Athletics Communications

Athletics Communications Staff
Trevor Parks Jamie Hall John Vogel

Trevor Parks
Director of Athletics Communications
Football, Golf, Tennis, Swimming & Diving, Track & Field
(330) 941-3192

Jamie Hall
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
Soccer, Men's Basketball, Softball
(330) 941-1581

John Vogel
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Bowling, Baseball
(330) 941-1480

Drae Smith
Graduate Assistant Athletics Communications

Kyle Kroynovich, Chris Colella, Ray Klempay, John Schiraldi, Mike Yourstowsky, Dom Joseph

The Youngstown State University Athletics Communications staff handles publicity for the school's 19 intercollegiate varsity teams. The office produces literature about the teams, maintains the official website and coordinates all interview requests for players, coaches and staff. The office also maintains historical records on each team and actively collects information, photos and records. If you have any historical information you feel could be of use to our office, please contact a member of the Athletics Communications Staff.

Questions and comments are always welcome.

Contact Information

The mailing address for the YSU Athletics Communications Office is:

Youngstown State University
Athletics Communications
Stambaugh Stadium, Room 1003
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555

Phone: (330) 941-3192
Fax: (330) 941-3191
Twitter: @YSUsports
Instagram: YSUsports
Snapchat: YSUsports

Our Colors

For any Youngstown State logo, or Pete the Penguin logo, the PMS colors used by the Athletic Department are PMS 186 Red, PMS 128 Yellow, White and Black.


Note to the Media

Requests for credentials (game and parking) should be made to the Sports Information Office via email: Trevor Parks for football and track and field, Jamie Hall for men's basketball and John Vogel for women's basketball.

Media parking for men's and women's basketball is in the M-24 Lot across the street from the Beeghly Center. Media parking for football is in the R-1 Lot across from the WATTS or in the deck south of the Stadium. Media parking for track and field is in the F-5 Lot near the facility.

YSU Media Outlets


WYTV - TV 33 (ABC Affiliate)
Sports Director: Chad Krispinsky
Reporters: Josh Frketic, Chase Evans
3930 Sunset Blvd.
Youngstown, OH 44512
Newsroom Phone: (330) 788-2456
Fax: (330) 782-3504

WFMJ - TV 21 (NBC Affiliate)
Dana Balash, Sports Director
Mike Ackelson, Brittany Bissell
101 West Boardman St.
Youngstown, OH 44503
Phone: (330) 744-8821
Fax: (330) 742-2472

WKBN TV 27 (CBS Affiliate)
WYFX FOX Youngstown (Fox Affiliate)
Ryan Allison, Sports Director
3930 Sunset Blvd.
Youngstown, OH 44512
Newsroom Phone: (330) 788-2456
Newsroom Fax: (330) 782-5261


WKBN - 570/98.9/1390/106.1
(Home of YSU Football and Basketball)
iHeartMedia Youngstown
7461 South Ave.
Boardman, OH 44512
Phone: (330) 965-0057
Fax: (330) 729-9991

The Radio Center
4040 Simon Rd.
Youngstown, OH 44512
Phone: (330) 783-1000
Fax: (330) 783-0060


The Vindicator
Ed Puskas, Sports Editor
Vindicator Square, P.O. Box 780
Youngstown, OH 44501
Phone: (330) 747-1471
Fax: (330) 747-6712

Warren Tribune-Chronicle
Doug Chapin, Sports Editor
Joe Simon, Football Beat Writer
John Vargo, Basketball Beat Writer
240 Franklin, SE
Warren, OH 44482
Phone: (330) 841-1715
Fax: (330) 841-1713

Akron Beacon Journal
P.O. Box 640
Akron, OH 44309
Phone: (330) 996-3800
Fax: (330) 996-3629

Boardman News
John Darnell, Sports Editor
8302 Southern Blvd. Suite #2A
Boardman, OH 44512
Phone: (330) 758-2658
Fax: (330) 758-2658

Cleveland Plain Dealer
1801 Superior Ave. East
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: (216) 999-4370
Fax: (216) 999-6276

Jambar (Student Newspaper)
Kilcawley Center
Youngstown, OH 44555
Phone: (330) 941-2322
Fax: (330) 941-2322

Sharon Herald
P.O. Box 51
Sharon, PA 16146
Phone: (724) 981-6100
Fax: (724) 981-5116

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
D.L. Clark Bldg.
503 Martindale St., 3rd floor,
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone: (800) 909-TRIB

Pittsburgh Post Gazette
34 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (412) 263-1910
Fax: (412) 263-1926