Jason Hanes's Profile

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Hanes, Jason (B.S.)

Head Athletics Communications Officer
Media & Public Relations

Media Relations | Athletic Statistics

Jason Hanes joined Florida Gulf Coast University in September of 2023 as the school's Head Athletics Communications Officer.

Hanes was the Director of Sports Information and Promotions at Berry College in Mt. Berry, Ga., from January 2023 until joining the FGCU staff. While at Berry, he oversaw all publicity and statistical information for the department's 21 NCAA D-III athletic programs. Hanes was the media coordinator for the 2022 and 2023 D-III Softball Mount Berry Super Regionals. One of his students won the College Sports Communicators (CSC) Designer Portfolio of the Year - College Division for 2022-23, while another student earned an NCAA grant to attend the CSC Convention in Orlando, Fla., in 2023.

Beginning his career in 2003 at Georgia State University under the direction of Charlie Taylor, former Public Relations Director for Atlanta and Washington D.C.'s National Football League teams, Hanes would serve as an assistant sports information director on the "Concrete Campus" until September 2007. He would then join the Kennesaw State University athletic department as an assistant sports information director under the guidance of Mark Toma.

In September 2012, Hanes became Sports Information Director at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Ga. During his time there, he was named Appalachian Athletic Conference Willie Belcher Sports Information Director of the Year in 2014-15. He was also in charge of media relations for several NAIA Opening Round and National Tournament games hosted by RU, in addition to providing statistical and press box support at select AAC tournaments in Kingsport, Tenn.

After leaving RU in 2017, Hanes worked in a freelance role, providing game day support for Triple Crown Sports at the entity's college events in Cancun and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. He has also provided game day statistical services, mostly at KSU, GSU, and Georgia Tech. He is also an accomplished high school and college volleyball referee, having officiated a state final in Georgia four of the last six years.

Hanes and his wife Katherine have been married for 10 years. They have a cat named Summer.

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