Sr. Associate A.D.
Southwestern (Kan.), '81
Kenny Mossman serves as senior associate athletics director for external operations. He provides administrative supervision for marketing, communications, licensing, SoonerVision, licensing, digital media and graphic design, and is the department's liaison with its multi-media rights partner, Learfield. He also has sport oversight with football, softball and wrestling.
Mossman joined the OU staff in August of 2001 as director of athletics media relations. Previously, he served in similar capacities at Illinois State and Kansas State.
While directing the department's communications efforts, he had primary sport responsibility pertaining to football. He and his staff have promoted winners of the Heisman, Bednarik, Butkus, Lombardi, Nagurski, O'Brien and Thorpe Awards. In all, OU has won 10 college football national player awards and 21 All-America citations during his tenure.
Mossman has served as a color analyst on television productions for men's and women's basketball, softball and baseball, and has served as a spot host for several of the department's coaches shows.
He came to Norman after serving 10 years as assistant athletics director/media relations at Illinois State. He built ISU's radio network into the largest in its history and helped negotiate the most extensive local television package at the school. He also negotiated radio contracts that doubled the number of ISU women's basketball games on radio and added women's volleyball to the sports receiving live radio coverage.
Prior to his time at ISU, Mossman served as director of sports information at Kansas State. While at K-State, the Wildcat stop was twice voted the top stop on the Big Eight Skywriter's Tour (in 1989 and 1990). He hosted the Jack Hartman Television Show in 1986 and was a color commentator on the Wildcat Basketball Network from 1984-91.
Mossman began his career as the sports editor at the Pratt, Kan., Daily Tribune, winning two Kansas Press Association awards while at the newspaper.
He has served on the media staff for four bowl games, two NCAA Men's Final Fours and nine men's basketball regionals and subregionals. He has been media coordinator at two NCAA women's basketball regionals.
Several of his publications have won awards from the College Sports Information Directors of America and he has supervised a number of other CoSIDA publication and writing award winners. His Sooner bowl guides were judged best in the nation among all postseason guides for 10 consecutive years (2001-2010). OU has led or shared the lead for award winners in publications in Division I for three consecutive years and led all divisions once.
A graduate of Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan., Mossman lettered in basketball from 1978-81 and was inducted into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005. Mossman earned his bachelor's degree in 1981 and completed a master's degree in mass communications at Kansas State in 1989. He was inducted into Southwestern's Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005.
Mossman teaches a sports public relations course at OU and published a book on Sooner football entitled Oklahoma Football Vault in 2008. He and his wife Amy reside in Norman. Their children include Scott, Matt, Hannah and Andrew.