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 Jason Corriher
Jason Corriher
Hometown:
China Grove, N.C.

High School:
South Rowan

Position:
Assistant AD/Media Relations

Experience:
Second Year

Alma Mater:
NC State ('00)

08/09/2012

HerdZone.com Sees 19 Percent Traffic Increase in 2011-12

Athletic website's numbers go up

Corriher is in his second year as the Asst. AD for Media Relations, where he and his staff service Marshall's 16 Division I sports and Conference USA's largest media contingent. He is the primary media contact for the Marshall Football program.

In his first year in Huntington, Corriher and his staff expanded the use of the department's Twitter account (@Herd_Zone), quadrupling its follower count to 6,000. The school's official website, HerdZone.com, also saw a 19 percent boost in traffic during the 2010-11 school year. He also promoted defensive end Vinny Curry who, as a second round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles, was Marshall's highest draft pick in eight years. As a senior, Curry was selected to six All-America lists and was named the 2011 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year.

Corriher came to Marshall after serving four years in the same position at Ohio University. While at Ohio, Corriher oversaw the promotion of four All-Americans, 19 All-MAC performers, six nominations to five preseason watch lists and three NFL draft picks for the Ohio Football program, which competed in two bowl games during Corriher's tenure. While at Ohio, Corriher also oversaw the media coordination of the 2010 men's basketball NCAA Tournament run. He also served as the primary contact for wrestling and baseball.

Prior to his time at Ohio, Corriher was the Asst. AD for Media Relations at Marist College (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), supervising all 23 D-1 sports while working primarily with football, men's basketball and baseball. During the 2006-07 season, he oversaw the promotion of the landmark postseason runs of men's and women's basketball, which netted a WBB Sweet 16 appearance for the Red Foxes and an NIT victory on the men's side. That same season, Corriher also promoted MAAC Player of the Year Jared Jordan, who led the nation in assists for a second consecutive season, and was named the winner of the 74th Haggerty Award as the 2006-07 All-Met Division I men's college basketball player of the year. In April 2007, Jordan became the school's second NBA Draft selection when he was taken 45th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers.

Corriher began his career working for his alma mater; NC State. After working as a student assistant and intern with the Wolfpack, he worked with the women's soccer, track, men's tennis and rifle teams as a media relations assistant. As a student, his 1999 Cross Country media guide was judged as the nation's fourth-best. Following his time in Raleigh, Corriher landed at the Big South Conference, where he spent one year as an assistant and one as the league's director of public relations, greatly enhancing the league's website presence on BigSouthSports.com.

Aside from his work in college athletics, Corriher served as a correspondent for SportsTicker, covering the Carolina Hurricanes' 2001 and 2002 playoff runs, which included the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals.

A native of China Grove, N.C., Corriher and his wife Kim live in Barboursville and have one son, Gaffney.