|Title:||Sports Information Director|
Sports Information Director
Drew University ’86
Year of Service: Fourth
Ann King is currently in her 27th year as a sports information director, including the past four at The Sage Colleges. She came to Sage in the summer of 2009 after serving 17 and half years as SID at The College of New Jersey. Prior to her arrival at TCNJ, she served for six years as SID at her alma mater, Drew University in Madison, NJ.
Hired in the summer of 2009 at The Sage Colleges to serve as the
program's first full-time SID, she handles all aspects of sports
information for Sage's athletic department and their soon-to-be 15
varsity sports. She writes and edits all event
programs as well the Gator Bites newsletter, while also maintaining
The College’s athletic web site and social media outlets.
She was named to the NCAA's Division III-CoSIDA Strategic Communications Committee in the spring of 2012 and was elected as the group's chair. She also serves as a member of the NCAA Media Coordination Advisisory Board and is a serving a four-year term on the committee that will expire in 2015.
She is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and the Eastern College Athletic Directors Sports Information Directors Association. During the summer of 1999, she was named to CoSIDA’s Board of Directors and served a three-year term as a College Division Representative from 1999-2002. She was just the tenth female named to CoSIDA’s Board of Directors in the 58-year history of the organization.
Over the last 25 years, 16 of her publications have received
CoSIDA awards, including five Best in the Nation laurels. She
currently serves on CoSIDA’s Special Awards Committee. She is
the former Vice Chair of the East Region for CoSIDA's Site
Selection Committee, and has also worked on the group’s
Workshop Social Committee, where she served as the Vice Chair of
the committee for three years. She also served on the CoSIDA
Digest and Website Editorial Committee, the Workshop Program
Committee, and the Academic All-America Committee.
In 1995, she was named to the Board of Directors of the Eastern College Athletic Conference-Sports Information Directors Association (ECAC-SIDA) and served as the organization’s secretary until 2002, when she was named the organization’s first vice president and served as the group’s president for the 2003-2004 academic year.
She also holds membership in the Women’s Sports Foundation, the United States Basketball Writers Association, and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and is a former member of the Middle Atlantic Conference Games Committee. She also served as a regional coordinator for the ECAC-SIDA Hometown Handbook and was a coordinator for the Division III Metro New York-New Jersey Baseball All-Star team for two years. She has served as a voter for Don Hansen’s Football Gazette All-America Football Team for five years.
One of the founders of FAME (Female Athletic Media Relations Executives), she has been active in the creation of an organization whose mission is to discuss issues facing women in the sports media relations field and to develop appropriate strategies to deal with those issues. FAME members are committed to encouraging and mentoring all women working in athletic media relations as a career. In January of 2008, she was chosen to serve as the first president of FAME, a role she held until the fall of 2010.
While at TCNJ, she served as host SID for 20 NCAA Championship events, 75 NCAA Regional tournaments as well as numerous conference tournaments.
Over the past 27 years, she has made several presentations at both the ECAC-SIDA and CoSIDA Workshops on various topics from "Working With Women’s Sports," "Hosting an NCAA Championship," "Office Organization", "Handling Season Overlap", "Promoting Non-Revenue Sports," "Attaining National Press," served as a panelist for the Sears Collegiate Champions panel at the 1999 CoSIDA Workshop, and helped coordinate the CoSIDA chat sessions and table topics for the 2000 and 2001 workshops. At the 2003 CoSIDA workshop, she served as a panelist, talking about “Professionalism in our Profession.”
Named the 2003 recipient of CoSIDA’s Warren Berg Award, King received the award in Cleveland at the CoSIDA workshop and becomes the 19th College Division SID chosen for the distinction, while also becoming the first female SID tapped for the honor. In the summer of 2006, she was elected to CoSIDA's Hall of Fame, joining the HOF with Shelly Poe of Ohio State University and Stan Green of Oklahoma Christian University. She was also named the recipient of the ECAC-SIDA Irving T. Marsh Award in 2007.
A 1986 graduate of Drew University with a B.A. in American Studies, King resides in Halfmoon, NY with her husband, Tracy King, the commissioner of the Liberty League. The couple has a son, Robert who is seven years old. She is the eldest daughter of Bob Bready of Wilbraham, MA and Judy O’Neill of Grass Valley, CA.