Blackson promoted at Thomas More University

| October 25, 2018

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. – Coshocton High School graduate Cory Blackson was recently named assistant athletic director for compliance and communications on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Thomas More University. He is in his 11th year overseeing the athletic communication office and fourth year serving as the senior athletic compliance officer.

“I would like to thank President Jagger and Athletic Director Terry Connor for this promotion,” Blackson said. “I’m excited with this new opportunity to help Thomas More transition to NAIA and the Mid-South Conference next summer and continue its success on the playing field/court and in the classroom.”
In his 10 years at Thomas More, Blackson has expanded the reach of the Saints by moving into social media with Twitter and Facebook and added video webcasts and live in-game statistics of Thomas More athletic events. In 2012 he spearheaded the total redesign of Thomas More’s athletic website with PrestoSports and moved the site to .com status and in 2015 and 2018 he again worked with PrestoSports to redesign the website.

“Cory has contributed a great deal to the athletic department over the last 10 years that he has been here with us,” said Terry Connor, director of athletics. “This is a well-deserved promotion for him and I am excited to see what he will do for the department as we move forward. We will continue to work closely together to promote athletics at Thomas More, especially as we transition into NAIA and the Mid-South Conference.”

A member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), Blackson serves on the organization’s Academic All-America committee and is also a member of the National Association for Athletic Compliance (NAAC). He also served as the Head Men’s Golf Coach at Thomas More during the 2010-2011 academic year. Blackson served on the NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Mid-Atlantic Regional Advisory Committee during the 2010-11 academic year and on the Men’s Golf Great Lakes Regional Advisory Committee during the 2013-14 academic year.

Blackson, who graduated from Capital University in 2002 and earned his MBA from Thomas More in 2017, was the assistant sports information director at Baldwin Wallace University from 2006-2008, where he was the primary contact for men’s and women’s soccer, women’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf, volleyball and softball. Prior to working at Baldwin Wallace, he spent one year as the sports information director of the USA South Athletic Conference in Fayetteville, N.C. and one year as the assistant sports information director at Capital. As an undergraduate at Capital, Blackson was the student assistant with the men’s basketball team and was the director of basketball operations for the men’s basketball team for two years after graduating.

Blackson and his wife, Susan, reside in Edgewood, Ky. with their daughter Emily Alice (6) and son Colin (4).

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