Converse has selected Will Meyer as the Director of Athletic Communications. Meyer comes to Converse from the University of South Carolina at Upstate, where he spent the last two years as the Associate Athletic Communications Director. While with the Spartans, he was the primary contact for women’s soccer, men’s basketball, softball, and men’s and women’s golf.
“Will impressed us right from the start, and we are thrilled he will be joining us later this summer,” stated Jenn Bell, Director of Athletics. “His knowledge and skill set are exactly what our department needs to carry us into the future, and we all look forward to working with him during this exciting time for our institution and Converse Athletics.”
Before joining the University of South Carolina Upstate, Meyer spent one year at Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, Arkansas). While at Ouachita, he was the main media contact for all 14 athletic programs.
Meyer helped with the relaunch and redesign of obutigers.com and oversaw all aspects of social media for the department. He also oversaw the video production and livestream of all sporting events. During the fall of 2018 Meyer covered the Tigers Great American Conference Championship runs in both Football and Men’s Soccer.
Meyer was the primary media contact for the football team’s run to the NCAA Division II Quarterfinals round, and he was the lead statistician for the NCAA Second Round and the Quarterfinals football games.
Prior to his time at Ouachita Baptist, Meyer spent five and a half years at Carson-Newman University (Jefferson City, Tennessee) as both a student worker and as a graduate assistant within the Sports Information Department.
“It is an exciting time to work at Converse, as we begin a new era with the addition of men’s sports this fall.” – Will Meyer
While at Carson-Newman, Meyer was the main media relations contact for Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Men’s and Women’s Tennis and Beach Volleyball. He also directed and worked as a play-by-play broadcaster for the Eagle Sports Network.
Outside of Carson-Newman, Meyer was a sports writer for the award winning paper The Standard Banner and covered a variety of prep sports within the Jefferson County area.
Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, Meyer spent the summer of 2014 covering the Coastal Plain League affiliate the Columbia Blowfish as a color commentator and media relations assistant.
Meyer graduated from Carson-Newman University in 2016 with a Degree in Communications-Media Studies and in 2018 with his MBA degree.
“I am excited and grateful for this opportunity to be the Director of Athletic Communications at Converse College. I would like to thank Athletic Director Jenn Bell, Deputy Athletic Director Randy Loggins and the rest of the search committee for giving me this opportunity,” stated Meyer. “It is an exciting time to work at Converse, as we begin a new era with the addition of men’s sports this fall. I am thankful for this opportunity and can’t wait to get to work in July.”
Converse is home to the only NCAA Division II athletic teams in Spartanburg and is a member of Conference Carolinas, whose membership is made up of private colleges and universities across the southeastern United States.