|College:||San Diego State University|
|Position:||Assistant Athletic Director, Media Relations|
Bob Vazquez, known to everyone as Bobby V, is currently in his sixth season at Cal State Northridge in 2012-13 as Assistant Athletic Director (Media Relations).
Vazquez has worked in college athletics over a span of five decades starting in 1977 at UC Santa Barbara (1977-83), Stanford University (1983-2007) and now at Cal State Northridge (2007-present).
Vazquez oversees the publicity efforts of the Matador's 18-sports intercollegiate athletic program, with a main emphasis on men's basketball, women's water polo and the CSUN website (www.gomatadors.com). In addition, Vazquez is a member of the Cal State Northridge Hall of Fame Committee.
Vazquez worked nearly 24 years as Media Relations Director (Athletics, 1983-2007) at Stanford University where he was a recipient of 20 press guide awards by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). Vazquez also served as co-SID.
While at Stanford University, Vazquez served as media coordinator at numerous NCAA National and Regional Tournaments as well as many Pac-12 Championships.
Vazquez, who received a CoSIDA 25-year Award in 2003, spent six years (1977-83) as Sports Information Director at UC Santa Barbara. Prior to UCSB, Bob held various positions in the broadcasting industry (KFMB-TV, KSDO Radio, KPBS-FM Radio) in San Diego.
Vazquez is a member of CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America), and the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). He is also a member of the Special Awards Committee (CoSIDA). Vazquez also is a member of the San Diego State Alumni Association.
Vazquez also is a member of "Campus Communicators" at CSUN, an informal group of more than 50 colleagues representing all divisions of the University to help build consistent and cohesive messaging, share best practices and collaborate on social media applications, branding, and web communications, among other initiatives.
Vazquez, who worked as a public relations assistant at the 1984 Summer Olympics, is a 1972 graduate of San Diego State with a B.S. Degree in Radio/Television Journalism.
Favorite Food: Foods that are hot and spicy
Least Favorite Food: Vegetables
Favorite Movie: Bull Durham/Too Kill A Mockingbird/Animal House
Favorite TV Show: Two and A Half Men/Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives
Favorite Actor: George Clooney
Favorite Actress: Eva Longoria Parker
Would Most Like To Meet: Dorothy Hamill (ice skater)
Enjoys Listening To The Music Of: U2/Peter White/Sara Evans/Lisa Stansfield
The Best Thing About Working At CSUN: Winning games
What Actor Would Play The Lead If A Movie Was Made Of MY Life: Tom Hanks
Hobbies: Reading Autobiographies
Greatest Heroes: My beloved parents
If I Had A Million Dollars, I would: Travel, and give money to "Guide Dogs for the Blind"