Roger Dunaway enters his ninth season as the Assistant Athletic Director for Athletics Communications at Tulane University, and the 2014-15 campaign marks his 18th year in the media relations field. He was appointed to his current position on July 28, 2006.
Dunaway oversees and manages all aspects of the Tulane Athletics Communication office, including finances, technology, two athletics websites, the Green Wave's social media platforms, four full-time assistants, one graduate assistant and several student workers. He also serves as the point man for the promotion of Tulane's 16 collegiate sports programs through local, state and national media.
Dunaway works directly with the Tulane football and women's golf programs, and was the contact for the Green Wave men's basketball team from 2006-09 and the women's tennis team from 2011-2014.
In 2011-12, he was the local media coordinator for the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and was a member of the New Orleans 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four Public Relations Committee. He also assisted with the 2012 BCS National Championship in New Orleans.
Dunaway once again assumed his role as a local media coordinator for the 2013 NCAA Women's Final Four at New Orleans Arena and was a member of the 2013 New Orleans Media and Public Relations Committee for Super Bowl XLVII.
During his professional career in intercollegiate athletics, Dunaway has served as the media coordinator for the 2007 and 2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament First/Second Rounds and the 2011 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament New Orleans Southeast Regional. He also oversaw media services for the 2004 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championships in Tulsa, Okla.
Dunaway has also served in various support roles with both college and national events, including the 2011 NCAA Men's Final Four in Houston, the 2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in Indianapolis and the 2008 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Regional in New Orleans. He also assisted with the 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowls, the 2008 and 2012 BCS National Championship games, the 1998 Southwestern Bell Cotton Bowl and the 124th Kentucky Derby in 1998.
Prior to Tulane, Dunaway spent nine years as an assistant media relations director at The University of Tulsa where he oversaw the publicity efforts for the Golden Hurricane women's basketball team and men's and women's soccer teams in each of his nine years, while spending six years with the Tulsa men's and women's tennis squads.
During his time at Tulsa, he also assisted with the Hurricane football team and the Tulsa men's basketball teams, including the 1999 and 2003 squads that reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament and the Golden Hurricane's 2000 Elite Eight team. He was also the point person for the Tulsa men's soccer 2004 Elite Eight squad.
Dunaway began his tenure at Tulsa as a sports information intern in 1997-98 and spent the 1998-99 campaign in the same role before he was moved into a full-time capacity in July 1999.
Before Tulsa, Dunaway began his professional career as a summer intern for the Dallas Stars Hockey Club public relations department in 1997.
A native of Farmington, Arkansas, Dunaway received his bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Arkansas in 1996 and his journalism degree from Arkansas in 1998. While at the U of A, he served as a student-assistant in the Arkansas Sports Information office, was a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America and the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
Dunaway is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America, the Football Writers Association of America, the United States Basketball Writers Association and the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. He is also a member of the Tulane Executive Associates Committee, the Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame Committee and served as the chairman of the Conference USA SIDs in 2009-10.