Powers Named New Mexico State Assistant Athletic Director Of Media Relations

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State University Athletics Department and University Communications and Marketing Services announces the appointment of veteran sports publicist Bill Powers as the new Assistant Athletic Director of Media Relations for the Aggies.

Powers, in his 28th year in the sports information profession, comes to NM State from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he was the Assistant Athletic Director for External Operations.

He replaces Tyler Dunkel who left for the New Mexico Activities Association.

“I am pleased to welcome Bill to the Aggie Family,” Athletics Director Dr. McKinley Boston said. “He brings an extensive background in intercollegiate athletics at many levels, along with a wealth of experience and knowledge with him. We’re excited about his enthusiasm for Aggie Athletics.”

Prior to joining Midwestern State in 2005, Powers was at East Texas State/Texas A&M-Commerce for 15 years in two appointments. He also has served at Stephen F. Austin for two years.

He has several awards from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and has served on the group’s Academic All-America Committee since 1995. He has been an officer for the Division II Sports Information Directors Association and was a long-time national coordinator of the group’s Daktronics, Inc., Football All-America program.

Additionally, Powers was a part of the AT&T Cotton Bowl media relations team for 22 consecutive seasons, with 12 as the official statistician and coordinator of the statistics staff. He served in a similar role for the last four years with the Heart of Dallas Bowl, and has worked numerous NCAA Basketball Tournaments, men’s and women’s, including multiple Final Fours.

An award-winning broadcaster as well, he was the radio “Voice of the Mustangs” at Midwestern State in addition to his other responsibilities. He also spent time as the radio voice at then East Texas State and was awarded Lone Star Conference Broadcaster of the Year honors at both institutions.

He was an AP Broadcasters Association award-winning radio and television broadcaster prior to entering athletic media relations.

Powers received his bachelor’s in radio-television from Arkansas State University in 1984, and a master’s in kinesiology and sport studies from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2005.

He has been married for 23 years to wife Rhonda. The couple has two grown sons.