Adam Pitterman started his role as director of athletic communications at Eastern New Mexico University on June 5, 2006. He remembers getting a call in the middle of the night from a friend who thought that ENMU would be the perfect fit for Adam.
12 years later, it looks like that friend was right. Adam was nearly unanimously elected as the South Central Regional Representative for the D2SIDA. He was also at the forefront of upgrading the Hall of Honors display and Wall of Champions in Greyhound Arena. "I am pretty much a go-to contact in the region for questions on statistics," he added.
His job duties include all media and public relations activities related to ENMU Athletics, including press releases, game recaps, website, social media, statistics, records, maintenance of the Hall of Honors, video streaming and student staff for operations.
Adam enjoys ENMU's small school environment. "Everyone is so tightly knit, and you have a chance to make an impact," he explained. His favorite part of being the director of athletic communications is seeing the "accomplishments of all the kids. They make everything worth it."
He received his bachelor's degree in physical education with a concentration in sports management from SUNY Brockport in 1999. He was originally going to be a teacher, but an internship with the Buffalo Bills moved him toward athletic communications. He was a graduate assistant at Delta State from 1999-2000 and earned a master's degree in physical education.
He served as a sports information director at the University of Mount Olive in North Carolina and assistant sports information director at Texas-Pan American (now Rio Grande Valley), Texas A&M Corpus Christi and SUNY Brockport before starting at ENMU.
His next journey is to become a mental health counselor. He will be leaving ENMU in June to enroll in graduate school at Niagara University in New York for a second master's degree focused that new career path.
"I've enjoyed my time at ENMU and met a lot of really good people who always have had the kid's interest at heart and put them first. That's how it should be," he said. "I'll be following ENMU Athletics from back home and with the staff that's in place, I expect that many big strides will be made. I'm very proud of being part of a staff that has accomplished so much."