Brian Moretti, 26, an employee of the sports information office at St. Bonaventure University, died of an apparent heart attack in Richmond, Va. while traveling with the women’s basketball team.
The Richmond Times reported that he was stricken while visiting with friends at a downtown restaurant.
Mr. Moretti began working at St. Bonaventure in September after spending two years in the athletic department at Canisius College.
The native of Cranston, R.I., received his undergraduate from Johnson & Wales University in Providence and a master’s in sports administration from Canisius.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.
St. Bonaventure’s women’s team is in Richmond for the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament.