Carpenter Joins Wesleyan Athletic Department as Sports Information Director

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

West Virginia Wesleyan College recently welcomed Duane Carpenter as the College’s new Sports Information Director.  A Buckhannon native, Carpenter returns to the College in this role after a brief time working as a staff writer for The Record Delta.

With many years of journalism and sports experience, Carpenter won seven West Virginia Press Association Awards in 2013, and his “Fearless Football Forecast” column was selected as a second place for best sports column by the West Virginia Press Association in 2012.

A 1990 graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School, Carpenter received his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice and a minor in history from Fairmont State University in 2012.  He has also served as assistant sports editor at The Record Delta, as well as the Associate Director of Marketing and Communication at Wesleyan.

“I am very excited to be joining the Wesleyan family once again,” Carpenter stated.  “Having worked with many of Wesleyan’s players, coaches, and administrators in previous roles, I know there are some wonderful people here.  I look forward to interacting with them on a daily basis and helping inform the public of their academic and athletic achievements.”

Athletic Director Randy Tenney is also excited to have Carpenter back on the team.

“We are excited about having Duane back as part of our department,” commented Tenney.  “He did a very good job when he was here before, and we know the kind of good work he is capable of producing.  I am sure he will expand upon what we have been doing in the sports information department, and we know he will help us expand our media reach in the future.”

In his free time, Carpenter enjoys volunteering with local youth sports, as well as coaching his daughter’s youth soccer team.  He has also served as the volunteer announcer and statistician for Buckhannon Post 7.  Carpenter continues to write his award-winning Fearless Football Forecast for The Record Delta, as well as covering local high school and middle school football for the publication.  He is also an avid Steelers, Pirates, Penguins, and WVU fan.

“I am grateful to President Pamela Balch and Athletic Director Randy Tenney for believing in me,” stated Carpenter.  “I look forward to the opportunity to prove worthy of that trust.”

Carpenter continues to reside in Buckhannon with his wife Tahsha and daughter Bailey.