July 10, 2003
Bowling Green, Ky. - Joe Angolia, who served as graduate intern during the 2002-03 school year, was named Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations at Western Kentucky University Thursday.
Angolia will assist in the promotion of all 20 Hilltopper sports and will serve as the primary contact for volleyball, men's and women's swimming and softball.
"There were plenty of qualified applicants for the position, but Joe's work in our office last year was an important factor in the decision to promote him," said Brian Fremund, WKU Director of Athletic Media Relations. "In nine months on the Hill, he proved he could handle numerous tasks in an efficient manner, and he wasted little time in establishing a solid working relationship with members of the athletic administration and coaching staff. I'm glad we were able to keep Joe in our office."
After beginning his internship at Western in October, Angolia focused on promoting the softball, golf and tennis programs. He also assisted in game-day operations for football, and men's and women's basketball.
Angolia served as a summer intern in the Xavier Sports Information office before joining the WKU staff. During his undergraduate work, he was on the staff of The Xavier Newswire, serving as the sports editor for three years and Editor-in-Chief as a senior. He also spent three seasons covering the Cincinnati Bengals for The Football Network.
A native of Danville, Ky., Angolia graduated from Boyle County High School in 1998. He earned his bachelor's degree in communications from Xavier University in 2002.