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Tyler Price

Dakota Soukup, Reporter

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Park University Athletics has added a new member to its staff. Tyler Price was named the assistant director of athletics for media relations and marketing in August. He has been in the sports information field for 10 years and has worked at two different schools.

Price, a 2008 graduate of Kansas State University, spent three years in the sports information department there as a student assistant. Along with assisting in the promotion of all 12 varsity sports at K-State, Price’s main responsibility was serving as the primary media contact for the women’s equestrian program.

After graduation, Price joined the sports information staff at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). After his time at the NAIA, Price served as assistant sports information director from 2008-2012 and as assistant women’s basketball coach from 2011-2012 at Park University.

Price later served as the assistant director of athletics – communications at Baker University from 2012-2018. Price earned the 2017 NAIA Sports Information Director of the Year with Baker University.

He comes back to Park with great experiences from Baker and said he is excited to be back to where he believes is home. Price said he decided to come back to Park because it is a great opportunity to work with Claude English, the director of athletics, and that he is familiar with the coaching staff from when he worked as an associate SID.

Price said he believes the biggest difference transferring from Baker to Park will be that Park does not have a football team. Baker had one of the top football teams in the NAIA, and he likes football so he anticipates that will be the hardest and biggest difference.

On the other hand, during his first day on the job, the women’s volleyball team received the number one ranking in the NAIA. He has never had a team first in the national rankings before so he said he is excited to promote and work with the volleyball program this year.

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