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Friday, July 28, 2006

Todd Anderson Named UNCP’s Sports Information Director

Todd Anderson was named Sports Information Director (SID) for the growing athletic programs at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Todd AndersonAnderson comes to UNCP from Mississippi State University, where he served as assistant director for athletic media relations for seven seasons. While in Starkville, he served as the primary contact for women’s soccer and softball while also assisting with men’s and women’s basketball.

A sports reporter and editor for the student newspaper at the University of Alabama, Anderson has considerable writing experience, including correspondent work for ESPN.com, Collegiate Sports Partners and The Birmingham News. At Alabama, he was a student assistant and intern for the athletic media relations department.

He reports to Braves’ Athletic Director Dan Kenney.

“UNCP is excited to have Todd Anderson join our athletic family,” Kenney said. “Our search was focused on hiring a young leader who possesses all the necessary skills that today's sports information director needs to have. Todd’s experience will be a plus as we add new sports to UNCP.”

UNCP will add women’s golf in 2006 and football in 2007 as its programs and facilities grow. Anderson said he is happy to be on board.

“There are significant challenges ahead for Braves’ athletics,” he said. “We are building all our programs and starting new programs. This is a tremendous career opportunity, and this kind of challenge is very appealing to me personally. My assistant and I will be immersed in the job of putting out top quality sports information.”

Anderson was a journalism major at Alabama and he will continue to work on a master’s degree at UNCP. His media guides for softball and soccer have won five national awards from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), including a “Best In The Nation” laurel for his 2005 soccer publication.

A native of Sarasota, Fla., Anderson has broad experience in writing, publications and Web management as well as press box management, maintaining statistics and game and tournament management.

For more information about the Office of Sports Information at UNCP, please call 910.521.6370 or email todd.anderson@uncp.edu.

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