GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Two changes have been announced in the Tusculum University Athletic Communications department according to Dom Donnelly, Assistant Athletic Director for Communications.
South Atlantic Conference veteran Jessica Biggers has joined the TU staff as the Assistant Director of Athletic Communications while long-time TU assistant director Jim Miller has been promoted to the position of Associate Director of Athletic Communications.
Biggers comes to the Pioneer staff after spending time at two SAC institutions as well as one year at the league headquarters. She will be the primary media contact for men's and women's volleyball, beach volleyball, and softball.
Miller, who joined the Tusculum athletic department in 2010, will continue to be the primary contact for men's and women's soccer, women's basketball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's lacrosse, as well as cross country and track & field. Miller will also be taking on additional responsibilities in the communications office which promotes the University's 24 intercollegiate sports as well as TU's spirit squad.
Donnelly, who is entering his 21st year at Tusculum, will continue to oversee the department's day-to-day operations while also serving as the primary media contact for the sports football, men's and women's golf, men's basketball, baseball and men's and women's bowling, which begins competition this academic year.
"I am very fortunate to be able to make these announcements about two talented and outstanding communications professionals. Jessica has been on the conference scene for the past couple of years and will provide her talents and passions which will enhance our student-athlete experience," said Donnelly. "Jessica's experience in the South Atlantic Conference will be a great contribution to our Athletic Communications team and I look forward to working with her."
"Jim Miller is one of the most talented athletic communications professionals in the field today and I am delighted he has accepted this new role within our department as Associate Director," said Donnelly. "He is the best writer I have ever worked with and his knowledge of collegiate sports is unmatched."
Most recently, Biggers served as the Coordinator of Strategic Communications at the South Atlantic Conference office, where she was the primary media contact for women's volleyball, men's and women's soccer, women's basketball, men's and women's golf, women's indoor/outdoor track and field, men's and women's lacrosse, and softball. She also served as the secondary media contact for the conference's remaining 11 varsity sports. Biggers also assisted in the areas of graphic design and production of the SAC video features.
Prior to the SAC staff, Biggers was the Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations at Coker College (now University). In Hartsville, she was the primary contact for men's and women's volleyball, softball, wrestling, and women's lacrosse. She also assisted with the 17 remaining sports for the Cobras.
"I am honored and excited to begin this journey with Tusculum University Athletics," said Biggers. "I would like to thank Dom and Vice President for Athletics and University Initiatives Doug Jones for the opportunity to join the Pioneer staff. I look forward to many years in Greeneville."
Before Coker, Biggers received her undergraduate degree in Christian Ministry from Anderson University in 2016. While at Anderson, she was a member of the sports information and game and event staff from 2012-2017. She assisted in the on-campus and off-campus promotion, coordination, marketing and community outreach of Anderson athletic events, while also assisting in all sports information related duties for the Trojans 15 varsity sports.
Originally from Locust, North Carolina, Biggers graduated in 2016 from Anderson with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry with a concentration in Missions. She completed her Master of Science in College Athletic Administration at Coker in 2018.
"This is an exciting time in the life of Tusculum University and its athletic department. With the addition men's volleyball and men's & women's bowling, as well as the University's new academic programs coming on board, it's a great time to be a Pioneer," Donnelly added.