Joe Carmany joined Liberty's athletics department in June 2011, being hired as assistant athletics communications director. Carmany serves as the primary media contact for the volleyball, women's swimming & diving and softball programs at Liberty. While at Liberty, he has covered two Big South champion teams, as the Lady Flames' volleyball program qualified for the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship in 2011 and 2012. Additionally, he helped spearhead Liberty's year-long Title IX celebration during the 2012-13 academic year. He is currently supervising the athletics communications department's digital archiving initiative. Carmany served as the official scorer at the 2014 and 2015 NCCAA Softball National Championships and the 2016 NCAA Division I Softball Harrisonburg Super Regional. He is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). He won the racewalk championship in the CoSIDA 5K Run/Walk at CoSIDA National Conventions in 2012 and 2013. Carmany brought a familiarity to Liberty and the Big South, having completed a 10-month sports information internship at conference rival Charleston Southern during the 2010-11 academic year. While at CSU, he served as primary contact for the Buccaneers' volleyball, women's tennis and softball teams, also aiding as secondary contact for men's basketball. Carmany graduated with his M.S. in organizational leadership from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa. in May, 2010. While at Mercyhurst, he served as athletic communications graduate assistant, acting as primary contact for six varsity sports (men's and women's soccer, women's basketball, men's and women's golf, and softball). During his time in Erie, Pa., he also acted as host SID for conference championship events in men's and women's soccer. Prior to Mercyhurst, Carmany earned a B.A. in sports ministry at Malone University in Canton, Ohio in May, 2007. He served as equipment manager for the men's basketball team for three seasons and aided the sports information office with game management. He wrote for the campus newspaper, the Aviso, for three years, serving as sports editor as a junior. In addition, Carmany was a three-time NAIA national qualifier in track and field. A New Middletown, Ohio native, Carmany presently resides in Lynchburg. His older brother, Paul, currently serves as an associate athletics communications director at Liberty.