|Title:||Athletic Media Relations Director (Football, Volleyball, Men's Basketball, Track and Field/Cross Country, Baseball)|
|Previous College:||Central Missouri '01|
Justin Maskus enters his ninth year as the Athletic Media Relations Director at Missouri Southern State University.
At Southern, he is responsible for athletics publications, coordinates media relations for all 14 sports, compiles statistics, and maintains and designs the Missouri Southern athletics website. Maskus also provides color commentary assistance for basketball, as well as doing play-by-play for Southern baseball and softball games. He recently added sport supervisory duties for baseball and golf.
Prior to Southern, Maskus spent three years as the Sports Information Director at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, and two years as the Assistant Sports Information Director at Southeast Missouri State University.
He was the primary media relations contact for each of CBU's 13 intercollegiate sports and served as the lead designer on the departmental web site. He also served as the lead statistician and was instrumental in the debut of the Buccaneer Sports Network, broadcasting basketball and baseball games live via the internet.
At Southeast, Maskus was responsible for the media relations efforts of five Division I programs as well as development of media guides and the athletics website. He worked with baseball, women's basketball, volleyball, golf and gymnastics while assisting with football and men's basketball.
He served a four-year term on the NCAA Division II Baseball Committee from 2008-2011, having served as the Chair of the South Central Region.
Maskus earned a bachelor of science degree in public relations and graphic arts from the University of Central Missouri in 2001. He is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, the United States Basketball Writers Association and NACDA.
The St. Louis, Mo. native was married to Julie Arnold, a special education teacher at Webb City High School, in June of 2012. The couple reside in Joplin.