Episode 44: Tim Bourret | Clemson University Assistant AD/Football Communications

Episode 44: Tim Bourret | Clemson University Assistant AD/Football Communications

By Richmond Weaver

Episode 44: Tim Bourret | Clemson University Assistant AD/Football Communications

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

Rich Spotlight: Tim Bourret Enjoys the Fake Twitter account and has fun with it and still doesn’t know who created the account Grew up in Connecticut listening to Notre Dame sports on the radio since his dad was a Notre Dame graduate and was always enthralled with numbers and stats Didn’t have any intentions of pursuing a career in sports information as he had plans to work on the stock exchange floor His dad had a chance meeting with Roger Valdiserri, SID at Notre Dame which eventually led Tim to be an intern while a student at Notre Dame Opportunity at Clemson came available under Bob Bradley and Tim was hired where he helped cover all sports at Clemson Started doing color commentary for men’s basketball in 1980 and also did commentary for football from 1982-1988 Greatest athlete at Clemson in his opinion is CJ Spiller Tim embraced the evolution of social media because it gave the other non-revenue sports a way to self-promote His job can be challenging today as he has to balance the need for media access to coaches and players versus the protection of privacy Words of Wisdom from Tim Bourret: “Align yourself with a school, don’t align yourself with a coach or someone you work with.” Received from Roger Valdiserri about his career in sports information

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Books by Tim Bourret:

Clemson University: 2016 National Champions If These Walls Could Talk: Clemson Tigers Clemson University Football Vault Basketball For Dummies Tales From the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Locker Room Father Ted Hesburgh: He Coach Me

Featured Image Photo Credit: Clemson University

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