John Gatto joined the Union College sports communications staff in October of 2010 as the Assistant Director, and was promoted to the Director position in May of 2014.
At Union, Gatto has served and assisted at numerous AAC championship tournaments, including the last four softball and baseball tournaments. Additionally, he served as the media coordinator for the 2012 NAIA Women's Golf National Championship Tournament in Greeneville, Tenn., and has worked all four NAIA Baseball Naitonal Championship Opening Round events in Kingsport, Tenn.
For his efforts, Gatto was named the 2013-14 Appalachian Athletic Conference Willie Belcher Sports Information Director of the Year
Prior to coming to Union, Gatto worked at Georgia Tech as an assistant in the sports information office in the 2009-10 athletics year.
There, he was the media contact for men's and women's cross country, swimming & diving and track & field squads, handling all media relations responsibilities for those sports. Gatto also assisted in publicity efforts for the Institute's nationally-ranked football, men's basketball and baseball programs and in media operations at home football, men's and women's basketball, baseball, volleyball and softball contests.
Gatto worked at several NCAA championship events hosted by Georgia Tech, including the 2010 Atlanta NCAA Softball Regional (where he served as official scorer and public address announcer), the 2010 Atlanta NCAA Baseball Regional and the 2010 NCAA Southeast Golf Regional. Gatto also assisted media relations staffers at the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl in Miami, Fla. and served as the media coordinator for the 2010 NCAA Zone B Diving Championships.
Before his time at Georgia Tech, Gatto served as an Assistant Director of Media Relations at the College of Charleston from August of 2008 to September of 2009.
In Charleston, Gatto was the media contact for the school's soccer, tennis, cross country and track & field programs and was the secondary contact for the College's men's basketball and baseball programs. Gatto also served as the P.A. announcer at all soccer matches and select volleyball and baseball contests and was the official scorer at all CofC home baseball games during the 2009 season.
Gatto graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in May of 2008 with a degree in Mass Communications. At Bloomsburg, Gatto worked in the sports information office for four years.
A member of NAIA-Sports Information Directors Association (NAIA-SIDA) and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), Gatto resides in Barbourville.