As the director of baseball operations, Madia is responsible for baseball alumni outreach, player and staff professional/career development and other general marketing and operations duties to advance the program.
Prior to returning to Purdue in his operations role, Madia worked in industry as an executive with Dow Chemical and CH2M as a global business and HR leader. Throughout his career, Madia has served on the Purdue Athletic Advisory Board and held various advisory roles to the College of Agriculture. In addition, he has been active with amateur baseball as a former coach and member of the Indiana Bulls Baseball executive board. Prior to that, Madia was an associate scout for the Baltimore Orioles organization.
As a student-athlete, Madia played first base for the Boilermakers under Joe Sexson and Dave Alexander. As a sophomore, he was second on the team hitting with a .291 batting average and led all regulars with a .981 fielding percentage. He was the first Boilermaker player selected as recipient of the Clyde Lyle Award (top player who began his career as a walk-on).
A native of Utica, N.Y., Madia earned a bachelor's degree from Purdue and has been honored by the School of Animal Sciences and the College of Agriculture as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2006 and 2007, respectively. In 2014, Madia was selected as a Purdue Old Master.
John and his wife, Jean, also a Purdue graduate, have four children and Boilermaker graduates, Megan ('05), Kate ('07), Drew, a former Boilermaker Baseball player ('10) and Dan ('11).