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Athletic Communications

The Defiance College athletic communications office is located on the south end of the Karl H. Weaner Community Center, which is adjacent to the McMaster Center. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on game/match days as time requires. The phone numbers for DC athletic communications are 419.783.2566 (director) and 419.783.2384 (assistant director).

Media Credentials

Credentials for working media should be requested through Director of Athletic Communications Garett Mansfield via email at or by telephone at 419.783.2566. Credentials should be requested at least two days prior to the event(s) media wish to cover. No credentials will be mailed. If there is a special circumstance or request, please contact the athletic communication office.

Radio and Television

Radio and/or television stations planning to originate a broadcast at a Defiance College athletic event should contact the athletic communications office at least one week prior to the planned broadcast. Courtesy lines are provided for the official stations of opposing schools.


Media members must adhere to the following guidelines regarding Defiance College student-athlete and/or coach interviews: (1) All requests must be coordinated through the sports information office; (2) Student-athletes are typically available for interviews, either in the athletic communication office or via telephone, prior to practices (generally 1:30-4 p.m.) and following the completion of practices; (3) Please give at least one day of notice of who you wish to interview; and (4) No interviews will be allowed prior to kickoff on football game days.

DC Quick Facts

Address: 701 N. Clinton St.; Defiance, Ohio 43512

Founded: 1850

Enrollment: 607

Nickname/Mascot: Yellow Jackets/Buzz

Colors: Purple (PMS 267C) and Gold (PMS 460C)

Affiliation: NCAA Division III

Conferences: Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC), Great Lakes Esports Conference (GLEC)

President: Dr. Richanne C. Mankey

Athletic Director: Derek Woodley

Main Athletic Department Phone: 419.783.2341


Sports Information Questionnaire

Online DC Student-Athlete Bio Form