Media Center

Location: Parkville, Mo.
Founded: 1875
Enrollment: 1,200
Nickname: Pirates
Colors: Canary & Wine
National Affiliation: NAIA (Division I for Basketball)
Conference Affiliations: American Midwest Conference (AMC) and NAIA South (Men's Volleyball)
President: Dr. Greg Gunderson
Director of Athletics: Claude W. English
AD Phone: (816) 584-6492
AD Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @ParkPirates
Facebook: ParkAthletics
Instagram: @ParkPirates
YouTube: Park University Videos

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The Park University Sports Communications staff is ready to assist members of the news media in their coverage of the Pirates. Please feel free to contact us, either for specific information, or for suggestions on coverage. Below are the members of our staff and their sport assignments:

Name Poisition Sports  Phone (816)
Steve Wilson Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Communications (@sw38) WVB, MBB, Baseball, Golf, Track 584-6490
Nadine Leishman Sports Communications Coordinator (@NadineLeishman) WSCR, MSCR, Cross Country, WBB, MVB, Softball 584-6751


All coach and student-athlete interviews should be directed through the media relations contact for each sport. Coaches and players are normally available for post-game interviews at a location arranged by the media relations contact approximately 10 minutes after each contest. Media members should inform the media relations contact which players are requested for post-game interviews. For post-game interviews with opponents, please contact the media relations contact representing the visiting team, if available.  If not on site at a game or match, a member of the Park media relations staff will assist in arranging visiting-team interviews. For all non-game day interviews, please contact the media relations sports contact to arrange a convenient time for all parties. Additionally, all interviews for staff members not affiliated with a single sport should go through the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Communications.

Media Credentials:
Requests for all media credentials should be addressed to the media relations contact for each sport via mail or email. Single-sport season credentials will be issued at the discretion of the media relations contact. Credentials are normally picked up at the front location at our various venues, unless otherwise specified.

All Requests should be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to:
Park University Sports Communications
8700 NW River Park Drive
PMB 123
Parkville, MO 64152

Please contact the media relations contact for each sport to find out policies for media attending practices for each specific team.

Press Areas:
Please contact the media relations contact for each sport to obtain information regading the press area for each facility.

Internet Access:
Breckon Sports Center (basketball, volleyball) and Julian Field (soccer) have full wireless Internet access. No public internet access is currently available at Comfort Field (baseball) or the Park Softball Complex. Park University's sports communications staff has wireless hotspots for media use at baseball and softball games.