James Lally
James Lally
Title: Director of Athletics and Recreation
Phone: (718) 940-5327
Email: jlally@sjcny.edu
Previous College: St. John's '07 & '09
Sport Administrator for: Men's Soccer, Men's Basketball, Men's Volleyball

James Lally was appointed the director of athletics and recreation for the SJC Brooklyn campus in June 2016. Now in his second year at the post, Lally looks to continue to strengthen the department and each program, giving student-athletes the platform through which to succeed.

Lally brings over 10 years of Division I experience as both a student-athlete and an administrator to Clinton Hill after serving most recently as assistant director of athletics at Hofstra University. As a senior staff member and sport administrator for baseball, he was responsible for fundraising, budgeting, scholarship allocation and day-to-day operations for the Pride's 17 intercollegiate sports. Lally oversaw fundraising efforts through the establishment of corporate sponsorships and partnerships with key community stakeholders, providing additional resources that enhanced the overall student-athlete experience. Additionally, he oversaw community engagement for the department that totaled more than 3,000 hours of community service per year during his tenure.

The director of student-athlete services for two years prior to being promoted in 2013, he has extensive experience in developing programming designed to assist student-athletes in their athletic, personal and professional development in order to achieve success on the fields and courts, in the classroom and throughout their lives. Lally originally joined the Pride as an assistant baseball coach in 2009.

As a Division I student-athlete, Lally pitched for three seasons for St. John's University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in 2007 and a Master of Science in 2009. A three-time Big East Conference Academic All-Star, he made 59 relief appearances for the Red Storm, compiling a 3.50 ERA with six saves and was a member of two NCAA Tournament teams.

No stranger to the local area, the Floral Park native attended Archbishop Molloy High School and played baseball and basketball for the legendary Head Coach Jack Curran, helping the Stanners to the CHSAA city baseball championship in 2002.

Lally is actively involved in several community organizations, including The Special Olympics of New York, the Let All The Children Play Foundation, and the Floral Park Little League. Lally is also currently completing a Master of Business Administration from Hofstra.

He currently resides on Long Island with his wife and daughter.