Matt Dunaway moves into his sixth season as an associate sports information director where he serves as the primary media relations contact for LSU’s women’s basketball program and assists with football and men’s basketball publicity. He also operates as the department’s liaison to the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes for postgraduate scholarship and academic award nominations.
Dunaway, 33, spent his first five years at LSU as the softball and volleyball SID where he had the opportunity to publicize six All-Americans which include Brittnee Cooper and Briana Holman [volleyball] along with A.J. Andrews, Rachele Fico, Brittany Mack and Kirsten Shortridge [softball]. His 2012 softball media guide was voted No. 1 in the nation by CoSIDA.
Dunaway holds the color analyst role for softball broadcasts on the LSU Sports Radio Network and serves as the volleyball play-by-play announcer for webcasts on LSUsports.net. Dunaway came to LSU from Rice where he promoted the Owls’ women’s basketball and tennis teams in addition to sharing secondary football duties. Prior to Rice, Dunaway spent two years across town as a sports information assistant at the University of Houston as primary contact for the Cougars’ softball, volleyball and tennis programs.
Dunaway graduated from UCF in May 2005 with a BA in broadcast journalism from the Nicholson School of Communication. He was a student assistant in the sports information office and held sports director duties for the student chapter of the UCF ISP Sports Network responsible for broadcasting Golden Knight volleyball, women’s basketball, softball and baseball.
Dunaway is a member of CoSIDA and the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.