Sports Information Office

 

The award-winning Kansas State Sports Information Office acts as the primary liaison between K-State's popular and nationally recognized athletics programs and the public. In doing so, the staff is responsible for serving the needs of not only the media, but also coaches, student-athletes, supporters and fans.

With interest in Wildcat athletics at an all-time high, the Sports Information Office devotes much of its time to facilitating interview requests between national, regional and local media outlets and Kansas State coaches and student-athletes. The office also produces a bounty of information celebrating the exploits of each Wildcat team in order to help generate and assist in the media coverage of Kansas State athletics.

In addition to its media relations responsibilities, the Sports Information Office also devotes much of its efforts to producing award-winning publications such as media guides and game programs, maintaining the official athletic department web site, www.k-statesports.com, generating news and public information releases and assisting the Fan Experience and Sales Office in the creation of posters, schedule cards and trading cards.

The K-State Sports Information Office also provides game-day management and statistical services as needed at competition sites, compiles the historical records of each team through the collection of results, photos, newspaper clippings and video tape and oversees the athletic department's Hall of Fame. The staff also works closely with the Big 12 Conference, the NCAA and various sports governing organizations.
 

 
Meet The Staff

Kenny Lannou
Sports Information Director
Sixth Year at K-State

Areas of responsibility: Oversees all operations of the K-State Sports Information Office and assists with the overall public and media relations planning strategies of the athletics department. Also serves as the primary media contact for the Wildcat football program and supervises publicity efforts for K-State's equestrian team.

Tom Gilbert
Assistant Sports Information Director
10th Year at K-State

Areas of responsibility: Serves as the primary media contact for the men's basketball program and assists with publicity efforts for Wildcat football. Also supervises production of K-State's award-winning football game program and oversees and manages the Sports Information Office's student internship program.

Randy Peterson
Assistant Sports Information Director
Fifth Year at K-State

Areas of responsibility: Serves as the primary media contact for the women's basketball and tennis programs. Also supervises submission of all national and conference award nominations for the Kansas State athletics department.

Ryan Lackey
Assistant Sports Information Director
Third Year at K-State

Areas of responsibility: Supervises all media relations aspects of the baseball program and assists with publicity efforts for Wildcat football. Also oversees media relations responsibilities for the men's and women's golf teams and assists with student intern recruitment and management.

David Wiechmann
Assistant Sports Information Director
Second Year at K-State

Areas of responsibility: Serves as the primary media contact for women's volleyball and track & field. Also oversees media relations responsibilities for the cross country program and women's rowing program.

Kelly Yoder
Office Manager
Fourth Year at K-State

Areas of responsibility: Supervises day-to-day operations in the Sports Information Office and assists with management of the student intern staff.