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David Kaye
 

David  Kaye

Position:
Director of Athletic Communications

Alma Mater:
Baylor, 2008

05/03/2013

Athletic Communications Staff Honored by FWAA

PR staff among "Super 11" nationally recognized for servicing media during 2012 football season.

David Kaye is in his eighth year in the Baylor Athletic Communications office. He is the primary contact for the men’s basketball and men’s and women’s golf programs, and he assists with football. He also serves as the Athletic Communications office’s publications coordinator.

Kaye spent his first three years on the Baylor staff as assistant director, serving as the media contact for baseball and acrobatics & tumbling and assisting with football. He was promoted to associate director when he transitioned to men’s basketball duties in 2012 and became director of athletic communications in 2016.

Kaye’s first full-time job as an SID was at the University of South Alabama, and he joined the Baylor staff in October 2009. He started at USA as an intern in 2008 and later became assistant media relations director. He served as the primary contact for Jaguar baseball and women’s golf, and was the secondary contact during USA’s inaugural football season.

Prior to joining the staff at USA, Kaye spent two years as a student intern in the Baylor Athletic Media Relations office.

After graduating from Katy (Texas) High School, Kaye enrolled at Baylor in 2002. He joined the Army Reserve in 2003, and he was called to active duty two weeks prior to the completion of his junior year at Baylor. After a three-month extended training session, he was deployed to the Middle East, where he spent two months in Kuwait and Uzbekistan before being stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan, for the final 10 months of a 15-month deployment. He received an honorable discharge in 2011 following eight years of service.

After completing his deployment, Kaye returned to Baylor and graduated in May 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism - Public Relations with areas of concentration in marketing and management.

Prior to entering the athletic communications field, Kaye gained experience as a stringer with the Waco Tribune-Herald and a sportswriter for The Baylor Lariat.

Kaye is a member of College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) and Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).

A Katy, Texas, native, he is married to the former Emily Ingram of Bastrop, La., who graduated from Baylor in 2005 and works in the university’s Development office. They are Godparents to two boys who lived with them for a year in foster care.

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