Doug Page joined the Barton College athletics department as the new media coordinator in Septermber of 2017.
Before coming to Barton, Page served as the sports information director at Salem International University in Salem, W. Va.
As new media coordinator, Page will oversee Barton’s social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – video content, graphic promotions and web site content.
In addition to his leadership in new media, Page works with sports information director Benny Benton to provide complete coverage of Barton’s 22 NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs. Barton sports information responsibilities include statistics, history, interviews, publications, photography, news releases, game-day information and daily website updates, as well as a liaison role between athletic programs and media, fans, opponents, NCAA and Conference Carolinas.
Prior to his work at Salem, Page served as an intern with Francis Marion University while also working as director of media relations and public address announcer for the Florence Redwolves of the Coastal Plain League.
After graduating from Clemson University, Benton spent eight years as a reporter, columnist and editor at the Florence Morning News in Florence, S.C., where he received several Associated Press state awards for his work.
Page has an extensive background in broadcasting that includes calling women’s basketball for NCAA Division I program University of Buffalo and multiple sports for ESPN Williamsport, among others.
Page, a native of Pine City, N.Y., is a 2012 graduate of Medaille College in Buffalo, N.Y. with a degree in communications.
While at Medaille, he broadcast and kept stats for baseball and softball while also broadcasting men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, hockey and lacrosse. Page also served three years as the station director for the student-run campus radio station.
After graduation, Page gained experience while working in minor league hockey and baseball. He served as a broadcast/communications intern with the Elmira Jackals of the East Coast Hockey League during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons. He also had stints with the Jamestown Jammers (short-season Class A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates) of the New York-Penn League and the Williamsport Crosscutters (short-season Class A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies) before accepting the position at Francis Marion.
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