June 29, 2006
Chris Urban, a former sports information assistant at Cleveland State University, has been named assistant sports information director at Butler University. He'll fill the position formerly held by John Dedman, who was named Communications Director for the Indiana Sports Corporation. Urban will begin his duties at Butler on July 1.
Urban worked in the sports information office at Cleveland State for the past five years, including four years as an undergraduate student. He was Cleveland State's primary contact for baseball, men's and women's swimming, wrestling, men's and women's tennis and men's soccer. He also assisted in game operations for men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, softball, golf and volleyball. During his tenure in Cleveland, he served on the media services staff of the 2005 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball First and Second Rounds, the 2005 NWCA Cliff Keen National Wrestling Duals and the 2006 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Regional.
A pitcher on the Cleveland State baseball team (2001-03), Urban earned his B.S. degree in sport management in 2005. He was named to Who's Who Among Students in Colleges and Universities, and he received the Nate Wallack/Cleveland Browns Scholarship for Sports Information.