Trevecca Nazarene University

Greg Ruff--NAIA Sports Info Director of the Year

The University congratulates Greg Ruff, Trevecca's sports information director, who has been named NAIA Sports Information Director of the Year.

Greg, a 2000 graduate of Trevecca, joined Trevecca's athletic staff in 1998 and was given responsibility for producing one media guide per year (a combined guide for men's/women's basketball) and one- or two-page brochures on the five sports offered at that time, and broadcasting men's basketball on the radio.

Some ten years later, Greg's role is enlarged. Last year Greg and his student assistants produced media guides for eight of Trevecca's nine sports, launched a new Website (tnutrojans.com)  with hundreds of pages already (with the expectation that it will have thousands soon), enlarged the men's and women's basketball guides so that each one is now larger than the combined guide produced in 1998, added broadcasting of women's basketball games (still continue to broadcast the mens' games), made games available on the Internet, and does live statistical Webcast of all home basketball games and most home softball and baseball games. Future plans call for the addition of live video on the Internet of some of Trevecca's home athletic events.

A sports information director manages/builds the athletic Website, organizes/oversees the production of media guides, manages the different communication vehicles (live statistical Webcasts, photos, e-news,  assistance for media that cover athletes and teams, and pitching stories to them).

In 2000-2001 Greg created an e-mail update for the media and shared it with a couple of supporters to show them what Trevecca was sending to the media. Those supporters asked to be included when Greg sent the reports to the media. From  that beginning as come the "Trojan e-Chronicle" that is e-mailed to approximately 700 people more than 150 times a year and is the main source of Trevecca athletic news for many Trojan fans.

This year Trevecca athletic pubications again won awards from the NAIA; Greg played a significant role in all of those publications.

Trevecca is proud of Greg and his honor.