Steve Wilson, Sports Information Director, is in his sixth year leading Park University's athletics communications office. As SID, Wilson oversees publicity efforts for all 15 sports and serves as the primary contact for men's and women's volleyball, men's and women's running sports, men's basketball, baseball and women's golf. He also handles all general inquiries in the department, serves as managing editor for www.parkathletics.com, and oversees Park's sports communications staff.
Between 2009 and 2012, Wilson helped introduce four social media outlets for the Pirates, including Park athletics' presence on both Twitter (Twitter.com/ParkPirates) and Facebook (Facebook.com/ParkAthletics), as well as YouTube and Instagram channels to keep Park in front of its fans. In 2012-13, he will oversee the new Pirate Sports Network, which will include live statistics, live video, and in-game chats via Stretch Internet, as well as nightly video highlights courtesy of THE RUSH. The 2012-13 academic year will also mark Wilson's second on the communications staff for the American Midwest Conference, a role he shares with Columbia College Associate Director of Athletics Cindy Fotti.
In addition to communications, marketing, and publicity responsibilities, Wilson also serves as the department's drug-test program coordinator and provides on-air play-by-play for the Pirate Sports Network, primarily for road contests.
An active CoSIDA and NAIA-SIDA member, Wilson is involved in several national committees, and in 2011 he was named to an at-large position on the NAIA-SIDA Board of Directors. He begins his second term on the NAIA-SIDA board in 2012, lasting through 2014, and in his career, he has been awarded 18 top-10 finishes in NAIA-SIDA publications contest, including two first-place media guides and a first-place finish in the 2009-10 best website contest for www.parkathletics.com.
While at Texas State, Wilson also provided basketball and baseball play-by-play on KTSW-FM. Away from San Marcos, Wilson assisted on the game-day staffs of the 2005 United States Basketball League Championship, the 2006 NCAA Women's Basketball Regional in San Antonio and the 2006 NCAA Baseball Regional in Austin, Texas. During the 2005 football season, he also assisted the game-day efforts of the New Orleans Saints, who were relocated to San Antonio by Hurricane Katrina.
Prior to his work in sports information, Wilson was a play-by-play voice and account manager for KSAL-AM in Salina, Kan., as well as a contributing writer and assistant editor for Rivals.com College Baseball. He received top honors in the student play-by-play category by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters in 2003. Wilson and his wife, Sarah, reside in Roeland Park, Kan. In addition to his continuing education efforts through CoSIDA and NAIA-SIDA, he is also a graduate of the Leadership Northland program, operated by the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce, and will obtain his Master's of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management in May 2013.
For more information on Park University Athletics, please contact Stephen Wilson.|