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In 2003, Bradley was promoted to Assistant Director of Athletics for External Affairs. In that capacity, he maintained his duties as the SID but took on many other tasks, including: development, advertising, fundraising, facility operations and game day operations.
Bradley versees design of all departmental publications and promotional materials, is responsible for the department's website, solicits many external events to come to the campus and acts as a liason with local organizations and businesses, including the Convention and Visitor's Association in nearby Salisbury, Md.
During his time at UMES, he has redesigned the website twice, overseen the creation of a new athletic logo series, expanded the sports information staff, created broadcast agreements on local radio for men and women's basketball and baseball, started live video and audio streaming of many home events and reached sponsorship deals with area hotels, car dealers, bottling companies and restaurants.
However, he states that his greatest accomplishments are the staff he has hired and trained who have gone on to hold a variety of positions in various athletic organizations. These include The University of Massachusetts, University of Akron, University of Louisville, Howard University and the Buffalo Bisons AAA baseball club.
Prior to his current position at UMES, Bradley worked at the University of Maryland College Park with Campus Recreation Services as the Coordinator of Student Personnel/Training. He has also served at Salisbury University as the Public Relations Associate from 1997-98. He holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Maryland and two master's degrees, one in Human Resource Management and the other in Business Administration, both from the University of Maryland University College.
He works in part-time capacities with the Delmarva Shorebirds baseball club, an affilliate of the Baltimore Orioles, as their official scorer. He also works with Wicomico Coutny, Md. in a variety of roles with athletic events including the Holiday Basketball Tournament and DIII baseball regional, and is a 10-year veteran of high school basketball officiating.
Bradley lives in Laurel, Del., with his wife Jennie, son Carter, newborn twins Lillie and Reid, their dog, Zenna and goldfish, Mr. Goldfish.
Assistant Director of Broadcasting/Media Relations Assistant
Dave Vatz joined the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Athletics Department in September 2010. He is the play-by-play broadcaster for Hawks baseball, volleyball and women's basketball as well as the studio host for the men's basketball radio broadcast. He serves as an assistant to the media relations department and is the contact for volleyball, golf and men's and women's tennis.
Vatz has spent four years calling baseball in the state of Maryland. In 2010 he served as the broadcasting and media relations assistant for the Hagerstown Suns, the single-A minor league affiliate of the Washington Nationals. Previously he was the lead broadcaster for the Bethesda Big Train from 2008 to 2009 and the College Park Bombers in 2007 in the Cal Ripken Sr. Collegiate Baseball League.
Other than working for UMES, Vatz is a freelance writer for Inside Lacrosse, a monthly magazine based out of Baltimore. He also serves as a scorekeeper for the Delmarva Shorebirds, the single-A minor league affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles.
Vatz is a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park. Before getting his degree in 2009 in journalism and history, he broadcast with WMUC Sports, the student run radio station, for four years. He called various contests including football, men's and women's basketball, soccer, lacrosse and baseball.
The Office of Media Relations is located in room 1101 of the William P. Hytche Athletic Center on the campus of The University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The primary purpose is to bridge the gap between media and coaches/players. all efforts will be made to accommodate the interests of those wishing to cover Hawk Athletics.
Please send correspondence to the following address:
Department of Athletics
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
One Backbone Road
Princess Anne, MD 21853
Individuals from newspapers, magazines and television stations wishing to photograph a UMES event should contact the Office of Media Relations prior to the start of each contest. No Flash Photography.
Interviews with UMES student-athletes must be arranged at least 24 hours in advance through the Office of Media Relations. They will be scheduled before or after practices. If practice times are not sufficient, we will reschedule at the student-athlete's convenience. Phone interviews can be conducted through the SID. On game days, interviews will not be available until afterward outside the locker room and/or press room. A 10-minute cooling down period will be strictly enforced.
Interviews with the head coach and members of the coaching staff should be arranged through the Office of Media Relations. They will be scheduled before or after practices. If practice times are not sufficient, we will reschedule at the coach's convenience. Phone interviews can be conducted through the SID. No interviews will be granted before the contest on game day. After the game, players and coaches will be available to the media after a 10-minute cooling off period, in the designated media area.
Hawk Radio Network
The Hawk Radio Network is the sole source of Hawk Athletics covering all UMES basketball, baseball and volleyball competitions thanks to allinbroadcasting.com. Fans can listen to any broadcast free of charge by clicking on the "Listen" link to the game located on umeshawks.com.
Each game broadcast will be archived on the site throughout the season, so fans can relive any game, anytime after its completion. To listen to a live or archived broadcast online, please visit the broadcast schedule or refer to the links on the front page calendar of events.
Hawk Eye Video Streaming
Hawk Eye video streaming returns this season bigger and better than ever thanks to an agreement with allinbroadcasting.com. UMES fans, friends and family will be able to watch all home basketball, baseball and volleyball contests live on the official website of Hawk Athletics, umeshawks.com, free of charge.
This season the live video streaming will be paired with the play-by-play action from Nick Anastos. Fans can still just hear the audio coverage of the events. Future events may be video or audio only and will be clearly marked on the respective teams' schedule. UMES posts the games covered on its broadcast schedule and the front page.
GameTracker Live Stats
Fans can follow all the action of UMES Athletics from their computer with live statistical coverage via the Internet by clicking on the GameTracker link on either the team schedule or front page calendar of events.
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University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Trademarks & Licensing
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) licensing program was developed to protect, promote and support the use of the UMES name and trademarks on products in the marketplace. The department strives daily to ensure the public can identify with and trust the quality of any product or service bearing an official UMES marks.
All word marks and logos are trademarked and are the property of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and may not be used without the permission of the University Licensing & Procurement offices.
UMES Office of Procurement:
Office of Procurment: Ms. Jackie Collins, Director
Strategic Marketing Affiliates:
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