ARLINGTON, Texas -- Former University of Kentucky publicist Brent Ingram (right) has joined the UT Arlington athletic communications staff as an assistant director.
The Gainesville, Fla. native will coordinate all communications, publicity and social media initiatives for the Maverick baseball and volleyball programs, while assisting with a variety of other responsibilities related to promoting UTA's 15-sport intercollegiate athletics program.
"We are excited to add an experienced professional like Brent Ingram to our athletic communications staff," said UTA Associate Athletic Director Richard Kilwien. "He brings a wealth of national experience in a variety of areas, most notably in the sport of baseball. The addition of Brent to our staff will help us continue to serve our student-athletes, coaches and supporters as well as to bring positive attention to our world-class institution."
Ingram, the 2015 USA Baseball National Team Press Officer and 2016 Co-Vice President of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, was responsible at Kentucky for all the publicity efforts for the baseball program, and served as the assistant contact for UK football.
Ingram served as the Kentucky baseball contact for 11 seasons and was the men's soccer contact for seven, also working with the UK rifle program during its national title run. He worked with UK football in 2014-15.
In 2015, Ingram joined USA Baseball to serve as the press officer for the collegiate national team. During the summer tour, Team USA won series meetings with the senior national teams from Cuba and Taiwan. In 2014, he promoted one of the top players in the history of college baseball, two-way star AJ Reed. Reed became the third unanimous national player of the year in Southeastern Conference history and won a variety of national awards: Golden Spikes Award, Dick Howser Trophy, National Player of the Year, SEC Male Athlete of the Year and John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award.
In 11 years working with the Kentucky baseball program, Ingram successfully promoted a school-record five All-America selections, including the program's first two honorees in 2008.
Ingram graduated in December of 2006 from the University of Kentucky with a degree in communication and a minor in sports management. He began his career in communications as an intern for the Kentucky High School Athletic Association and began working as a student assistant in the UK media relations office during the summer of 2004. As a student assistant, Ingram worked as the secondary contact for the baseball program.
In addition to his time at Kentucky, he has worked conference and NCAA championship events ranging from baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, softball, volleyball and track and field. During the 2013 volleyball season, he served as the media coordinator for the first and second rounds and the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament at Memorial Coliseum. Ingram served as the official scorer for the 2009 and 2010 SEC Baseball Tournament and as the official scorer for the 2011 Lexington Softball NCAA Super Regional.
Ingram is a member of the College Sports Information Directors Association of American (CoSIDA), the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
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