Dennis Jezek, Jr.
Sports Information Director
Dennis Jezek, Jr., has been with Barry University in sports information since 2000, spending one year as the Assistant Sports Information Director before taking over role as Director in August 2001. He is responsible for the coordination of all 12 sports at Barry including publications, website maintenance, statistics, photography and special events. Jezek is also the primary contact at Barry for women's basketball, women's soccer and softball.
Prior to Barry, Jezek spent six years as the Assistant Sports Information Director at the University of West Florida. While there, he assisted in all areas for the 11-sport program competing in both the NAIA and NCAA Division II. Along with website design and maintenance, Jezek also initiated computer statistical programs for five sports and helped transfer the department to digital photography and file storage.
In addition, Jezek has had the opportunities to coordinate statistical and internet coverage for several national tournaments including: 1994-96 NAIA National Softball Tournaments, 1998 and 2004 NCAA Division II Softball Tournaments, 2000 Division II Men's & Women's Soccer Championships, 2004 NCAA Division II Volleyball Championships and the 1999-2000 and 2005 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Tennis Tournaments.
Jezek earned his B.A. in Sports Publicity and Humanities from New College at the University of Alabama in 1991, and also served as a student assistant to SID Larry White while there. He interned for a year at Norfolk State University as the Assistant SID under the late John Holley before heading to Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania to study for his master's degree. Jezek served as a graduate assistant in sport information department at Shippensburg under SID John Alosi while earning an M.S. in communications with a concentration in journalism.
During his career in sports information, Jezek has received over 40 Top-10 commendations from CoSIDA publications contests, including 13 "Best in Nation" awards.
Jezek is also a member of several professional organizations including the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and serves as Chairman of the Daktronics, Inc., Division II All-American Committee which selects all-star teams in football, volleyball men's & women's soccer, men's & women's basketball, baseball and softball. He serves as the First Vice President on the board of DII SIDA, and is one of two Division II representatives on the Host Communications National Advisory Board.