|Title:||Assistant to the Athletic Director for Communications and Academic Support|
|Office Location:||Cain Athletic Center - First Floor (Main Hallway)|
Phil Ticknor was named the Sports Information Director at Washington College in June 2001 and took on the expanded role of Assistant to the Athletic Director for Communications and Academic Support in November 2011. As the department's chief communications officer, Ticknor is charged with coordinating and leading the department's publicity efforts. His academic support role includes acting as a liason between athletics and various academic offices on campus.
Upon his hire, Ticknor completed a total redesign of the Washington College Athletics web site. During the summer of 2006, he again redesigned the site and moved it to WashingtonCollegeSports.com. In the spring of 2010, Ticknor worked with PrestoSports as WashingtonCollegeSports.com moved to its current home with PrestoSports.
Thanks to Ticknor's efforts, Washington College was the first institution in the Centennial Conference to offer live Internet statistics and play-by-play text for any sport. WC continues to be at the forefront of live stats in the Centennial Conference and in all of Division III, offering live stats for all men's and women's soccer, field hockey, volleyball, men's and women's basketball, and men's and women's lacrosse home games. Live stats are also provided for selected home tennis matches.
After testing a pilot, audio-only program in the spring of 2011, Ticknor helped launch a broad-based live video and audio-streaming program the following fall. In February 2012, through a partnership with Stretch Internet, that program evolved into Goose Nation TV. Goose Nation TV brings live video and audio coverage of home games for eight of the college's varsity sports and audio-only coverage of home games for two other sports. Goose Nation TV also provides audio-only coverage of select road games.
Ticknor played a large role in the creation of the Charles B. Clark Cup, awarded annually to the winner of the Washington College/Salisbury University regular season men's lacrosse game, and became a member of the College's Hall of Fame Committee in 2005. He also currently serves on Washington College's staff council.
Ticknor assisted the NCAA with the production of the first-ever NCAA Statisticians' Manual for women's lacrosse, published in 2009. He was also instrumental in the formation of the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference and currently serves as the conference's web editor.
A member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), Ticknor served on CoSIDA's Technology Committee from 2003 until 2011. In August 2006, he launched The SID Board, the first online discussion forum for sports information professionals. He has conducted table topics at both the ECAC-SIDA and CoSIDA Workshops.
Ticknor has performed various freelance duties as a publications designer and web editor and also volunteered as a media relations assistant for the Baltimore Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse during the summer of 2004. He has served as the volunteer web editor for the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC) since the conference's formation in January 2009.
Ticknor is currently serving a one-year term as chair of the College's Staff Council and is in his second year as a Staff Council representative. He is also a member of the College's Hall of Fame Committee.
Ticknor earned a B.A. in Communication from Goucher College with honors and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2001. While at Goucher, Ticknor served as a student assistant to three different Sports Information Directors.
Ticknor resides in Millington with his wife, Michelle, their dog, Ginger, and their two cats, Reesie and Taco.