wellness initiatives.
“Rob is an experienced athletics administrator with a broad knowledge of Syracuse and upstate New York,” said David Murphy, senior vice president for College-Affiliated Enterprises at Onondaga. “He has a history and reputation for quality and respected collaborative relationships. I’m confident he will do an outstanding job.”
Edson joins the College after serving more than 20 years at Syracuse University. He began his athletics administration career at S.U. in 1991 as an administrative intern for facility operations and was promoted through the ranks to assistant director and then director of athletic compliance, associate athletics director for finance and team services and, in 2005 to his most recent role as senior associate director of athletics for administration and chief financial officer. Edson earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from S.U. in 1990 and a master’s degree in sports management from West Virginia University in 1992. He’s a member of the College Athletic Business Management Association, Collegiate Event and Facility Management Association, American Football Coaches Association, and the National Football Foundation.
“I look forward to the challenges of creating a constructive working, teaching and learning environment that complements the academic and professional pursuits of our students, and enhances the core values, reputation, and priorities of the College,” said Edson. “We will place a high premium on academic achievement, personal growth, citizenship and integrity, community involvement and continuing to compete at the highest levels.”
Edson lives in Jamesville with his wife Sue Cornelius Edson (assistant director of athletics for communications at S.U.) and their son Thomas and daughter Tracey.