Jason Behenna enters his seventh year as the Athletic Communications Director at Seattle University. As the primary contact for men's basketball, volleyball, men's soccer, baseball, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's cross country, and men's and women's track and field, Behenna is responsible for the statistics and media releases relating to those sports as well as the maintenance of the athletics website and the design and production of information guides and game programs.
Behenna came to Seattle from the University of New Hampshire, where he served as Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations from October 2004 to June 2006. He was the primary media contact for the women's basketball and men's soccer teams and was one of the secondary contacts for UNH's nationally-ranked football and women's ice hockey programs. He served as a member of the statistical crew at the 2005 NCAA Women's Frozen Four Hockey Championship, plus he was the public address announcer for the 2005 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Northeast Regional. In April 2006, Behenna volunteered at the NCAA Women's Final Four Basketball Championship, held at the TD Garden in Boston.
From October 2000 to June 2004, Behenna held the position of Assistant Sports Information Director at Centenary College of Louisiana, the smallest Division I school in the country. He was the primary media contact for men's basketball, women's volleyball, women's softball, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's golf. In May 2004, he served as not only the sports information representative but also the school administrator for the Centenary softball team's trip to the NCAA Softball Regionals in Tucson, Ariz., where the Ladies nearly upset the Wildcats in the first round on Arizona's home field.
Behenna also worked at the 2001 Southland Conference Basketball Tournament, the 2003 Mid-Continent Conference Basketball Tournament, and the 2004 Mid-Continent Conference Baseball Tournament. Behenna has been a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) since 2001. In that time, several student-athletes that he has nominated have earned CoSIDA Academic All-America and Academic All-District honors. He currently serves on the Academic All-America Committee within CoSIDA.
Behenna graduated from the University of Southern California in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Print Journalism and Political Science. During his time at USC, he worked for the student-run radio station, serving as program director in the 1994-95 academic year.