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Brad Bower
Brad  Bower

Hometown:
Tucson, AZ

Position:
Sports Information Director

Birthdate:
06/11/1959

Experience:
20th year at GW

alma mater:
Arizona '87


Brad Bower is in his 14th year as Sports Information Director at The George Washington University after serving as the University's Assistant Sports Information Director for six years from 1989-1995. He coordinates all public relations activities for the Athletic Department and oversees the production of all athletic publications.

Bower, 49, is a 1987 graduate of the University of Arizona where he served as a student assistant in the Arizona Media relations office. Among his duties at the U of A, Bower served as the primary contact for women's gymnastics and worked as a media relations assistant at the 1987 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament West Sub-Regional and the 1986 NCAA Cross Country Championships. Bower also served in various game management roles at Copper Bowls I and II (currently known as the Insight.com Bowl) in Tucson.

In 1987-88, he worked as a public relations intern at the Pacific-10 Conference in Walnut Creek, CA. While at the Pac-10, Bower was responsible for compiling statistical leaders for football and men's basketball. His tenure at the Pac-10 included a brief stint with the San Francisco Giants organization as a temporary assistant. He spent 1988 as Assistant Sports Information Director at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT. At CCSU, he was the primary contact for men's basketball, and men's soccer and assisted with football home game management. He also worked as a media relations assistant at the 1989 NCAA Baseball Northeast Regional in Waterbury, CT, which included GW.

Bower was named to the position of Assistant Sports Information Director at GW in August, 1989. At GW, he has been involved in all aspects of the Washington, DC-based school's 22 varsity intercollegiate athletic programs. In addition to coordinating the communication efforts for the University's athletic department, Bower serves as the primary publicist for the men's basketball program. He has served as host SID for NCAA Tournament first and second rounds and Atlantic 10 Conference championship tournaments in women's basketball and volleyball. He has been the media host for the annual GW Invitational Regatta, the largest collegiate rowing competition in Washington. His publications have won regional and national awards from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). His efforts have aided in the selection of GW's first two All-America finalists in women's basketball and the school's first All-America selection for volleyball. He was named the 2007 Northeast Region honoree for the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Grant Burger Media Award.

Bower earned a master's degree in sports management from GW in 1997. Bower and his wife, Bethany, reside in Alexandria, VA.

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