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David Bassity
David  Bassity

Position:
Senior Associate AD for Strategic Communications & Digital Media

Joined Houston:
July 2012


David Bassity joined the University of Houston Department of Athletics as assistant athletics director for communications in August 2012 before being promoted to associate athletics director for communications in June 2013 and associate athletics director for strategic marketing and communications in May 2014.

In May 2017, he was promoted to senior associate athletics director for strategic communications and digital media.

In his current role, Bassity has oversight of the communications, graphic design and video departments along with Houston's digital platforms.

In addition to his strategic communications role, Bassity also serves as a sport administrator for the Houston Women's Golf program.

Under his leadership, the Houston Athletics Communications office received the 2012 and 2015 Football Writers Association of America Super 11 awards, presented annually to the nation's top media relations operations. Houston's 2014 BBVA Compass Bowl media guide was named the Best Postseason Guide in the nation by CoSIDA. In addition, @UHCougarFB was ranked the No. 2 college football twitter account in 2015 by Sports Illustrated.

A member of the TDECU Stadium opening committee, Bassity assisted in the securement process of a 10-year, $15 million naming right agreement while overseeing all publicity and marketing efforts for the 40,000-seat on-campus stadium.

Bassity came to Houston after spending five seasons as a secondary contact for the Oklahoma Football program. During that time, he helped promote a Sooner team that appeared in five bowls, including three BCS bowls, and the 2008 national championship game.

He assisted in the Heisman Trophy campaign for 2008 recipient Sam Bradford and worked closely with seven other national award finalists.

Bassity was part of an Oklahoma Communications staff that received the 2011 Football Writers Association of America Super 11 award, presented annually to the nation's top media relations operations. He also received seven Best in the Nation awards for his sports' publications during his time at OU.

Bassity, who is a native of Chickasha, Okla., also served as the primary media contact for the Sooner Track and Field team and later for the 2012 Oklahoma Softball program which finished second at the Women's College World Series.

Prior to joining Oklahoma, Bassity served as coordinator for public relations on the 2006-07 Denny's Professional Bowlers Association Tour. In that role, he was responsible for all media relations duties for the Tour and nearly 60 professional bowlers, including proactive media outreach, interacting with national and local media covering PBA tournaments and securing potential PBA title and on-air sponsors.

During his career, Bassity has also served as a NFL sideline producer for Westwood One, the exclusive national radio carrier of the NFL and as a member of the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder game-night staff.

Bassity earned his bachelor's degree in public relations from the University of Oklahoma in 2005. He lives in Houston with his wife, Alison.

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