In February 2015, Tony Black was named Director of Athletic Media Relations at Northern Virginia Community College.
Black, a athletic media relations veteran has over 10 years of experience in the intercollegiate ranks. He took over the Nighthawks sports information office after a stint at the University of Notre Dame.
Black is incharge of promoting all seven varsity sports at NOVA, along with the club hockey program. He also updates the NOVAAthletics.com and all social media channels.
2015-present: Northern Virginia Community College
2009-2014: University of Notre Dame
2012-2013: University of Southern Indiana
2010-2012: University of Illinois Springfield
2010: Cameron University
2007-2009: Centenary College of Louisiana
2006-2007: West Texas A&M University
2005-2006: Northwest Missouri State University
First Place: CoSIDA Publication Contest 2013-14
Black was a part of the University of Notre Dame Athletic Media Relations office working on a variety of office tasks and assisting with all home football, men’s and women’s basketball, along with baseball and softball games.
Black graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 2004 with a degree in Radio/Television, and returned to his alma mater for the 2012-13 school year to work on his master's degree in liberal studies.
He has worked several NCAA Championships, including the 2017 Division II Softball Championship Series in Salem, Va., and the 2017 USCAA Volleyball National Championship Tournament in Virginia Beach. Black also got the opportunity to work games two and six of the 2016 World Series in Cleveland.
The South Bend, Ind., native has worked for CBS, ESPN, BIG EAST and ACC Network to help the broadcasters with information and stats. He was also the Timeout Coordinator for the 2012 Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship at Valparaiso University.
Along with his collegiate duties, Black does stats for MLBAM at Potomac Nationals games, and is the official scorer for the D.C. Grays of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. Black has also been the official scorer for the Shreveport Sports, a former independent minor league baseball team in the American Association in 2008. He has also served as the main scoreboard operator and also assisted the official scorer for the South Bend Silver Hawks, the former Class A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks in his native South Bend in 2010.
In his free time, Black enjoys traveling and watching the Chicago Blackhawks, while still keeping tabs on the Fighting Irish.