Stuart Buchanan Joins Mountain West Staff

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

In his role at the Mountain West, Buchanan will serve as the primary media contact for men’s basketball and secondary contact for football, while also assisting with the overall communications operation.

Buchanan comes to the MW from Colorado State University, where he joined the Rams' media relations staff in a full-time capacity on Aug. 12, 2013 after serving as a student assistant. He was the secondary contact for CSU's football program as well as the primary contact for the women's golf and tennis teams. Buchanan also worked with the men's basketball program, and handled administrative duties for Colorado State’s largest Twitter account, as well as the department’s Instagram and Facebook accounts. In addition, he was a key contributor and content editor for the official website of the CSU Rams and The Horn, a quarterly magazine.

During his time as an undergraduate, Buchanan gained valuable experience as a gameday assistant with the Denver Broncos during the 2012 season and volunteered at several Mountain West and NCAA championship events, including serving on the official statistics crew for the 2012 Women's Final Four. He also traveled to various road games with the football and men's basketball teams.

A native of Fort Collins, Colo., Buchanan earned a bachelor's degree in communication studies in May 2013 from the University of Northern Colorado.