Joe Lunardi is the resident Bracketologist for ESPN. He invented Bracketology and has been projecting the NCAA Tournament field for ESPN.com since its inception. Each year, Lunardi breaks down the Tournament hopefuls, analysis and a constantly changing bracket of potential seedings.
In addition, Joe Lunardi is the color analyst on the Saint Joseph’s Sports Network (SJSN) and has served as the co-host of Phil Martelli’s HawkTalk, both on radio and television. He has covered over 1,000 Hawk games in his career.
In 2015, Lunardi was promoted to vice president for marketing and communications at Saint Joseph’s after three years as associate vice president. He has managed SJU’s brand initiatives for the past decade and played a key role in launching the University’s award-winning “Magis” campaign four years ago.
A 1982 graduate of Saint Joseph’s, Lunardi returned to his alma mater in 1987 as director of media relations. He has also served as director of external relations, director of university communications, and assistant vice president for university communications.
In 1995 and 2004, Lunardi received the William J. Bennett Award for dedication and loyalty to the SJU men’s basketball program. Lunardi and his wife, Pam, a 1984 SJU graduate, reside in Drexel Hill, Pa., and have two daughters, Emily and Elizabeth.