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Stipe to Lead Athletics Communication for The Agency

CINCINNATI – Zach Stipe joins the University of Cincinnati Athletics personnel as the Affiliate Athletics Director for Communications and Strategic Brand Engagement. As component of The Agency, Stipe will lead communications initiatives and serve as the main media make contact with for the athletic department and the nationally-rated soccer method.

Stipe brings more than 12 a long time of university athletics knowledge to UC, serving as the Director of Soccer Communications at the two the University of Tennessee and Florida Condition University. He has labored immediately with 35 NFL draft picks and promoted groups that performed in five bowl game titles, together with the 2013 BCS Countrywide Championship.

“We are fired up to welcome Zach and his family members to the Bearcats,” said Ben Hofstetter, Affiliate Advertisement for Digital & Strategic Engagement.  “Zach is hugely regarded in the planet of college or university athletics and his resume as a leading communicator speaks for by itself. His knowledge and expertise will make him an asset to our section as we amplify our pupil-athletes’ stories on the major phases and go after following-degree achievement across all athletics.” 

“It really is an honor to join the University of Cincinnati Athletics employees,” Stipe reported. “UC is a planet-class college in a phenomenal town with athletic packages that compete at the highest level. I’m excited to operate with the Bearcats’ university student-athletes and leaders like Director of Athletics John Cunningham and Head Soccer Mentor Luke Fickell. I’m grateful for this chance and are unable to hold out to get commenced.”

“Zach is highly regarded in the world of college or university athletics and his resume as a major communicator speaks for alone. His understanding and encounter will make him an asset to our department as we amplify our pupil-athletes’ tales on the major stages.”
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Ben Hofstetter
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Affiliate Advertisement, Digital & Strategic Engagement

Stipe led all publicity attempts for the football method at the College of Tennessee from 2017 to 2020 and served in a equivalent job at Florida Point out from 2013 to 2016. At FSU, Stipe labored right with Seminoles’ head mentor Jimbo Fisher and spearheaded nationwide award strategies for far more than a dozen college student-athletes, such as 2013 Heisman Trophy-winner Jameis Winston, 2015 1st-spherical NFL draft decide on Jalen Ramsey and 2016 unanimous All-American Dalvin Cook dinner, among other people.

Stipe was hired by Florida State in 2011 and at first worked with the women’s basketball system and the school’s initially-at any time seashore volleyball staff.

A indigenous of Canton, Ohio, Stipe begun his job as a graduate assistant on Tennessee’s athletics communications workers from 2008 to 2011 although earning his master’s diploma. All through that time, he labored carefully with several athletics, including the late Pat Summitt’s Woman Vol basketball system.

Most a short while ago, Stipe led community relations efforts in Better Cincinnati for several shoppers as an account manager at Scooter Media.

Stipe attended Ohio Northern College, the place he competed on the cross place and keep track of and area teams and acquired his degree in journalism in 2008. He gained a master’s degree in activity management from Tennessee in 2010.

Stipe is a member of the Cincinnati Public Relations Culture of America (PRSA) Management Crew, serving as the Media Day co-chair.

He and his spouse, Katie, have a son, Owen, and reside in Anderson Township, Ohio.

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