UNCW Athletic Communications

The UNCW Athletic Communications Office serves as a liaison between the school’s athletic administration, coaches, student-athletes and local, regional and national media. In an effort to provide optimum media coverage for all of UNCW’s athletic teams, members of the staff provide a wide range of services to assist those seeking information about the Seahawks.



-Biographical and statistical files on coaches and student-athletes

-Season & Historical Results

-Photography archives

-Internet (UNCWsports.com)

-Game Day Operations/Credentials

-Special Events


-Score Reporting

-Official Announcements

-Press Releases

-Press Conferences

-Radio & TV Networks

-Live Statistics

-HawkVision by Dell



Location: Wilmington, N.C.
Enrollment: 13,000
Founded: 1947

Affiliation: NCAA Division I
Conference: Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)
Colors: Teal, Navy & Gold
Nickname: Seahawks
Mascot: Sammy C. Hawk
Chancellor: Dr. Gary L. Miller
Athletic Director: Jimmy Bass
Deputy AD/Senior Women's Administrator: Pat Howey

Athletic Communications
UNC Wilmington
601 South College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403-5613


 Joe Browning

Joe Browning | Browningj@uncw.edu | 910-962-3236 | Nixon Annex Office 111
Senior Associate A.D./Athletic Communications
Sport Responsibilities:

  • Official Spokesman
  • Cross Country
  • Men's and Women's Tennis
  • Men's Basketball
  • UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame

Tom Riordan | Riordant@uncw.edu | 910-962-4099 | Nixon Annex Office 112
Assistant Director Athletic Communications

Sport Responsibilities:

  • Men's Soccer
  • Men's Golf
  • Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving
  • Baseball
  • Men's and Women's Track & Field
 Jarrett Abelson

Jarrett Abelson | Abelsonj@uncw.edu | 910-962-3252 | Nixon Annex 100
Assistant Director Athletic Communications
Sport Responsibilities:

  • Women's Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Women's Golf
  • Women's Basketball
  • Softball