LINCOLN — Ryley Egger has been named the new sports information director at Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Egger, a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University, will begin his duties on January 12. As sports information director, Egger will be responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of athletic media and marketing plans for NWU’s 21 sports. He will oversee the athletic department website, manage the department’s social media presence, write press releases and feature stories, create and edit recruiting materials, assist with game day operations and oversee nominations and promotion of NWU’s student-athletes and coaches.
Egger most recently served as assistant commissioner of communication at the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) in Kansas City, Mo., where he oversaw the MIAA Digital Network, all public relations, social media platforms, award processes and publicity for the conference office and its 14-member institutions. He also oversaw the sports information directors for the conference institutions, conference championships for men’s golf, wrestling and women’s soccer and served as the conference administrator for men’s golf, wrestling and women’s soccer to facilitate head coaches’ meetings and provide communication regarding the Association’s and NCAA’s legislative processes to its coaches, athletic administrators and presidents.
Prior to his work at the MIAA, Egger was a media relations graduate assistant at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo., where he was the primary contact for baseball, men’s and women’s golf, women’s tennis and volleyball. He provided secondary support for men’s and women’s basketball and assisted with gameday operations and media relations. He previously served as an external relations intern at the University of Nebraska Kearney where he coordinated and designed social media content and managed gameday and special event promotions. Egger graduated from NWU in 2015 with a degree in sports management.
“We are excited about the experience and vision that Ryley brings to this position,” said Ira Zeff, Director of Athletics. “He has a true understanding of how to elevate student-athlete outcomes and successes, and as a former student-athlete for the Prairie Wolves, he has a passion for our university and the special experiences that Division III athletics provides.”