MARYVILLE, Mo. — Northwest Missouri State University has announced that Ryan Milke will serve as the assistant athletic director for marketing and promotions at Northwest Missouri State University. Milke began his duties at Northwest on Aug. 1, 2019.
A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Milke served as the marketing manager at Lehigh University in the 2018-19 academic year, according to a university news release. For the Mountain Hawks, Milke created and implemented marketing plans for football, wrestling, men’s/women’s basketball and men’s lacrosse.
He directed games by writing scripts and coordinating spirit squads, band, mascot, video boards and public address announcers. He also created advertising plans for digital, print, radio, TV, social media and grassroots marketing.
Milke earned his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 2016. He also earned his master’s of arts in sports administration at UNI in 2018.
Milke was the athletic marketing assistant at UNI from 2016-2018 where he helped create and implement marketing plans for Panther volleyball, women’s basketball and softball. Milke oversaw all aspects of TC’s Kids Club. He also monitored and maintained the department’s licensing program.
In his time as an undergraduate at UNI, he worked as a student intern and student assistant in the athletic marketing office.
Milke has assisted in special events through the years including the FCS playoffs (2014, 2015, 2017), the Missouri Valley indoor track and field championships (2017, 2018), the Mid-American Conference wrestling championship tournament (2017), the 2018 WNIT first round matchup and the 2019 Patriot League basketball tournament quarterfinals.