Amanda Skowronek was hired as USC’s director of internal operations for track and field during the 2016 summer. She is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the team, including team travel, equipment, communication, and home meet management.
She comes to USC after two seasons as the director of operations for the Michigan men’s and women’s track and field/XC programs. She oversaw the daily operations of the program, including team travel, recruiting, equipment, and home meet management.
Skowronek has been a USATF associate level certified track and field official since 2004, as well as a MHSAA certified official since April 2013. She has worked dozens of high school meets and served as an official at the 2015 and 2016 USATF Junior Olympics and the 2015 USATF Cross Country Junior Olympics.
Prior to her work at Michigan, she spent four years working for the Eastern Michigan University Foundation in several roles. In her last role, she served as the communications and graphic design manager and was responsible for driving the Foundation’s brand to ensure consistent visual representation and oversaw all creative materials for the organization. She also managed the Foundation’s first single-day fundraiser, raising more than $133,000 on Giving Tuesday in 2013.
Prior to joining the staff at EMU's Foundation, she was a sports writer for the Daily Telegram (Adrian, Mich.), covering high school and collegiate sports.
Skowronek got her start at Eastern Michigan as a graduate student from 2007-09, where she earned her master's degree in sport management. During that time, she also served as a graduate assistant sports information director, where she was the primary media contact for eight of the Eagles' 21 sports, including track and field.
Skowronek graduated with a bachelor's degree in sport management with an emphasis in sport communication from Bowling Green State University in 2007. Throughout her four years at BGSU, she served as a team manager for the men's and women's cross country and women's track and field teams, assisting with all day-to-day activities of the programs.