Oct. 29, 2014
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss Department of Athletics announced today the hiring of Damon Lewis as the school's Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Technology and Video.
Lewis comes to Southern Miss after spending the last three and a half years as the Director of New Media at Towson University in Baltimore, Md. During his time at Towson, Lewis was responsible for building the Towson Athletics brand via digital and social media platforms. By creating the Towson Sports Network, Towson's digital video platform, Lewis implemented weekly programming for TowsonTigers.com by producing and directing weekly half-hour coach's shows for football, men's basketball and men's lacrosse, as well as a weekly, half-hour wrap-up show dubbed "Tiger 411," among his many duties associated with live streaming and content creation.
"We are extremely excited to have Damon Lewis join our team at Southern Miss," said Brent Jones, Southern Miss Associate Director of Athletics for Marketing and Communications. "He comes highly recommended and is regarded as an up and comer in the college sports video and technology scene. Damon will be able to build upon and expand our digital presence through live streaming, enhance our game day environment through big board production and continue to tell the Southern Miss story through content marketing and highlighting our coaches, staff, and student-athletes."
Prior to his stint at Towson, Lewis served as Managing Editor of the Horizon League Network for Webstream Productions, Inc., a national leader in college sports video production, for two and a half years.
"I could not be more excited to join this program and become part of this community which is so passionate about the Golden Eagles, said Lewis. "Across the college athletics landscape, Bill McGillis and Brent Jones are two names that people know well and have a great deal of respect for. Being able to work with them, along with the rest of the Southern Miss family, is an incredible opportunity - one that I am truly thankful to have."
Lewis, who originally started his career as television sports reporter at local network affiliates in Lafayette, Ind., Terre Haute, Ind. and Indianapolis, Ind., is a 2005 graduate of Butler University, holding a degree in Media Arts with a concentration in Electronic Media.