|Title:||Athletics Communication Director|
The 2014-15 season marks Bryan Geelan's sixth as Simpson's Athletics Communication Director. A 2007 graduate of Simpson College, Geelan began his tenure in 2009 and is responsbile for covering and promoting Simpson’s 19 varsity sports.
Since joining Simpson’s staff, Geelan has been integral in increasing the program's visibility. He coordinated the design and launch of the new www.simpsonathletics.com (2010), established the Storm’s social media channels on Twitter (2009), Facebook (2010) and Instagram (2014) and introduced live stats (2009) and live video streaming (2010) to Simpson’s fan-base.
An active member of CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America), Geelan is a three-time district award winner in the Fred S. Stabley CoSIDA Writing Contest. He also began serving as a district coordinator for the contest in 2014.
Geelan manages a staff of around 10 work study students, who staff and serve as the official scorers at all football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball and softball home games. Geelan annually serves as the media coordinator at the Simpson Volleyball Invitational, the Simpson Wrestling Invitational and the track and field team’s Kip Janvrin Open.
Since coming to Simpson, Geelan has been the media coordinator for the 2009 Iowa Conference Volleyball Championship, the 2010 NCAA Regional Softball Championship, the 2010 Iowa Conference Wrestling Championship and the first and second rounds of the 2013 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship.
In addition to his gameday duties as a statistician, Geelan also handles public address duties for soccer, swimming, baseball and softball.
Geelan is in charge of the upkeep of Simpson’s athletic website, nominating student-athletes for conference, regional and national awards, maintaining Simpson’s record books and producing all printed materials, including season programs, game programs, schedule posters, recruiting brochures and camp brochures.
Geelan came to Simpson from NCAA Division I Mercer University in Macon, Ga., where he spent one year (2008-09) as a sports information graduate assistant. While at Mercer, he served as the main contact for the men's soccer and baseball teams while providing game-day support for volleyball and men's and women's basketball.
Before joining Mercer's staff, Geelan was an athletics communication intern for the Atlantic Sun Conference, also in Macon, Ga.
Geelan graduated from Simpson in December of 2007 with degrees in marketing and corporate communication. While at Simpson, Geelan was a letterwinner for the football team, earning academic all-conference honors three times. He was a sports writer for The Simpsonian for one year and spent a semester as the paper's sports editor. He also took part in two, off-campus internships - one with Metro Waste Authority in Des Moines and one with the Northwood League's Rochester Honkers.
Originally from Ruthven, Iowa, Geelan resides in Indianola.