Tuskegee University Athletics Director Curtis Campbell has announced the hiring of former Troy University Assistant Media Relations Director, Travis Jarome, as the new Sports Information Director for the Golden Tigers Athletic Department. Jarome succeeds LaMonica Scott, who left to take a similar position at Mississippi Valley State.
Jarome brings over 10 years of experience of media relations and communications to Tuskegee, serving in a variety of roles at three different institutions. His last role in media relations was at Troy University, where he served as the primary contact for all women's sports in the Trojans' athletic department. He also served as the primary contact for men's track and field, as well as cross country and tennis, while serving as a secondary contact for the football program, which was recognized as a Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Media Relations Staff of the Year.
During his four-plus years at Troy, Jarome was responsible for the daily management of 10 sports with media guides and games notes. He was also responsible for all publications and a redesign of the school's athletic website. While at Troy, he was able to promote many student-athletes who went on to the professional ranks after their graduation, and was also able to cover O'Darien Bassett and Tawanna Meadows in their pursuit of a spot on Team USA Track and Field.
Prior to Troy, Jarome spent a year with North Georgia of the Peach Belt Conference as they made the transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II. During that time, he had the privilege of covering three different coaches who hit milestones in victories - Buffie Burson (women's basketball), Tom Cantrell (baseball) and Mike Davenport (softball). While at North Georgia, Jarome was responsible for the day-to-day operations for each sport as the Sports Information Director while providing coverage for 10 intercollegiate sports.
Before his stint at North Georgia, Jarome served in various roles at Auburn University Montgomery from a student assistant to interim director to Sports Information DIrector. During that stint, he covered four national championship tennis teams, two national runner-up soccer teams and a Final Four women's basketball team. He also promoted several coaches who reached milestone victories, a Wimbledon doubles' champion, two NBA players, a WNBA player and four professional baseball players. He was also instrumental in helping create the AUM Athletic Hall and Fame, and started the AUM sports television show which aired weekly on ABC in Montgomery.