Saturday, January 1, 2000


Rick Baker

  Asst. A.D./SID/Compliance
  Alma Mater: East Tennessee State, '92
  Office Phone: 828-689-1373

Matt Vader

  Assistant SID
  Alma Mater: 
  Office Phone: 828-689-1363

The Mars Hill College Sports Information staff coordinates the publicity and promotion of all 19 MHC athletic teams, including press releases, publications, statistical information, and the maintenance of the athletics Web site.  The media relations staff also oversees the operations of the press box and scorer's table at Lion home events.

The sports information offices are located in Chambers Gymnasium on the Mars Hill campus, rooms 300 and 113.  The mailing address is the following:

Mars Hill College Sports Information
100 Athletic Street
P.O. Box 6668
Mars Hill, N.C.  28754

Members of the media planning to cover Lion athletics should contact Rick Baker.  Working space at the press box / scorer's table is limited, so please contact us ahead of time.  Wireless Internet access is available at all home basketball, football, soccer, lacrosse and volleyball events.  Members of the media will be provided with game notes, programs, statistics, and any other relevant materials.  Box scores will be available at certain intervals throughout the game, including play-by-play printouts if requested.

All requests for player and coach interviews must be made through Rick Baker. Players and coaches will be available following a 10-minute "cooling off" period after each home contest.  Postgame interviews of visiting players and coaches will be available upon request.

All requests for radio and Internet broadcasts must be made through Rick Baker at least one week in advance.  Wireless internet is available for visiting broadcasts at all home baseball, basketball, football, soccer, lacrosse and volleyball events; cell phone lines or other means must be used for softball and baseball, but these means must be provided by the visiting broadcaster.