`Super 11′ sports information departments in 2014 season
Phone: (713) 348-8874
Kenny Bybee was named Assistant Director of Athletic Communications in October of 2013, joining the Owls after a two-year stint at Stephen F. Austin.
Bybee serves as the primary contact for women's basketball, volleyball, track and field, and cross country.
While at Stephen F. Austin, Bybee oversaw women's basketball, soccer, softball and bowling. He served as the interim Director of Sports Information at the beginning of the 2013 academic year before coming to Rice in October.
A 2008 graduate of Sam Houston State, with a degree in journalism and a minor in English, Bybee served an internship with the Southland Conference where he was responsible for the publicity of men's and women's tennis and men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field. He also assisted at the Southland Conference men and women's basketball championship tournament in Katy, Texas.
Bybee left North Texas to become the media relations director for the Dallas Vigilantes in their inaugural 2010 season in the Arena Football League. While with the Vigilantes he wrote all press releases, coordinated interviews, controlled the press box at the American Airlines Center, ran the team's social media networks and established media coverage from the likes of The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and ESPNDallas.com.
Bybee, a graduate of Brenham High School, spent two years at the University of North Texas as an intern in the sports information department. While there he served as the primary contact for soccer, cross country and track & field while assisting with numerous other sports.
Bybee has an extensive background in journalism, serving as the editor-in-chief and sports editor for Sam Houston State's student newspaper, The Houstonian. He was also thesports editor for The Blinn Log while attending Blinn College in Brenham. He also spent time at the Huntsville Item and the Brenham Banner-Press covering collegiate and high school sports.
Bybee is a member of CoSIDA as well as the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
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