|Position:||Associate Athletics Director, External Operations|
Kyle Doperalski was named associate athletics director for external operations in September 2012. He oversees external communications, broadcast properties and marketing for UND Athletics, and works with the athletics director to secure media contracts, including television and radio rights.
Doperalski came to UND from New Mexico State University, where he served as a broadcast consultant and managed the Aggie Sports Radio Network. While at NMSU, Doperalski also created, developed and implemented the television network "Aggie Vision," which can be seen in more than 8 million homes and has generated over $1 million in new revenue for NMSU Athletics.
Along with his work at NMSU, Doperalski was a partner in News New Mexico, LLC, a broadcast production company that originates and aggregates content relating specifically to New Mexicans and distributes it statewide to New Mexico radio stations. As executive producer, Doperalski oversaw day-to-day operations including production, staff, affiliate relations, marketing, technology, company growth, new content and sports coverage. He increased affiliate numbers by 1,500 percent and products by 500 percent. Largely due to his work at News New Mexico, Doperalski was named a 2012 New Mexico Sports Executive of the Year by Rivals.com.
Doperalski arrived in Las Cruces in 2006 from Lincoln, Neb., where he worked in a variety of roles for KLMS 1480 Lincoln's ESPN radio affiliate, the Pinnacle Sports Network (now Husker Sports Network) and Channel 21 Sports.
A 2005 graduate of the University of Nebraska, Doperalski was an All-Big 12 performer in track and field while the Huskers claimed four Big 12 championships during his collegiate years. As an undergraduate, Doperalski was awarded two national top five Citations for Excellence in Publications from CoSIDA for his work in the Nebraska Sports Information Office.
In 2011, Doperalski earned a master's degree from the University of Illinois in recreation, sport and tourism with an emphasis in sport management. Doperalski's family includes his wife, Elizabeth, and their son, Preston.