SPORTS INFORMATION/MEDIA RELATIONS COVERING THE TIGERS
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR
All requests for working press credentials can be made by phone at 903-9232129 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 24 hours before a game. Media in attendance will receive a pregame package, updated rosters and statistics for both teams. A complete box score and inning-by-inning play-byplay is also available upon request after the game.
Alma Mater: Northwestern State University
Phone: 903-923-2129 E-Mail: email@example.com
ETBU’s on-campus wireless internet network, TigerNet, is available free of charge to media in attendance at Woods Field.
David Weaver is in his 12th year as Sports Information Director at East Texas Baptist University. The 1995 graduate of Northwestern State University is responsible for public and media relations for the ETBU Athletic Department, covering 12 NCAA-sponsored sports. As S.I.D. Weaver is the official statistician for every sport at ETBU and also designs and writes media guides for all sports on campus. He also controls the content on the university’s athletics web site, at www.etbu.edu, and manages the sports information blog on the site. Weaver also facilitates the ETBU Athletics pages on Facebook and Twitter, which have become invaluable sources of media in relation to being about to get news out on the web quickly to fans of the Tigers. Tiger athletics interviews and video clips can now also be found on the university’s official YouTube site. Before joining the staff at ETBU in June of 2000, Weaver was sports editor of the Marshall News Messenger in his hometown of Marshall, Texas. He covered East Texas sports -- including ETBU - for five years from 1996-2000 and earned three Associated Press Managing Editor Awards for his writing. Prior to his work at the News Messenger, Weaver was managing editor at The Hardin County News in Lumberton, Texas, a weekly publication of The Beaumont Enterprise. He accepted the position of ETBU’s S.I.D. and began working at the university on June 1, 2000, just a few months before the start of the Tigers’ first football season in 50 years. Over the past 10 years he has also worked in the broadcast booth with radio work for the Tiger football, basketball and softball teams at ETBU. Away from his duties at ETBU, David enjoys spending time with his family and coaching youth baseball. He also enjoys reading and writing in his spare time. David and his wife, Jeannie, live in Hallsville, Texas with their children: son Coby, and daughters Melody, Abby and Lily.
SPORTS INFORMATION STAFF
All coach and player interviews are directed through the Sports Information Director. Coaches and players are allowed a 10-minute cooling-off period following the game before being made available for interviews. The Sports Information Director will conduct videotaped interviews of coaches and players following the game as needed which will be available on the university website.
The Press Box at Woods Field is available for working press and game officials. Seating in the press box is extremely limited so it is advised that media seeking a spot at the table contact the Sports Information Director no later than 24 hours before a game so that a spot can be secured. Ample work space will be provided for the media in attendance in another area of Woods Field if space in the press box is not available.
The East Texas Baptist University website, located at www.etbu.edu, offers comprehensive coverage of every ETBU athletics program. Included on each individual team page are updated schedules, statistics, rosters, coach information, information for potential recruits, and the most up-to-date news regarding ETBU athletics. Also included are links to the American Southwest Conference standings, statistics and news, as well as links to in-game coverage via audio, video, live stats, Facebook and Twitter.
All game broadcasts and/or video requests must be made at least one week prior to the game in question. We cannot guarantee space or telephone line availability unless prior arrangements and proper request has been made at least seven days before a game.
News, upcoming events and in-game updates are available on ETBU Athletics’ accounts on Facebook and Twitter. Follow ETBU Tiger Athletics on Facebook for up-to-date headlines, news about upcoming events, and in-game score updates, and follow ETBU_Tigers on Twitter for in-game updates and news as well.
To request game credentials, or for general questions regarding ETBU Athletics news, contact: David Weaver, Sports Information Director .......................... 903-923-2129 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 903-407-8320 (cell phone) 903-934-8115 (fax) ETBU Public Relations Office .............................................. 903-923-2130 ETBU Athletics Office ......................................................... 903-923-2228
Director of Public Relations Statistician
Kyle Brewer Statistician
Published on Mar 9, 2012