Media Relations Responsibilities: (Football, M/W Basketball, Lacrosse)
David Buck is in his 14th year at The University of Findlay and serves as the assistant athletic director for marketing and media relations.
Buck started at Findlay as the sports information director and served in that role from 2003-10. He was then named the assistant athletic director for media relations in 2011 before being promoted to the assistant athletic director of marketing and media relations in 2015.
As the assistant athletic director for marketing and media relations, Buck oversees the Oilers marketing and media relations efforts for 24 sports at Findlay. He is also responsible for maintaining the Oilers athletic website and coordinating all athletic department publications and promotional items and events.
During his time at Findlay, Buck developed the Oilers live video/audio streams of athletic events, created radio shows for football and men's basketball and ushered the Oilers into the social media arena with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram accounts for the athletic department. He has also coordinated the development of a new website and served as the primary media contact for 31 conference, regional and national events, most notably the 2009 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf National Championship, the 2006 NCAA Division II Wrestling National Championship and the 2005, 2007 and 2009 NCAA Division II Midwest Region men’s basketball tournaments.
While at Findlay, Buck has been able to garner attention for Findlay athletes in several national media outlets, including ESPN SportsCenter, ESPN First Take, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, The Sporting News and ESPN the Magazine among others. He has also filled in as a radio talent, serving as the color commentator for basketball on numerous occasions.
Along with his responsibilities in marketing and media relations, Buck has also been a part of numerous search committees during his tenure at Findlay. He has shared the responsibility in selecting a new athletic director along with head coaches for women's basketball, football (twice), swimming and diving and women's lacrosse. He has also been the regional coordinator for the Midwest Region men's basketball all-star teams since 2014.
Prior to his appointment at Findlay in July of 2003, Buck served as a graduate assistant in the sports information office with the Oilers during the 2002 season. He also spent time working in the sales and public relations departments with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) after graduating college.
While with the Cavaliers, Buck assisted in the production of game notes, statistic distribution, event setup, season ticket renewal activities and compiled sales reports of various sales/marketing activities.
Buck earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management with minor in business from Bluffton College in 2001, where he spent time on the basketball team. He then obtained his master’s degree in organizational leadership from UF in 2008.
A native of Findlay, Buck and his wife, Angel, reside in Findlay with their son, Connor, and daughters, Jenna, Brynnley and Jacelynn.