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Brett McWethy joined the UIC Athletics staff in October 2010 as the Director of Communications, where he serves as the primary contact for men's basketball, men's soccer, women's golf and men's and women's track and field, in addition to overseeing the communications efforts for each of the department's 20 athletic programs.
McWethy brings more than seven years of full-time experience to the Flames' communications department. He began working in the field in 1999 as a student assistant at Eastern Michigan and hasn't steered away since. While he has spent the majority of his career workin in on-campus athletic offices, McWethy also spent one year at the Mid-American Conference office.
Prior to UIC, McWethy was an Assistant Media Relations Director at Northern Illinois. During the two-plus year stint with the Huskies, he was the primary contact for the men's basketball team, along with the men's and women's tennis squads. McWethy also served as the chairperson for the 2010 NIUHuskies.com re-design, which launched in September of the same year. In addition to his design capabilities with the website, he also designed media guides and interactive and printed recruiting guides.
McWethy worked at Illinois State as an Assistant Media Relations Director from June 2006-October 2008. During his time with the Redbirds, he was the primary contact for volleyball from 2006-08, women's basketball during the 2006-07 season and men's basketball for the 2007-08 campaign.
From July 2005-June 2006, McWethy worked at the MAC office as a Media Relations Assistant. He was the conference contact for volleyball, wrestling, swimming and diving and softball, and served as the Media Coordinator for a pair of neutral site conference tournaments.
The Kalamazoo, Mich., native began his experience within athletics communications at Eastern Michigan as a student assistant in 1999, before serving as a graduate assistant for the Eagles from January 2004-June 2005.
McWethy earned his Bachelor of Art's degree in journalism with a marketing minor from Eastern Michigan in December 2003, before completing his Master's of Science degree in physical education with a concentration in sport management in 2006, also from Eastern Michigan.
McWethy currently resides in Chicago.