Cathy Andruzzi, an Associate Director and faculty member in the Rutgers University Global Sports Business MSc Program, has been a collegiate athlete, coach, recruiter, businesswoman, marketer, broadcaster and public speaker.
Andruzzi played basketball at Queens College. She served as head women's basketball coach at Wagner College, Fordham University and East Carolina University. She led her ECU team to the school's first and only AP Top 20 ranking and NCAA Tournament appearance. During her time at ECU, Andruzzi served as creator, executive producer and on-air talent for the Cathy Andruzzi Show, the nation's first women's basketball coach's television and radio show.
Following her stint at ECU she moved out of basketball and into the business world where she became an owner-operator of six successful Domino's Pizza franchises in New Jersey. She was the fourth woman to franchise in Domino's history.
After 13 years with Domino's Andruzzi moved back into the sports world as a TV analyst and producer. She produced and marketed the Women's Basketball Show and The Game of the Week, a national package of women's basketball games. Additionally, she created and secured the sponsorship for the first TV special devoted to the NCAA women's basketball tournament.
Andruzzi was later tapped as the General Manager of the American Basketball League's Philadelphia Rage. In this capacity, she held responsibility for player personnel and team operations, which included corporate sponsorship programs, ticket sales, marketing and public relations. She next served as Executive Director of the 2000 NCAA Women's Final Four in the host city of Philadelphia.
Andruzzi returned to the business world where she is currently managing her own sports consulting firm, Druzz Ltd. She is a Sr. Associate Director for the DeVos Sport Business Management Program at the University of Central Florida and an Advisor at the University of North Carolina Kenan Institute Sport Entrepreneurship. During the Spring 2013 semester she was an Entrepreneur-In-Residence for the Sports Business Ventures course at the UNC.