Jeffrey Arsenault welcomes promotion of Drew Marrochello as new BU Athletics head

Boston, September 10 – Jeffrey Arsenault, member of Boston University’s Athletic Director’s Council, extended his congratulations to Drew Marrochello who has been named the new head of BU Athletics.

Marrochello’s promotion also received strong support from the coaching staff and colleagues in the athletics department as well as from the deans, faculty, and the University administrators.

Marrochello has been acting as the University’s interim director of athletics since July, when former director Michael Lynch stepped down. He joined BU in 2005 as associate athletic director for internal affairs. He was promoted to deputy director of athletics, a position he has held for the past seven years.

As program director, he will now be responsible for all internal and external matters, including alumni, donor, and public relations related to the department. He will represent BU with the NCAA, the Patriot League, and Hockey East, and serve as the department’s liaison with the academic and administrative leadership of the University as well as the Board of Trustees Athletics Committee.

Raised in Arlington, Mass., Marrochello he has been involved in college athletics for more than 25 years, as athlete, coach, and administrator. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University, where he played four seasons of varsity football and was captain senior year; a master’s degree in education administration from the University at Albany, SUNY, and coached football for three years at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and for two years at Union College. Before coming to BU in August 2005, he worked for eight years as athletic director at Hudson Valley Community College.

Jeffrey Arsenault was pleased to learn of the appointment of Marrochello, whom he believed deserves the position.  An avid sportsman and an athlete himself, Arsenault played for the university men’s soccer team (Division I soccer) during college. He graduated in Boston University (MET ’85) with a degree in Business Administration. He also plays tennis, soccer, squash, and golf.

An active member of the BU Athletic Director’s Council, Arsenault, from Old Greenwich, continuously supports the university’s athletic programs which aim to develop top tier athletes and promote its sports programs across the United States.

Boston University’s Athletic Director’s Council is an advisory body dedicated to supporting and advancing the mission of Boston University Athletics. Members of the AD Council are deeply rooted in the cause and passionately participate in Athletic Department activities to help the new generation of graduates become successful contributors to the program and society as a whole.

Now a successful investments expert and fund of funds manager, Arsenault has been actively campaigning for the business community’s continued support for sports and social and civic activities. He has expressed his continued commitment to help advance the country’s athletics program, as well as develop and promote a well-rounded education for the youth.

Arsenault established his investment firm, Old Greenwich Capital Partners, in 2005 and since then has managed to grow the New York-based company into a global presence. As an advocate of corporate social responsibility, he has been using his position to encourage the business community’s continued support for social and civic activities.

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