Kortz To Lead Athletic Communications At Western Oregon
Kortz arrived at Western Oregon in July after nearly seven years at Western New Mexico and one year at Fort Lewis.
Kortz arrived at Western Oregon in July after nearly seven years at Western New Mexico and one year at Fort Lewis.

Friday, August 23, 2019
by Western Oregon Athletic Communications

MONMOUTH, Ore. – Brian Kortz, recently at Fort Lewis College in Colorado, is the new Director of Athletic Communications at Western Oregon University. Kortz started his duties in the middle of July.

Kortz brings a strong college athletic and media background to the position having served in college athletics for over 11 years. He also spent time working in newspapers and serving as a play-by-play announcer for minor league baseball and varies high school and college events. Kortz even had the chance to cover the World Series, NBA, NFL and NHL Playoffs.

"We're excited to have Brian join us here at WOU. He brings a lot of experience and excitement to the position and we look forward to seeing what he can do with Wolves athletics," Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Curtis Campbell said. "He comes highly recommended and I think alumni, fans and friends of the program will enjoy the content he will put together."

Kortz has served as a communications professional for four other colleges or universities including Barry University (Fla.), Lincoln University (Mo.), Western New Mexico University and most recently at Fort Lewis College (Colo.). He has been voted in the top-three for Sports Information Director of the Year honors in two different conferences and also brings a varied background having also served as the fundraiser/marketing and promotions coordinator during his nearly seven years at Western New Mexico University in which Kortz was in charge of over 20 sponsorship accounts, growing the list from seven.

"Getting the chance to come to a place like Western Oregon University is a great fit for me and I have already enjoyed my time on campus," Kortz said. "This is a great place in a great part of the country and I feel that we can do a lot of things in our communications department to really highlight and show all the great stories going on in Wolves athletics. I would like to thank Curtis Campbell, Ed Garland and the rest of the committee and staff for giving me this opportunity."

In addition, Kortz has served as Regional Chair of the Gene Upshaw Award, D2CCA Men's and Women's Basketball Regional Coordinator, Daktronics Coordinator for soccer and volleyball, CoSIDA Publications Committee and on several NCAA Regional Advisory Committees for tennis, golf and softball. Kortz received his bachelor's degree at Adams State University (Colo.).