Media Contact: Men's Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Bowling, Rifle
Ben Warnick enters his second year at UAB as an Assistant Athletics Media Relations Director serving as the primary media contact for men's basketball, baseball, volleyball, bowling and rifle. He will also assist in public relations efforts for the Blazer football program.
In his first season with the Blazers, Warnick promoted the 2012 UAB baseball team that captured its first-ever Conference USA Tournament Championship in program history along with advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1991.
Warnick came to Birmingham from Conference USA foe Marshall University located in Huntington, W.Va., where he spent two years as a graduate assistant in the Sports Information Department working with the baseball and volleyball programs and assisted with football and basketball game day duties under the watch of Randy Burnside.
During his time in Huntington, Warnick promoted the Thundering Herd baseball team that set several school records in 2010, including the team's best overall finish in league standings (3rd), along with the most C-USA wins (12) in program history.
Warnick spent the 2007-08 academic year serving as an intern in the media relations department at Boston College. At BC, he performed SID duties for the baseball, swimming, tennis and volleyball programs. He also assisted with the promotion of current NFL quarterback Matt Ryan.
Other media relations experience for Warnick includes time with the Holyoke Giants of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) and at his alma mater, Colby-Sawyer College in New London, N.H.
Warnick earned a master's of science degree in athletic administration from Marshall in 2011 under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Mak.
In 2007, Warnick received his bachelor's of science degree with a concentration in sports management and a minor in business administration from Colby-Sawyer.
A fierce competitor on the diamond for the CSC Chargers, Warnick was a four-year catcher on the baseball team for head coach Jim Broughton.
A native of South Deerfield, Mass., Warnick currently resides in Homewood, Ala.