Trine University has welcomed Matthew Kennell and Shay Herbert to its expanded sports
information team, which provides comprehensive coverage across multiple platforms
of more than 1,000 student-athletes on 36 competitive teams.
“Matthew’s breadth of experience in high school, collegiate and professional athletics
roles will bring innovation as well as strong professionalism to his work at Trine,
while Shay offers the insider’s perspective of a Trine University graduate and successful
athlete,” said Nick Duffy, sports information director at Trine. “I look forward to
the contributions each will make as we expand our coverage of the growing success
in Trine’s athletic programs.”
Kennell joins Trine as assistant sports information director. In that role, he will
serve as a liaison between university teams and media outlets, conferences, opponents
and the broader Trine community. Specific duties will include keeping statistics and
other data, updating the Trine Thunder website, writing and distributing press releases
and coordinating live streams with the Trine Broadcasting Network.
Kennell most recently served as interim sports information director at Malone University
in Canton, Ohio, where he earned an MBA as well as a Bachelor of Arts in business
administration and sports management. In addition to various sports information positions
at Malone, Kennell’s experience includes serving as an assistant basketball coach
at Lake Center Christian School in Hartville, Ohio, and as an intern for the Akron
Rubber Ducks minor-league baseball team.
As sports information specialist, Herbert will work with athletic staff to develop
publications, website materials, photos, video, social media and other content to
support sports teams at Trine University. She also will compile and maintain statistical
data and help coordinate live streams with the Trine Broadcasting Network.
Herbert graduated from Trine in May with a Bachelor of Arts in communication, with
a focus in digital media creation, earning the Outstanding Senior Award for 2021 from
the university’s Department of Humanities and Communication. She also served as a
production intern for WANE TV in Fort Wayne in addition to completing internships
related to video, audio, writing and social media on the Trine campus.
Herbert played forward for the women’s basketball team while at Trine, serving as
captain her senior year. She was part of two teams that advanced to the NCAA Division
III Sweet 16, as well as two that were MIAA conference tournament champions. She also
served as a member of the university’s Student Athletic Advisory Committee.
Last Updated: 07/28/2021