By: Rivka Bennun  | 

Matt Kaldon Named New Assistant Athletics Director

Matt Kaldon was named assistant director of Athletics for the YU Macs in October. This position was previously filled by Carly Moss, who was promoted to associate director of Athletics in July. 

Moss replaced Greg Fox, who was promoted to Athletics director that same month, a role previously filled by Joe Bednarsh, the Athletics director since 2006. On July 1, Bednarsh began his new role as associate dean of students. 

Kaldon received a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from SUNY New Paltz and a master’s degree in Sports Business Management from Manhattanville College. From August 2013 to May 2014, he was an assistant baseball coach at Manhattanville College, according to his LinkedIn profile. In August 2014, he assumed the same position at Mount Saint Mary College before becoming a professional baseball player. Kaldon played as starting catcher for teams in the Pecos League, and soon after for the Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League. Most recently, Kaldon worked as an athletic liaison and admissions counselor at Mount Saint Mary College.

Current Athletics Director Fox shared that Kaldon will have responsibilities in several areas, including recruiting, strategic planning, scheduling, field rentals and home event management; he will also be overseeing eight of the men’s athletics programs, hiring coaches and student workers, and overseeing Athletics’ facilities.

“Matt will play a key role in helping to oversee our day-to-day operations, while supporting our incredible student-athletes,” Fox told The Commentator. “He is learning the nuances of this unique institution and he is proving to be a quick study.”

Kaldon expressed enthusiasm with regards to his new position. “I am very excited and [am] looking forward to working with our student athletes and getting to know the staff that we have here in athletics and across the campus,” he said. “Everyone has been welcoming with open arms and I am very happy and excited to be part of the Yeshiva family.”

“Matt is smart, organized and prepared,” Fox added. “He is a quality young administrator with forward thinking ideas, who will help take our overall program to the next level.”Kaldon said, “I am very grateful to Greg Fox and the entire athletic staff for giving me the opportunity to join this amazing team. I look forward to continuing to build on the success of the programs here at Yeshiva both on the field and off it and giving our student athletes the best collegiate experience possible.”

Photo Caption: Matt Kaldon was named assistant director of Athletics for the YU Macs in October. 

Photo Credit: Matthew Kaldon