From NSU Sports
TAHLEQUAH – Cedrique Flemming, Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, has announced his resignation from Northeastern State University effective September 15.
He has also announced that he has been hired as the top Assistant Sports Information Director at Texas State University, which is located in San Marcos, Texas. The Bobcats are members of the Sun Belt Conference and compete at the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision level.
“First off, I would like to say a huge thank you to Northeastern State for giving me the opportunity to work for this great university for four years,” Flemming said. “I was given the chance to run my own department at such a young age, and I drove myself to make the most of that opportunity. I am proud of all the great things we have accomplished since I’ve been here, and I know the future is bright for NSU Athletics.”
Flemming joined the RiverHawks staff in July 2012, which was the same time Northeastern State became members of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.
During his time at NSU, one of his many responsibilities included nominating and voting for numerous student-athlete awards. Overall, there were 1,073 awards won by NSU student-athletes, coaches and teams since his arrival. The number is by far the most awards won at Northeastern State during any four-year stretch in school history. A full breakdown of NSU Athletics awards can be found below.
“I have grown so much both personally and professionally thanks to my experiences at Northeastern State University, and I can truly say that these past four years have been some of the greatest of my life,” Flemming said. “I will cherish all the memories and friendships that I have made during my time here, and I will always be a Redmen/RiverHawk at heart.”
Three of the first four hires at NSU for Director of Athletics Tony Duckworth have now moved on to Division I opportunities. Former baseball coach Travis Janssen is now the head coach at Austin Peay State University, and former women’s tennis coach Amanda Stone was recently hired to the same position at Louisiana Tech University.
“Cedrique was instrumental in raising the bar of our website, social media and publications,” Duckworth said. “He was diligent in his responsibilities during his four years at NSU. I wish him the best in the next chapter of his professional journey.”
Flemming was a member of the Senior Staff at NSU and served as the sport administrator for the women’s tennis program. He also directly oversaw the media relations of NSU’s 10 athletics programs. He was instrumental in the redesign of NSU’s athletics website (goriverhawksgo.com) and helped launch both NSU’s athletics apparel website (goriverhawksgear.com) and NSU’s ticketing website (goriverhawkstickets.com).
He took over the RiverHawks’ Twitter account (@RiverHawkSports) and grew the number of followers from less than 100 to more than 3,600. NSU was also the first school in the Central Region to utilize sport-specific Twitter accounts.
He served in various roles during home events, including being the public address announcer, press box coordinator, official statistician, scoreboard operator and music coordinator. He also handled the annual operating budget for the media relations department.
Flemming volunteered on numerous committees, including serving as the Central Region Coordinator for the D2CCA women’s soccer all-region team announcement. He also voted on the D2SIDA Women’s Basketball Division II Media Poll and is on the MOAA Communications Committee.
Follow the twitter handle @NSUCoachSearch for updates throughout the nationwide search for Flemming’s replacement.
NSU ATHLETICS AWARDS SINCE 2012
1 Nation’s Best Poster Award
6 MIAA Championships
4 Central Region Players of the Year
3 Central Region Coaches of the Year
97 All-Region Award Winners
6 MIAA Coaches of the Year
5 MIAA Players of the Year
7 MIAA Freshmen of the Year
218 All-MIAA Honorees
3 National Players of the Week
3 Central Region Players of the Week
105 MIAA Players of the Week
1 Ken B. Jones Award Finalist
27 All-American Scholars
7 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans
14 CoSIDA Academic All-District Honorees
17 MIAA Academic Excellence Award Winners
68 MIAA Scholar-Athletes
449 MIAA Academic Honor Roll Honorees
10 Team Academic Awards