Paul Dodson was named sports information director and coordinator of athletics facilities & operations on February 22, 2018.
Responsible for publicizing the Wildcat's 11 intercollegiate programs, Dodson also oversees the school's game-day operations for all home events, supervising JWU's student workers. Dodson's duties also include working closely with JWU Director of Athletics Dave Griffore to continually improve the student-athlete experience. He is currently working towards reestablishing JWU's Student-Athletics Advisory Committee (SAAC) and is heavily involved in student-athlete development
Completing his first full season with the Wildcats, Dodson was named the 2018-19 Sun Conference SID of the Year.
During the 2018-19 season, Dodson diligently worked toward promoting the efforts of JWU's student-athletes which included four All-Americans, the school's first-ever Google Cloud NAIA Academic All-Americans® as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), and a school-record number of student-athletes recognized as Sun Conference Athletes of the Week.
He also served as the conference SID for women's basketball, men's and women's track & field, and softball and was an integral part of the redesign of the Sun Conference's Official Site (www.thesunconference.com) this past spring.
Dodson came to JWU after spending seven years as the assistant athletic director for media relations at Florida International University (FIU). During his time at FIU, Dodson served as the primary media and public relations contact for the Athletic Department as well as oversaw the day-to-day media relations' responsibilities for the school's 18 intercollegiate sports. He worked with a number of high-profile coaches, athletes and media personalities, including football coach Butch Davis and NBA Hall of Famer Isaiah Thomas. He was responsible for the creation of FIU's digital network (PantherVision) and also spearheaded the creation of FIU social media channels.
While at FIU, Dodson was responsible for overseeing numerous events, including a number of major press conferences, championship and international events and all-star competitions.
His nearly two decades of experience in the sports industry has seen stops at Delaware State (2008-09 as assistant athletic director for media relations), the University of South Florida (2004-07 as assistant sports information director), the Women's United Soccer Association (2002-03 as manager, sports communications), and the Tampa Bay Mutiny (2000-02 as coordinator, media relations).
Dodson began his career in collegiate athletics as a student in the University of Miami sports information office followed by internships at the University of Kansas (1998-99) and the University of South Florida (1999-00).
A graduate of Miami (Fla.), Dodson received his bachelor's degree in English in 1998.