Director of Athletics, Stony Brook University
Director of Athletics since 2003, Jim Fiore has worked tirelessly to point Stony Brook University on an aggressive course for success in all aspects of intercollegiate athletics.
Fiore's vision for Stony Brook Athletics has resulted in unprecedented growth for the program in countless different ways. He is currently overseeing nearly $80 million in unprecedented athletic facility upgrades. Fiore also elevated the football program from zero scholarships to the full NCAA FCS scholarship level and, while doing so, elevated all of Stony Brook’s women’s programs to fully funded status.
At the time of his hire, Fiore was one of the youngest Directors of Athletics in NCAA Division I. From 1999-2003, Fiore provided department-wide leadership in support of the director of athletics at Princeton University, a program that supports 38 sports, 40 club sports programs and more than 1,000 student-athletes.
From 1995-1998, Fiore was the Assistant Director of Athletics for Intercollegiate Programming at Dartmouth College, where he assisted with the daily operation and supervision of Dartmouth's comprehensive 34-sport program. Prior to Dartmouth, Fiore interned at Princeton working directly for the Director of Athletics on assigned projects. He began his career as a graduate assistant at Springfield College before working for the Executive Director of the National Invitation Tournament during the spring and summer of 1993. One year later, he took an internship in the compliance office at Fordham University.
A native of Long Beach, N.Y, Fiore graduated from Long Beach High School and went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hofstra University, where he played free safety for the football team. Upon graduation from Hofstra, Fiore earned a master's degree in education from Springfield College. Additionally, he received a certificate from the highly selective Sports Management Institute held at the University of Notre Dame and University of South Carolina.