Mizzou's Dave Reiter promoted to assistant athletic director

From the University of Missouri

Veteran University of Missouri Athletics communicator Dave Reiter has been promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Strategic Communications, as announced today by the Department of Athletics.

In his eighth year with the Athletics' Communications office, Reiter oversees public relations, media relations and various promotional duties with Mizzou's highly-visible men's basketball program.  He also handles travel and scheduling duties for men's basketball, also while overseeing publicity efforts for the Tiger men's golf program.

Reiter was the driving force behind the very popular reunion for the 1993-94 Big Eight championship men's basketball team and subsequent throwback basketball exhibition game which was played Oct. 25th in the Hearnes Center before more than 9,200 fans.

"Dave Reiter is undoubtedly one of the most talented and passionate people in our business," said Associate Athletic Director of Communications Chad Moller.  "The role we accept is to be behind the scenes churning out work and propping others up to receive recognition, and Dave does this selflessly.  It's very fitting that he gets a chance to receive some well-deserved recognition of his own now, and I'm really happy for him," Moller said.

With the promotion, Reiter will increase his supervisory role within the office, and be responsible for daily oversight of its staff, and implementation of communication strategies and technologies used to increase awareness for Mizzou Athletics.

A 2001 graduate of Kansas State University, Reiter has received six national citations for his outstanding work by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), including his 2007-08 Mizzou Men's Basketball Media Guide, which was named best in the nation.

Reiter, a native of Halstead, Kan., came to Mizzou in 2005 after spending two years in the Northern Illinois media relations office, which preceded two years as a graduate assistant with the University of Illinois in their athletic communications office.  He spent the 2011-12 season as director of athletic communications at the University of Houston before returning to Mizzou.