|Position:||Assistant Athletics Director, Media Relations|
|Alma Mater:||North Dakota|
Assistant athletics director Jayson Hajdu is in his 16th season on UND’s media relations staff and his ninth as director and men’s hockey contact.
Hajdu oversees the day-to-day operations of the media relations office, which serves as a liaison between UND’s administration, coaches and student-athletes and the local, regional, national and international media. Other responsibilities of his office include annual and gameday publications, UNDsports.com, social media and multimedia initiatives, press box management and staffing for home events, and historical archiving and research.
A member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), Hajdu has garnered 22 CoSIDA Publications Awards, including seven “Best in the Nation” citations. In June of 2008, Hajdu was one of UND’s 11 recipients of the North Central Conference Legacy Award.
Hajdu served as the Print Media Chairperson for 2005 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship and was the Media Chairperson for the 2008 World Curling Federation World Men’s Curling Championship. Both events were held in Grand Forks, N.D.
Hajdu, a native of Regina, Saskatchewan, is a 2000 graduate of UND with a bachelor’s degree in communication and a minor in history. His family includes his wife, Amanda, and two daughters, Lucy and Posey.