Director of Athletics, Chris Ledyard, has announced Mary Raskob as the new Sports Information Director at Franciscan University of Steubenville.
At Franciscan, Raskob will serve as the main media contact for all 16 sports, including men's rugby. She will also manage and maintain the Barons' athletic website.
Raskob, a 2009 graduate of FUS, returns to the Barons after serving in several different sports information offices. She comes to Steubenville from Frostburg State University, where she was an Athletic Communications assistant. At FSU, Raskob aided with the promotion of 21 Bobcat varsity sports, while serving as the primary contact for nationally ranked FSU baseball.
Prior to rejoing the FSU staff, Raskob was the Sports Information assistant at Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I. Raskob was the primary contact for the Seahawks’ football, volleyball, men’s and women’s ice hockey and men’s and women’s lacrosse programs. During her time at Salve Regina, Raskob served as the co-advisor for the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and helped bolster SRU’s social media presence.
Raskob, who was as a graduate assistant for FSU from 2009-11, returned after working at Johns Hopkins University for 2011-12 academic year. While at JHU, she worked in the athletic communications office and served as the primary contact for women's soccer, volleyball, women's basketball, baseball, track & field and cross country. Raskob also aided in the gameday operations for JHU's NCAA Division I men's and women's lacrosse games.
In the summer of 2011, Raskob worked with the Fayetteville SwampDogs of the Coastal Plain League as a marketing intern. She helped with the daily ballpark operations as well as coordinated the club's community involvement and community appearances. During her tenure, Fayetteville hosted All-Star weekend and was voted as “The Organization of the Year” by the league office.
During her first stint at Frostburg, Raskob helped with the promotion of all 21 Bobcat varsity teams. She was the primary contact for women's soccer, women's basketball, swimming and baseball and was the secondary contact for football. Raskob produced the department's second largest publication (baseball media guide), helped with redesign and launch of the athletic website in the summer of 2011 and played a vital role in the day-to-day operations of the office.
Raskob came to FSU after serving as a student assistant in the Franciscan University sports information office for four years. While at FUS, she served as the LEAD (Leadership through Education Application and Development) statistician for the Baron volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball teams. She was responsible for the hiring and management of all work-study students as well as the maintenance and upkeep of all NCAA statistics.
Raskob graduated in May 2009 with a bachelor's degree in Arts in Catechetics and Theology.