WKU Names Brad Fields Director of Athletic Media Relations




Western Kentucky University has named Brad Fields Director of Athletic Media Relations, WKU Director of Athletics Dr. Camden “Wood” Selig announced today.  Fields comes to WKU after working the previous nine years at the University of South Carolina-Aiken, serving as USC-Aiken’s Assistant Athletic Director for Communications and Promotions since 2003.  He served as Sports Information Director from 1999-2003.


“Brad will be an outstanding addition to our athletic department, and we are excited to have him return to his native state as a Hilltopper,” Selig said.  “He has managed a successful staff while also having the experience of overseeing multiple sports on a day-to-day basis.  His numerous accolades from CoSIDA and recognition from his conference is a great indication of the respect he has in the eyes of his peers.”

At USC-Aiken, Fields oversaw the publicity and game management of 11 intercollegiate sports.  He has been honored 14 times for excellence in publications by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), including 12 national awards highlighted by a “Best in Nation” and “Best Cover” for his 2005-06 golf media guide.  In September 2007, Fields received his third-straight CoSIDA writing award for coverage of the USCA golf team.


"I am honored and humbled to be chosen as the next Director of Athletic Media Relations at Western Kentucky University,” Fields said.  As a native of the Commonwealth, I understand the privilege, and in turn, the responsibility that comes with being a Hilltopper.  My wife, Julie, and I are proud and excited to join the WKU family.  I want to thank Todd Stewart and Dr. Selig for giving me this opportunity, and I look forward to becoming entrenched in the Bowling Green community."

A two-time Peach Belt Conference SID of the Year (2003-04 and 2005-06), Fields initiated numerous innovations to USCA including live stats, live video web streaming, and podcasting.
“Brad has done an outstanding job for Pacer Athletics, and we’ll miss him greatly,” said USC-Aiken Director of Athletics Randy Warrick.  “I credit Brad with advancing our programs through quality publications, marketing, and his incredible work ethic.  Although we hate to see him go, we wish him the absolute best in this next step of what I predict will be a very successful career in athletics.”

Fields, an Ashland, Ky. native, earned his Bachelor of Science in economics and Spanish from Centre College (Ky.) in 1998.  He is currently pursuing his Master of Science in sports management from California (Pa.).  
Fields has also been active within the ranks of Division II, serving as the Daktronics Women’s Basketball South Atlantic All-Region Coordinator for the past five years.  He is also on the CoSIDA Video Streaming Committee and is a NCBWA South Atlantic voter.  Fields is married to the former Julie Krug of Oak Ridge, Tenn.