One of the longest tenured Directors of Athletic Communications at a single school in New England, Paul Sweeney has worked at Tufts University for 29 years. Hired in 1993, he is responsible for creating and executing communications strategies that promote athletic department activities, reinforce the mission and support fund-raising goals.
Sweeney is a 2019 recipient of the Irving T. Marsh Award presented by the ECAC Sports Information Directors Association (ECAC SIDA), which is given annually to a University (Division I or II) and College Division (Division III, NAIA or Junior College) ECAC-SIDA member who, in the opinion of the membership and Executive Board, has exhibited excellence in the field of sports information. During his tenure at Tufts, Sweeney has been recognized by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for excellence in writing and publications. He is a member of the Tufts Athletics Hall of Fame Selection Committee.
Formerly the publicist for the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBCA), Sweeney received the organiztion's Andy Baylock Distinguished Service Award in 2011 recognizing significant contributions to the betterment of New England College Baseball.
A 1989 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Sweeney was an Athletic Communications Assistant at the University of Massachusetts Lowell for four years (1989-93) prior to coming to Tufts.