McKee is in his second year at Middlebury after being named the College’s first Assistant Director of Athletic Communications in December of 2013. As the Assistant Director of Athletic Communications, McKee will assist in the handling of all publicity for the school’s 31 varsity NCAA athletic teams. He also aids in the management of all media requests, while also maintaining day-to-day operations of the office as well as the athletic department’s website.
McKee is no stranger to the profession or Division III, serving as the assistant sports information director numerous places, most recently for a two-year period at Case Western Reserve University. He has also spent time at Kenyon College, The College of Wooster and Christopher Newport University (Va.). At all four institutions that sponsor between 19 and 24 athletic teams, he was the main contact for numerous varsity teams and helped manage all facets of sports information.
McKee has been a media relations staff member for over 30 NCAA Championship events spanning all three NCAA divisions, including the 2011 Division III men’s and women’s soccer first and second rounds as well as the 2012 Division III wrestling regional championship at Case Western Reserve. Additionally, he served as a main contact for the 2012 University Athletic Association men’s and women’s Swimming & Diving Championships as well as the 2013 UAA men’s and women’s Indoor Track & Field Championship meet.
A native of Ashland, Ohio, and a 2003 graduate of Ohio Northern University, McKee’s career in sports information began as a student assistant at ONU, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in sport management along with a full minor in communication arts with a concentration in public relations.
He is an active member of both the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and the Eastern College Athletic Conference Sports Information Directors Association (ECAC-SIDA) and is currently serving on the CoSIDA’s Goodwill Committee. In the past, he has also served on CoSIDA’s publications committee as a contest coordinator.