Tim Bourret is in his 23rd year supervising the sports information office, his 20th as an assistant athletic director, and his 34th with the Clemson Athletic Department. He first came to Clemson as assistant SID under Bob Bradley in September of 1978 and was elevated to an associate SID position in July of 1980.
In 2009, the Clemson Sports Information Office was named to the Football Writers Assocation "Super 11" Team. The award recognized the top 11 SID offices in the nation for their service in working with media covering college football. The SID Office won the award again in 2010 and is one of just five schools nationally to be a Super 11 office each of the last two years.
The 55-year old Bourret has edited over 100 award-winning brochures in his career at Clemson, including 35 that have dealt with Tiger football. The 2002 Clemson football guide and program series were both award winners. Combined with the efforts of Assistant SID Brian Hennessy, the football gameday program has ranked in the top five in the country in 2002, 2003 and 2006. The 2005 program covers were judged best in the nation. In 2004-05, six different media guides were ranked in the top 10 in the nation.
Bourret was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference 50-Year Anniversary Committee and is presently chairman of the ACC Committee on Media and Public Relations. He is also the regional chairman of the College Football Hall of Fame voting process.
Bourret also has considerable radio experience, play-by-play and color. He has been the color voice of Clemson basketball since the 1980-81 season and served in the same capacity for Clemson football between 1982 and 1988. His 32 years of broadcasting Clemson basketball make him the dean of color commentators in any sport in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He gave up his football radio work to supervise the Clemson press box when Bob Bradley retired in 1989. He was also the play-by-play voice of Tiger postseason baseball (1980-89). He has broadcast 903 Clemson basketball games entering the 2011-12 season.
He was honored in 2003 when he was asked by the Phillips' family to provide the play-by-play duties of the Clemson-Middle Tennessee game, the first game after Jim Phillips' death. Overall, Phillips and Bourret broadcast over 600 Clemson athletic events.
In November of 2007, he was made an honorary alumnus of Clemson University by the Clemson Alumni Association.
Bourret is a native of West Hartford, CT and 1973 graduate of Northwest Catholic High School. Following in his father's footsteps, Bourret earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in business administration in 1977. He also earned his master's degree in communication arts from Notre Dame in August of 1978.
Bourret worked as an undergraduate and graduate assistant under Roger Valdiserri in Notre Dame's office for three years. He also served as commissioner of the school's famed "Bookstore Basketball Tournament" for three years, including the year it was featured in Sports Illustrated.
He joined former Notre Dame basketball Coach Digger Phelps and Sport's Illustrated's John Walters as co-authors of the book "Basketball for Dummies." It was originally released by IDG Books in 1997. A second version of the book was released in 2000 and a third version will be published in September of 2011. He is also the author of Digger Phelps' Tales from the Notre Dame Hardwood, a book that was released in September, 2004. In October of 2008, he authored "The Vault - Clemson Football," a history of Clemson football that was published by Whitman Publishing of Atlanta, GA.