PISCATAWAY, N.J. (August 6, 2014) -- The Rutgers University Department of Athletic Communications announced the promotion of Anthony Hernandez and addition of Jordan Ozer to Assistant Directors of Athletic Communications.
Hernandez, a 2013 graduate of the State University of New Jersey, spent last year as a Communication Assistant in the Rutgers Athletic Communications Office and will continue to serve as the as the primary media contact for women’s soccer and wrestling, along with adding women’s lacrosse to his duties. He helped promote the Scarlet Knight women’s soccer program that received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and made its first conference finals appearance since 2006 and RU’s wrestling squad that sent four Scarlet Knights to the NCAA Tournament, including All-American Anthony Perrotti (Roseland, N.J.).
A native of Barnegat, New Jersey, Hernandez worked in the Rutgers Athletic Communications Office as student-intern including serving as the sports information contact for softball. Prior to working in the athletic department, Hernandez was an Associate Sports Editor at The Daily Targum, Rutgers’ daily student newspaper, and worked as a student ambassador with the Rutgers Telefund.
Ozer joins the staff after serving as a Communications Assistant with the American Athletic Conference last year. He will be the primary media contact for field hockey and men’s lacrosse and also serve as the secondary men’s basketball contact and number three contact for football.
Ozer comes “To The Banks” with a wealth of experience. In addition to his time at the American, the 2011 Wisconsin graduate has had stints with his alma mater and the University of Arkansas. Additionally, Ozer worked as a Communications Intern with the MLB’s Washington Nationals and the East Coast Hockey League, as well as a Communications Assistant with US Club Soccer. He also worked the 2011 NBA Draft and game days with the Washington Redskins.
While at the American, the South Orange, New Jersey native was responsible for coverage of conference sports including baseball, volleyball, men’s soccer, tennis, swimming, and rowing along with assisting the league in men’s basketball and football. He was also a media volunteer at the “Sweet 16” and “Elite 8” at the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden.
Prior to joining The American office, Ozer was a Media Relations Assistant at Arkansas, serving as the primary media contact for women’s tennis and secondary contact for women’s basketball in addition to providing content for ArkansasRazorbacks.com. He also was involved with the Patriot League, working on the conference’s 25th Anniversary Football Commemoration efforts. While an undergraduate at Wisconsin, Ozer served as a student assistant, handling media relations efforts for the Badgers’ men’s ice hockey and men’s and women’s golf teams.
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