DANVILLE, Ky. (CentreColonels.com) – Earlier this week, Centre College announced that after a nationwide search, Kyle Piercy has accepted the position of Director of Athletics Communications and Digital Media.
"Kyle Piercy impressed our search committee from the very beginning," said Centre Athletic Director Brad Fields. "His educational background, his success as a communications professional, and his ties to Kentucky made Kyle an outstanding choice to become our new Director of Athletics Communications and Digital Media. I believe Kyle to be a rising star in his chosen professional, and the past four years at the University of Indianapolis have prepared him well for the challenges ahead in his new role at Centre."
Piercy arrives at Centre after having spent the previous four seasons on the sports information staff at Division II University of Indianapolis, where he was the primary media contact for the Greyhounds' men's basketball, volleyball, men's and women's lacrosse, as well as men's and women's tennis programs. Piercy also earned a Master's degree in sport administration from Indianapolis in 2016.
While at Indianapolis, Piercy also performed freelance work for the Great Lakes Valley Conference as a graphic designer, making numerous publications for the conference, most notably the conference tournament program for each of the last three basketball seasons. Piercy will be taking over for the departing Liam Halferty, who accepted an athletics communications position at Duquesne University in his hometown of Pittsburgh.
"The chief communications officer for Centre Athletics is a critical position on our team," Fields said. "We are grateful for the job Liam did to move us forward in marked and meaningful ways over the previous two years. Kyle now takes the baton and the future is exciting."
"I am beyond excited for this opportunity at Centre College," said Piercy. "Brad Fields and the rest of the athletic department were very impressive throughout the process, and I am thankful they chose me to take on this important role. I also want to thank Dr. Sue Willey, Ryan Thorpe and my whole UIndy family. They showed tremendous confidence in me and were superb mentors for a young professional. The decision to leave was incredibly difficult, but my wife and I are thrilled to return to Kentucky and start this new challenge at Centre."
A native of Louisville, Piercy graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2012 with a degree in broadcast journalism. Upon graduation, Piercy worked in the media relations department for the Louisville Bats baseball club during their 2012 season and helped the team's Twitter profile gain 3,000 followers over the course of one season.
The Centre Athletics season will open on Sept. 1 with both men's and women's soccer hosting tournament action to open Amend Field.