Joey Daniels
Position: Assistant Director of Athletics Communications

Phone: 920.465.5759
Media Relations Contact: Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Women's Basketball, Softball

Joey Daniels is in his first year as Assistant Director of Athletics Communications in 2014-15 after joining the Phoenix in August.
Along with serving as the primary contact for the University’s successful women’s basketball program, Daniels will also be responsible for both the men’s and women’s soccer programs and the Phoenix softball team.

Daniels will lead a strong graphic design initiative in the communications office, along with implementing successful social media strategies and platforms for the Phoenix. He will also assist in video production and publication output for the entire athletic department.

He comes from Alabama Huntsville, where he worked directly with the NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey program. He spent time working as an integral part in the program's face and communication efforts leading up to its acceptance into the prestigious WCHA and putting UAH hockey back on the national map. In the hockey program's first year in the WCHA, Daniels brought national media attention to the team, landing feature articles in the New York Times,, and College Hockey News.

His 2014 UAH baseball poster was named "Best Poster in the Nation" in the College Division by CoSIDA, as Daniels' artwork was selected first overall.

In May of 2014, Daniels led UAH as the host of the 2014 GSC Baseball Tournament in Birmingham. Two weeks following, he served as the official scorer of the 2014 SEC Baseball Tournament in Hoover, keeping official stats for the duration of the tournament.

Daniels has hosted three NCAA Softball Regionals, including one NCAA Super Regional in 2012.

In his two years at UAH, Daniels has spearheaded strong social media initiatives that have seen a substantial increase in fan engagement on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. He has served as the primary graphic designer for the majority of projects output by the Sports Information and entire athletic department.
Prior to UAH, Daniels was the Assistant Director for Sports Communications at the University of North Georgia where he was responsible for game day operations, production of publications, maintaining the athletics website and assisting in the day-to-day activities for all 13 Saints’ sports.
Daniels also worked as a public relations assistant for the Atlanta Silverbacks this past summer, a women’s soccer semi-pro team in the USL and W-League. He was responsible for all media relations efforts of the Silverbacks.
Daniels completed his Bachelor’s degree in Communication-Media Studies and Journalism in May 2011 from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. While at Stevens Point, Daniels was an assistant in the Sports Information office for a year and half.

Daniels is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and is a season ticket holder of the Green Bay Packers.

From the small town of Wild Rose, Wisconsin, Joey is the son of David and Maureen Daniels. He has one sister, Amy (30) and one brother, Sean (22) and is the proud uncle of his nephew Kavan, who turned 1 year old in July 2014.
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