Jon Santer was named the Springfield College Athletics Department's Coordinator of Media Relations in August 2014. Santer helps facilitate all aspects of media and sports communications relating to the 26 intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports teams at the College.
Santer joined the department after graduating in 2014 from Springfield College with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications/Sports Journalism. He is currently working towards a Master's degree in Athletic Administration at Springfield College.
In addition to his role at Springfield College, Santer also serves as the Director of Communications and Strategic Media for the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA), which is the governing body for Division III women's gymnastics. With the NCGA, Santer is also the NCGA's statistician and is in charge of website maintenance and updating, social media and all press releases in an effort to promote the sport of women's gymnastics.
Following his first two years at Springfield College, Santer, along with Assistant Athletic Director for Communications Brian Magoffin, was awarded the AVCA Grant Burger Media Award for Division III New England Women's Volleyball and Division III Men's Volleyball, making Springfield College the only institution in the country across NCAA Division I, II, and III as well as the NAIA, to be recognized by the AVCA in both categories.
During his time as an undergraduate at Springfield College, Santer benefited from working at several different internships. In the Fall of 2013, Santer spent four months with the Hockey East Association, the nation's premier college hockey conference, logging over 500 hours as a video production assistant.
In the spring of 2014, Santer interned with the Springfield Sports Communications office, acting as a contact for both the women’s lacrosse team and the nationally-ranked men’s lacrosse program. In addition, Santer was the Sports Editor of “The Springfield Student” newspaper and the co-online Editor of Springfield College’s SCStudentmedia.com. For his efforts, he was awarded the Springfield College News Media Recognition Award at the Annual Sports Recognition Night.
A local product of East Longmeadow, Mass., Santer played four years on the Springfield College men’s lacrosse team, serving as captain for two seasons, and helping the Pride win four-straight Pilgrim Lacrosse League titles.