A member of Stony Brook University Department of Athletics' senior management team, Matt Larsen was promoted to Senior Associate Director of Athletics in August of 2008. In this role, he actively participates in the development and implementation of department philosophy, policies and procedures as well as short and long term strategic planning initiatives.
Additionally, Larsen serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Stony Brook University Athletics and has direct oversight of the annual development and fiscal management of the department operating budget. Larsen also serves as the primary liaison with the Human Resources department and is directly responsible for all personnel related issues including search and hiring processes, as well as, performance reviews for all coaches and staff, and ensuring compliance with all state, university and union guidelines.
In addition he is responsible for varsity sport program oversight for the football, men's lacrosse and men's and women's cross country/track and field programs while also supervising the Offices of Business Operations and External Services which includes the department's fundraising, marketing and ticketing initiatives.
A long-time member of the department, Larsen has been the Associate Director of Athletics for Business Operations and Administration since January 2007. Previously, he served in the capacities of Assistant Director of Athletics, Athletic Business Manager, and as the department's Assistant Business Manager beginning in 1998. In December of 1999, Larsen created the Summer Camp program at Stony Brook, a day camp that has seen enrollment growth to nearly 2,500 since its inception in 2000. This program provides annual scholarship support to the Department of Athletics.
Larsen is a 1996 graduate of Stony Brook, earning a B.S. in biology. As an undergraduate at Stony Brook, Larsen was a standout student-athlete as a three-year starter at wide receiver for the football team, earning GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-District honors as a senior in 1995.
After graduation, he continued his education at Stony Brook, earning his master's in liberal studies in 1998 while serving as a graduate assistant coach for the football program and athletic facilities.
Larsen and his wife, Kristen, currently reside in Rocky Point with their three children Emily, Matthew, and Rylee.