HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. – Hampden-Sydney College Director of Athletics Chad Eisele has announced the appointment of Greg Prouty to the position of Director of Athletics Media Relations. A 26-year veteran of college athletics communications and administration, he most recently served as Director of Athletics Communications at Richard Bland College in South Prince George from 2016-18.
"I'm very excited to add Greg to our athletics department staff," said Eisele. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a successful communications professional, and we look forward to his leadership in conveying our message and telling the stories of Tiger Athletics."
During his two years at Richard Bland, Prouty promoted one All-American in basketball, 30 All-District/Region honorees in basketball, golf, soccer and softball, three National Player of the Week recipients and three District/Region Coach of the Year selections. The Statesmen earned three Region 10 regular season and/or tournament championships in basketball and soccer, as the basketball team advanced to a pair of national tournaments and the soccer squad advanced to a pair of district tournaments.
"I would like to thank Chad for selecting me to this position," said Prouty. "I already have familiarity with the College and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, and I'm happy to be here and look forward to working with the Tigers, including all administrators, coaches and student-athletes."
Prouty arrived at RBC from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), where he served as Assistant Athletics Director for Media Services (2015-16). He served as the primary media contact for men's basketball and baseball, promoting The Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Year (Max Landis) and Coach of the Year (Jon Coffman), a Senior CLASS Award Finalist in baseball, as well as eight All-League honorees, 10 League Player of the Week recipients and two League Athletes of the Month among the two sports. Additionally, Prouty helped secure an invitation (one of eight) for Landis to participate in the 28th Annual State Farm College 3-Point Championship during the Final Four at the Berry Center in Cypress, Texas on March 31, 2016.
Prouty's career includes 22-plus years at nearby Longwood University (1991-95, 1997-2015), including 17-plus years overseeing athletics communications, most recently as the Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations (2009-14). During his tenure, he coordinated all publicity and promotion for Longwood's 14 sports, and was a member of the school's senior management team for 10 years (2004-14) with supervisory oversight of four sports: men's soccer, women's soccer, and men's and women's cross country, along with athletics video services during the most recent five years. Prouty had previously served as an Assistant Athletic Director (2004-09). He had a significant role in the school's reclassification to NCAA Division I from Division II (2002-07), an extensive process that initially began with discussions in 1998.
Prouty promoted hundreds of student-athletes for All-Conference, All-District, All-Region and All-America honors while at Longwood, including the 2001 NABC Division II Men's Basketball Player of the Year (Colin Ducharme), as well as for numerous Academic honors. He had direct sport coverage for all 14 teams at one time or another, most recently handling men's basketball, baseball, women's soccer, men's and women's golf, and men's and women's cross country. Prouty served a three-year term on the Big South Conference Hall of Fame Committee (2012-15), and was on the MVP Sports Media Training Advisory Board (2010-13), as well.
Prouty was an Assistant Sports Information Director at Longwood (1991-95) before serving two years as the Sports Information Director at Lynchburg College (1995-97). He is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID), and has served previous stints with CoSIDA's charity, ethics, publications contest, and publications awards publicity committees.
A native of Norwich, Ohio, Prouty earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations with an option in sports information from Eastern Kentucky University in December 1988. He completed a one-year internship at ABC affiliate WTVQ-TV in Lexington, Ky., and then worked with the Indianapolis Colts during the 1989 NFL season as a public relations intern.
Greg and his wife Paula, a 1985 Longwood graduate, have a daughter, Megan, who graduated from Virginia Tech in 2018.