Will Stafford enters his fifth year as a member of the LSU Sports Information staff as he serves as associate SID in charge of the national champion men's and women's track and field programs, as well as the men's golf and women's soccer programs.
Stafford is a native of Franklinton, La., and a 2006 graduate of LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism.
Prior to receiving a full-time position at LSU, Stafford served as a graduate assistant with the sports information staff for two years while completing a master's degree in sport management in the summer of 2008. In addition, he served as a student assistant at LSU for three years from 2003-06.
Stafford's media guides have been judged in the top five in the country on seven occasions by the College Sports Information Directors of America. This includes the fifth-ranked men's track and field guide in 2007; the third-ranked men's golf, fourth-ranked women's soccer and fourth-ranked women's track and field guides in 2008; the second-ranked men's golf and third-ranked women's track and field guides in 2009; and the second-ranked track and field guide in 2011.
In addition, four of Stafford's media guides have received the "Best Cover" honor as the nation's top design, including track and field in 2007, 2009 and 2011, and men's golf in 2009.