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JCSU's Lamont Hinson Named the 2012-13 CIAA Sports Information Director of the Year

First time award for Hinson, second award recipient at JCSU story link: CLICK HERE

Hampton, VA (May 22, 2013) – Johnson C. Smith University’s Lamont Hinson has been elected the 2012-13 John Holley Sports Information Director of the Year by the CIAA Sports Information Directors Association. This is the first time Hinson has received this honor. His predecessor Kristene Kelly won the award in 2005.

The SID of the Year Award is named after veteran public relations and sports information practitioner John Holley. A native of Baltimore, MD, Holley directed the public information, publications and sports information programs at Albany (Ga.) State College for 14 years. In addition, he held public relations posts at Morgan State University, Mansfield (Pa.) University, and Lincoln (Mo.) University. Holley also served as sports information director at Norfolk State University and Morehead (Ky.) State University.

Hinson recently completed his fourth year as the Director of Sports Information at JCSU. He joined the Golden Bull family in January 2009. In his position Hinson serves as the institutional representative to the media for the 15 varsity sport programs and all athletic activities. Responsibilities includes, but are not limited to: coordinating media relations activities, writing and distributing press releases, producing publications and media guides, maintaining the athletic website, compiling team statistical information, and other duties as assigned.

“I’m extremely humbled and grateful to receive this honor,” said Hinson. “It wouldn’t be possible for me to receive this award without the great communication and relationships built between myself and the coaching staffs, administration, and student-athletes at JCSU. I sincerely share this award with the other 11 sports information/media relations professionals at the member institutions in the CIAA.”

“There are so many that have paved the way for me to get to this placed of recognition, in particular Adrian Ferguson, Marion Crowe, and Kristene Kelly,” Hinson continued. “Above all, I thank God for His continued grace, mercy, and favor on my life. 

A native of Fayetteville, NC, Hinson graduated cum laude from Fayetteville State University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a Marketing concentration. He later earned a Master’s in Business Administration and in Sports Management from Barry University in 2006.

Hinson is also a member of several professional organizations including the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the Black College Sports Information Directors Association (BCSIDA) and serves as the vice president for the CIAA Sports Information Directors Association (CIAA-SIDA).

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