Faison named UMaine deputy director of athletics

Brian Faison has been named University of Maine deputy director of athletics, effective Sept. 6.

Faison brings over 40 years of collegiate athletics experience, particularly in fundraising, marketing, media relations and administration. Faison, who has been involved in all areas of senior management, spent 10 years as the director of athletics at the University of North Dakota after a five-year stint as director of athletics at New Mexico State and seven years as director of athletics at Indiana State University.

“I am excited to be joining the Black Bear family as Deputy Director of Athletics,” Faison said. “I have worked with Ken Ralph for over 10 years on a variety of different projects in our roles as athletic directors and I am honored to have been given this opportunity to continue that relationship.”

Faison, the 2016–17 Under Armour Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Director of the Year, graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1972.

“To attract a professional with Brian’s experience and skill set is a huge win for UMaine Athletics,” said University of Maine Director of Athletics Ken Ralph. “Brian will be a great mentor for our staff while also bringing important perspectives to the table regarding finances, facilities and game experience.”

A Department of Athletics news release about the appointment is online.