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Jason Hendrix and Mike Sommer Join DePaul Athletics Staff
July 10, 2017

CHICAGO - The DePaul athletics department announced today that Jason Hendrix and Michael Sommer have joined the department as assistant directors. Hendrix is the newest member of the communications department and Sommer returns to the sports medicine department after serving previously as a graduate assistant.

Sommer returns to DePaul after a two-year stint as a graduate assistant from 2013-15. He spent the last two years at University of Chicago as assistant athletic trainer and primarily worked with the soccer, basketball and softball programs. He also assisted with the football program and supervised the athletic training intern program with Northern Illinois University.

Sommer works primarily with the men's basketball program in his newest role as assistant director of sports medicine at DePaul. As a graduate assistant from 2013-15, he was the primary athletic trainer for the volleyball, track and field, men's soccer and softball programs and assisted with the basketball programs. He started at DePaul on June 12.

Hendrix begins his tenure as assistant director of athletics communications on July 17 and heads to Chicago after serving as director of sports information at Georgia Gwinnett College for the last two years. At Georgia Gwinnett, he led the communications efforts for one of the nation's most successful NAIA programs and also handled the media relations efforts for the Association of Independent Institutions.

At DePaul, Hendrix will be the daily media relations contact for the soccer and softball programs while also leading the digital and video operations for the athletics department.

He was director of sports information at Thomas University for two years prior to leading the Georgia Gwinnett communications department and also has experience at West Virginia Tech and Florida State. An active member of CoSIDA, Hendrix has presented and served on the new media committee at the annual convention and was honored with three national awards for media guide cover design at the college level.



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