Al Frisone Named Assistant Athletics Director/Senior Advancement Officer

May 2, 2000

Milwaukee, WI -- Marquette University Athletics Director Bill Cords has announced that Al Frisone will assume the duties of Assistant Athletics Director/Senior Advancement Officer.

Frisone comes to Marquette after serving as the Director of Major Gifts at the Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass., from July of 1997. While at the Berkshire School, he coordinated the major gifts program for a $34 million capital campaign (The Berkshire 2000 Campaign). He was instrumental in securing gifts for the athletics program that helped construct a new all-weather track, a boat house for the crew team, a 10,000 square foot athletic center addition and an outdoor tennis center.

Prior to his tenure at the Berkshire School, Frisone served as the Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Bishop Ford High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., from June of 1993 through June of 1997. His duties there included designing and implementing a full-development program including an annual fund campaign, major gifts program and alumni relations.

Frisone has coaching experience as well, with a stint as assistant football coach at Ramapo College in New Jersey (1991-92) to his credit. Prior to that, he was the assistant athletic director at the highly respected Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia for two years.

"It is very exciting to be a part of the great academic and athletic tradition at Marquette University," Frisone said of his appointment. "As someone who has made a career in athletics and fund raising, I look forward to working with loyal Marquette alumni, parents and friends to reach new heights for the athletic advancement program."

Frisone earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1989 from the University of Rochester. He went on to obtain his Master of Education in Sports Administration in 1992 from Temple University. His family includes his wife, Nancy, and son, Matthew.


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