Assistant Director of Athletics for Media Relations (MFB, WBB, MBA, MTE, WTE)
|PHONE: (219) 464-5396||EMAIL: Bradley.Collignon@valpo.edu|
Brad Collignon joined Valparaiso's sports media relations department on a full-time basis in July of 2013, having spent the majority of the 2012-13 academic year as an intern. In addition to his work with media relations, Collignon served as the Crusaders' director of baseball operations for the 2012 and 2013 championship seasons. He also worked two stints in the newsroom and sports department at NewsRadio 1120 KMOX, the CBS affiliate in St. Louis.
A native of the St. Louis area, Collignon is the primary contact for football, women's basketball, baseball, and men's and women's tennis. Some of his duties include preparing game notes, compiling recaps and special features, coordinating interviews, and managing the athletics website. Additionally, he provides color commentary on the Valpo Sports Radio Network during road football games.
Collignon has collaborated with Fred Villarruel, the Director of Marketing for Athletics, on a number of special features including men's basketball assistant coach Roger Powell's return to Champaign, Valpo alum Patty Cisneros' journey to two Paralympic gold medals, and men's soccer's #oneVALPO initiative.
In addition to his media experience, Collignon also possesses a professional background in sales, marketing, and corporate purchasing.
Collignon is a 2008 graduate of Illinois College, where he graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in communications. He received his master's degree in sports administration from Valparaiso University in 2013. Collignon resides in Valparaiso.