SWOSU names Jon Chidester new Assistant AD for Media Relations

Photo courtesy SWOSU Sports Info.

SWOSU Athletics

WEATHERFORD – Jon Chidester has been named Assistant Athletic Director of Media Relations at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Chidester started his new post on November 1, according to SWOSU Athletic Director Todd Helton.

Chidester is a two-time graduate of SWOSU, earning a bachelor’s degree in business management in 2016 and a master’s degree in sports management in 2018. He is a former baseball player on the Bulldog squad.

After graduating from SWOSU, he served two years as a graduate assistant for Doug Self, the previous media relations director for athletics. Chidester then worked as a manager at Paycom.

“It’s great to be back in Weatherford,” Chidester said. “This is a place I called home for four years and was able to meet my wife.  I am looking forward to being a part of the SWOSU family and being a small part of the SWOSU athletics brand.”

He and his wife, former SWOSU softball player Courtney Chidester, have a newborn son—Callaway.
Chidester will be the main media contact for SWOSU Athletics while also helping promote the SWOSU brand.

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