The Georgia College Department of Athletics and Director of Athletics Wendell Staton announced the promotion of Al Weston to Assistant Athletic Director for Communications in August 2015. Weston has served Georgia College for nine years as the school’s Sports Information Director.
“Al is incredibly talented, has a great work ethic that produces results, and has the respect of our staff and the University community as he is a leader in the communications field that is constantly changing,” said Staton. “This title change not only reflects those changes and additional duties added over the years, but it is a reflection of the value he adds to our University. Al is a key member of our administrative team and provides valuable counsel for the vision of our department. I look forward to working with Al for many years and appreciate his efforts for Georgia College.”
The GC Sports Information office, in which Weston is the lone full-time employee, was named Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Sports Information Staff of the Year for 2014-15.
Under Weston’s guidance over his nine seasons, Bobcat Athletics has launched a new athletic web site at GCBobcats.com, has developed a top-tier social media influence through all formats, and has been a leader in live streaming of all home athletic events with HD quality graphics and video. He has also helped promote the launch of the school’s 11th varsity sport, as Volleyball was added in 2013.
Weston is a graduate of Kent State University with an undergrad in public relations and a master’s in sport and recreation management. During his master’s program, Weston joined the sports information office for the Division I Golden Flashes, serving as contact for field hockey, cross country and preseason women’s basketball.
After graduation from KSU, he served as the Sports Information Director at Division II Lock Haven University, promoting all 18 varsity sports. The Bald Eagles have Division I Wrestling and Field Hockey, and also won a National Championship in Softball during Weston’s two seasons.
Weston is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), and is a District Coordinator for the Capital One Academic All-America Program as well as a region coordinator for the Daktronics Softball Division II All-America Program.
Weston and his wife, Erin have two children, Torin and Alan; the Westons live in Gordon.