Media Relations

Sports Information/Marketing Director - John Westbrook

Office Number- 252-335-3278
Office Fax 252-335-3627

Athletic Website:
Twitter: @ECSUVikings

The Elizabeth City State University Sports Information Office coordinates the publicity and promotion of all 10 athletic teams, including press releases, publications, statistical information, the maintenance of the athletics web site and Twitter account. The Sports Information Director (S.I.D.) also oversees the operations of the press box and scorer's table at ECSU home events.

Members of the media planning to cover Viking athletics should contact April J. Emory, Sports Information Director. Working space at the press box / scorer's table is limited, within 72 hours of the respective contest. Wireless Internet access is available at all home basketball, football and volleyball events. Members of the media will be provided with pre-game notes, programs, statistics, and any other relevant materials. Box scores will be available at certain intervals throughout the game, including play-by-play printouts if requested.

Working space is allotted on the following basis: (1) daily newspaper writers covering for next day publication; (2) sports editors of North Carolina daily newspapers; (3) radio/television personnel for broadcast originations; (4) official school student daily newspaper and television personnel (sideline only); (5) approved special coverage; (6) press and TV working photographers; (7) weekly press representatives; non-originating radio representatives of AM news stations; and Internet writers for sites affiliated with established, nationally recognized media outlets will be considered on a game-by-game basis as space allows. Visiting freelance and amateur photographers are not eligible for media credentials, except by approval of by Sports Information Director.

All requests for player and coach interviews must be made through the sports information office. Student-Athlete interviews are granted at the discretion of the Head Coach of the respective sport.

Players and coaches will be available following a 10-minute "cooling off" period after each home contest. Postgame interviews of visiting players and coaches will be available upon request.

All ECSU practices are closed to the media without prior request/notification. This rule will be strictly enforced.

All requests for radio and Internet broadcasts must be made through the sports information office in advance. Wireless Internet is available for visiting broadcasts at all home basketball, football, softball and volleyball events. Upon request, special accommodations can be made for the sports that play off- site (campus).

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Services:
Statistics, league standings and other information for all 12 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association teams and the league as a whole are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week exclusively on the

Location: Elizabeth City, NC
Zip Code: 27909
Founded: March 3, 1891
Mascot: Vikings
School Colors: Royal & White (PMS 286)
Football Facility: Roebuck Stadium/Capacity: 5,000
Surface: Natural Grass
Basketball Facility: RL Vaughan Center/ Capacity: 5,000
Affiliation: NCAA Division II
Conference: Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA)
Chancellor: Dr. Thomas Conway
Athletic Director: Derrick Johnson
Department Phone: (252) 335-3388
Department Fax: (252) 335-3627
Web Site:
Twitter: @ECSUVikings

Administrative Staff
Asst. Athletic Director/Academics: Alico Dunk   (252) 335-3461
Asst. Athletic Director/Sports Medicine: La Tanja "LT" Batiste   (252) 335- 3389
Senior Woman Administrator: Myra Blow   (252) 335-3891
Ticket Manager: Doraine Spence   (252) 335-3660
Facilities Manager: Terrance Whittle   (252) 335-3523