Paul Rovnak
Paul  Rovnak

Position:
Director of Communications


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Paul Rovnak is the Director of Communications for Gopher Athletics. He serves as the primary communications contact for the Golden Gopher football team and coordinates media efforts for all Big Ten and NCAA championships hosted by Minnesota. Rovnak joined the Minnesota Athletic Communications department in July 2010 and has also worked with the men's hockey, men's tennis, women's tennis and men's gymnastics teams.

Prior to arriving at Minnesota, he served as assistant director of media relations for the NHL's Washington Capitals from 2007-10. Rovnak worked every practice, home game and nearly every road game, as he promoted the efforts of the players, coaching staff and front office while working with local, national and international media outlets. Washington's media relations department was recognized as the best in the Eastern Conference by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association from 2007-10

Rovnak also worked at the Ladies Professional Golf Association where he was a senior media relations coordinator from 2002-2006. While with the LPGA, Rovnak worked with the most recognizable female athletes in the world and traveled the globe running the tour's media operations at select tournaments.

A native of Gahanna, Ohio, Rovnak graduated from Ohio State University in December 2001 with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

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