|Title:||Director of Athletic Communications|
|College:||Millersville '06, M.Ed. '08|
Franklin & Marshall Director of Athletics, Patricia S.W. Epps, announced the promotion of Mickey Blymier as the Diplomats new Director of Athletic Communications on August 15, 2011. Blymier will be responsible for all aspects of athletic communications for the Diplomats’ 27 intercollegiate athletic teams.
Blymier led the reconstruction of GoDiplomats.com in the summer of 2010, resulting in a more robust website which saw twice the amount of traffic and peaked at 8.7 million views in September of 2010. “His focus on technology and web services has kept F&M on the cutting edge in the world of athletic communications,” Epps commented.
In the spring of 2010, Blymier was part of a focus group that developed the new Diplomats identity and was responsible for the implementation of the new athletic marks. He was the force behind the partnership with Stretch Internet to provide free video and live stats for 20 of the department’s 27 sports.
Blymier was appointed Sports Information Director at Franklin & Marshall College during the summer of 2009. Blymier previously served as the Interim SID during the spring semester and as an intern in the Diplomats’ athletic department.
As the Interim SID, Blymier added several new features to GoDiplomats.com, and is responsible for the new graphics and video features, as well as several of the social networking features in the GoDiplomats.com family. As an intern, Blymier worked in all phases of the department from compliance and scheduling to event management. In the winter of 2008-2009, he worked extensively with the Lancaster County Visitors Bureau, to establish an inventory and fee schedule for the county’s athletic venues.
Blymier graduated from Millersville University in 2006 with a
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology with a focus in
Graphic Design. He returned to Millersville a semester later
for graduate school, earning a Master of Education in Sport
Management in 2008.
In addition to his education and experience in graphics, Blymier brings seven years of coaching experience with him. He spent four seasons as the assistant defensive coordinator at Donegal High School.