Brandon Vickrey was hired as assistant director of sports media relations, joining the Valparaiso University staff in September of 2016.
In his role, Brandon will be responsible for working directly with men's soccer, football, women's basketball, baseball, men's and women's golf, and men's and women's tennis. He will also help contribute to the department's feature work, while also working with colleagues on campus to bring higher visibility to athletics stories which can be utilized at the University level as well.
Vickrey brings an extensive knowledge of Valpo Athletics to the position through his work in leadership roles with the campus' student media organizations. Vickrey served stints as sports editor of The Torch, Valpo's student newspaper, and as sports director at WVUR, Valpo's student campus radio station. He also contributed to numerous broadcasts on WVUR and ESPN3 in play-by-play, color commentary and studio roles for Crusader soccer, football, volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball.
Outside of Valparaiso University, Vickrey worked for five seasons with the Northwest Indiana Oilmen of the Midwest Collegiate Baseball League, spending the last three summers as the Oilmen's director of communications. He also spent three years writing for the Post-Tribune as a sports correspondent, including serving as the paper's beat reporter for Valparaiso University football.
A native of Portage, Ind., Vickrey earned a bachelor's degree in digital media from Valparaiso University in 2016 and is currently pursuing a master's in sports administration.