Biancamano to Lead Athletics Development Effort

David Biancamano
David Biancamano

Director of Athletics Ryan Bamford has named David Biancamano senior associate director of athletics for development.

“I am pleased to welcome David to our department and look forward to his leadership of our development unit,” Bamford said. “David’s experience and acumen in generating interest around a growing college athletics property will help advance UMass in a very positive way.”

Biancamano arrives in Amherst after two development stints at James Madison University and two years at Rice University. At JMU for the past three years, he served as senior associate athletic director for fundraising and external development. He provided oversight of all fundraising activities, including the Duke Club Annual Fund and Capital Campaign initiatives, as well as the Duke Club board.

“I want to thank (Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni relations) Michael Leto, (Associate Vice Chancellor) Rika Clement and Ryan Bamford for this opportunity to join the dynamic team at UMass,” Biancamano said. “I’m eager to get started on campus in Amherst and connect with the many alumni, fans and friends who are passionate about UMass Athletics. I look forward to working tirelessly in an effort to increase resources for the student-athletes, coaches and the department.”

At Rice (2011-13), Biancamano served as director of development and led fundraising on a $31.5 million football facility expansion and $9 million tennis center project.       

During his second stint at JMU from 2008-11, he was the primary fundraiser for the Memorial Stadium project ($9.5 million new baseball and softball complex), and he was a member of the team that raised capital funds for the Campaign for Bridgeforth Stadium ($62 million football stadium enhancement).

Prior to joining JMU, he spent three years at the Missouri Valley Conference office in St. Louis.

A native of Wethersfield, Conn., Biancamano began his career in September 1997 as a student assistant at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), followed by a two-year stint as a media relations intern at JMU and a year as a media relations staff assistant at Indiana University.

A collegiate high jumper, Biancamano earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from CCSU in 2002 and will earn his master’s in education from the University of Miami in December. David and his wife, Emily, are the parents of twin boys, Connor and Grant.