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Neil Gardner served as Southern Utah's Assistant Director of Athletics for Media Relations from 2006 until his retirement in June of 2014. As such, he oversaw the SUU Athletic Media Relations department and its workings with the University's 17 NCAA Division I sports, with primary responsibility for football, men's basketball and golf.

Gardner joined the SUU athletics department in 1991 as an assistant sports information director, with primary responsibility for football, men's basketball, gymnastics and baseball. He also served as the primary contact for women's basketball, tennis and softball during his time at the University. He was named Sports Information Director in 1993, Athletic Media Relations Director in 1998 and Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations in 2007.

A 1980 graduate of SUU with a degree in communication, Gardner did post-graduate work at the University of Arizona before returning home to Utah. He taught part-time in the Southern Utah Department of Communications and worked a handful of media-related jobs before joining the SUU Department of Athletics.

Gardner and his wife Anne are the parents of a son, Patrick.