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  • Colin McDonough position

    Has anyone heard if there has been any candidates for this position? I don’t understand why the program can’t find a student to do an internship to cover the development of the program during the off-season and thru the season. I assume it’s because there is no money for this position but you would think someone would do it for the experience. We rarely see any social media from @unimbb, Instagram or Facebook during the off-season like other D1 programs including the MVC which most of these teams keep the fans excited and involved with their team. Sometimes a UNi coach will send out a pic but very rarely. With recruiting being so difficult I do think social media helps promote the UNI name and we need every little extra boost to help with ticket sales and recruiting. There needs to be more excitement.

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    Originally posted by PanthersMBB View Post
    Has anyone heard if there has been any candidates for this position? I don’t understand why the program can’t find a student to do an internship to cover the development of the program during the off-season and thru the season. I assume it’s because there is no money for this position but you would think someone would do it for the experience. We rarely see any social media from @unimbb, Instagram or Facebook during the off-season like other D1 programs including the MVC which most of these teams keep the fans excited and involved with their team. Sometimes a UNi coach will send out a pic but very rarely. With recruiting being so difficult I do think social media helps promote the UNI name and we need every little extra boost to help with ticket sales and recruiting. There needs to be more excitement.
    A couple of things. And since my mom was the SID for 30 years, and I spent four years as a student working in the department, I feel like I can speak with some knowledge here.

    First of all, Colin is not really the social media person. There's a separate position within media relations department that handles all of that stuff - videos, social media, etc.She is currently on her much deserved vacation - there's only one of her so her hours throughout the school year are insane.

    Secondly, the department does rely on students and internships on a regular basis but it's a huge job. I covered the track program during my junior year, and I was putting in 40+ hours a week during the second semester on top of a full class load. I know times are changing, but the summer months is a time when people within the athletic department try to take some time to rest, vacation and be with family. It's their only time to do so. My mom could never take time off during the year so she typically tried to take most of July off -- although, that rarely worked out entirely either. And yes - because of budgets, it's not in the cards to hire multiple full time people.
    "...the Northern Iowa men's basketball team reached the ultimate highs before hitting a devastating low. Unexpected success, followed by unimaginable failure. And they owned it -- all of it -- for the world to see. Like men. Like leaders. Like champions -- in a way no tournament bracket could ever define."

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    • #3
      There are a few candidates they are looking at. Have not heard if interviews have started yet or not. I know that is not to much info but that is all I know at this point.

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      • #4
        Any news on this? I have not heard anything. I am guessing since they have hired a marketing and promotions guy now they can focus on this one.

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