Tuskegee University hires new sports information director


A new sports information director has joined Tuskegee University. Michael Stewart, the former sports information director at Langston University in Oklahoma, will replace Arnold Houston. Houston served in the position since 1985 and retired July 31.

Stewart, a former print media journalist worked as sports editor of The Guthrie News Leader, a 3,000-subscriber newspaper that publishes three times a week in Logan County, Oklahoma. For nearly three years, Stewart reported on the seasonal sports for five area high schools and covered the Guthrie High School Bluejays as they captured their second consecutive Class 5A Oklahoma High School Basketball State Championship in 2008.

Stewart also covered athletics at Langston University during his tenure as a newspaper editor. Later, Stewart would become sports information director for Langston in September 2010.

Stewart's first published media guide received national recognition, as the Langston Football Guide placed in the top 10 (8th nationally) amongst all schools in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Later, Stewart served as a freelance writer for the Oklahoman, the largest newspaper in Oklahoma. Stewart also covered high school football as well as minor league playoff hockey with the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League. Stewart covered the Barons as they played deep into the 2011 postseason before being eliminated in the Western Conference Finals.

Stewart graduated from Langston in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism.

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