Bob Vazquez, known to everyone as Bobby V, completed his seventhseason at Cal State Northridge in 2013-14 as Assistant AthleticDirector (Strategic Communications).
Vazquez has worked in college athletics over a span of fivedecades starting in 1977 at UC Santa Barbara (1977-83), StanfordUniversity (1983-2007) and now at Cal State Northridge(2007-present).
Vazquez oversees the publicity efforts of the Matador's19-sports intercollegiate athletic program, with a main emphasis onmen's basketball, women's water polo and the CSUN website(www.gomatadors.com). In addition, Vazquez is a member of the CalState Northridge Hall of Fame Committee, and Matadors Mentors(advising students at CSUN).
Vazquez worked nearly 24 years as Media Relations Director(Athletics, 1983-2007) at Stanford University where he was arecipient of 20 press guide awards by CoSIDA (College SportsInformation Directors of America). Vazquez also served asco-SID.
While at Stanford University, Vazquez served as mediacoordinator at numerous NCAA National and Regional Tournaments aswell as many Pac-12 Championships. Vazquez also served onStanford's Hall of Fame Committee as well as the annual AcademicAwards committee.
Vazquez, who received a CoSIDA 25-year Award in 2003, spent sixyears (1977-83) as Sports Information Director at UC Santa Barbara.Prior to UCSB, Bob held various positions in the broadcastingindustry (KFMB-TV, KSDO Radio, KPBS-FM Radio) in San Diego. Vazquezalso worked at United Press International.
Vazquez is a member of CoSIDA (College Sports InformationDirectors of America), and the United States Basketball WritersAssociation (USBWA). He is also a member of the Special AwardsCommittee (CoSIDA). Vazquez also is a member of the San Diego StateAlumni Association.
Vazquez was recently named to the public relations staff with theNCAA's Accelerating Academic Success Program at Cal StateNorthridge.
Vazquez also is a member of "Campus Communicators" at CSUN, aninformal group of more than 50 colleagues representing alldivisions of the University to help build consistent and cohesivemessaging, and collaborating on social media applications,branding, and web communications, among other initiatives.
Vazquez, who worked as a public relations assistant at the 1984Summer Olympics, is a 1972 graduate of San Diego State Universitywith a B.S. Degree in Radio/Television Journalism.