Announcing Sean Sheikh as UST Sports New Assistant Director of Media Relations
University of St. Thomas-Houston athletics is excited to announce the hiring of Sean Sheikh as the new Assistant Director of Media Relations.
Sheikh drew attention in his previous role as a high-performing UST Sports intern since the fall of 2021. Now, he will oversee the Sports Information office that serves all 19 of the Celt intercollegiate programs. At just 21, Sheikh is one of the youngest in NCAA history to earn the position.
“I am so excited to be here! The moment I stepped foot on this beautiful University, I saw a place that is growing with me,” Sean said. “Since the fall, I have taken pride in being a Celt and am thankful for the opportunity to continue my love for sports media as I begin my career.”
Sean is from Cypress, Texas, and is a 2021 graduate of the University of Houston. On top of graduating with a degree in sports management, Sean also played collegiate club lacrosse for the Cougars. During his tenure, he served as team president, captain, social media manager and lacrosse representative on the Sports Club Council. On the field, he achieved All-Conference Honors and helped lead the Coogs to their conference championship game for just the second time in team history. Furthermore, he worked at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, specializing in Intramurals and Club Sports.
"We are all very happy Sean will be officially joining our UST Athletic family,” said Athletic Director Todd Smith. “He has earned this position through hard work, passion and a positive attitude. Our coaches and student-athletes love working with Sean and benefit from his infectious upbeat approach to work. I am not sure we would have made it through the spring season without his dedication to Celt Athletics."
In his final semester as an undergrad, Sean came to UST as an intern under former Assistant Director of Media Relations Cory McKendree and Graduate Assistant Mila Aquino. Through this experience he showcased his skills, sharing information on all of our teams throughout the 2021-2022 athletic year.
The Dawn of a New Era for UST Athletics:
Starting in 2019, St. Thomas began the transition to NCAA Division III. Beginning September 1, 2022, UST’s NCAA provisional period ends, making the Celts eligible for national tournaments. With this in mind, it is of utmost importance that sports information is delivered with accuracy and quality at St. Thomas. In the 16th year of this department, Sean is only the third person to assume this position full time.
“This may be a position some people take for granted, but it's one I care for with a passion. All sports here at St. Thomas are special, and I am excited at the opportunity to continue helping our coaches as they go through their seasons,” Sean added. “I wouldn’t be here without our student athletes and University faculty believing in me.”
Sean will continue his duties as a UST Celt starting July 14 in the Jerabeck Activity and Athletics Center.