Dayton’s Doug Hauschild to be inducted into CoSIDA Hall of Fame

Dayton's Jordan Sibert, right, and Doug Hauschild, UD's director of media relations, leave the court after a victory against Providence in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Friday, March 20, 2015, at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

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Dayton's Jordan Sibert, right, and Doug Hauschild, UD's director of media relations, leave the court after a victory against Providence in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Friday, March 20, 2015, at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Longtime sports information director to be honored in June

Doug Hauschild has written hundreds of press releases over the years about Dayton Flyers athletes being inducted into halls of fame or winning other awards.

On Monday, UD released a press release about Hauschild, who will be inducted into the College Sports Information Director (CoSIDA) Hall of Fame in June. He has handled UD men’s basketball and football media relations since 1981, the year he graduated from UD.

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Every time this year, for example, Dayton coach Anthony Grant or star forward Obi Toppin do a postgame interview or appear at a press conference, Hauschild is the one making that happen. This season, he has been busier than ever. The No. 4 Flyers have attracted attention from all over the country. The New York Times had a reporter at Saturday’s game.

"Doug is a true professional and embodies the values of the University of Dayton,” UD Athletic Director Neil Sullivan said in a press release. “He has dedicated his entire career nominating our coaches and student-athletes for awards, and promoting them and our programs to world. It's only fitting that he is now a Hall of Famer himself and recognized by his colleagues for his achievements in the profession."

Hauschild will be one of six honorees inducted at the CoSIDA Hall of Fame luncheon on June 8 in Las Vegas.

In addition to his duties with the football and men’s basketball teams, Hauschild has served as the media coordinator at the First Four for years. In all, he has worked 102 NCAA men’s and women’s tournament games at UD Arena since 1982. That included a NCAA-record 10 postseason games (NCAA and NIT) in an eight-day period in 2001.

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