Powell serves as the associate director in the media relations office,
serving as primary contact for football, men's basketball and baseball.
comes to UND after most recently spending two years as associate
director of athletics communication at the University of Central
Florida, where he served as the primary contact for UCF's 2007
Conference USA champion football team and 2008 NCAA East Region
qualifying women's golf team.
at UCF, Powell successfully promoted the school's first consensus
football All-American, Kevin Smith, who was a third-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions.
Powell also served as the media coordinator for the 2007 NCAA Women's
Golf Championship in Daytona Beach, Fla.
to his stint at UCF, served two years as the associate director of media
relations with Conference USA, based in Irving, Texas. At C-USA, he served as the
league's co-contact for football and primary contact for indoor and
outdoor track and field, cross country and softball. He also served as
interim men's basketball contact during the 2005-06 season.
native of Huntsville, Ala., Powell also spent time as a media relations
assistant at Auburn University and the University of Memphis. He earned
a bachelor's degree in corporate journalism from Auburn in 2000 and
received a master's degree in sport and leisure commerce from Memphis in