- Sports Information Director
Len Margolis has more than twenty years of experience in athletic administration. He came to Cheyney in 1999 as the University’s Sports Information Director. As the SID, he acts as a liaison between the university and the media on all matters that relate to the Cheyney intercollegiate athletic program. He is responsible for maintaining and updating the athletic pages of the University’s web site, reporting scores in a timely fashion, pitching stories to the media, streaming audio of athletic competition over the internet, producing game programs and promotional material as well as maintaining the records of the all athletic teams.
Before coming to Cheyney, Margolis served as the Interim General Manager of the Helathplex Sports Club in Springfield, Pennsylvania. The Healthplex is a 180,000 square foot, hospital based health club. The Philadelphia 76ers used to practice their before moving to their current location at PCOM.
Margolis is a 1984 graduate of the University of Massachusetts. He graduated with a BS in Sports Management and was a four year member of the soccer team. Upon graduation, Margolis accepted a position with Hofstra University. Margolis served the Pride as Assistant Sports Information Director and Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach. While on the Long Island, New York campus he earned an MBA.
After a two year stint at Hofstra, Margolis became the Sports Information Director at Brooklyn College. While at Brooklyn, Margolis was responsible for disseminating information on the college’s fifteen intercollegiate teams. He wrote and edited weekly press releases, media guide and game programs. He was responsible for Brooklyn’s first-ever radio broadcasts. He placed national stories in The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated.
In 1992, Margolis and the former Alena Tepper married and relocated to St. Louis, Missouri. While in the mid-west, Margolis worked for the Jewish Community Center. He was the Assistant Director of the Health Club and Sports Camp. He was also the in charge of the STAR Center (Sports, Training and Recreation). Their twin girls, Jordyn and Bari were born in St. Louis.
Margolis is an active member of both CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) and ECAC-SIDA. Margolis presented numerous times at ECAC-SIDA workshops. He has served on the local organizing committee for two ECAC-SDIA workshops as well as the CoSIDA workshop in 2005. Margolis was President of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) SIDs from 2007-09. He was just named to the Football RAC (Regional Advisory Committee); an NCAA Committee that ranks football teams in the region every week. He is Cheyney's first RAC appointment in more than a decade. Margolis also serves as an at large representative on the ECAC-SIDA Borad of Directors.