Fiore went on to graduate from Hofstra University, where he played free safety for the football team.
He arrived at Stony Brook in 2003 after serving as Assistant Director of Athletics at Dartmouth College and then as Senior Associate Director of Athletics at Princeton University.
, 45, inherited an NCAA Division III program that lacked many of the benchmarks of a successful athletic program, such as adequate facilities, a fundraising presence, a mascot, and a marching band.
The program had won one conference championship in its history and student athletes were averaging a 2.7 GPA.
has been credited as the driving force behind the growth of the university's athletic program and facilities expansion.
Stony Brook athletics, a Division I program, has won, under his
tenure, 19 conference championships in the last 6 years.
Its student athletes average a 3.0 GPA.
The university's upgraded facilities have hosted major events such as the 2006 and 2010 NCAA men's lacrosse quarterfinals and the 2011 women's lacrosse semifinals and final.
has negotiated television contracts and secured funding for close to $80 million in facility upgrades.