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Jason MacBain - Director of Athletics Communication
Primary Contact For: M. Basketball, M. Soccer, M. Golf
Email: email@example.com - Phone: (239) 590-7061
Jamie Church - Assistant Director of Athletics Communication
Primary Contact For: W. Basketball, W. Golf, Volleyball, Sand Volleyball, Softball
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Phone: (239) 590-7097
The Athletics Communication Office is located in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics in Alico Arena, on the third floor in room 1090.
The Athletics Communication Department at Florida Gulf Coast University is ready to assist the working media in any way possible. We will gladly fulfill all reasonable requests. When requesting credentials for the the 2013-14 season, we urge you to do so at least 24-48 hours in advance. Media regularly assigned to cover FGCU and the visiting school will receive top priority. Credentials can be picked up from the Alico Arena will-call window Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and one hour before ticketed events. Credentials can also be picked up from the Athletics Communication office by special request.
Please contact FGCU's Media Coordinator, Bruce Banko II (email@example.com), with all credential requests and include the following:
Type Of Media: i.e. TV/Print/Photo
Game(s) you wish to cover:
NCAA policy establishes that only photographers on assignment will be afforded credentials. Designated areas for photographers have been marked on each baseline for basketball, and all photographers must remain within the designated areas. Please see a member of the Athletics Communication Staff regarding photo restrictions for events other than baskeball.
Reserved parking for members of the working media covering FGCU events is available with advance notice. When requesting media parking permits, we urge you to do so at least 24-48 hours in advance. Please contact Bruce Banko II, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to current space and parking limitations within the Athletic Complex we request notice at least 24-48 hours in advance for live remotes from all FGCU Athletics events and facilities. We will gladly accommodate all reasonable requests whenever possible. Please contact Bruce Banko II, email@example.com so we can facilitate your request and issue required media credentials and parking permits.
Every press release that is released by FGCU Athletics is available via e-mail. This includes release copy, and pdf-formatted game notes. To be added to the distribution list, please send an e-mail request to Bruce Banko II, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All player interviews must be scheduled through the Athletics Communication Department. In making interview requests, we ask for at least 24 hours notice. Advance notice will help ensure that your request will be handled efficiently. Players may not be interviewed on game day once they enter the locker room or athletic training room.
Post-Event Interview Policy
Head coaches and requested players will be available for post-game interviews after a 10 minute “cooling off” period as prescribed by the NCAA.
All home basketball games will be followed by a post-game press conference with the head coach and select players of both the home and visiting teams. The post-game press conference will take place in our media room, and will begin no later than 15 minutes following the completion of each home game. We ask that you limit all game day interviews to this press conference unless prior arrangements have been made with our communications staff.
See visiting Sports Information Director regarding interviews with members of their coaching staff or players for all events not ending in a post-game press conference.
In-Season Coaches Interview Policy
In-person interviews with the head coach or staff can be arranged through the Athletics Communication Department. The head coach and his staff may be reached for telephone interviews from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday by calling the Athletics Communication office at (239) 590-7061.
Most practice sessions are open to media coverage. Please contact the Athletics Communication Office, at least 24 hours in advance, if you are planning to attend a practice.
We Are FGCU
When referring to the University, please be aware of the following usage policy. First references to the school and its intercollegiate athletic programs should always be Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles. The only secondary references used should be FGCU, Florida Gulf Coast, or Eagles. Please refrain from using Fla. Gulf Coast, Fla. Gulf Cst., Gulf Coast, FL GLF CST, or any other similar combination.
One An Eagle, Always An Eagle
At Florida Gulf Coast University we're all Eagles. Please refrain from using Lady Eagles, Male Eagles, or any other similar combination when referring to FGCU athletes, teams and FGCU intercollegiate athletic programs.
Posters & Schedule Cards
Official sport posters & schedule cards produced by FGCU Athletics Marketing are available to all fans. It is our goal to provide our sport posters & schedule cards to as many FGCU fans as possible. The sport posters & cards are available for free at home events, while supplies last.
Out of town fans can purchase sport posters & schedule cards here.
ADA Information for FGCU Athletics can be found here.