Eddy Occhipinti is in his tenth year in the Monmouth University Athletics Department and serves as the Assistant Athletics Director for Digital Properties and Broadcasting.
He assists with the management of all Monmouth University Athletics’ digital properties including ESPN3, the Monmouth Digital Network, MonmouthHawks.com and e-commerce, including ShopMonmouthHawks.com, e-newsletters and social media. He also contributes to the department’s corporate sponsorship and sales initiatives, as well as assist with special events for the University and The Blue/White Club.
In addition, Occhipinti heads up the department's broadcasting initiatives on ESPN3, the Monmouth Digital Network and commercial radio. As “The Voice of the Hawks”, he serves as the play-by-play voice for Monmouth men’s basketball and the color analyst for Hawks’ football on ESPN3, the Monmouth Digital Network and The Shore Sports Network 1160/1310 AM.
Additionally, he serves as the department’s liaison to Learfield Licensing Partners and manages the branding and licensing programs for Monmouth Athletics.
In addition to his Monmouth broadcasting responsibilities, Occhipinti most recently called the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference baseball tournament in Fishkill, New York. He has also called the Northeast Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament on the Pack Network and also provided the radio play-by-play for the Monmouth baseball team in its two games at the 2009 NCAA Tournament Regional in Oxford, Mississippi. He also called the 2011 Shore Conference Girls and Boys Basketball Finals on the Shore Sports Network and the 2011 and 2012 NEC Baseball Tournaments in Norwich, Connecticut.
Occhipinti previously served as the Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and the Assistant Director for Athletics Communications at Monmouth. He is a 2006 graduate of the University, earning an double concentration undergraduate degree in Communication. In May of 2009, he earned his master's degree in public policy at MU, with a concentration in policy studies and foreign policy.
As an undergrad, he provided radio play-by-play for the Hawks’ football, men’s basketball and baseball teams from 2003-2006 on WMCX 88.9 FM, Monmouth University’s student-run radio station. He was behind the microphone for the MU men’s basketball team’s last two appearances in the NCAA Tournament, in 2004 against Mississippi State and 2006 against Hampton and Villanova, and also broadcasted the football team’s back-to-back conference titles in 2003 and 2004.
Occhipinti, who also served as a sports director for WMCX during his undergraduate days at Monmouth, called the 2003 Paradise Jam Basketball Tournament in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and the 2005 Great Alaskan Shootout in Anchorage.