Cooper Welch
Cooper Welch
Title: Associate Director of Media Relations
Organization: M Soccer, M Golf, M Basketball, Baseball
Phone: (904) 256-7761
Email: cwelch5@ju.edu
Alma Mater: B.S., M.S.-HKSS, Texas A&M University-Commerce

Cooper Welch joined the Jacksonville University Media Relations staff in August 2015, and will serve as the primary contact for men's basketball, baseball, men's soccer, and men's golf.

Welch comes to JU after a stint at Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he served in the Sports Information Department. He received his Master’s Degree in Sports Management from A&M-Commerce in 2015.

Welch also worked as a graduate research assistant in the Health & Human Performance Department of A&M-Commerce, where he has assisted Dr. Gwendolyn Weatherford in academic writing, feasibility studies, critiquing student assignments, and graphic and web design for the various organizations that Dr. Weatherford is a part of.

Welch received his bachelor's degree from A&M-Commerce in 2013, majoring in Radio and Television. He graduated Cum Laude with a 3.6 GPA. During his undergrad degree he worked for three years at 88.9 KETR as an award-winning news reporter and sports analyst.

Started at JU:
August 2015

Experience:
August 2015-Present: Jacksonville University (Jacksonville, FL) – Assistant Director of Media Relations
January 2015-August 2015: Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce, TX) -- Sports Information Assistant
2014-2015: Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce, TX) -- Graduate Assistant Research
2010-2014: 88.9 KETR -- Producer, Host, Reporter, Sports Analyst, Intern Manager
2010-2012: Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce, TX) -- Video Board Director & Techinal Director

Education:
Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2015 -- M.S. in Sports & Recreation Management
Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2013 -- B.S. in Broadcast Journalism
Sulphur Springs High School (Texas) -- 2009

Hometown:
San Antonio, Texas