Assistant Director, Facilities and Operations
Matt Fairchild begins his fifth year as Assistant Director of Facilities and Operations after serving over two years as the Sports Information Director at Florida Gulf Coast University. Fairchild was involved with Sports Information for seven years and has worked for two other A-Sun teams in his career.
Prior to joining the FGCU staff, Fairchild had been the Assistant Media Relations Director of Athletics at the University of Central Florida. While there he was responsible for writing press releases and coordinating interviews, as well as designing, writing, and editing media publications. He also was in charge of updating and organizing the universities’ official websites. Fairchild left this position in January of 2005 to care for his newborn son.
Before taking the position at UCF, Fairchild spent four years at Belmont University serving as the Assistant Media Relations Director of Athletics. While at Belmont, he assisted with all 17 of their varsity sports and worked specifically with volleyball, women’s basketball, baseball, and the track and field programs. Belmont University is a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference, which the Eagles joined in the 2007-08 season.
Fairchild joined Belmont after spending a year as the Assistant Sports Information Director at the University of Tampa. While at Tampa, he served as the primary media contact for volleyball and softball while assisting with all other sports at the university.
Fairchild is a native of Gainesville, Florida, and a 1999 graduate of the University of Florida where he received a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science.
Matt along with his wife Tiffany and five year-old son, Brayden, reside in Fort Myers.