|Title:||Director of Athletic Communications|
|Alma Mater:||Covenant College ('12)|
|Undergraduate Degree:||(B.A.) Interdisciplinary Studies|
Andrew Mindeman will begin his sixth year as the Director of Athletic Communications in 2017-18.
In his first five years as the SID, Mindeman has elevated Covenant athletic programs through various means.
He served as Covenant's point person during the re-design of the official athletics website (athletics.covenant.edu) in the summer of 2015 with Presto Sports. The site regularly generates over 50,000 visits per month.
Mindeman has also grown Covenant's social media presence with the addition of Instagram in the summer of 2014. Currently, Covenant is 70th among all Division III schools in social media, according to d3socialmedia.com. Since the inception of Instagram, Covenant has gained over 1,400 followers in just three years. Facebook and Twitter accounts have also seen increases during Mindeman's time as both accounts are above 1,400 followers.
Live video broadcasts of Covenant athletic events have also been enhanced. Mindeman was the driving force behind getting the video stream into HD and viewable on every device. He creates all on-screen graphics on the broadcasts and also serves as the play-by-play voice of soccer, baseball and softball contests.
While recording and promoting current events within Covenant athletics, Mindeman has also worked hard to preserve the past. Record book and archive pages on the website have been put together for all current athletic programs. Mindeman has researched and verified significant, or complete, records for all of the 14 athletic programs through the 2016-17 academic year.
In 2015, Mindeman served as the head SID for the USA South Volleyball Tournament (which Covenant hosted) and he has served as the lead SID for the USA South Baseball Tournament in both 2016 and 2017. Additionally, he was selected as the chairman for the USA South Sports Information Directors, beginning the two-year term in the 2016-17 academic year. Mindeman has been an active member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) since 2012. He is currently serving on the CoSIDA U committee, which promotes the sports information profession to college students.
Among his many duties, Mindeman also oversees the administration of all home athletic events at Covenant.
An alumnus of Covenant, Mindeman was brought on as Sports Information Coordinator in August of 2012. He graduated from Covenant in May of 2012 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies composed of business, psychology, and sociology. During his time as a student, he was an invaluable member to the sports information student staff.
Mindeman served as an official scorer for the Chattanooga Lookouts in 2012 and currently is a game scorer for Baseball Info Solutions. He was an official statistician at the 2010 NCCAA Men's Soccer National Championship and served in the same capacity for two NCCAA Mid-East Regional tournaments in softball and men's basketball.
He has also worked and volunteered for the Lookout Mountain Parks and Recreation department for several years, assisting in organizing and running the youth baseball and basketball programs. He has coached a 4th-5th grade boys recreation league basketball team the last four years, and his 2017 team claimed the league championship.
Mindeman is also working towards his master's degree in sports administration from Belhaven University.
He and his wife, Michelle, have been married for four years and have a 3-year old son, Joel. The family currently resides on Lookout Mountain, Ga., and are members of Rock Creek Fellowship Church.