Jason Hendrix began his tenure as DePaul University's assistant director of athletics communications on July 17, 2017, and heads to Chicago after serving as the director of sports information at Georgia Gwinnett College for the last two years.
At Georgia Gwinnett, he led the communications efforts for one of the nation's most successful NAIA programs that has collected seven NAIA national championships in five seasons in which Hendrix was a part of four, two-men's tennis and two-women's tennis. Hendrix also served as the Sports Information Director with the Association of Independent Institutions while at GGC.
At DePaul, Hendrix will be the daily media relations contact for the soccer and softball programs while also leading the digital and video operations for the athletics department.
Before Georgia Gwinnett, Hendrix spent two years as the Director of Sports Information and Athletics Coordinator at Thomas University in Thomasville, Ga. There, Hendrix was charged with the daily operations of media relations, broadcasting, and public relations for the Thomas University athletics department. He served as the primary media contact for the Night Hawks and their 13 teams while pioneering efforts surrounding TUNightHawks.com, social media, and the launch of the Night Hawks Television network.
While in Thomasville, Hendrix was a regular contributor to the Sun Conference's media relations and graphical design efforts, all while serving as a mentor within the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics-Sports Information Directors Association (NAIA-SIDA).
An active member of CoSIDA, Hendrix has presented and served on the new media committee at the annual convention and was honored with three national awards for media guide cover design at the college level. In May 2017, Hendrix received recognition by CoSIDA as the District 3 winner of the "Event" category for his article covering GGC Athletics' community service efforts throughout the 2016-17 school year.
In June 2015, Hendrix received recognition by CoSIDA as the District 3 winner of the Preview/Recap writing contest for his work with the Night Hawk baseball team. Hendrix previously served on the NAIA-SIDA Publications Contest Committee, concentrating his time in the Digital Media and Print Material contest categories. Hendrix also received recognition by CoSIDA in July 2016 for his graphic design work. Three of the cover guides he designed for the 2015-2016 Thomas University men's soccer, women's soccer, and women's basketball media guides were tabbed with the Best Cover Design for the College Division.
Prior to his time at Thomas, Hendrix spent two years as a high school digital design, web design, and networking teacher in Pinellas and Leon (Fla.) counties. During his time in secondary education, Hendrix continued working freelance in collegiate athletics with the University of South Florida, Florida State University, and Florida High School Athletic Association sports information departments doing photography, game day operations, graphic design, and website maintenance.
Before his time in secondary education, Hendrix served as the Director of Sports Information at WVU Institute of Technology in Montgomery, W.Va. There, Hendrix served as the liaison between the athletics department and media for 13 sports. He managed student workers, interns, and sports information staff while monitoring athletes' classroom production, grades, study hall, and attendance. He served as tournament and meet official and head of game day operations, plus was the head men's and women's cross country coach.
Notably, Hendrix served as the administrator and head of media relations for the 2012 United States College Athletic Association National Soccer Championship and 2013 Association of Independent Institutions Division I Conference Tournament. He also served on the USCAA All-American Selections board and national tournament selection committee.
Hendrix earned a master's degree in sports management from Florida State University in 2011. While in Tallahassee, he served as a sports information department intern, photographer, and digital media artist. He specialized in statistical research, photography, and digital media guides with the football, women's and men's basketball, softball, baseball, track & field, and cross country programs.
Prior to becoming a Seminole, Hendrix spent three years working in the sports information office as a student aid for Georgia College (formerly Georgia College & State University) in Milledgeville, Ga. Hendrix earned a bachelor's degree there in business administration, specializing in management information systems, in 2009, and was a two-year varsity cross country standout where he was the recipient of the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Scholars Award. He also was the college's first-ever bobcat mascot, "Thunder", and was recently listed as one of Georgia College's 125 Most Influential Alumni of their 125 years of existence.
Hendrix has provided digital media and photography work for the University of Georgia auxiliary departments, Georgia Southern University athletics, Baseline Sports Media, Envision Sports Media, Mercer University athletics, and the Atlanta Braves' fan photography team. He also spent one year at Saint Paul's School in Clearwater, Fla., as Communications Coordinator, overseeing marketing, development, admissions, advancement, and athletic materials.
As a student-athlete, Hendrix was a member of the Reinhardt University (Waleska, Ga.) and Georgia College cross country and track programs. He served as the community coach for FSU's Club Cross Country/Track program and coached with Baldwin Co. High School, Jones Co. High School, Cherokee Co. High School, and, with his alma mater, Northgate High School in Newnan, Ga.
Hendrix and his wife, Rosilyn, reside in Rogers Park community of Chicago.