First Posted: 1/15/2009
PEMBROKE - Todd Anderson was recently named sports information director for the growing athletic programs at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
Anderson 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.
Anderson said he is happy to be on board.
“There are significant challenges ahead for Braves’ athletics,” he said. “This is a tremendous career opportunity, and this kind of challenge is very appealing to me.”
Anderson, a native of Sarasota, Fla., was a journalism major at Alabama and he will continue to work on a master's degree at UNCP.