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    Rob Coons
    Rob Coons

    Position:
    Senior Director of Broadcast Operations/BTN Liaison

    Alma Mater:
    University of Missouri



    Rob Coons, NU's senior director of broadcast operations and the school's Big Ten Network liaison, joined Northwestern in July of 2009. His duties within the department include serving as the executive producer of The Pat Fitzgerald Show and Wildcat Fastbreak, while overseeing all video that is created for NUsports.com, including the Big Ten Network's StudentU productions and live streamed events. Until recently, Coons also acted as the media contact for Northwestern's women's soccer program.

    Coons, an Elm Grove, Wis., native, graduated from the University of Missouri in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. He performed various sports anchor/reporter duties at KOMU in Columbia, Mo., KVRR in Fargo, N.D., and WMBD in Peoria, Ill., and is the winner of three different sportscasting awards from North Dakota and Illinois professional organizations. Coons also has experience in athletic communications as an intern with the Milwaukee Brewers and, most recently, with the Chicago Red Stars of Women's Professional Soccer.