Kyle Stephens, who was promoted to assistant athletics director in September 2010, is in his eighth year as athletics communications director after serving his first two as an assistant.
Stephens oversees the day-to-day operations of the department and media relations for all 17 of UTSA's intercollegiate sports.
He was the local media coordinator for the 2006 NCAA Women's Basketball San Antonio Regional, 2007 NCAA Men's Basketball South Regional, 2008 Men's Final Four, 2010 Women's Final Four, 2011 NCAA Men's Basketball Southwest Regional 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Second & Third Rounds and 2014 NCAA Men's Golf San Antonio Regional, as well as the assistant media liaison for the 2004 Men's Final Four and 2005 & 2011 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championships.
The Kountze, Texas, native came to UTSA in October 2003 after serving as a media relations assistant at the University of Texas at Austin from 2001-03. There he was the primary contact for the men’s and women’s track & field programs and the secondary contact for men’s basketball, as well as helping with the daily media operations with the football team. Stephens also was the co-editor for the home football game programs and served as media director for the 2003 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships and as assistant media director for the 2002 and '03 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.
He was a sports information graduate assistant at Texas A&M from 1998-2001. There he helped coordinate publicity for the men’s and women’s cross country and track & field teams, as well as assisting with media services for all home football, basketball, soccer and baseball events. He was the co-media director for the 2001 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Stephens earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in sport management from Texas A&M in 1998. He has worked more than 20 NCAA events and five bowl games, including the “Snow Bowl” — the 2000 Independence Bowl overtime thriller between Mississippi State and Texas A&M. He is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and Football Writers Association of America. Twelve of his publications have been honored by CoSIDA, including four as "Best In The Nation."
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