Blake Barington joined the University of Memphis in June 2012 as an Athletics Communications Assistant. While at Memphis, he will be the primary media contact for the men's golf and women's tennis teams, and the secondary contact for softball.
A native of Llano, Texas, Barington graduated cum laude from Texas State University in May 2012 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in business administration. At Texas State, he spent two years in the sports information office, serving as a contact for the cross country and track and field teams in 2011-12. He also helped at Bobcat football, volleyball, basketball and baseball events.
In addition to working in the sports information office, Barington spent two and a half years as a sports reporter for Texas State's award-winning student newspaper, The University Star. While at the paper, he was the beat writer for the men's and women's golf and cross country teams, and covered the school's intramural and club teams.
Barington is a member of CoSIDA and resides in Memphis.