AMERICUS - Georgia Southwestern State University has named Nick Brown its assistant sports information director for the 2012-13 academic year. Brown comes to southwest Georgia after spending the previous two years as an athletic department student assistant at Purdue University.
"Nick emerged from an extensive nationwide search that produced a strong pool of candidates for this position," said GSW assistant athletic director for sports information and marketing Keith Michlig. "He's enthusiastic, driven to succeed and I know he'll be integral in our expanded sports coverage and social media endeavors, as well as our community marketing efforts."
During his time at Purdue, Brown served as an assistant in the Athletic Communications and Promotions offices. His duties included assisting with the media relations efforts for all of Purdue 18-varsity sports and the marketing and promotions initiatives for the football, women’s basketball, wrestling, and the men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs.
"Nick's versatility - coming from his experiences in media relations and sports marketing on the NCAA Division I level - is a tremendous asset and one that will allow him to come in and hit the ground running."
While at GSW, he will be the primary contact for the men's soccer, softball, and women's basketball teams. His other responsibilities include assisting with the sports information needs of all other teams in addition to helping with the day-to-day marketing needs of the Sports Information Office.
"I'm excited to be a part of the Hurricane family," said Brown. "I'm looking forward to bringing my valuable experience gained at Purdue to become a positive addition to GSW athletics."
A Lafayette, Indiana, native, Brown graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor's degree in public relations and rhetorical advocacy from the Brian Lamb School of Communication.