Former sports writer - at a paper to be named later - Tom Luicci is now the Senior Director of Digital Media at Rutgers. A New Jersey native and 1977 graduate of Rutgers, Luicci has worked as a sportswriter for the past 35 years, including the last 13 as a Rutgers Football beat reporter.
Beyond elated to be coming "home" to Rutgers. Thanks to Julie Hermann and Dr. Robert Barchi.— Tom Luicci (@TomLuicci) April 10, 2014
Thanks for the outpouring of support. Tough to leave the Star-ledger after 35 years. But it's Rutgers. Cannot wait to get started May 5.— Tom Luicci (@TomLuicci) April 10, 2014
From the Official Press Release:
In this newly created position, which officially begins May 5, Luicci will develop a communications and messaging program via ScarletKnights.com that supports the needs of the students, fans, donors and university community. He will build content for the website, interface with department constituents, and advise athletics and university leadership regarding media and messaging strategies.
"I’d like to thank Dr. Robert Barchi and Julie Hermann for the opportunity to return to Rutgers, which has been my second home for the past four decades," said Luicci. "As a Rutgers graduate, I’m excited about being part of the most significant era in school history with the move to the Big Ten, and I’m looking forward to interacting with Rutgers fans and giving them another outlet for Scarlet Knights sports news on ScarletKnights.com."
Rutgers fans have been very enthusiastic about the news.
@TomLuicci best Rutgers news I've heard all day!!! Congratulations Tom!!— robyn (@rVz7) April 10, 2014
Congrats, Tom, and best of luck at Rutgers. We certainly can use the help.