Brian Kelley will be serving as a media relations contact for the U.S. Men’s Olympic Team for the first time.
Kelly, who has been the senior member of the athletic communications staff at Boston University since 2005, was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Communications in July 2013.
Since 2006, Kelley has overseen the department's media relations for its 24 sports. He works primarily as the main contact for the Terriers' men's ice hockey and field hockey teams. Kelley has also worked with the women's basketball and lacrosse teams during his time at BU.
Kelley has created and executed two successful Hobey Baker Award campaigns at BU, as Matt Gilroy was the sixth defenseman to win college hockey's top honor in 2009 before Jack Eichel became just the second freshman to claim the award in 2015.
Kelley served as the media coordinator for the 2006 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship, which was held at BU's Nickerson Field and set records for attendance by both media and fans. Since 2007, he also headed up the media operations for Red Hot Hockey, a biannual men's hockey contest at Madison Square Garden featuring BU against old rival Cornell. He also oversaw media operations for the 2007 America East Men's Basketball Championship at Agganis Arena.
Prior to arriving at BU, Kelley worked at Cornell University for four years, including three as an assistant director of athletic communications. He was the primary contact for the Big Red's men's lacrosse team and served as the media contact for the 2004 NCAA men's lacrosse quarterfinals held at Cornell's Schoellkopf Field.
Kelley, who also worked with Cornell's women's basketball, wrestling and field hockey teams, started off as an intern in 2001 at Cornell, serving as the contact for the women's ice hockey, women's soccer and softball squads.
Prior to starting his sports information career, Kelley worked as a program director for the Skyhawks sports camps in Boston and as an operations assistant for the 2000 PGA Championship in Louisville. He also served as an intern for the Elmira Pioneers baseball club during the summer of 1999.
Kelley has volunteered at several NCAA events, including the 2006 Women's Final Four and the 2005, 2008 and 2009 Men's Lacrosse Championships, and is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America.
A native of Lincoln, Maine, Kelley graduated from Ithaca College in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in sport management. He returned to his alma mater for six summers (2005-2010) to teach a week-long Workshop in Sports Media.