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Chris Burkhalter
Chris  Burkhalter

Hometown:
Stafford, Texas

High School:
Stafford HS

Position:
Associate Athletics Director for Communications

Texas State '89:
Louisiana-Lafayette '92


Houston native Chris Burkhalter is in his 11th year as the Associate Athletics Director for Communications at the University of Houston. In this capacity, he oversees sports information, media relations, publications, the Internet and radio and television services.

In addition to his role as the SID, Burkhalter serves as the administrative liaison to the softball program and serves as the department's radio/TV liaison to the Conference USA office.

Burkhalter was recently named to the NCAA Softball Committee, a four-year term beginning September of 2009. In this capacity Burkhalter will help select the softball teams that will participate in the NCAA Regionals each season.

In 2008, Burkhalter served as the tournament director for both the NCAA Houston Regional and NCAA Houston Super Regional hosted by the nationally ranked Cougar softball team, which won two straight Conference USA regular-season championships and captured the 2007 C-USA Tournament title.

He also served as the media coordinator for the NCAA Men's Basketball South Regional, held at Reliant Stadium in the spring of 2008.

Burkhalter returned to his hometown in 1998-99 after serving as the Assistant Athletics director for Media Relations at UTEP. While in El Paso, he oversaw the Media Relations office while serving as the primary contact for the Miner football, men's basketball teams and men's and women's golf programs.

Burkhalter went to UTEP after spending two years at Indiana State, where he was the Assistant AD for Media Relations. In his administrative role at Indiana State, Burkhalter managed the sports of men's and women's tennis, assisted the Director of Athletics with football scheduling, resurrected the ISU Hall of Fame as the Chair and served as the Tournament Director for the 1998 Missouri Valley Conference Women's Tennis Championships.

He also has worked with the Texas Terror of the Arena Football League and the NBA's Houston Rockets, Northern Arizona and Wyoming.

Burkhalter began his sports information career as a graduate assistant at Louisiana-Lafayette. He earned his master's degree in European history from Louisiana-Lafayette in 1992 and received his bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Texas State in 1989, where he was named Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

He is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, the Football Writers' Association of American, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and the Touchdown Club of Houston.

Burkhalter and his wife, Kristi, have two sons, Mack and Carson. He also has a daughter, Alexis who is a freshman at Texas Tech. The family lives in Sugar Land.

08/19/16
Texas Southern
Texas Southern
CARL LEWIS COMPLEX
7:00 PM
08/26/16
Incarnate Word
at Incarnate Word
San Antonio, Texas
5:00 PM
UL-Lafayette
vs UL-Lafayette
Houston, Texas (Sharp Gym)
4:30 PM
Weber State
vs Weber State
Houston, Texas (Sharp Gym)
10:00 AM
Houston Baptist
at Houston Baptist
Houston, Texas (Sharp Gym)
7:00 PM
08/28/16
Texas State
at Texas State
San Marcos, Texas
1:00 PM
Texas Southern
Texas Southern
Athletics/Alumni Center
1:00 PM
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Idaho State
Idaho State
Athletics/Alumni Center
7:00 PM
GameTracker Tickets
09/03/16
Oklahoma
vs Oklahoma
Houston, Texas (NRG Stadium)
11:00 AM
Tickets
Lamar
Lamar
Athletics/Alumni Center
12:30 PM
GameTracker Tickets
09/04/16
Samford
Samford
CARL LEWIS COMPLEX
1:00 PM
09/09/16
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, Texas
7:00 PM
San Jose State
San Jose State
Athletics/Alumni Center
4:00 PM
GameTracker Tickets
Houston Baptist
Houston Baptist
Athletics/Alumni Center
7:00 PM
GameTracker Tickets
09/10/16
Lamar
Lamar
TDECU Stadium
11:00 AM
Tickets
Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Monroe
Athletics/Alumni Center
12:30 PM
GameTracker Tickets
09/15/16
Cincinnati
at Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
6:30 PM
Tickets
09/16/16
UC Riverside
UC Riverside
CARL LEWIS COMPLEX
7:00 PM
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
vs Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Houston, Texas (Tudor Fieldhouse)
11:00 AM
Tickets
09/18/16
UTSA
UTSA
CARL LEWIS COMPLEX
7:00 PM
09/23/16
New Mexico State
New Mexico State
CARL LEWIS COMPLEX
7:00 PM
09/24/16
Texas State
at Texas State
San Marcos, Texas
TBA
Tickets
09/29/16
UConn
UConn
TDECU Stadium
7:00 PM
Tickets
09/29/16
UCF
at UCF
Orlando, Fla.
6:00 PM
10/02/16
USF
at USF
Tampa, Fla.
12:00 PM
10/08/16
Navy
at Navy
Annapolis, Md.
2:00 PM
Tickets
10/15/16
Tulsa
Tulsa
TDECU Stadium
TBA
Tickets
10/22/16
SMU
at SMU
Dallas, Texas
TBA
Tickets
10/29/16
UCF
UCF
TDECU Stadium
TBA
Tickets
11/12/16
Tulane
Tulane
TDECU Stadium
TBA
Tickets
11/21/16
George Mason
vs George Mason
Estero, Fla. (Germain Arena)
6:30 PM
11/22/16
vs Kent State/South Dakota
Estero, Fla. (Germain Arena)
TBA
11/23/16
vs TBD
Estero, Fla. (Germain Arena)
TBA

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