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Danielle Wright
Danielle Wright

Position:
Senior Director/Sports Communications

Alma Mater:
Hampton University


Danielle Wright joined the Bearcats athletics staff in November 2012 as senior director for sports communications. The contact for women's lacrosse, Wright also assists with website maintenance and publicity for the Office Student-Athlete Support Services and Compliance.

Prior to coming to UC Wright served as the sports information director and media contact for 13 NCAA Division II sports and the webmaster for the athletics website, www.ksuthorobreds.com. As sports information director, she successfully increased media attention and fan support through strategic communication, including the use of social media. In addition to her role as sports information director, Wright also served as the advisor for KSU's Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and co-advisor for KSU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

Before KSU, Wright was the sports information director at Clark Atlanta University. She also worked as a media relations assistant with the Mid-America Conference, where served as the media contact for men's golf and wrestling, volleyball, and men's and women's indoor track and field. In addition, Danielle assisted with conference championships and was the media coordinator for the 2006 MAC Volleyball Championship.

While at Indiana University, Wright was as a graduate assistant and served as the mentor coordinator for Indiana University's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Before being hired on the Athletics staff, Wright worked as a research assistant and associate instructor in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation in the Department of Kinesiology. Wright also mentored six student-athletes in three different sports.

During her matriculation at Hampton University, Wright served as a student assistant in several departments within athletics, including Sports Information, Business Management, and Compliance; she was also the manager of the football team her junior and senior years and the President of the HPER Majors Club all four years.

Wright is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA), the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). In 2010, Wright was selected to join the nomination committee for the prestigious Peach of an Athlete award, which is given annually by the Boy Scouts of America and elected to serve as the Executive Secretary for the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Sports Information Directors Association (SIAC SIDA), a term beginning June 1, 2010 and ending June 1, 2012.

She is a graduate of the 2011 NCAA/NACWAA Institute for Administrative Advancement, held in Peachtree City, GA, June 12-16. Wright also serves on the CoSIDA Goodwill and Programming Committees. She is an active member of the Black College Sports Information Directors of America (BCSIDA), where she and a colleague began an online blog as a platform for athletic communications personnel at minority institutions and minority athletic communications personnel at majority institutions to obtain support and brainstorm innovative ideas to enhance their programs. In June 2011 Wright was named to the Black Women in Sport Foundation Advisory Board and currently assists with the organization's social media management, magazine and networking mini-forums. Most recently, Wright was selected as a facilitator for the 2013 NCAA Career in Sports Forum, which will be held in Indianapolis, Ind.

Originally from suburban Philadelphia, Pa., but raised in Hudson, Ohio, Wright received a bachelor's degree in sport management from Hampton University and a master's in athletic administration with social science of sport emphasis from Indiana University.