Ben Greenberg, a 14-year veteran in the intercollegiate athletic communications business, has been named as the new Sports Information Director (SID) at Webster University, it was announced today by Gorloks Director of Athletics Scott Kilgallon.
Greenberg replaces Niel DeVasto, who retired from Webster University on Dec. 31, 2017, after serving 37 years in various roles with Webster, including serving as the school's Sports Information Director since 2009. Greenberg will officially begin his duties at Webster on Tuesday, January 23.
"We are excited to welcome Ben to Webster University as our new Sports Information Director for the Gorloks," said Kilgallon about Greenberg's hiring. "Ben's extensive and diverse experience as a sports informational professional along with his passion for the job made him the ideal choice for this position. We look forward to working with Ben as he builds upon the great job done by recently retired SID Niel DeVasto."
"I would like to thank Scott (Kilgallon) for putting his trust in me to step in and follow the footsteps of Niel DeVasto in running the Webster Sports Information Office," said Greenberg. "My wife and I couldn't be more excited and honored to become a part of the Webster Athletics family and the St. Louis community."
Prior to coming to Webster, Greenberg has spent 14 years working in the intercollegiate athletic communication business, including most recently serving as the Assistant Athletic Director for Athletics Communications from 2012-16 at Florida Southern College, an NCAA Division II school located in Lakeland, Fla. In addition to his time at Florida Southern, Greenberg spent seven years (2005-12) as the Sports Information Director at NCAA Division II Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Ark., two years (2003-05) as the Sports Information Director at NCAA Division I Chicago State University in Chicago, Ill. He began his intercollegiate athletics career as a media relations assistant at NCAA Division I Texas State University in 2002-03.
"Webster has an outstanding tradition of athletic success and I am excited to have the chance to tell the stories of success that Gorlok student-athletes achieve in competition, in the classroom and in the community," Greenberg added.
During his time at Florida Southern, Greenberg managed all facets of athletic communications for the Moccasins, who have won 30 NCAA Division II National Team Championships. He was the main sport contact for FSC's women's volleyball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's basketball, baseball, men's and women's lacrosse, men's golf and men's and women's tennis teams. In addition, he handled publicity for FSC's 2015 national championship men's basketball team, its 2016 national championship women's lacrosse team and helped publicize a back-to-back individual national champion in men's golf in 2013 and 2014.
In addition to his work in collegiate athletics, Greenberg has spent the past several months working on the in-game statistics crew for the Lakeland Magic, which is an NBA G-League affiliate of the Orlando Magic.
In his career, he was served on numerous CoSIDA committees, including being a South Region representative to the Division II CoSIDA Board of Directors from 2014-16 and was a South region coordinator for both the Daktronics Men's Basketball and Women's Volleyball programs and was also a member of the D2SIDA men's and women's basketball ranking committees.
Greenberg, who is an Omaha, Neb., native, is a 1995 journalism and mass communication graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He and his wife, Tanya, were married in 2008.
Webster University, a member of the NCAA Division III St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, sponsors 14 intercollegiate sports and has won a SLIAC-best 47 conference championships and has captured the SLIAC All-Sports Trophy 16 times in the 19-year history of the award, including taking home the trophy during the 2016-17 school year.
STORY COURTESY OF WEBSTER UNIVERSITY