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John Maddock
Associate Athletic Director - External Affairs

John Maddock is in his 34th year with Canisius College athletics and his 18th as associate athletic director for external affairs. Originally hired as the Golden Griffins’ sports information director, the native of Washington, Ill., was named an assistant athletic director prior to the 1987-88 season and moved into his current position in 1997. Maddock is responsible for corporate partnerships, marketing, promotions and merchandise sales, licensing, special fund-raising events and oversees the operations of the ticket office and monitors athletic communications. Maddock is the sport supervisor for hockey, baseball and swimming and diving. He is a member of the MAAC Baseball Committee. Maddock chairs the Blue and Gold Golf Classic committee as well as the Shoes for the Shelter committee and is a member of the Canisius Athletics Hall of Fame committee.

The 59-year-old Maddock oversaw the operation of the department of athletics during Spring 2005 before Bill Maher was named the director of athletics. Maddock also assisted the MAAC with plans for its 25th Anniversary celebration during the 2005-06 athletic season.

He chaired the search committee for the Griffs’ head swimming and diving coach in 2008, head football coach in 2000 and men’s soccer coach in 1998. He serves on the College's Hall of Fame and the MLK Awards Selection Committees and oversaw the development of the athletic department’s current logo. He was also instrumental in planning the season-long 100-year anniversary celebration for men’s basketball in 2003-04.

Maddock arrived at Canisius in July 1981 after spending two-and-a-half years as the administrative assistant to the athletic director at Brockport State College. Prior to his job at Brockport, he was the ticket manager for the Atlanta Braves Triple-A farm club in Richmond, Va.

A graduate of Western Illinois University, Maddock received his bachelor’s degree in recreation and park administration in 1976 and his master’s degree in athletic administration in 1978. In addition to his duties at Canisius, Maddock is an active member of the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) and the former chair of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Committee on Committees. He also served on the CoSIDA Academic All-America Committee and is on the Board of Directors for the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.

Maddock spent two seasons as the public relations director for the North Atlantic Conference and served as the host for the 1990 ECAC-SIDA conference at the Buffalo Hilton. He chaired the Baseball Committee for the 1993 World University Games and was the assistant media coordinator for the 2000 NCAA Division I men’s basketball opening round games played at Buffalo’s HSBC Arena.

Maddock was honored in 1998 by ECAC-SIDA with the Irving T. Marsh Award for contributions, dedication and excellence in the field of collegiate sports information.

John and his wife, Priscilla, reside in Snyder with their daughters Mackenzie and Mikaela.


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Position: Associate Athletic Director - External Affairs
Alma Mater: Western Illinois University '76
Phone: (716) 888-2977