May 3, 2010
Long-time Texas Tech University sports information director Chris Cook is taking on a new role at the university – director of communications.
He joined the Office of Communications and Marketing today (May 3). Cook will oversee the media relations efforts of the university and act as the university’s spokesperson. He also will assist in the development and execution of a comprehensive communications strategy to align with the university’s newly adopted strategic plan.
“Chris is well respected and has extensive experience working with media from across the country,” said Mary Larson Diaz, associate vice president for external relations. “We look forward to the new ideas and energy Chris will bring to our team.”
Sally Logue Post, who has served as communications director is taking on a new role to concentrate on special projects and strategic communications needs.
Cook has spent the last 11 years in the Texas Tech Athletics Media Relations Office, the last nine as the department’s director of media relations. He oversaw the publicity efforts of the Red Raider football program and directed a staff of four sports information professionals, who coordinated the media efforts for Texas Tech’s 17 intercollegiate sport programs.
Prior to landing on the South Plains, Cook was an assistant sports information director for five years at Saint Louis University from 1994-99 and spent the 1993-94 season as an intern at Western Kentucky University.
A 1993 graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a degree in journalism, Cook and his wife, Jennifer, have a four-year-old son, Jack.