Tue, Jul 3 2012
LeTourneau University has named Kellen Coleman as its new Sports Information Director, effective July 2, 2012.
"We feel very fortunate to have Kellen Coleman as the new Sports Information Director at LeTourneau University," said Athletic Director Terri Deike. "Kellen's experience as a media relations assistant at the University of Oklahoma and University of Kansas, along with the three years he spent working for the NCAA Division II Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association in Kansas City, Mo., have allowed him to develop valuable skills in a wide variety of areas of sports information. Kellen is personable and enthusiastic about working with the staff to help move our athletics department to the next level. We are confident that Kellen's expertise will help highlight our student-athletes and the department."
As Sports Information Director, Coleman is the primary media contact for all 13 of LETU’s varsity sports. He is in charge of administering the school's athletic website as well as the athletic department's Facebook and Twitter pages. Coleman is responsible for coordinating all media activities for home events, as well as producing media guides and game programs for the YellowJackets.
Coleman came to LeTourneau from the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA), where he was the Director of Communications from July 2009 through June 2012. At the MIAA, Coleman administered the conference's website, including leading the efforts for site redesigns in 2009 and again in 2012. He worked with institutional media relations personnel and was responsible for coordinating all media activities for championship events as well as football and basketball media day activities. He coordinated the voting process for student-athletes of the week, all-conference selections, and preseason coaches' polls in all sports. Coleman also produced, designed and edited all league publications.
Coleman went to the MIAA from the University of Kansas, where he worked as a media relations assistant for 2008-09. At Kansas, Coleman was the primary contact for men's and women's cross country and men's and women's track and field in addition to publicizing KU's 18 varsity sports. He received four College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) publications awards for his work designing Kansas' media guides. The KU men's basketball media guide, which Coleman designed, co-wrote and edited, received "Best in Nation" and "Best in District" accolades for Division A men's basketball guides. His track & field guide also won "Best in Nation" honors for Division A women's track & field guides, while his cross country guide finished third in the nation, (Division A).
Coleman graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor of arts in journalism (public relations emphasis) in the spring of 2008. At OU, he spent three and a half years in the school's athletics media relations office as a student assistant, including serving as the primary contact for Oklahoma women's golf for the 2007-08 season. He designed, wrote and edited the 2007-08 women's golf media guide (voted second in the nation by CoSIDA), coordinated OU's home tournament, wrote press releases, coordinated interviews and designed tournament notes for the women's golf team.
Coleman and his wife, Jody, have a 3-year-old son, Cade. Jody Coleman graduated from Texas State University-San Marcos in December 2007.