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Coombs, Jackson to lead LWC Sports Information

Chris Coombs has been named sports information director and Kyle Jackson has been hired as the assistant sports information director at Lindsey Wilson College.

Coombs -- who has served as the assistant SID the last three years -- is promoted to replace long-time sports information director Chris Wells, who was recently moved into the role of associate athletics director.

Coombs joined the Lindsey Wilson staff in 2017 where he served as a Sports Information Intern before moving into the program's full-time Assistant Sports Information Director role. He worked as the department's assistant SID for three years beginning in the fall of 2018 before being promoted.

"I want to thank President William T. Luckey Jr., Athletics Director Willis Pooler and Associate Athletics Director Chris Wells for this tremendous opportunity to further my career with Lindsey Wilson," Coombs said. "Lindsey Wilson has become a second home to me and I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of a college that invests so much time, energy and resources to helping student-athletes become the best versions of themselves. I look forward to covering all our LWC student-athlete accomplishments."

A Warren, Pennsylvania native, Coombs will be responsible for the daily maintenance of the Lindsey Wilson Athletics official website; facilitating media needs, compiling statistics for athletic events, and assisting in all efforts of Blue Raider athletics.

Coombs has accrued 15 national honors from the annual NAIA-SIDA Media and Publications Contest for his work on graphics, feature stories, feature videos and media game note packets during his time with Lindsey Wilson.

He is a graduate of Miami University (Ohio) in May 2017 with a Bachelor's in Sport Management and a Bachelor's in Journalism. He also earned a Master's Degree in Sport Management from Cumberland University in the summer of 2020.

Before coming to Lindsey Wilson, Coombs spent time working with the New York Red Bulls of the MLS in 2016 as well as volunteering his time during his undergraduate studies in the Miami Athletic Department.

"Chris was an obvious choice to take over as our head sports information director," Wells said. "He has demonstrated the ability to run a top-notch sports communication office and I'm confident that the Lindsey Wilson College student-athletes will benefit from his experience and work ethic."

Jackson takes over Coombs' role after serving last year as an intern in the LWC sports information office.

Jackson joined the Lindsey Wilson staff in 2020 where he served as a Sports Information Intern and helped in the communication efforts of all LWC athletic teams during a busy COVID-19 season including coverage of the 2020 NAIA National Championship football team.

"I am incredibly thrilled and blessed to continue my time at Lindsey Wilson College as the Assistant Sports Information Director," Jackson said. "I cannot thank Athletics Director Willis Pooler, Associate Athletics Director Chris Wells and Sports Information Director Chris Coombs enough for trusting me with this position and I look forward to working every day with our student-athletes to promote their accomplishments to the fans and families of this college."

In addition to his Lindsey Wilson responsibilities, Jackson has helped assist in the hosting process of numerous Mid-South Conference and NAIA National Championship Opening Round Tournaments.

Before coming to Lindsey Wilson, Jackson completed an internship with the Western Kentucky Media Relations office. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Sport Management from Western Kentucky University in December of 2020.

"Kyle had a fantastic year last year working inside our department despite a challenging year where all of our sports competed during the spring semester," Wells said. "He has an infectious enthusiasm and an incredibly bright future in sports communication."

"Lindsey Wilson sports information is in great hands with Chris and Kyle," Wells added. I look forward to watching the department grow under their leadership."

This story was posted on 2021-08-09 09:39:13
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