Dwayne Groff Joins Mountain West Staff

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson has announced the hiring of Dwayne Groff as assistant director of communications.

In his role at the Mountain West, Groff will serve as the primary communications contact for women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s track & field and men’s tennis, while also assisting with football and the overall communications operation.

Groff comes to the MW from Colorado State-Pueblo, where he served as the assistant athletic media relations director for the past year. He was the primary communications contact for eight Thunderwolves programs, including volleyball, men’s and women’s golf, swimming and diving, women’s basketball, men’s and women’s lacrosse and baseball. Groff also assisted in various capacities with Colorado State-Pueblo’s national-champion football program. He was one of the primary editors of gothunderwolves.com and managed game day operations for volleyball and basketball.

Groff graduated with his master’s degree in sport administration from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia in 2014. While at Liberty, he served as athletic communications graduate assistant, acting as primary contact for the Flames' field hockey, women's lacrosse, men's and women's tennis programs.

During his tenure at Liberty, Groff covered the field hockey program's run to the 2013 NorPac Conference title and its first-ever berth into the NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship. While in Lynchburg, Va., Groff served as the host sports information director for the 2013 NorPac Conference Championship.

The Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, native completed his bachelor’s degree in sport management from Liberty in 2010. He worked as a student assistant in the Flames' athletics communications office for three years, assisting with various office and game day tasks.