Pete DiVito begins his first year as Wheaton's interim sports information director. DiVito was a three-year sports information assistant at Salve Regina University.
Hired at Salve Regina in 2008, DiVito worked closely in all aspects of the university's sports publicity efforts for its 19 varsity programs. Among his many duties included authoring press releases, handling media requests, maintaining the website while assisting with the creation and design of a new site, creating game programs and recording statistics.
Prior to his arrival at Salve Regina, DiVito spent a year as the sports communications coordinator at the University of Rhode Island, where he served as the primary contact for football. He came to URI following two years as the assistant media relations director at Merrimack College. At Merrimack, DiVito was the primary contact for the Division I ice hockey team. During that time, he spent five months as the interim media relations director.
In 2004, DiVito became the first sports information director at Goldey-Beacom College, which is located in Wilmington, Delaware. He worked in the University of Delaware sports information office from 2002-05, as his one-year stint at Goldey-Beacom was on a part-time basis. DiVito began his sports information career as an intern at Rutgers University in 2001.
A member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC)-SIDA, DiVito is also a media relations gameday assistant for the New York Jets and a media creations gameday assistant for the Pawtucket Red Sox. He has provided part-time statistical coverage at Providence College, Rhode Island College and Ripken Baseball. DiVito has also worked numerous postseason tournaments, most recently at the Division I men's ice hockey northeast regional in Manchester, New Hampshire.
A 2001 graduate of Towson University in Maryland with a degree in communications, DiVito spent three years as a student worker in the Towson athletic department. As a senior, he worked as a sports reporter for The Towerlight, Towson's school newspaper, and was a four-year member of the club roller hockey team.
DiVito and him wife, Melissa, welcomed their first child, Thomas James Sidney DiVito, in August, 2011.