The four years Colin Kirkwood spent covering sports as a student at California University of Pennsylvania prepared him well for his newest opportunity. Kirkwood is the new Athletic Communication Broadcaster for Frostburg State University.
The Bobcats play 22 varsity sports at the NCAA DII level.
“Having 4+ years of Cal U experience, I know quite a bit about the Super Region I in the DII,” Kirkwood grins.
Broadcasting won’t be all Kirkwood does for the Maryland school. Other duties will include developing game notes, pre/postgame interviews, feature story writing, development of student broadcast workers, athletics website maintenance and assisting with social media.
Kirkwood has been an STAA member since 2020. He found the FSU opportunity in an STAA Job Leads email and believes his STAA Talent Page was a difference maker in his application. “Having a portfolio website with everything that an employer could want to see — broadcast demos, writing samples, creative video, etc. — readily available is very important and something that everyone should consider having,” he suggests.
Kirkwood adds, “I joined STAA for a mix of great leads, constant access to a network of professionals who are willing to help in any way they can, and for something to always help me improve my work.”
There will be plenty of opportunity for Kirkwood to continue his growth at Frostburg. And his familiarity with DII athletics will help with the transition.