- The Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
(WHAC) announced Patrick Moore
as the Mike Dean SID of the Year
for the 2011-12 school year. The honor is named after long-time WHAC statistician Mike Dean
and recognizes outstanding sports information professionals as chosen by SIDs in the conference. The award is the third for Moore in as many years.
Moore spent four years on staff at the University of Detroit after graduating from Madonna in 2003 with a BA in journalism. He worked several NCAA events while at Detroit and was instrumental in the day-to-day operations of the sports information office. Moore returned to Madonna in 2007 as the school's head sports information director.
"Patrick continues to be an active leader in the profession,"
commented Madonna athletics director Bryan Rizzo
. "His ability to establish a rapport with coaches, students, and fellow SIDs ensures timely and positive communication."
Moore serves as the primary contact for MU's 11 varsity sports programs and oversees all communications for the athletics department including media guides, game programs, special events, camp brochures, media personnel, and www.madonnacrusaders.com
. More than 20 of his publications have earned Top 10 contest finishes from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
(NAIA) and College of Sports Information Directors Association
(CoSIDA). This year, his volleyball media guide took top honor at NAIA-SIDA and his women's basketball media guide cover design won Best Cover at CoSIDA.
"This honor is truly humbling as it comes from my fellow SIDs," said Moore. "It is an honor for me to tell our student-athletes' stories."
Moore sits on MU's Hall of Fame committee, the Directors Council, the Scholar-Am Golf Classic, and plays a significant role in the school's annual Blue Gold Banquet. At the national level, he is a voting member for the NAIA's national players of the week, part of the NAIA-SIDA Statistics Committee, a publication contest coordinator, and a member of the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America Committee. In addition, he maintains membership in the National College Baseball Writers Association and the United States Basketball Writers Association.
"Patrick is a true professional who allows Madonna and the WHAC to reach higher standards through his passion and willingness to help," said Rob Miller, WHAC commissioner.
Head sports information directors in the league and Mike Dean vote each year on the award.
All-Time WHAC Mike Dean SID of the Year Award Winners
2008 - Mike Dean, Aquinas
2009 - Aaron Sagraves, Davenport
2010 - Patrick Moore, Madonna
2011 - Patrick Moore, Madonna
2012 - Patrick Moore, Madonna