Bill Mahoney is UCSB's Assistant Athletics Director for
Mahoney arrived in Santa Barbara on September 9, 1984 and never left. He was initially an Assistant Sports Information Director. In 1988, he became Director of Media Relations and in 1991 he was promoted to Assistant Athletics Director, Media Relations. In 2008, the office was changed from Media Relations to Communications.
Mahoney came to UCSB after spending three years as a Public Relations Assistant with the Los Angeles Lakers and two summers as a public relations intern with the California Angels. He also spent a year as the Sports Editor of The Orange City News in Orange, Calif., worked as an assistant media coordinator for the basketball competion at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, was the Assistant Sports Editor of the Daily 49er at Long Beach State and interned at the Long Beach Press-Telegram helping to cover the Superior Court.
During his time at UCSB, Mahoney worked seven NCAA Final Fours as part of the staff of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. In that capacity, he assisted in the staging of the annual NABC Collegiate All-Star Game, the NABC Fan Jam and the Nike Hoop Summit.
A graduate of Long Beach State with bachelor degrees in political science and journalism, Mahoney also spent a year at the school working on his master's degree in political science. He is married to the lovely Maria and has an amazing teenage daughter, Emilie.