Athletic Communications

Athletic Communications
Central Michigan University
100 Rose Center
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Office: (989) 774-3277

Central Michigan University encourages your coverage of its athletic events. The Athletic Communications Department is responsible for coordinating the dissemination of pre-event releases, issuing credentials for media members, and coordinating post-event coverage. If the Athletic Communications Department can assist you in your work in any way, please contact a member of our staff.


Requests for football media credentials must be made through Sports Systems online media credential application. Please direct credential requests for all other sports to the appropriate contact noted below.

All requests will be considered on an individual basis and are not guaranteed to be approved. Once notified of approval, credentials may be picked up in person in the Athletic Communications Department, may be mailed, or left at Media Will Call.

Credentialing and Media Policies (PDF)

Requests for Video

The Athletic Communications Department maintains a vast library of video clips for distribution to requesting electronic media. Please direct all requests to Justin Hoff.

In addition, postgame highlights and press conference cut-ups are available for download using the department’s FTP server. Please contact Justin Hoff for detailed instructions.

Interview Requests

  • Please submit all interview requests for athletics department administrative staff members should be coordinated to Jason Kaufman.
  • All interview requests for CMU coaches and student-athletes should be coordinated with the team’s media contact contact (indicated below). Media availability times vary by sport.
  • Please allow 24 hours to schedule an interview.

Media Guides

Printed media guides will be produced for televised sport programs – football, men's basketball, women's basketball. Media covering all other sports will be provided with an annual PDF prospectus/record book. Both publications may be accessed on the sport's homepage.

2012 Football Media Guide | 2012-13 Men's Basketball Media Guide | 2012-13 Women's Basketball Media Guide

General Information

The Chippewa Name
The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees has approved the continued use of the name "Chippewas" in association with CMU. The university's goals are to use the name with honor and respect, increase supportive connections between CMU and Native Americans, and improve efforts to sensitize students, faculty, and staff to Native American traditions and cultures.

Media representatives have been extremely cooperative as we have worked to address this important issue. In nearly all cases, print and broadcast reporters have supported CMU's efforts to eliminate the use of symbols, headlines, and copy that present inappropriate and inaccurate images of Native Americans.

Central Michigan University is grateful for your help, and we ask for your continued cooperation and sensitivity. With your assistance, we can continue to use the Chippewa name with dignity and respect.

Jason Kaufman | email
Office: (989) 774-3277
  • Men's basketball
  • Administration
John Regenfuss | email
Associate Director
Office: (989) 774-3277
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
Kyle Kelley | email
Assistant Director
Office: (989) 774-3277
  • Volleyball
  • Women's basketball
  • Wrestling
  • Baseball

Rob Wyman | email
Assistant Director

Justin Hoff | email
Multimedia Coordinator
Office: (989) 774-1385
Jon Hevron | email
Student Intern
Office: (989) 774-3277
  • Softball

Tim Fitzgerald | email
Photography Coordinator

Jocelyn VerVelde | email
Student Intern
Office: (989) 774-3277
  • Track & Field

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