Nick Mirkovich provides strategic direction to the Santa Clara University athletics department as the Associate Director of Sports Services. Mirkovich delivers oversight, coordination and leadership to the department, while actively participating in revenue generation and external functions.
He plays a key role in the development and coordination of annual fundraising efforts for all 19 NCAA Division I programs, with a focus on external relations. Mirkovich introduced the online fundraising and communications network for SCU athletics in September of 2013. The system has transformed the way supporters relate to the program, significantly enhancing revenues through direct donations, event coordination, online communications and departmental efficiency.
Mirkovich also serves in a number of administrative areas, working closely with the coaches, which includes managing and overseeing SCU athletic travel’s annual budget and operations.
From 2009-2013 Mirkovich was the Associate Director of Media Relations at SCU. His experience in athletic administration at the collegiate Division I level includes two years as the primary men's basketball and baseball media relations contact at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. (2007-2009) and five years as the Assistant Director of Media Relations at the University of San Diego from 2001-2006.
During his time as Santa Clara’s Associate Director of Media Relations, Mirkovich advanced in-game live video broadcasts and produced game highlights, practice reports and video interviews that had never been done before on the Mission campus. Additionally, he assumed a number of administrative roles, which included overseeing and managing Bronco game-day personnel and mentoring and developing media relations staff.
A 2000 graduate of Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., Mirkovich was hired by the National Football League's office in New York City as the media relations contact for the NFL Europe League's Amsterdam Admirals in 2001. His season-long appointment in the NFLE came after working with the NFL's New England Patriots in 1999 and the Arena Football League's Portland Forest Dragons in 1998.
Returning to the United States in 2001, Mirkovich oversaw three nationally ranked NCAA Division I programs during his tenure at San Diego, publicizing 11 teams that qualified for NCAA tournament play. He gained additional experience in the field with College Sports Television (CSTV) in Carlsbad, Calif., as a key contributor to all aspects of website development for CSTV's 22-contracted schools within the ACC, Big East and SEC conferences.
One of his media advisories, written for the purpose of a news conference, was chosen for publication in the third edition of the college textbook "Public Relations Writing Worktext." His writing has also been featured in San Diego Sports Magazine and the Bay Area's Ultimate Sports Guide. Additionally, he is a licensed real estate agent in California (#01911021) and holds Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) status, having completed a term of volunteer service in Taveuni Island, Fiji.