Sports Information Department Wins Award

Ozarks was named the 2018-19 Sports Information Department of the Year.

Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks has been recognized as the 2018-19 American Southwest Conference Sports Information Department of the Year as selected by the conference sports information directors.
The Eagles' staff is led by Sports Information Director Josh Peppas, who has spent 18 years in the role. 

"Josh is a hard-working, blue collar guy that gets it done," said Ozarks Athletic Director Jimmy Clark. "With 350+ athletes, he does a fantastic job of promoting our student-athletes and coaches. His work ethic is second to none. He arrives early and stays late on a daily basis. He takes such great pride in his job and it shows. He constantly looks for ways to improve. We are blessed to have him on staff. I am proud that the ASC has recognized his greatness. That is something our staff has always known."

Peppas manages media activities for the 20 varsity athletic programs. He utilizes a mix of tools within the sports information operation to publicize the student-athletes and Athletics Department -- online via and multiple social media channels, live stream game presentations, and statistical and historical services.

"It is a privilege to work among the many talented Sports Information Directors within the American Southwest Conference," said Peppas. "This award wouldn't be possible without a supportive University of the Ozarks administration, a group of talented work-study students and our hard-working Athletics Director Jimmy Clark and Athletics Office Manager Lisa Thomas. But the real MVP is my wife Kelli who sacrifices much to allow me the opportunity to work within the NCAA III athletics environment."