Lenny Reich is in his 11th year as Sports Information Director at Mount Union and added duties as Assistant to the Athletic Director in April 2012.
Reich oversees all media relations, publications, marketing and public relations duties for the University's 24 NCAA Division III athletic teams while also assisting Athletic Director Larry Kehres with a variety of administrative tasks within the Office of Athletics.
Since coming to Mount Union, Reich has expanded the reach of the Purple Raiders by brokering a television broadcast package with regional cable network – Fox Sports/SportsTime Ohio, moving into social media with some of the most followed Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube sites in NCAA Division III, added an expansive offering of online broadcasts and live statistics while overseeing and spearheading three redesigns of Mount Union’s athletic website.
His work has earned the respect of his peers as he is the current president of D3SIDA (Division III Sports Information Directors Association) and a past chair of the Ohio Athletic Conference SID Task Force. He has served on the NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Central Region Committee and the NCAA Sportsmanship and Game Environment Working Group, where he worked in conjunction with the Disney Institute to help design "GameDay the DIII Way" program.
Over the years, he has also lent his talents to broadcasting and covering numerous high school and college events in Northeast Ohio with part-time radio work for AM 1310 WDPN in Alliance and has been a high school football correspondent for the Youngstown Vindicator and Warren (Ohio) Tribune-Chronicle.
In his 22nd year in the profession, Reich is no stranger to Mount Union or the OAC as he served as the sports information director at fellow conference member Capital University in Columbus, Ohio for eight years.
Reich's career in sports began as an undergraduate at Georgia Southern University, where he was the equipment manager for the Eagle baseball team, along with being a sports official and supervisor in the campus recreation and intramural sports office. While a student he also worked at the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, Georgia, as a member of the logistics crew for beach volleyball.
After graduating with a degree in sports management in 1997, the Erie, Pa. native spent the next year and a half as an intern in the athletic department at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, sports information director and intramural sports director at Centenary College in Hackettstown, N. J. and assistant information director for the Gulf South Conference in Birmingham, Ala.
In 1998, Reich took his first job in the Buckeye state as the sports information director at Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio. While at Defiance he also called high school and college basketball games on the radio. He next served as the sports information director at Marian College in Fond du Lac, Wis. While at Marian, Reich also arranged all of the travel needs of the athletic department, ran the school's entire website and was public relations director for the Midwest College Hockey Association.
An active member of CoSIDA, he is on the Academic All-American committee, published articles in the CoSIDA Digest and been a moderator and presenter at past CoSIDA conventions.
Reich is married and he and his wife Helen have a daughter, Caroline Joy.