Athletic Communications
Assistant Athletic Director for Communications: Lance Franey; (562) 907-4852; lfraney@whittier.edu

Whittier College's Office of Athletic Communications disseminates information to local and national media outlets for the College's 22 intercollegiate sports. The office issues press releases, media guides, brochures and other promotional items, and the staff is available to assist members of the media in their coverage of the Poets athletic teams.

Sports Information Downloads

Phone Interviews
All interviews with WC athletes and coaches should be arranged through the Office of Athletic Communications. It is preferred that members of the media wishing to conduct phone interviews supply a number for the student-athlete to contact the reporter. Phone numbers of student-athletes will not be released without both their written and verbal consent.

Post-game Interviews
On-site post-game interviews should be arranged through the Athletics Communication representative of the contest you are covering. A brief period for coaches and athletes to cool down will be observed.

Statistics/Services
Press guides, programs, notes and cumulative statistics will be distributed before each game.

Broadcasts/Webcasts
Whittier College broadcasts live video for home and away games of 14 sports over Stretch Internet. Select games are covered with live audio. The office of Athletics Communications provides live statistical coverage for 12 sports. Links are accessible from each sport's schedule page, as well as within the Stretch Internet Portal

Visiting stations, student or commercial, wishing to originate from a competition venue should contact the Office of Athletic Communications as far in advance of the date of competition as possible. Please contact Lance Franey clearly stating the following:

  • Sport you wish to broadcast
  • Date of broadcast
  • Name of media outlet
  • Phone or Internet preference

Media Credentials
Media credentials are required for access to the press box of Memorial Stadium. Please request credentials 72 hours in advance of the contest. Credentials are limited by space availability, and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact Lance Franey clearly the following:

  • Sport you wish to cover
  • Date of contest you wish to cover
  • The media organization or department you represent
  • Contact information for your assigning editor


Photography Credentials
Only credentialed photographers will be granted field/gym access for photography. Credentials can be applied for through the office of Athletic Communications. Please contact Lance Franey clearly stating the following:

  • Sport you wish to shoot
  • Date of contest you wish to shoot
  • The media organization or department you represent
  • Contact information for your assigning editor