Michael Scholl began at the University of Cincinnati in August 2013 as Senior Director for Sports Communications. In his role, he is the primary contact for the men's soccer, men's and women's swimming and diving and lacrosse programs, as well as the secondary contact for the Bearcats football team.
In addition to responsibility for content covering those programs, Scholl coordinates publicity efforts with Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) and the department's nominations for the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American program.
During his first two years at Cincinnati, Scholl served as the secondary contact for the men's basketball program. He coordinated the production of the men's basketball gameday magazine, while also developing a website to promote All-American Sean Kilpatrick and supporting publicity efforts at both the NCAA Tournament and American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Championships.
He came to UC following two years at Vanderbilt University as assistant communications director. During his time in Nashville, Scholl worked with the nationally-ranked women's basketball program, promoting a pair of WBCA All-Region selections and All-America nominees. He also worked with the swimming and diving, men's and women's cross country and women's track and field programs. In 2012, he was part of a department which received the Super 11 Award from the Football Writers Association of America.
Prior to Vanderbilt, Scholl was a graduate assistant in sports information at Providence College. There he served as the primary contact for the women's volleyball and men's lacrosse programs, while also serving as secondary men's basketball contact. In addition, he was the play-by-play announcer for the Friar softball program.
Scholl served as an intern and student worker in sports information at Notre Dame, where he oversaw a student staff of over 60, while also serving as the play-by-play announcer for the men's and women's soccer and softball programs. He worked extensively with the football gameday program, which in 2010 was selected as Best in the Nation by CoSIDA.
In 2008, he was selected from a national pool of candidates for the Steele Internship Program at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. There, Scholl worked in the public relations department and helped coordinate media efforts at various events, including the Hall of Fame Weekend and Induction Ceremony.
He is an active member of CoSIDA and has worked in a media relations capacity at multiple NCAA, BIG EAST, Southeastern and American Athletic Conference Championships, including successfully hosting the 2012 NCAA Women's Basketball First and Second Rounds and the 2012 SEC Cross Country Championships at Vanderbilt, while also serving as media coordinator for the 2013 NCAA Baseball Regional and Super Regional rounds in Nashville and supporting Cincinnati's public relations efforts at the 2015 Hawai'i Bowl.
A native of South Bend, Indiana, Scholl earned a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Notre Dame in 2009 and is currently pursuing a master's degree in sport administration from UC. He and his wife, Abby, reside in Cincinnati.