Senior Associate Athletic Director, Athletic Communications
Jason Baum is in his eighth year as a member of the Rutgers athletics department and enters his second year in his current position as Senior Associate Athletic Director for Communications. As a member of the senior staff, Baum oversees the Office of Athletic Communications, the department’s official athletics website ScarletKnights.com, the online digital network of Rutgers Athletics (RVision) and all broadcastopportunities (television, radio and Internet) for the athletic department. He is the primary media contact for the Rutgers football program and the department’s primary spokesman.
In addition, Baum serves as the football administrator, including game scheduling. He is also the executive producer of the “RFootball Show” and the “15 Days of Spring” documentaries on the Rutgers football program.
Since arriving at Rutgers, Baum has successfully promoted 15 student-athletes who earned football All-America honors, including Ray Rice, who finished seventh in the Heisman Trophy voting in 2006 and was a finalist for the Maxwell Award. In 2009, the Football Writers Association of America introduced its Super 11 Awards,designed to identify and reward the sports information departments and programs that exemplified excellent media relations. The Rutgers Athletic Communications Office earned Super 11 accolades in 2009 and 2010.
Two areas of development under Baum’s watch at Rutgers are the growth of RU’s social media outlets and RVision. Baum created the budget and vision for the network by saving on the cost of printed media guides and allowed all of Rutgers’ athletic teams to gain an increase in exposure. Rutgers was also the first school in the nation to broadcast its football Pro Day live on the Internet in 2010. Currently, RVision produces over 125 live events annually.
Baum has served as the primary football media contact for two national coaches of the year – Greg Schiano at Rutgers in 2006 and George O’Leary at the University of Central Florida in 2005.
Prior to Rutgers, Baum spent five years at UCF where he served as the primary contact for football and baseball along with men’s and women’s golf. Before arriving at UCF, Baum spent two years at the University of Maryland working with the football program along with baseball, volleyball and swimming and diving. The York, Pa., native got his start in Athletic Communications as a student assistant at West Virginia University.
Baum is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and CoSIDA. A 2000 graduate of West Virginia, Baum and his wife Andrea reside in New Brunswick.
Assistant AD for Athletic Communications
Men's Basketball, M/W Golf
A results-driven communications professional with over 17 years of experience , Cinnaminson, N.J. native Kevin Lorincz serves as the primary media contact for the Rutgers men’s basketball and men’s and women’s golf programs. A media relations specialist with established contacts across electronic, print and social media at the regional and national levels, he arrived “On the Banks” in 2007 after working as the associate director of Sports Media Relations at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Lorincz helps to brand and promote the programs, coaches and student-athletes in a manner consistent with the mission and values of Rutgers University and its Department of Athletics. He is responsible for coordinating all media interviews and producing media guides, press releases, game programs and other materials to publicize the programs. He also serves as the supervising producer of Inside Rutgers Basketball, an emmy-nominated television show produced in high definition that airs on SNY in New York, The Comcast Network in Philadelphia and the Middle Atlantic Sports Network in Washington, D.C./Baltimore. In that role, he helps to determine focus and develop content in a manner that resonates with multiple demographics.
Lorincz spent eight years at Temple, initially serving as an assistant director from 1997 to 1999 before returning as associate director from 2001 to 2007. He worked seven seasons as the primary contact for football, including four as a member of the BIG EAST, while also working seasons as the contact for both men’s and women’s basketball. On the gridiron, Lorincz engineered successful publicity campaigns for AP All-American and BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year Dan Klecko and produced the 2006 “Golden Era Begins” ticket infomercial. On the hardwood, he worked with Hall of Fame head coach John Chaney during a season in which the Owls advanced to the Atlantic 10 Championship final and the quarterfinals of the NIT.
A 1995 graduate of the University of New Orleans, Lorincz began his career in the sports industry as an intern in the sports department at WVUE-TV in New Orleans. After graduation, he worked as an intern in the Philadelphia Eagles Department of Public Relations. From 2000 to 2001, he served as an editorial assistant in the Philadelphia Inquirer sports department.
Lorincz resides in Moorestown, N.J., with wife Jennifer and daughters Olivia, Emma and Sophia.
Director of Athletic Communications
Women's Basketball, Men's Soccer, M/W Track and Field/Cross Country
Associate Director of Athletic Communications
Football (secondary), Baseball, Gymnastics
Jimmy Gill is in his first year as Assistant Director of Athletic Communications at Rutgers, serving his second stint with the Scarlet Knights after being re-hired in January 2013. He works as the secondary contact for football and the primary for baseball and gymnastics.
Prior to coming back to RU, Gill worked at the University of Miami (Fla.) as the volleyball and third football contact in the fall of 2012. The volleyball team successfully earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and Gill was named CoSIDA Division I Volleyball East Region Sports Information Director Honoree for his efforts along the way. Duties with football included game notes, operation of weekly press conferences, practice coverage and more, while being the sideline contact at home games. After the season, he worked as a media relations assistant for the Orange Bowl committee for its annual game and the BCS National Championship.
During the 2011-2012 academic year, Gill served as Athletic Communications Assistant at Rutgers as the contact for baseball, volleyball, women's tennis and gymnastics. He successfully promoted the BIG EAST Player of the Year for baseball in addition to expanding the social media presence for each of his four sports.
A native of Lewes, Del., he earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Swarthmore (Pa.) College in 2010, before receiving his Master's degree in sport administration from the University of Miami (Fla.) in 2011. While working towards his Master's degree, Gill worked as a graduate assistant in the UM communications office, helping with all aspects of the office while functioning as the primary women's golf contact.
He got his start in the business in the Swarthmore sports information department as a student worker with a primary focus on statistics for various sports. Gill was a four-year starter for the Garnet baseball team, earning all-conference honors and captaining the program's first-ever playoff appearance as a senior.
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
Men ’s Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Men’s Basketball (Secondary), Football (No. 3)
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
Women’s Soccer, Wrestling, Women’s Lacrosse, Rowing
Athletics Communications Assistant
Softball, Swimming and Diving, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball
Colin J. Osborne
Producer/Director - RVision
Multimedia Specialist - RVision
Production Assistant- RVision