|Title:||Sports Information Director|
|Previous College:||Bowling Green '09, G'11|
|Primary responsibilities::||Football, Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Women's Lacrosse, Softball, M/W Tennis|
On July 15, 2014, Ryan Gasser was named the sports information director at Capital University. He joins the staff with nearly a decade of sports information experience at the Division I, II and III levels.
Gasser comes to Capital after spending two seasons as the assistant sports information director at nearby Kenyon College. At Kenyon, he was part of a staff that overlooked 22 Lords and Ladies athletic programs, including the 33-time NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving National Champions. Gasser helped create the Kenyon Sports Connection, an internally-operated broadcast network that provided both live and produced video works for Kenyon Athletics. While serving in a regular sports information role, Gasser also provided play-by-play commentary for Kenyon football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, and softball. He also helped extend the reach of the College’s social media initiative and contributed to its alumni magazine publication.
Prior to returning to the Buckeye State, Gasser spent two years at King University (formerly King College) in Bristol, Tennessee as its sports information director. There he oversaw the operations of 25 athletic teams and integrated live stats and video broadcasts for most of its teams. Gasser also provided coverage for King’s first-ever appearance at the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament and USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals. During his tenure, Gasser aided in King’s effort to host the 2012 Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association (WCWA) National Championship, in which the Tornado placed second overall.
Gasser’s career in sports information began at his alma mater, Bowling Green State University, where he began volunteering as a student assistant in 2005. Meanwhile, he was a four-year member of the Bowling Green Radio Sports Organization (BGRSO) and served in three different executive roles, including the group’s executive director. As a senior, he became more directly involved with the BGSU Athletic Communications Department when he stepped in as its interim hockey contact.
After serving a six-month internship at Youngstown State University, he returned to Bowling Green as its graduate assistant in the Athletic Communications Department. For two years he served as the Falcons’ baseball and hockey contact.
In addition to his role as sports information director, Gasser also serves as a member of the University's Integrated Marketing and Communications team, which manages the public and media relations, branding, and messaging for Capital. He also serves as an adjunct professor, co-teaching a sports broadcasting course that has produced Capital's first multi-camera video broadcast.
Gasser holds two degrees from Bowling Green, a Bachelor of Education in sport communication (2009) and a Master of Education in sport administration (2011). He is a native of Hubbard, Ohio and currently resides in Groveport, Ohio.