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Anderson County native Jordan Alves, a 2013 Campbellsville University sports management graduate, has joined the school's Sports Information Department staff as a graduate assistant, according to a news release.
Alves will be working toward a master's in organizational leadership and will help coordinate and promote volleyball and men's and women's tennis along with other daily operations in the sports information office. He will write press releases, take a few photographs and handle other kitchen-sink job description duties.
“I am pleased to have Jordan transition from student coach at Campbellsville University into a more behind-the-scenes role as sports information graduate assistant,” said Chris Megginson, Campbellsville Sports Information Director. “It is very clear that CU has played an important role in his life and that he is dedicated to helping the athletic department grow.”
“I am very excited to start this next chapter of my life at CU,” said Alves. “The previous four years have been a blessing, and I've grown so much as a person and servant leader.”
Alves was recruited to Campbellsville as a member of the 2010 Tiger baseball team, but after an injury his sophomore year he didn't log much playing time. But he used the opportunity to move into a student/coach slot and was one of the main cogs in the team's field maintenance crew.
“As a student-athlete and student coach, Jordan was always interested in the daily operations in our office,” continued Megginson. “I believe this experience will present a great opportunity for him to develop and learn new skills that will aid him greatly as he pursues a career in athletic administration.”
Alves spearheaded the groundskeeping for the 2011 Mid-South Conference Baseball Tournament and assisted with iHigh.com broadcasts of the 2012 MSC Baseball Tournament. He also handled some sideline work during the men's and women's 2012-13 basketball season by working the game clock and scoreboard for Campbellsville games.
Along with a full load of academics, Alves was head junior varsity baseball coach, assisted as an admissions coordinator for the baseball program, was assistant strength coach and recruiting assistant.
“Being able to work inside the sports information department and continue my education is a great way to start my post-college career,” continued Alves. "I will gain valuable experience in how the day-to-day operations run and be able to cover a variety of sports that may be outside my comfort zone. I will use the next two years to learn the ins and outs of how the 'behind-the-scenes' work is done, instead of actually being on the field.”