|Title:||Associate Director of Athletics - Communications & Compliance|
|College:||McDaniel '01 - B.A. | Drexel '10 - M.S.|
Primary Sports Information Contact for: football, wrestling, squash (m/w), lacrosse (m/w) and men's golf.
Steve Peed came to Franklin & Marshall late in the fall of 2006 as the interim Sports Information Director. He was named the Director of Athletic Communications in the spring of 2007. Since his arrival, Peed has overseen the reconstruction of the athletics record books, moving them into a digital format, revamped the athletics web site and formed Franklin & Marshall’s video streaming partnerships. His focus on technology and web services has kept F&M on the cutting edge in the world of sports information.
In 2010, Peed co-led the focus group that developed the new
Diplomats identity. He also led the team that relaunched
GoDiplomats.com on the PrestoSports Network and partnered with
Stretch Internet to provide video and live stats. It was the
college's second partnership in streaming 20 of the department's 28
sports. In addition to leading F&M's athletic communications
efforts, Peed also oversees compliance efforts and coordinates NCAA
Championships for the College.
Peed spent five years (2001-2006) as the Director of Sports Information at McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College). He assumed the post in August following his graduation from the school having served one year as a student-worker. In his time in Westminster, he established a complete electronic database of athletic records and shepherded in the era of Internet broadcasting, taking WTTR AM 1470’s radio feed to the web.
As a student-athlete at Western Maryland, Peed studied Political Science and Communications and was a member of four Centennial Conference Championship teams (three in football, one in wrestling). As a junior, he interned in the Maryland General Assembly and was hired for each of the next two legislative sessions by the Washington County Delegation Chairman.
Peed earned a Master of Science in Sport Management at Drexel University in 2010. His thesis proved a positive statistical correlation between athletic expenditure and athletic success in NCAA Division III and was presented at the 2011 College Sports Reasearch Institute (CSRI) convention at the University of North Carolina. It was one of four of his entries presented at the conference.
Peed is the grandson of the late Lawrence H. Roney, '50, and great nephew of Roger E. Roney '52, a swimmer under F&M's legendary coach, George McGinness. He resides in Lancaster with his wife, Courtney, an environmental educator in Baltimore County, Maryland.