Philip Locante, RCRSP

Director of Recreation,
Fairmont State University

Contact Details

Fairmont State University
1201 Locust Avenue
342 Falcon Center
Fairmont, WV
Google Map Icon
Work: (304) 368-7223


Currently Phil serves as the Director of Recreation at Fairmont State University.  He comes to Fairmont State after spending numerous years with California University of Pennsylvania where he served in capacities as both a student employee and professional staff member.  Through all of his experiences he has had the opportunity to oversee areas of facility operations, technology implementation, camps/youth programming, fitness and wellness, informal recreation, aquatics, climbing wall and staff supervision.

In addition to the roles at Fairmont State, Phil also serves in multiple capacities for NIRSA as the West Virginia State Director, a member of the Region II Communication Work Team, 2020 Region II Conference Marketing Committee as well as the NIRSA Club Basketball Work Team.

Phil resides in Morgantown, WV with his wife Brianna and daughter Reagan.  In their spare time they all enjoy attending a variety of sporting events and are avid Pittsburgh professional sports and Notre Dame fans. 


  • II


California University of Pennsylvania
California, Pennsylvania, United States
Master of Science, 2011
Intercollegiate Athletic Administration
2010 To 2011

California University of Pennsylvania
California, Pennsylvania, United States
Bachelor of Science, 2010
Sport Management
2006 To 2010

Professional Associations

NIRSA Club Basketball Work Team
2019 - Present

NIRSA Region II 2020 Conference Marketing Committee
2019 - Present

NIRSA Region II Communications Work Team
2019 - Present

Registered Collegiate Recreational Sports Professional
2018 - Present

West Virginia NIRSA State Director
2018 - Present

NIRSA Member
2016 - Present

Job History

Fairmont State University
Director of Recreation
Fairmont, WV, United States
July 2017 - present

California University of Pennsylvania
Assistant General Manager Men's and Women's Ice Hockey Club
September 2011 - present

California University of Pennsylvania
Coordinator of Informal Recreation & Wellness
August 2016 - July 2017

Peters Township Parks and Recreation Department
Facility Manager
March 2014 - January 2015

California University of Pennsylavnia
Sports Clubs and Climbing Wall Graduate Assistant
August 2010 - August 2011

California University of Pennsylvania
Facility and Event Management Intern
January 2010 - May 2010

Honors and Awards

Bill Swan Award
Pennsylavnia Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (PIRSA)

Job Responsibilities

  • Aquatics
  • Camps
  • Facility Management
  • Family/Youth Programs
  • Fitness
  • Human Resources
  • Informal Recreation
  • Other Responsibilities
  • Programs
  • Research/Assessment
  • Safety/Risk Management
  • Student Development
  • Technology
  • Wellness