Hired in May 2006, Brian Hernandez is in his eighth year as associate athletics communications director at UTSA. Hernandez is the primary communications contact for the Roadrunners' football (student-athletes), men's and women's cross country, tennis and men's and women's track & field programs in addition to serving as the editor for the school's official athletics website, goUTSA.com.
He has 16 years of athletics communications experience, with stops at the University of Texas at Austin (2000-03), California State University at Fresno (2000) and Kansas State University (1998-99). Prior to his arrival at UTSA, Hernandez spent three years managing a private business in Kansas City, Mo.
The 39-year-old native of Olathe, Kan., has worked multiple conference and NCAA Championship events, as well as 10 bowl games (five Alamo/three Cotton/two Holiday). He is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and several of his publications have been honored for excellence by CoSIDA, including the 2000 Fresno State baseball game program, which was tabbed "Best In The Nation."
Hernandez served as the local media services director for the 2011 NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship, as well as the 2006-07 and '09 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournaments. He also was the assistant media services liaison at the 2011 NCAA Men's Basketball Southwest Regional, 2010 Women's Final Four, 2008 Men's Final Four and 2007 NCAA Men's Basketball South Regional.
Hernandez began his tenure at UT-Austin in June 2000 as a media relations assistant. In that role, he was the primary contact for the Longhorns' men's track & field team and secondary contact for UT's nationally-ranked football program. He also served as the assistant media director for the 74th Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. A year later, he was promoted to assistant media relations director and was instrumental in the department's August 2001 launch of MackBrown-TexasFootball.com.
He arrived in Austin after serving as a media relations assistant at Fresno State in Spring 2000. Hernandez coordinated the day-to-day publicity of the Bulldogs' nationally-ranked baseball and women's soccer squads. He also was the media director for the 22nd Annual Pepsi/Johnny Quik Baseball Classic.
At Kansas State, Hernandez was responsible for the publicity of Wildcats' rowing team and also assisted with media relations for all home football, basketball and baseball events.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in print journalism with an emphasis in business administration from K-State in December 1999.
Hernandez married the former Ambra Whitehurst in June 2013 and the couple reside in the Alamo City.