Athletic website's numbers go up
Steven Schoon is his third year as associate sports information director at Marshall and serves as the media contact for the Herd men's basketball team and secondary for football.
Among the many duties, Schoon is responsible for the designing and editing of football gameday program Herd Kick-Off and designing and editing of the men's basketball yearbook Herd Tip-Off. Twitter numbers of Marshall Athletics' official twitter account @HerdZone have increased since his arrival with the help of the entire office, going from 1,500 followers to 7,600 in less than two years.
In 2012, Schoon was the SID for the men's basketball team which became the first No. 6 seed to ever reach the championship game of the Conference USA Tournament and the first Herd team in 24 years to qualify for the NIT.
He came to Marshall after having spent two years as assistant media relations director at Louisiana Tech where he was the contact for men's basketball, women's soccer and women's tennis.
At Tech, Schoon earned first place in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association contest for the 2010 Soccer Media Guide, earned second place for a feature written about 2012 Naismith Hall of Fame inductee Karl Malone and honorable mention honors for the 2010 Men's Basketball Media Guide. He also served as the media contact for the 2010 WAC Soccer Championships which LA Tech hosted.
Before LA Tech, Schoon spent the 2008-09 school year as an intern at Florida International University. While at FIU, he was the media contact for volleyball, softball and swimming and diving. Schoon served as the media contact for the 2008 Sun Belt Conference Volleyball Championships, hosted by FIU. He also was did statcrew for the 2009 McDonald's All-American Game and the First/Second Round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament as well as volunteer at the 2009 Orange Bowl and the 2009 BCS National Championship.
In the spring of 2008, Schoon worked as an intern for the National Association of Basketball Coaches and in May 2008, graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in sports and fitness management.
A native of Winfield, Kan., he worked three years as a student assistant in the KU media relations office and was the media contact for the Jayhawk men and women cross country teams in the fall of 2007.
Schoon ran cross country and track at Cowley County Community College from 2003-05. He has been a member of CoSIDA since 2005.