CLEMSON, SC - Jonathan Gantt
has been named Director of New Media for Clemson Athletics, athletic director
Dan Radakovich announced today. Gantt will begin work at Clemson on Oct.
Gantt comes to Clemson
following a three-year stint with the Tampa Bay Rays, where he served most
recently as Senior Communications Coordinator. He helped operate the team's
social media outlets and wrote and edited team publications. Gantt also served
as correspondent for Major League Baseball, providing content for Twitter, Facebook,
Instagram and other social media platforms.
"We look forward to
bringing Jonathan on board to help develop our plan in a vital area of
communication," Radakovich said. "His vision and experience will help
our department tremendously as we continue to move forward in the digital
At Clemson, Gantt will
oversee all web and social media strategies of the athletic department. He will
also help with the creation and management of content for social media and
serve as a liaison with official athletic site partner NeuLion.
Prior to his tenure at
Tampa Bay, Gantt worked as Marketing/Public Relations Manager with Ripken
Baseball and the Charlotte Stone Crabs. Gantt helped launch the Stone Crabs
organization, the high-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, in 2008.
A 2008 graduate of
Middle Tennessee State, Gantt worked with the Nashville Sounds and as a student
assistant in the Washington and Lee sports information office.