John Maddock is in his 32nd year with
Canisius College athletics and his 16th 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, swimming and diving and
synchronized swimming. 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 57-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,
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 a Vice President 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.