Allison McClain joined Houston Athletics in February 2012 and was most recently promoted to Director of Communications in 2017. McClain continues to serve as the primary contact for Houston's four-time American Athletic Conference Championship Baseball program as well as the assist as the secondary contact for Houston Football.
Prior to being promoted to the Director role, McClain was an Associate Director and an Assistant Director, having worked as the primary contact for Baseball, Soccer and Volleyball, while serving as the editor of the Houston Football and Men's Basketball gameday programs.
McClain has been honored on a national level by CoSIDA, producing nation's best postseason guide as well as the third-best football gameday program in the nation.
McClain was part of a Communications staff in both 2015 and 2012 that was voted a Super 11 staff, which honors the top college communications staffs in the nation.
Prior to Houston, McClain was the Sports Information Director at her alma mater Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana.
At Centenary, McClain handled communication efforts for all 16-intercollegiate sports for 2.5 years as well as supervised a small staff of student assistants.
Before rejoining the Centenary athletic department, McClain spent the 2009 summer working as a Media Relations intern with the Houston Astros Baseball Club. With the Astros, she served as an editorial assistant for the Astros Magazine, assisted with game-day press box duties, compiled daily clips, worked with TV stats, and recapped games for the Astros Minor League affiliates.
McClain graduated from Centenary in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with an emphasis on Professional Writing. While at Centenary, McClain was a four-year letterwinner on the Ladies softball team, earning All Mid-Con honors as a utility player.
McClain is a native of Diboll, Texas. Her younger brother, Wesley, was an All-Conference honoree and four-year letterwinner for the Houston's Men's Golf Team from 2010-14.