Episode 44: Tim Bourret | Clemson University Assistant AD/Football Communications

Episode 44: Tim Bourret | Clemson University Assistant AD/Football Communications

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: Tim Bourret
    • Enjoys the Fake Twitter account and has fun with it and still doesn’t know who created the account
    • Grew up in Connecticut listening to Notre Dame sports on the radio since his dad was a Notre Dame graduate and was always enthralled with numbers and stats
    • Didn’t have any intentions of pursuing a career in sports information as he had plans to work on the stock exchange floor
    • His dad had a chance meeting with Roger Valdiserri, SID at Notre Dame which eventually led Tim to be an intern while a student at Notre Dame
    • Opportunity at Clemson came available under Bob Bradley and Tim was hired where he helped cover all sports at Clemson
    • Started doing color commentary for men’s basketball in 1980 and also did commentary for football from 1982-1988
    • Greatest athlete at Clemson in his opinion is CJ Spiller
    • Tim embraced the evolution of social media because it gave the other non-revenue sports a way to self-promote
    • His job can be challenging today as he has to balance the need for media access to coaches and players versus the protection of privacy
    • Words of Wisdom from Tim Bourret: “Align yourself with a school, don’t align yourself with a coach or someone you work with.” Received from Roger Valdiserri about his career in sports information

Social Media:

To Follow Rich Take On Sports on Twitter: @richtakesports

To Follow Tim Bourret on Twitter: @Tim Bourret

To Follow Fake Tim Bourret on Twitter: @FakeTimBourret

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Clemson University

About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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