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2018-19 Baseball
Jeff Forehand
Head Coach
James Ogden
Pitching Coach
Brian Ryman
Director of Operations
Ryan Price
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Nate Werkheiser
Graduate Assistant
Clint Woods
Kirk Downs
Sports Information Director
Ann Toy
Director of Sports Nutrition
Jeffrey Crisan
Student Assistant Coach
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Kirk Downs

Kirk Downs

Sports Information Director

Phone (615) 966-5457
Mobile (662) 322-3275
Fax (615) 966-1806

Kirk Downs is in his seventh year with the Lipscomb University Athletics Department. After spending his first two years as a media relations intern, Downs was brought on full-time in August 2015 to serve in a dual role as an Assistant Director of Communications/Operations.

In June of 2018 he was promoted to head of the department as Director of Communications.

He is currently the primary media relations contact for men's basketball, volleyball, and men's and women's tennis. Downs also helps with game day management and the upkeep of and the ESPN broadcasts.

In his first year, Downs served as the media contact for the women’s basketball team and the men's soccer team as well as both the men's and women’s golf programs.

Before joining the Bisons staff, Downs earned a B.S. degree from Mississippi State University in 2012 where he majored in kinesiology with a concentration in sports studies and a minor in communication.

The Baldwyn, Mississippi native served as a student assistant in the Bulldogs’ Athletic Media Relations Department and worked heavily with the Bulldog baseball, men’s and women’s basketball and football teams. During his time in Starkville, Downs worked for ESPN, ESPN2 and Fox Sports South assisting with various game day duties. 

He also had multiple opportunities to work directly with the SEC office at the 2012 SEC men’s basketball and baseball tournaments, as well as the 2012 SEC Football media days.