Maxson Named Assistant SID at Arkansas
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Josh Maxson has been named assistant sports information director at the University of Arkansas it was announced on Friday by UA Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information Kevin Trainor.
The primary contact for UA’s baseball program, Maxson will also serve as the primary contact for Razorback golf and a secondary contact for football. He is the athletic department’s printing coordinator and is the editor of Game Day, Arkansas’ official football game program. He will also assist with the department’s official website, Hogwired.com.
“We are pleased that Josh has joined our staff,” Trainor said. “He has experience at several other top Division I-A schools in the nation and so he understands what it takes to work with nationally ranked programs. He is coming in at an opportune time to work with our baseball program. I know he will be an asset to our department and the Razorbacks.”
Maxson joined the Arkansas staff after spending two years as an assistant sports information director at the University of Miami. He served as the primary baseball contact for the Hurricanes including coordinating media coverage for two trips (2003, 2004) to the College World Series. He also was the secondary contact for Miami’s nationally ranked football program, including their trip to the Bowl Championship Series national championship game in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl. In addition, he worked the 2004 Orange Bowl and the 2004 Peach Bowl with the Hurricanes.
Prior to working at Miami, Maxson spent a year-and-a-half in the sports information office at the University of Nebraska. He assisted with day-to-day football responsibilities, while serving as the primary contact for men’s gymnastics in 2002 and women’s gymnastics in 2003. He was part of the Cornhuskers’ media relations staff that worked the 2002 Rose Bowl, the BCS national championship game.
Maxson worked as a student assistant in the media relations office at Oklahoma State University from 1998-2001. Maxson was the primary contact for the Cowboys’ highly ranked wrestling program for two years, while also working with the women’s track and field program. Maxson earned his bachelor’s degree in public relations from Oklahoma State in 2001.
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