McMurry University Names Kyle Robarts As Sports Information Director
By Gary Ellison Associate Director University Relations
ABILENE, Texas – McMurry University has named Kyle Robarts as Sports Information Director beginning August 1. He will take over the position from Ben Dobson, who served as SID for one year and accepted a job in the Ft. Worth area. “Ben has served McMurry’s nineteen athletic programs well during his time here. We will miss the enthusiasm and work ethic he brought to his job each day,” said Nancy Smith, Executive Director for University and External Relations at McMurry. “We wish him the best as he begins his new career.” Robarts previously served for two and one half years as McMurry’s SID before returning to his alma mater Abilene Christian University for graduate studies. He continued to work with McMurry during the past year on a contract basis. “It is an honor to be back with the McMurry family. The athletics program has a lot of things to be excited about with new leadership in administration and with its football program. With an already positive image of the University and its athletic programs in place, I can only hope to help enhance the visibility so that more will know what a great place McMurry is.” Robarts, a 2005 graduate of Abilene Christian University , will continue his studies in the higher education master’s program at ACU and is set to graduate in May of 2010. He is entering his seventh year in sports information field. While serving as SID at McMurry from January 2006 through June 2008, Robarts created a new McMurry Athletics logo when the school dropped its “Indian” mascot, implemented two new athletics websites, and served as official scorer for a number of major NCAA and NJCAA championship events. As a graduate assistant at ACU, he was the official scorer of the NCAA’s highest scoring football playoff game in history, Abilene Christian 93 West Texas A&M, 68 on Nov. 22, 2008, at Shotwell Stadium.
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