TAHLEQUAH – Northeastern State Director of Athletics Tony Duckworth announced Thursday the elevation of Don Vieth to Assistant Athletics Director for Strategic Communications, effective on July 1, 2019.
Under his new role as Assistant Athletics Director for Strategic Communications, Vieth will serve as sport administrator for NSU softball, provide leadership and oversight to the Athletics internship program, and continue to serve as the primary media liaison for RiverHawks Athletics.
Since joining the department on Oct. 2016, the Northeastern State Athletics’ social media presence as more than doubled on Twitter and grown by three times on Facebook. Additionally, @RiverHawkSports is the first NCAA Division II Athletics program in Oklahoma to be verified on Twitter.
Vieth oversaw the redesign of GoRiverHawksGo.com in 2017 and the implementation of the department’s mobile application NSU Live. He is the D2CCA Central Region Awards Coordinator in Softball, Super Region 3 Football Coordinator for the Gene Upshaw Linemen of the Year Award and is chair of the Central Region for the D2SIDA Women’s Basketball Top-25 poll.
“Don has greatly enhanced our new media since his arrival at Northeastern State,” Duckworth said. “Don oversaw a significant re-design and upgrade of GoRiverHawksGo.com, and he was a big part in the design of our mobile app NSULive The graphics, GIFs, video, camera, and drone shots have aided in improving the RiverHawks brand.”
“I look forward to Don’s input on AD Cabinet as we strive to have a first-class student-athlete experience at NSU.”
Vieth began his career as Director of New Media and Broadcasting at his alma mater, Winona State (Minn.) in 2009 before moving to High Point University as its Multimedia Coordinator two years later. In 2012, he worked at the Lone Star Conference as a Marketing Assistant before heading to Lawton, Okla. to become Sports Information Director at Cameron for four years.
Vieth earned his master’s degree in Educational Leadership-Sports Management from Winona State in 2012. He previously received his Bachelor’s in Broadcasting and History from Winona State in 2009.