Dave Adebanjo

Title: Director of AthleticsDepartment: AthleticsEmail: dadebanj@pratt.eduPhone: (718) 636-3771 Fax: (718) 636-3772Location: Brooklyn Campus, Activity Resource Center UL


Dave Adebanjo is entering his fourteenth year at Pratt Institute and his twelfth as Director of Athletics and Recreational Facilities.  In his role, Adebanjo administratively oversees athletics operations, facilities, marketing, promotions, logistics, external operations, NCAA admissions and compliance issues.

Prior to his arrival at Pratt, Adebanjo served as Assistant Director of Athletic s and Director of Basketball Operations at Long Island University, the Brooklyn Campus.  There, he fine-tuned his professional leadership and helped engineer a renaissance of its Division I sports athletics program.

His primary responsibilities included home game management, NCAA Compliance, fundraising, promotions, post-game security accommodations and public relation activities.

At Long Island University, he participated and was a standout member of their Men’s basketball team. 

Adebanjo earned two bachelor’s degrees at L.I.U.  His first was in General Sciences and his second in Respiratory Therapy.

A  Master degree in Exercise Physiology and Pulmonary functions followed shortly after his departure from L.I.U. and his arrival at Pratt Institute.  He then went on to receive a second graduate degree from Pratt’s renowned School of Architecture in Facilities Management. 

Forging a path of progressive leadership which is resulting in the Cannoneers striving to be in the forefront in the borough of Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley Athletic Conference has been his trademark. 

The college's athletes have performed with great merit during Adebanjo’s leadership.  The varsity athletes have consistently outperformed their peers in retention and graduation rates. Since 1998 Pratt Institute has won 12 Hudson Valley Athletic Conference Championships and has been runner-ups in numerous others.   

Adebanjo, resides in Brooklyn as he continues to plan for the Athletics and Recreation Department's growth and success.