University of Pittsburgh - Track and Cross Country

DARRYL WESTON | DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Darryl Weston joined the University of Pittsburgh athletics department in November 2010 as coordinator of track and field operations under the supervision of head coach Alonzo Webb. In 2016 Weston’s working title was officially changed to director of track and field operations, where his role has continued to grow with respects to the track and field and cross country programs.

Weston was the first coordinator of operations in Pitt track and field history. Within his first year his value to the program was recognized and he was brought on as a full-time athletics department staff member.  Keeping his working title as coordinator, the primary duty of travel logistics remained, with the additions staff and official visit travel needs, budget management, compliance liaison, Life Skills liaison, and video liaison.

In his initial duties, Weston served the Pitt cross country and track and field programs as it pertained to team travel needs, including but not limited to securing team accommodation contracts, producing final travel list, producing detailed itineraries for team members and coaches, keeping track of contractual and event entry deadlines.

Prior to his arrival at Pitt, Weston was director of football operations for the University of Akron from April 2007 to November 2009, serving under former Pitt football coach J.D. Brookhart, whom had become University of Akron head coach before the 2004 season.  During his tenure at Pitt, Brookhart coached Biletnikoff Award winners Antonio Bryant and Larry Fitzgerald.  As director of football operations at the University of Akron, Weston was responsible for team travel, summer 7-on-7 and individual prospect camps, academic liaison, coordination of official visits, community service event coordination, CARA log and roster management, along with daily office duties.

Before his tenure at the University of Akron, Weston served two seasons as a graduate assistant for football operations at Marshall University, where he earned a master’s degree in sport administration with emphasis on marketing and management. Working under Marshall Thundering Herd Assistant Athletic Director of Football Operations Mark Gale, Weston assisted with team travel, coordination of daily training table, securing daily practice access, logging attendance at all team functions, daily class checks.

A 2004 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s in communications and rhetoric and related area of sociology, Weston was also a member of the Pitt football team where in the fall of 2000 he was named Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year for his efforts in preparing the defense for each weekend’s upcoming opponent. Due to medical reasons Weston had to end his playing career early after the 2002 playing season.  In 2003 he began his operations career, assisting Associate Athletic Director of Football Administration Chris LaSala with daily duties around the UPMC Sports Performance Complex and team related activities on campus.

A Pittsburgh native, Weston resides in the Friendship area of the city.