Amy Ruggini is entering her ninth year as an assistant athletics communications director, working primarily with the North Texas publications, MeanGreenSports.com and coordinating all the multi-media projects for all 16 sports.
The New Jersey native handles all media requests and publicity efforts for softball and works gameday events for football and men's and women's basketball. She handled the production of all the North Texas media guides, including layout and design from 2004-09. In the summer of 2009, Ruggini oversaw the move from the printed guide to the virtual guide, which existed solely on the web. She was the liaison with the Pursuant Company, which created the virtual guide and the Experience website from 2009-11.
She also oversees the maintanance of MeanGreenSports.com, the official web site of North Texas Athletics. She oversaw the initial launch in 2004 and the redesigns in 2009 and 2010, which offered a more stream-lined look and a multi-media facet. Ruggini also oversaw the move to CBS Interactive in 2013 and the new website launch.
Prior to coming to North Texas, Ruggini was a graduate assistant in the Syracuse University Athletic Communications office from 2001-03. She received her master's degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in public relations. She worked with numerous sports, including women's volleyball, women's lacrosse and women's rowing as well as assisting with men's and women's basketball. Ruggini worked numerous national events, including the 2002 NCAA Men's Basketball Regionals and the 2003 NCAA Final Four for women's lacrosse. She also took part in March Madness when the men's basketball team won the national title in 2003.
Ruggini graduted from American University in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in public communications. She played on the women's soccer team and was a student assistant with the women's basketball team at American. Following graduation, she did a year-long internship at Yale University, working with the volleyball, women's basketball and baseball teams.