|Position:||Director of Facilities, Operations & Events|
A.J. Kizekai is in his first year as the director of facilities, operations and events at the College of the Holy Cross in 2018-2019. He assists in the management of all aspects of facility and event operations, including facility maintenance, crowd management, venue set up and tear down, coordination of visiting teams and officials, implementing emergency plans and procedures and the scheduling, training and supervision of event and student staff.
Kizekai joined the Crusaders after spending the previous year and a half as the assistant athletic director for operations and events at Bucknell University. He was in charge scheduling for all athletic facilities, and handled game management for football, volleyball, soccer, basketball, wrestling, men’s lacrosse and baseball.
Prior to his time at Bucknell, Kizekai spent two and a half years at Brown University, beginning as a marketing and promotions intern before being promoted to an athletic facilities and operations coordinator. He was also at George Washington University for one year, as an athletic operations manager and development volunteer. Kizekai was previously an athletic development and marketing intern at the University of Rhode Island, and spent two years as the assistant athletic director at Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J.
A 2010 graduate of Bucknell with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, Kizekai was a four-year member of the football team as a running back and return specialist. He earned All-Patriot League honors during his sophomore, junior and senior years, and was selected to the Patriot League 25th Anniversary Team. Kizekai went on to receive a master’s degree in sports industry management from Georgetown University in 2013.