EUGENE, Ore. -- Andy McNamara has been promoted to assistant athletic director for communications, Oregon Director of Athletics Rob Mullens announced Friday.

McNamara will head the Athletic Communications Office, formerly titled Athletic Media Services, and coordinate the Athletic Department's media relations and social media efforts. He will also serve at the University's primary men's basketball communications director, as well as a contact for the football team, along with Dave Williford, who will continue as Oregon's executive assistant athletic director responsible for football communications.

McNamara, from York, Maine, has served as Oregon's assistant media services director since 2005 and has 16 years overall in the profession.

While with the Ducks, McNamara has worked closely with Oregon's nationally-ranked football program, the only team in the nation that has played in three consecutive BCS bowl games, in addition to serving as sports information director for Oregon's women's basketball, volleyball, lacrosse and golf programs.

He also is responsible for the management of the seventh-largest social media presence in college athletics. McNamara collaborated with the senior administration to plan, develop and launch the Quack Cave, the first social media command center in college athletics.

The 1996 graduate of the University of Maine served as Oregon's media coordinator for 2012 NCAA Baseball Regional and Super Regional, and NCAA Softball Regional, and was the media co-coordinator and press conference manager for the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in Portland, Ore.

Before Oregon, McNamara was an assistant media relations director for five years at Portland State.

He also has worked in radio and television for the Portland Timbers, as well as for the Oregon IMG Sports Network.

McNamara and his wife Tami have two daughters and reside in Eugene.

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