CLEMSON, SC - Joe Galbraith has been named Clemson's Assistant Athletic Director for Communications, announced by Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich on Friday afternoon. Galbraith has spent the last eight years at Mississippi State University, including the last two as the school's Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations.
Galbraith, who will begin work at Clemson on August 30, will oversee the Clemson Athletic Communications department (formerly Sports Information), and will work alongside Tim Bourret, who will move into the role of Assistant Athletic Director for Football Communications.
"Tim Bourret is an incredible asset for Clemson Athletics. With much of his institutional knowledge centering around our football program, it made great sense for him to concentrate his efforts on our most valuable property," said Radakovich.
"Like Clemson, Mississippi State has a well-known history of excellence in the field of Athletic Communications, and Joe Galbraith brings a wealth of experience," added Radakovich. "His knowledge of both traditional and new concepts in the area of communications will be a great fit for this position and a great benefit to Clemson Athletics."
For the past two years, Galbraith has served as Mississippi State's Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, where he oversaw the daily operations of the athletic media relations department. He also worked closely with the director of athletics and other administrators to develop and implement the school's communications strategy, both internal and external, as well as in the area of social media.
Prior to moving into the role of Assistant Athletic Director, Galbraith served as an Assistant Director of Media Relations for six years, where he was the primary media relations contact for the Bulldog football program for three years and the secondary contact for three additional years.
Prior to his time at Mississippi State, Galbraith served as the Assistant Director of Communications for Florida Citrus Sports in Orlando for three years. During that time, he was the media contact for the Capital One Bowl and the Champs Sports Bowl, as well as over 75 annual membership events.
Galbraith earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Mississippi State in 2001. He is a member of CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) and NACMA (National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators) and has been a featured presenter for both associations, with emphasis on new media and social media efforts in collegiate athletics.
"I'm extremely appreciative of this opportunity to join the Clemson family," said Galbraith. "I've long respected the work of Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich and I look forward to hitting the ground running and helping implement his vision for the department."