Chris Megginson is new SID

Chris Megginson is new SID

Chris Megginson

July 24, 2009
For Immediate Release


By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator


CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University has named Chris Megginson, a sports editor from Columbiana, Ala., as the new sports information director, according to an announcement from Rusty Hollingsworth, director of athletics.

Megginson will begin the position at the end of August.

“I am pleased to announce that Chris Megginson has accepted our offer to join the athletics staff as sports information director.  He has the experience and qualifications that we need to move our sports information department forward,” said Hollingsworth.

“His prior work as a sports information director at a NAIA institution will be a great benefit for Campbellsville University.”

Megginson has served as sports editor at the Shelby County Reporter since January 2007. He served as primary reporter, photographer and page designer for a daily web-based and weekly printed sports section covering 18 high schools, one four-year university and various community and professional sports events.

He also helped coordinate online multimedia efforts through photo galleries and videos, including a weekly football highlights webcast.

He managed a staff of up to six writers during football season and other heavy seasons.

He served as director of athletic communications at Martin Methodist College from August 2005 to December 2006 where he served as primary contact and media liaison for 13 intercollegiate athletic programs, including four conference champions and one national championship team.

He managed the sports information office budget and student staff of up to 10 students at times.

He also worked for the TranSouth Athletic Conference as assistant sports information director and as sports information assistant at the University of Montevallo where he received his bachelor’s of science degree in mass communication in journalism and broadcast with a minor in political science in 2005.

Megginson was editor of the university’s bi-weekly newspaper, The Alabamian.

He has received several awards including ones from the Alabama Press Association, the NAIA-SIDA and the Council of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

He belongs to the Alabama Sports Writers Association and was a member of CoSIDA.

He plans to marry Nancy Ivey in August before he joins Campbellsville University.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.