Steve Schwepker

Steve Schwepker begins his 29th year as a college Sports Information Director and his second season at Point University in West Point, Georgia, in 2017-18.  Prior to coming to Point, Schwepker served from 2013-16 as Sports Information at Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska, and worked as Sports Information Director for Arizona Christian University in Phoenix from 2011-13, and as Sports Information Director for Mid-Continent University in Mayfield, Kentucky from 2008-11.  Schwepker returned to the college SID profession at Mid-Continent after eight years (2000-08) as a fifth and sixth grade teacher and junior high boys' basketball coach at Grace Christian Academy in Yuba City, California.

 

Prior to his time in northern California, Schwepker served for one year as SID at Southwest Baptist University, an NCAA Division II school in Bolivar, Missouri, after handling the SID chores for eight seasons (1991-99) at Wheaton College, an NCAA Division III college in Illinois, where he won 16 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) sports media publications awards and served as vice-chair of CoSIDA's Membership Services Committee.  He was responsible for meeting the media relations needs of 21 intercollegiate sports programs at Wheaton, including nationally-competitive teams in football, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's basketball, cross country, track and field, and swimming, and publicized numerous All-Americans and national award winners.

 

Prior to his tenure at Wheaton, Schwepker worked as SID from 1989-91 at Saddleback College, a southern California junior college.  He began his sports information career as Assistant Sports Information Director at Biola University in La Mirada, California, from 1971-73, and was promoted and worked as SID from 1973-75.  He also served as Biola's newspaper sports editor and after graduation in 1976, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, returned as Biola's first full-time SID from 1980-84.  Between 1980 and 1984, Schwepker was the SID for a fast-growing Biola athletics program which experienced such successes as a 39-1 and number one ranked men's basketball team, a first-round baseball draft choice, Todd Worrell, who went on to pitching fame with the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers, and national championship competition by teams or individuals in eight sports.  Schwepker totaled four first-place awards from Amateur Wrestling News and 2 two NAIA-SIDA publication awards at Biola.

 

After leaving Biola in 1984, Schwepker served as Assistant Venue Press Chief at the wrestling competition of the Los Angeles Olympic Games with responsibility for the successful operation of the Media Center at the Anaheim Convention Center.  His efforts won Schwepker a top 10 per cent ranking among all Olympic volunteers.  He taught sixth grade and served as assistant football, basketball, and baseball coach at San Gabriel Christian School from 1985-89, before returning to the sports information profession at Saddleback College.

 

A native of Belleville, Illinois, Schwepker was reared in Yorba Linda, California, graduated from Troy High School in Fullerton in 1971, and from Biola University in 1976.  He is the eldest of the five children of the late Paul Schwepker, Jr., who died from pancreatic cancer in October, 2010, and Marilyn Schwepker, who resides in Carson City, Nev.  Never married, Schwepker is the proud uncle of 12 nieces and nephews and six great nieces and nephews..

 

 
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