Duffy, Hoedt named Trine SIDs

New SIDsTrine University has named Nicholas Duffy and Jeffrey Hoedt as its new sports information directors.

Hoedt will handle sports information for football, men’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s triathlon, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s track and field, wrestling, baseball and men’s lacrosse. Duffy’s duties will include sports information for volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s hockey, softball and women’s lacrosse.

“With the tremendous growth Trine University is experiencing in its athletic programs, it made sense to enlarge our sports information staff,” said Matt Land, assistant vice president of athletics. “Nick and Jeff bring a wealth of experience in sports information at the collegiate level, and we look forward to the work they will do with our expanding athletic teams.”

Hoedt most recently served as sports information director for Defiance College in Ohio, a position he held since 2014. Prior to that, he was sports information director for eight years at Hiram College in Ohio. He also served as a sports information intern/assistant at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, and a sports information student assistant at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in television, radio and film communications.

“I’m excited to be at Trine and am thankful for the opportunity. There are a lot of good things happening on campus with new facilities and success of the athletic teams that make Trine a very appealing place to work,” said Hoedt. “I’m looking forward to experiencing the game day atmosphere as well as getting to work with all the coaches, players and the rest of the campus community.”

Duffy comes to Trine from Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan, where he had served as graduate assistant sports information director since 2015. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and English writing and a Master of Arts in sport administration and leadership from Adrian.

“Trine is quickly becoming a premier Division III university. Its continuing growth and commitment to excellence, both in the classroom and on the field, makes it an honor to be a part of the staff,” he said. “I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to join this community.”

Photo: Jeffrey Hoedt, left, and Nicholas Duffy