The University of Tennessee athletic department added another member to its media relations team Monday, as Jason Yellin was announced as the assistant athletic director for media relations.
Yellin, who previously spent seven years at the University of Massachusetts and most recently held the position of associate athletic director for media relations, will have direct oversight of the media relations department and will also be a member of the football communications team, according to a UT release.
"Jason has considerable experience in media relations but also owns a diverse background in many areas related to communications and intercollegiate athletics," said Jimmy Stanton, UT associate athletic director for communications. "We are excited at the opportunity to add him to our talented communications team, and we believe his energy, personality and skill set make him an excellent addition."
Before he arrived at UMass in 2004, he spent six years at the University of Maryland in the athletic media relations office, working with a variety of sports, including football and men's basketball.
Yellin got his media relations career off the ground with two years at ESPN, where he was involved with ESPN.com internet production and served as the team pages editor.