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 Bob Winn
Bob Winn

Roanoke, Va.

Last College:

Associate A.D. - External Affairs


Bob Winn, a 1974 graduate of then-Memphis State, has spent his entire professional career with the University of Memphis athletic department. Winn, a native of Roanoke, Virginia, currently serves as the Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs for the Tigers. As such, he oversees Athletic Media Relations and Marketing and Spirit Squads, as well as managing outside contracts and the relationship between the athletic department and Tiger Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Sports. He is also the sport coordinator for the men's and women's golf programs and the rifle team at Memphis. Additionally, Winn serves as the department's liaison with the Memphis Park Commission and Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium and is responsible for football game day operations.

Winn spent 17 years at Memphis as an Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations and helped in the promotion of 26 football All-Americans, including national award winners Joe Allison (Lou Groza Award in 1993) and Ryan White (2000 Playboy All-American), 12 basketball All-Americans, five baseball All-Americans and three track All-Americans.

In addition, Winn served as tournament host for four NCAA Regionals, six NIT Tournaments, five Metro Conference Tournaments, one Great Midwest Conference Tournament and two C-USA Tournaments. He also served as the official scorer for the Women's NCAA East Regional Golf Tournament in Memphis.

During the spring of 2003, he served as the interim head golf coach for the Memphis men's team and witnessed his team placing sixth in the Coastal Carolina Tournament and seventh in the Conference USA Championships.

Winn was inducted into the All-American Football Foundation Hall of Fame in May of 1998, receiving the Scoop Hudgins Award for media relations. In 2008 he received the Herbert L. Williams Outstanding Career Achievement Award from the U of M National Journalism Association. A longtime member of Co-SIDA, Winn also chaired the Conference USA Sports Information Directors in 1995-96.

In addition to his duties with the U of M, Winn has served as the media coordinator for the PGA Tour stop in Memphis for over 30 years and has assisted with the press box operations for the annual Liberty Bowl football game for over 20 years.

A 1966 graduate of Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke, Winn is married to wife Susan. The couple has one daughter, Casey, who is a 2006 graduate of the University of Memphis and a former Tiger Cheerleader. The couple resides in Germantown.

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