Michael Weisman, formerly an assistant athletic communications director and men’s ice hockey contact at Miami University, was named the director of communications for the National Collegiate Hockey Conference, as announced today by Commissioner Josh Fenton.
“After a thorough process vetting qualified candidates, we are excited to welcome Michael to the NCHC family,” Fenton said. “Along with all of our member sport information contacts, Michael has played a significant role in helping to develop the conference media, technology, and communications platform to-date. His knowledge of college hockey, college athletic communications, social media, and technology will be a great asset to developing the conference’s communication platform. Our member institutions and media members across the country will enjoy working with one of the brightest and hardworking people in the business.
Weisman comes to the NCHC after spending four seasons at Miami as assistant athletic communications director, working with the hockey, women’s soccer, baseball, men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs. He was the athletic communications contact for the hockey team for three seasons, covering the RedHawks through three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and a CCHA conference tournament and regular season championship. Weisman also coordinated the Hobey Baker Award campaign that produced 2011 winner Andy Miele.
Weisman also led all social media efforts, including a committee, within the Miami athletic department. His efforts included creating a standards manual for greater consistency and enhanced branding guidelines for all department and team accounts. He coordinated all student intern programs within the athletic communications department.
“I am very excited and honored to be selected as the Director of Communications for the NCHC,” Weisman said. “I want to thank Commissioner Fenton for this great opportunity and am eager to help expand upon the conference’s brand during its inaugural season and beyond. I look forward to working with the eight tradition-rich institutions that comprise this great conference as we strive to develop the best in college hockey.”
Prior to his time at Miami, Weisman spent one year as an athletic media relations intern at Ohio University (2008-09) where he served as the media contact for field hockey, women’s swimming and diving and baseball.
A 2008 graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Weisman earned his bachelors of science degree in journalism/news editorial with a specialization in geography and sports in America. Weisman graduated with a 3.8 grade point average and was on the Dean’s List for 11 quarters.