Abington hires award-winning NCAA veteran as assistant athletic director

ABINGTON, Pa. — Penn State Abington has hired an award-winning veteran of NCAA Division III athletics as its assistant athletic director.

Matthew Levy joined Abington after more than a quarter century serving Delaware Valley University in Doylestown as an associate athletic director and sports information director. At Delaware Valley, he was charged with maximizing the game day experience, facilities management, compliance, and intramurals, along with sports information.

"I'm thrilled to have joined the Penn State Abington family, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to help support and enhance all aspects of the athletic department," Levy said. "I look forward to building strong relationships with coaches, staff, student athletes, and the rest of the Abington community."

Abington Director of Athletics, Intramurals, and Recreation Deb Solfaro said Levy's experience in Division III athletics is invaluable for Abington, which also competes in Division III.

"Abington is a great next step for him, and he has been a fantastic leader for the department already," Solfaro said.

Levy was an integral part of the campus community at Delaware Valley University, serving as a project manager for the university's strategic plan, helping to create a vision and role for athletics. His work didn't go unnoticed by students and faculty. In 2012, the university's yearbook was dedicated to him by the students for his impact.

As a sports information director, Levy won numerous awards for his writing, including first-place honors and national finalist recognition from the College Sports Information Directors of America. Matt was an active member of the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Sports Information Directors Committee and the MAC's Hall of Fame Committee.

He is a 1991 graduate of Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) and earned his master's degree from Delaware Valley University.

About Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington provides an affordable, accessible, and high-impact education resulting in the success of a diverse student body. It is committed to student success through innovative approaches to 21st century public higher education within a world-class research university. With nearly 4,000 students, Penn State Abington is a residential campus that offers baccalaureate degrees in 19 majors, undergraduate research, the Schreyer honors program, NCAA Division III athletics, and more.