UNCG Hires Matt McCollester as Director of Media Relations

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Matt McCollester has been hired as UNCG’s director of media relations, Director of Athletics Kim Record announced Monday.

McCollester comes to UNCG after spending the last six years as an assistant director of athletics media relations at Ball State. He will assume his duties with the Spartans on June 18.

McCollester served as the primary media relations contact for men’s basketball, baseball and women’s soccer at Ball State. He was also the women’s basketball contact for two seasons and assisted with publicity efforts for BSU’s nationally ranked football team in 2007 and 2008.

As the industry has changed, McCollester produced Ball State’s first-ever digital media guides for his assigned sports, integrating video and user interaction into the publications. He also developed social media platforms for his sports.

Prior to his stint at Ball State, McCollester served as an assistant director of media relations at Arkansas State from 2004-06. There, he was the primary contact for women’s basketball, baseball, women’s volleyball and women’s soccer.

He also completed media relations internships with Harvard, Slippery Rock and Louisville.

McCollester earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management from Slippery Rock in 2003. He is married to the former Deb Puaca and they have a 16-month-old son named Evan.

“I want to thank Director of Athletics Kim Record and Associate AD Tim George for the opportunity to join the UNCG family,” McCollester said. “I am excited to work with an outstanding group of coaches, staff and student-athletes. This is an exciting time for UNCG athletics and I look forward to being part of the team.”