CORAL GABLES, Fla. - David Villavicencio has been named assistant director of athletic communications at the University of Miami. Villavicencio had previously served in a part-time role in the Athletic Communications office for five months.
Villavicencio will handle the day-to-day media efforts to the Hurricanes' volleyball, rowing and track programs. He will serve as the tertiary football and will be heavily involved in the athletic department's effort to expand their reach among the Hispanic market. Fluent in Spanish, he also operates @LosHuracanes, the Official Spanish-language Twitter account for the Miami Hurricanes.
Prior to joining the Communications staff at "The U", Villavicencio covered Major League Baseball for four seasons. From 2009-12, he covered the Miami Marlins, as well as visiting opponents and league initiatives, for MLB.com and FOX Sports Florida. The Miami native also has experience doing radio and television work in both English and Spanish. Beyond covering the big leagues, he also covered college athletics, NFL, NBA and professional tennis.
A 2009 graduate of the University of Miami, Villavicencio holds a bachelor's degree in communication, double majoring in broadcast journalism and political science with a minor in sport administration.