Athletics Communications

Athletics Communications Staff

Trevor Parks

Director of Athletics Communications

Phone: (330) 941-3192

Sports: Football, Swimming & Diving, Tennis

Jamie Hall

Assistant Director of Athletics Communications

Phone: (330) 941-1581

Sports: Softball, Men's Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer

Drae Smith

Assistant Director of Athletics Communications/Event Management

Phone: (330) 941-8359

Sports: Golf, Baseball

John Vogel

Assistant Director of Athletics Communications

Phone: (330) 941-1480

Sports: Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Bowling

Kevin Davis

Video Production Specialist

Tucker Quinn

Graduate Assistant, Athletics Communications

Sports: Lacrosse, Track & Field

The Youngstown State University Athletics Communications staff handles publicity for the school's 21 intercollegiate varsity teams. The office produces literature about the teams, maintains the official website and coordinates all interview requests for players, coaches and staff. The office also maintains historical records on each team and actively collects information, photos and records. If you have any historical information you feel could be of use to our office, please contact a member of the Athletics Communications Staff.

Questions and comments are always welcome.

Contact Information

The mailing address for the YSU Athletics Communications Office is:

Youngstown State University
Athletics Communications
Don Constantini Multimedia Center
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555

Phone: (330) 941-3192
Fax: (330) 941-3191
Twitter: @YSUsports
Instagram: YSUsports
Snapchat: YSUsports

Our Colors

For any Youngstown State logo, or Pete the Penguin logo, the PMS colors used by the Athletic Department are PMS 186 Red, PMS 128 Yellow, White and Black.

Note to the Media

Requests for credentials (game and parking) should be made to the Athletics Communications office via email: Trevor Parks for football and track and field, Jamie Hall for men's basketball and John Vogel for women's basketball.

Media parking for men's and women's basketball is in the M-82 Lot behind the Don Constantini Multimedia Center. Media parking for football and track and field is in the M-82 Lot behind the east side of Stambaugh Stadium. 

YSU Media Outlets


WYTV - TV 33 (ABC Affiliate)
Sports Director: Chad Krispinsky
Reporters: Josh Frketic, Chase Evans
3930 Sunset Blvd.
Youngstown, OH 44512
Newsroom Phone: (330) 788-2456
Fax: (330) 782-3504
WFMJ - TV 21 (NBC Affiliate)
Dana Balash, Sports Director
Corey McCrae
101 West Boardman St.
Youngstown, OH 44503
Phone: (330) 744-8821
Fax: (330) 742-2472
WKBN TV 27 (CBS Affiliate)
WYFX FOX Youngstown (Fox Affiliate)
Ryan Allison, Sports Director
3930 Sunset Blvd.
Youngstown, OH 44512
Newsroom Phone: (330) 788-2456
Newsroom Fax: (330) 782-5261


WKBN - 570/98.9/1390/106.1
(Home of YSU Football and Basketball)
iHeartMedia Youngstown
7461 South Ave.
Boardman, OH 44512
Phone: (330) 965-0057
Fax: (330) 729-9991
The Radio Center
4040 Simon Rd.
Youngstown, OH 44512
Phone: (330) 783-1000
Fax: (330) 783-0060


Warren Tribune-Chronicle
Doug Chapin, Sports Editor
Joe Simon, Football Beat Writer
John Vargo, Basketball Beat Writer
240 Franklin, SE
Warren, OH 44482
Phone: (330) 841-1715
Fax: (330) 841-1713
Akron Beacon Journal
P.O. Box 640
Akron, OH 44309
Phone: (330) 996-3800
Fax: (330) 996-3629
Boardman News
John Darnell, Sports Editor
8302 Southern Blvd. Suite #2A
Boardman, OH 44512
Phone: (330) 758-2658
Fax: (330) 758-2658
Cleveland Plain Dealer
1801 Superior Ave. East
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: (216) 999-4370
Fax: (216) 999-6276
Jambar (Student Newspaper)
Kilcawley Center
Youngstown, OH 44555
Phone: (330) 941-2322
Fax: (330) 941-2322
Sharon Herald
P.O. Box 51
Sharon, PA 16146
Phone: (724) 981-6100
Fax: (724) 981-5116
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
D.L. Clark Bldg.
503 Martindale St., 3rd floor,
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone: (800) 909-TRIB
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
34 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (412) 263-1910
Fax: (412) 263-1926