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Shelly Poe
Shelly  Poe

Position:
Assistant AD/ Communications

Began at Auburn: March 2012

Education: Poe attended West Virginia University as a National Merit Scholar and received a bachelor's degree with magna cum laude honors in journalism in 1985, working four years as student assistant in sports information.

Past Experience: Poe was the Director of Football Communications at Ohio State from 2007 until 2012, the Sports Information Director at West Virginia from 1988 until 2007 and was the youngest Division I SID and the only female head SID at a Division I football school when taking that position, assistant SID at West Virginia from 1985 to 1988), and has promoted 21 postseason football teams, 16 All-Americans, and finalists for many national awards. Poe has also have been lead publicist for men's and women's basketball, gymnastics, baseball, soccer, tennis, softball, swimming & diving teams; media coordinator for numerous NCAA and conference championships. Poe's additional awards and recognitions include: College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) 2006 Hall of Fame inductee; 2013-14 CoSIDA national president; 2012 CoSIDA Trailblazer Award; 2013 CoSIDA Arch Ward Award; 2016 CoSIDA President's Award; and CoSIDA Board of Directors (1999-2003, 2010-2015). She was chaired at several CoSIDA committees and task forces, a member of NCAA Media Advisory Group (2014-present), an ex-officio board member, and Football Writers Association of America (2013-present).

Personal: Poe's hometown is Morgantown, W.Va. She is a descendant of the first English settlers in West Virginia and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and United Methodist Church.

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