Mount Union's Lenny Reich Named to CoSIDA Board of Directors

2018-19 CoSIDA President Rob Knox presenting Lenny Reich with the 2019 CoSIDA Warren Berg Award (photo by Jeff Hodges)
2018-19 CoSIDA President Rob Knox presenting Lenny Reich with the 2019 CoSIDA Warren Berg Award (photo by Jeff Hodges)

University of Mount Union assistant athletic director and sports information director Lenny Reich has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America national board of directors.

CoSIDA was founded in 1957 and is a 3,100+ member national organization comprised of the sports public relations, media relations and communications/information professionals throughout all levels of collegiate athletics in the United States and Canada.

He was selected for a three-year term as an at-large representative as part of a 16-person board of directors that oversee the organization.

Reich has been a member of the CoSIDA Academic All-America national committee for 17 years and has been a moderator and presenter at numerous CoSIDA Conventions over the years. He also just completed a two-year term as president of the Division III Sports Information Directors Association (D3SIDA) which finished off an eight-year run within the leadership of the organzation as a regional representative, second vice president and vice president. He is also a member of the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NAADIIIA).

Entering his 23rd year in the business, Reich was the recepient of the 2019 CoSIDA Warren Berg Award given to a college division member who has made outstanding contributions to the field of athletic communications. He is beginning his 12th year at Mount Union in charge of communication efforts for the Purple Raiders' 24 athletic teams where he has expanded broadcast and live coverage of events, managed a comprehensive news and information website and created the most followed social media platforms in NCAA Division III. A past chair of the Ohio Athletic Conference SID Task Force, he has also been on the NCAA Women's Tennis Championship Committee as a regional advisory representative along with being a member of both the NCAA Sportsmanship and Game Environment and NCAA Strategic Communications working groups. Throughout his career, he has hosted over 50 NCAA Championship events and also had 20 former students / assistants who have taken positions in college or professional sports.

The native of Erie, Pa., has a bachelor's degree in Sport Management from Georgia Southern University and he and his wife Helen have a daughter named Caroline.

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