Cody Soto is in his first year working as Baylor’s Assistant Director of Athletics Communications. He serves as the primary contact for volleyball, cross country/track & field and men’s tennis while also assisting with men’s and women’s basketball.
Soto joined the staff in June 2017 after working for six months at the Big 12 Conference office as a communications assistant. He was the primary contact for baseball and volleyball as well as the conference liaison for social media and academics.
In his time at the conference office, Soto was on the media communications team for six different NCAA and Big 12 Championships, which included the 2017 Women’s Final Four in Dallas, Texas.
He was the media coordinator for the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship where he spearheaded all media relations efforts. He assisted with the Big 12’s men’s and women’s basketball and rowing championships as the volunteer and social media coordinator. Soto was also the assistant media coordinator at the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Regional in Kansas City.
A 2016 graduate of Baylor University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism-public relations, Soto was a student assistant in the Baylor Athletics Communications office his junior and senior years. He was the primary student contact with volleyball and men’s tennis during that time and assisted with the department’s 17 other sports.
Prior to his work in the communications office, Soto worked with Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, D1 Waco, Baylor Bear Insider and the Baylor Lariat. He gained extensive writing experience as a sports writer during his sophomore year and also handled editing, photo and design work. Soto won accolades from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association as well as the Society of Professional Journalists.
He is a member of College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Born in Ft. Hood, Texas, Soto graduated from Poth High School in Poth, Texas in 2013. He is the son of Leonardo and Sarah Soto and has two siblings: Daniel and Kelsey.