Southern Oregon University’s Josh McDermott has been named the Cascade Collegiate Conference Sports Information Director of the Year, the league office announced.
The annual award is voted on by the sports information directors of the CCC, recognizing outstanding work in promotion, work with CCC and NAIA championship events, publicity and marketing efforts.
“Congratulations to Josh McDermott on his selection as the Cascade Conference Sports Information Director of the Year,” stated Commissioner Robert Cashell. “Not only does Josh continue to elevate Raider Athletics, he has played a critical role in supporting CCC and NAIA Championships during the past year.”
McDermott, completing his sixth year with the Raiders, led the sports information coverage for the CCC volleyball, softball and track & field championships hosted by SOU during the 2018-19 season. In addition, he handled NAIA Opening Rounds in men’s soccer and softball. He provided coverage of SOU’s first national softball title, the men’s soccer team’s first trip to the NAIA final site, an NAIA combined title in cross country and the deepest ever run for the Raider volleyball team.
Nationally, his work received a fourth first-place award in the NAIA-SIDA Publications Contest in the last four years, in a fourth different category (game notes).
McDermott was also the CCC SID of the Year in 2015.
McDermott is a product of Ashland High School and played for the SOU men’s basketball team from 2005-09, while he studied journalism at the university. He was a reporter for three years at the Roseburg News-Review before joining the SOU athletic department.
His father, Brian, has been SOU’s men’s basketball coach since 1996.
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