SAINT MARY OF THE WOODS, Ind. – Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Athletic Director Deanna Bradley announces the hiring of Jessieca Gafford for the position of Sports Information Director.
Gafford will serve as the primary media contact for all 11 of SMWC’s varsity sports, while also overseeing the intramural program. Gafford comes to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College from Grambling State University in Louisiana, where she was the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Communication. Before her stint at GSU, Jessieca was the Sports Information Director at Paine College and assistant Sports Information Director at Texas A&M—Kingsville.
‘We are very pleased with the hiring of Jessieca as our next Sports Information Director”, stated Bradley. “Jessieca brings a wealth of experience to the position and is a great fit for our institution. She will continue moving us forward in the development and growth of the department.”
While at Texas A&M-Kingsville, Paine and Grambling State, Jessieca was responsible for all game statistics, press releases, media guides, graphics, video, website management and design, and student supervision.
"I am extremely excited to become a part of St. Mary-of-the-Woods athletics”, commented Gafford. “The program has a rich history that needs to be shared with the rest of the country. My predecessor, Ian Garner, laid a groundwork that is second to none and I hope to continue building upon it."
Gafford earned her B.S. in Mass Communications in 2012 and received her M.S. in Sports Administration in 2013, both from Grambling State University.