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Meinholz Named Sports Information Director for UW-Eau Claire Athletics

RELEASED: Aug. 18, 2008

Kevin Meinholz
Kevin Meinholz

EAU CLAIRE — Kevin Meinholz has been named sports information director for Blugold athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Meinholz has served in the position on an interim basis since 2007.

"UW-Eau Claire and the athletics department are extremely fortunate to hire Kevin as our sports information director," said Scott Kilgallon, UW-Eau Claire athletics director. "In selecting the successor of arguably the best sports information professional in the business, icon Tim Petermann, the search committee knew they had a daunting task in hiring someone with the same work ethic and talent as Tim. Kevin possesses these attributes and brings to the table incredible technology intellect and savvy, which are critical in today's business to help coaches in the recruiting process, meet the increasing and ever-changing technological demands involving compliance and promote our university. Additionally, Kevin has been mentored over the last five years by Tim. There is no question that the excellence of our sports information department will continue with Kevin."

Meinholz said he is glad to be able to continue to serve UW-Eau Claire as the sports information director.

"It's an honor and I'm really very excited about it," said Meinholz. "I'm eager to continue to help Blugold athletics in any way I can."

As the sports information director, Meinholz will coordinate all publicity and communications for Blugold sports, including developing and maintaining the athletics Web site; arranging media interviews with coaches, student athletes and other staff members; promoting home events and fundraisers; developing media/public relations strategies; maintaining statistical information for teams; doing live statistics and Webcasts of home events; producing editorial content for athletics publications, coordinating media coverage for home events and training; and managing and supervising student workers and game-day staff.

Meinholz graduated from UW-Eau Claire in May 2007 with a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism with a public relations emphasis. While a student at UW-Eau Claire, he served as a sports information student worker for four years.

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