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 Chris Cameron
Chris Cameron
Position:
Associate Athletics Director, Communications

11/21/2012

Dick Kelley is First Recipient of Varsity Club Medal

1987 BC grad has been with Eagles since 1991

Chris Cameron has served as the Associate Athletics Director for Media Relations for over 10 years. In his position, Cameron oversees the media relations/sports information operation for BC's 31 varsity sports with day-to-day responsibilities for the football program.

He has served as the media coordinator for numerous NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament events, including the 2009 Boston East Regional and the 2012 East Regional at TD Garden and the First and Second Rounds of both the 1999 and 2003 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in Boston.

Cameron was vice president for marketing and communications at Georgia GLOBE, the University System of Georgia's online education initiative, and spent five years as head of his own sports marketing venture in Atlanta, where his clients included college athletic teams and conferences. In addition, he was the broadcast information manager at the basketball venue for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, and he coordinated marketing efforts for ABC-TV's Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards for two years.

Prior to moving to Atlanta, Cameron was Sports Information Director and Assistant Athletic Director for Communications at the University of Kentucky from 1988-93, where he directed all UK media relations efforts and served as the primary media contact for former Kentucky coach and current Louisville head coach Rick Pitino. He authored a book, "Basketball Pitino Style," which documented the Kentucky basketball program's turnaround year of 1990-91. He produced Kentucky's well-known "Midnight Madness" basketball event, which is broadcast live to a statewide TV audience, for seven consecutive years and created the "Monster Mash" campaign for All-America forward Jamal Mashburn. While at UK, Cameron's publications received numerous national awards, including back-to-back "Best in the Nation" honors for the Kentucky men's basketball media guide and a "Best in the Nation" award for writing.

Cameron served as Assistant and Associate Sports Information Director and then Director of Promotions at the University of Florida from 1982-87 and Director of Communications for a Gainesville, Fla., public relations firm from 1987-88.

Cameron, a native of Ashland, Ky., is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he worked in the school's sports information office for three years as a student and was sports editor, managing editor and editor-in-chief of the university's "Kentuckian" yearbook, which won the school's first national "Pacesetter" award. He is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and the College Sports Information Directors of America and is a former national chairman of the CoSIDA GTE Academic All-America program. He has directed or served on media coordination teams for events such as the NCAA Final Four, the Kentucky Derby and the U.S. Olympic Festival. He also served as a production team volunteer for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games opening ceremonies.