Debbie Darrah is in her 23rd year with the Texas A&M athletic department and is responsible for the publicity of women's volleyball and women's tennis, as well as assisting with other sports. She has produced numerous nationally award-winning publications, including the 1993 Texas A&M Softball Media Guide, the 2004 Texas A&M Women's Tennis Media Guide and the 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2005 Texas A&M Volleyball Media Guides, which were recognized as "Best in the Nation" and/or "Best Cover" by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Darrah, who was named the 2005 Central Region Volleyball Sports Information Director of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, has been a primary media contact at numerous NCAA volleyball, basketball, softball and tennis postseason events, including the 2009 NCAA Men's and Women's Tennis Championships. She also has served as a media contact at prestigious international competitions, including the 2007 Parapan American Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, the 2005 World University Games in Izmir, Turkey, and the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In 1999, Darrah handled media relations for USA Softball at the Junior World Championship in Taipei, Taiwan, and also assisted USA Softball and the U.S. Olympic Committee at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Darrah served as an official scorer at the 1998 Women's Softball College World Series and also was a member of the softball press team at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. In addition, Darrah was a press officer at the '93, '94 and '95 U.S. Olympic Festivals, covering a variety of sports including tennis, volleyball, gymnastics, shooting and athletics.
Prior to coming to A&M, Darrah spent one year as an assistant media relations director at the Southwest Conference office in Dallas. She was responsible for the publicity of men's and women's tennis, swimming and diving, and women's volleyball. She also coordinated the selection of the GTE/SWC academic honor teams and the SWC male and female athletes of the year. In addition, Darrah assisted with media operations at the 1989 NCAA Volleyball Championship, the 1990 Mobil Cotton Bowl, the 1990 Midwest Regional men's basketball tournament and the 1989-91 SWC postseason basketball tournaments.
Darrah, a 1985 graduate of the University of Texas-Arlington with a bachelor's degree in business administration, is a member of CoSIDA, Football Writer's Association of America and the Texas Sports Writers Association.
|Position:||Assistant Media Relations Director|
|Hometown:||Grand Prairie, Texas|
|Alma Mater:||UT Arlington '85|