FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky State University’s Interim Athletic Director, Harry Stinson III, is pleased to announce the addition of Matt Montavon as the school’s Sports Information Director.
Having served in both sports journalism and in intercollegiate athletic settings, Montavon brings with him more than 10 years of experience in various roles in athletic communications.
Montavon will oversee all sports information and communications efforts for each of Kentucky State’s 13 sports, while managing all content on the athletics website and social media platforms. He also is responsible for overseeing live statistic and video streams of home sporting events, and will serve as a liaison with the media, opposing schools, and conference and national offices.
“Matt is an excellent addition to our staff,” said Stinson. “His knowledge of the local media, his media relations background and his knowledge of social media platforms will ensure the story of KSU is told. Sports Information is a critical part of any athletic department and we are excited to have a true gem working with us.”
Montavon comes to Kentucky State after four years at Division III Centre College in Danville, Ky., where he also filled the role of sports information director. While at Centre, Montavon managed sports information efforts for the department’s 23 varsity sports, served as host site media coordinator for 14 conference or NCAA Tournaments, and was a co-creator of the department’s weekly highlight show, the ColonelCast.
“I am extremely excited to be a part of the Kentucky State family,” said Montavon. “I’d like to thank Harry Stinson and President Burse for the opportunity, and I’m looking forward to telling the stories of the talented student athletes we have here at KSU.”
Prior to making the transition to collegiate sports information, Montavon spent five years as sports writer and editor at the Ledger Independent in Maysville, Ky., where he covered Ohio and Kentucky high sports, as well as regional college and pro teams.
Montavon holds a degree in sport management from Shawnee State University, where he was a four-year member of the cross country team and worked in the sports information office.
Montavon has two children, Emmy and Carter, and resides in Danville, Ky.