Adam Gore, who is beginning his fifth year at Itawamba Community College, has
been named director of Sports Information.
Gore succeeds Will Kollmeyer, who
will join the SEC Network as a broadcaster for Ole Miss Athletics, later this month.
“To say that Will’s leaving big
shoes to fill is an understatement, but I’m excited about this new opportunity
and the direction that the College is taking,” Gore said. “I really appreciate
President (Mike) Eaton, members of the Board of Trustees, Dr. (Jan) Bunch
(executive director of Community Relations) and the College for having faith in
me to be able to step into this role.”
Prior to his joining the ICC staff,
Gore had 15 years’ experience in television, eight as sports director of W07BN,
as well as 15 plus years at numerous newspapers throughout Northeast
Mississippi and six years with Mississippi Radio Broadcast Group. In addition,
he operated goresports.net for 10 years. “That’s what catapulted me into this (profession),”
Gore said of the website, which was one of the top in the southeastern United
States dedicated to high school, junior college and collegiate coverage. He has
served in a free-lance capacity with Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Southwest,
CSS, ESPN, ESPN2 and CBS Sports. He has won more than 100 awards during his
Gore has degrees from both Itawamba
Community College and Northwest Mississippi Community College and is working
toward a bachelor’s degree in sports marketing and business.
In his previous role as assistant director
of Sports Information, Gore was responsible for news releases; maintaining
ICC’s athletic website, LetsGoICC.com; video; operations and play-by-play. He
said that he will continue to fill these duties in an expanded capacity.
“If you work hard, good things will
happen,” Gore said. “The good Lord has blessed me.”