David Biancamano is in his first year as director of development for Rice Athletics. Biancamano comes to Rice after serving as assistant director of major gifts for James Madison University Athletics in Harrisonburg, Va.
While at JMU, Biancamano was the lead fundraiser for the Memorial Stadium Project (new baseball and softball complex) and he was a member of the team that raised capital funds for the Campaign for Bridgeforth Stadium (football stadium enhancement). Biancamano also managed JMU's Major Gifts Web Site and he produced many of the marketing collateral for the campaigns.
Prior to joining JMU, Biancamano spent three years at the Missouri Valley Conference office in St. Louis. He started at the MVC in July of 2005, as the assistant director of communications and moved into the role of director of operations later that fall. Biancamano was promoted to assistant commissioner in the summer of 2007. He handled championship operations for selected sports and coordinated officiating assignments and compensation. He served as the assistant tournament manager for the 2007 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Midwest Regional at the Edward Jones Dome.
A native of Wethersfield, Conn., Biancamano spent seven years in the sports information field. He began his career in September 1997 as a student assistant at Central Connecticut State University, followed by a two-year stint as a media relations intern at JMU, and a year as a media relations staff assistant at Indiana University in 2004-05.
Biancamano earned his bachelor's degree in communication from Central Connecticut State in May 2002. David and his wife, Emily, reside in Houston.