Jessika Bailey joined the Athletics Communications staff in Aug. 2013 as a Communications Assistant before being promoted to Assistant Director of Communications in July 2014. She will coordinate publicity efforts for the Houston Volleyball, Softball and Swimming & Diving teams through all media and social media platforms.
During the 2013-14 season, Bailey served as the primary contact for Houston Men's and Women's Cross Country, Volleyball and Men's and Women's Track & Field teams.
Bailey joined the Cougars after working as an assistant SID at Texas A&M-Kingsville in 2012-13. There, she worked with the Football, Men's and Women's Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Track and Field, Golf and Baseball teams.
After receiving her master's degree, she joined the Corpus Christi Hooks baseball team as a communications assistant during the summer of 2012.
Bailey is a double graduate of Texas Tech. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in American Sign Language in 2010 and received her master's degree in mass communication with a focus in sports and the media in 2012.
She and her husband Lucas McKernan were married in March 2013. The couple lives in Houston.