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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.

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04/22/18
No. 24 Wichita State
No. 24 Wichita State
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W, 6-5
04/22/18
No. 24 Wichita State
No. 24 Wichita State
SCHROEDER PARK
W, 3-1
04/22/18
Tulsa
Tulsa
Cougar Softball Stadium
L, 7-2
GameTracker
04/22/18
vs The American Championships
Palm Harbor, Fla. (Copperhead Course - Innisbrook Golf Club)
All Day
04/23/18
vs The American Championships
Palm Harbor, Fla. (Copperhead Course - Innisbrook Golf Club)
All Day
04/24/18
Texas
at Texas
Austin, Texas
6:30 PM
04/24/18
Baylor
Baylor
Cougar Softball Stadium
4:00 PM
GameTracker Video
04/24/18
Baylor
Baylor
Cougar Softball Stadium
6:30 PM
GameTracker Video
04/24/18
vs The American Championships
Palm Harbor, Fla. (Copperhead Course - Innisbrook Golf Club)
All Day
04/26/18
Penn Relays
at Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
All Day
04/27/18
ECU
at ECU
Greenville, N.C.
5:30 PM
04/27/18
UConn
at UConn
Storrs, Conn.
3:00 PM
04/27/18
Penn Relays
at Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
All Day
04/28/18
ECU
at ECU
Greenville, N.C.
3:00 PM
04/28/18
UConn
at UConn
Storrs, Conn.
1:00 PM
04/28/18
Penn Relays
at Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
All Day
04/28/18
Longhorn Invitational
at Longhorn Invitational
Austin, Texas
All Day
04/29/18
ECU
at ECU
Greenville, N.C.
10:30 AM
04/29/18
UConn
at UConn
Storrs, Conn.
11:00 AM
04/29/18
Longhorn Invitational
at Longhorn Invitational
Austin, Texas
All Day
05/01/18
Sam Houston State
vs Sam Houston State
Sugar Land, Texas (Constellation Field)
7:05 PM
05/04/18
UCF
UCF
SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
05/04/18
Memphis Senior Weekend
Memphis Senior Weekend
Cougar Softball Stadium
6:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
05/04/18
Tom Tellez Invitational
Carl Lewis Complex
All Day
05/05/18
UCF
UCF
SCHROEDER PARK
6:30 PM
05/05/18
Memphis Senior Weekend
Memphis Senior Weekend
Cougar Softball Stadium
2:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
05/06/18
UCF
UCF
SCHROEDER PARK
1:00 PM
05/06/18
Memphis Senior Weekend
Memphis Senior Weekend
Cougar Softball Stadium
12:00 PM
GameTracker Video Tickets
05/07/18
vs NCAA Regional
TBD
All Day
05/08/18
vs NCAA Regional
TBD
All Day
05/09/18
at NCAA Regional
TBD
All Day
05/11/18
vs The American Outdoor Championships
Cincinnati, Ohio
All Day
05/12/18
vs The American Outdoor Championships
Cincinnati, Ohio
All Day
05/13/18
vs The American Outdoor Championships
Cincinnati, Ohio
All Day
05/14/18
vs NCAA Regional
TBD
All Day
05/15/18
vs NCAA Regional
TBD
All Day
05/16/18
vs NCAA Regional
TBD
All Day
05/18/18
vs NCAA Championships
Stillwater, Okla. (Karsten Creek Golf Club)
All Day
05/19/18
vs NCAA Championships
Stillwater, Okla. (Karsten Creek Golf Club)
All Day
05/20/18
vs NCAA Championships
Stillwater, Okla. (Karsten Creek Golf Club)
All Day
05/21/18
vs NCAA Championships
Stillwater, Okla. (Karsten Creek Golf Club)
All Day
05/22/18
vs NCAA Championships
Stillwater, Okla. (Karsten Creek Golf Club)
All Day
05/23/18
vs NCAA Championships
Stillwater, Okla. (Karsten Creek Golf Club)
All Day
05/23/18
vs NCAA West Prelims
Sacramento, Calif.
All Day
05/25/18
vs NCAA Championships
Stillwater, Okla. (Karsten Creek Golf Club)
All Day
05/26/18
vs NCAA Championships
Stillwater, Okla. (Karsten Creek Golf Club)
All Day
05/27/18
vs NCAA Championships
Stillwater, Okla. (Karsten Creek Golf Club)
All Day
05/28/18
vs NCAA Championships
Stillwater, Okla. (Karsten Creek Golf Club)
All Day
09/01/18
Rice
at Rice
Houston, Texas
TBA
Tickets
09/08/18
Arizona
Arizona
TDECU Stadium
TBA
Tickets
09/15/18
Texas Tech
at Texas Tech
Lubbock, Texas
TBA
Tickets
09/22/18
Texas Southern
Texas Southern
TDECU Stadium
TBA
Tickets
10/04/18
Tulsa
Tulsa
TDECU Stadium
TBA
Tickets
10/13/18
ECU
at ECU
Greenville, N.C.
TBA
Tickets
10/20/18
Navy
at Navy
Annapolis, Md.
TBA
Tickets
10/27/18
USF
USF
TDECU Stadium
TBA
Tickets
11/03/18
SMU
at SMU
Dallas, Texas
TBA
Tickets
11/10/18
Temple
Temple
TDECU Stadium
TBA
Tickets

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