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Haynes Named Assistant Director of Media Relations

Oct. 25, 2006

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss Associate Director of Athletics for Media Relations Mike Montoro has announced the employment of Mallory Haynes as the Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations, effective October 23rd.

"I am excited that Mallory has decided to join the Athletic Media Relations Office," Montoro said. "She has worked in the office for the past three years and has gained a valuable amount of experience in the media relations field and shown that she is more than capable of handling the responsibilities associated with the position. She is talented, loves Southern Miss and displays a deep commitment to the advancement and promotion of Golden Eagle Athletics."

She replaces Jared Florreich, who left to become the Assistant Director of Communications for the Southland Conference, after serving as the Assistant Director of Media Relations for the past two years.

Haynes served as a student assistant in the Athletic Media Relations Office in 2004-05, after volunteering in the Sports Marketing Office during the 2003 football season.

Haynes then served as the media relations department's Graduate Assistant in June 2006 until her recent appointment. Her duties will include the day-to-day media relations operations for women's soccer, softball and men's and women's tennis, while assisting with football, basketball and other various duties with the media relations unit.

Haynes, a 2006 graduate of Southern Miss with a bachelor's degree in sport administration, is currently working on her master's degree in public relations, which she will complete in August 2007.

As a student at Southern Miss, she was a member of the inaugural class of the Luckyday Foundation Scholarship (2002), as well as a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority, where she served as President during the 2005-06 academic year.

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