NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University Director of Athletic Communications Derek Dunning announced on Friday that James Thivierge has been hired as the new Assistant Director of Athletic Communications.
Thivierge joins the Norwich staff after spending eight years at Green Mountain College in a variety of roles within the Eagles' athletic department. He replaces Tyler Neville as the assistant director, after Neville took a job in the University of Maine Athletic Communications office at the end of August.
"I'm thrilled to have James Thivierge join our athletic communications staff here at Norwich," Dunning said. "To be able to add someone of his caliber and experience to our office once the fall sports season has already begun is a dream scenario. I cannot wait to work with Thivierge as his expertise will maintain our standing as one of the best athletic communications departments in the region and NCAA Division III."
Thivierge will serve as the primary sport contact for the Norwich women's volleyball, men's and women's basketball, wrestling, as well as men's and women's lacrosse teams.
"My family and I are extremely excited and thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the Norwich community," Thivierge said. "I am thrilled to join the talented and well-respected athletic communications staff at the University. I would like to thank Kathy Murphy-Moriarty, Derek Dunning and the entire search committee for putting their trust in me to help enhance the coverage of athletics at Norwich."
Thivierge served as the sports information director for all eight years at Green Mountain College, while also taking on additional responsibilities and roles as the Associate Athletic Director and Interim Athletic Director.
He served as the primary contact for Green Mountain's 14 varsity athletic teams and also oversaw all aspects of 200 home game day contests. He twice orchestrated the redesign of the athletic website and also rebranded the college's athletic logo during his tenure at GMC.
During his time at Green Mountain College, he served as the host SID for the 2018 Northeastern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NIAC) Men's and Women's Soccer Championship at Eagles Game Field. While serving on the NIAC administrative council as its secretary, Thivierge helped to establish the conference's inaugural website.
Thivierge earned his Bachelor of Physical Education and Education degrees from Brock University in Saint Catharines, Ontario in 2001. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management from Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Fla. In 2011.