SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference has added three department assistants for the 2019-20 academic year. Eynde Frazier, Jon Perdue and Sara Yang assumed their duties July 18.
Frazier will serve as the championships assistant for 2019-20. The 2019 Western Carolina Honors College graduate was a midfielder for the Catamounts’ women’s soccer team, starting 40 of her 60 career contests, including all 18 her senior year, when she was a team captain. The Wilson, North Carolina, native scored five career goals, with four of them serving as game-winners, and helped Western Carolina reach the title game of the SoCon Women’s Soccer Championship as a junior in 2017. Also in 2017, Frazier was featured in NCAA’s Champion Magazine for her work with the Special Olympics, for which she has volunteered at the local, state and international levels since 2014. Frazier worked for five years with the Wilson Parks & Recreation Department in a variety of roles, including as an intern and as a summer camp counselor, and served as a recreation intern for Highlands Country Club in Cashiers, North Carolina. Most recently, she worked as an academic support counselor in Western Carolina’s athletics department. Frazier was a two-term president of WCU’s chapter of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Perdue will serve as the media relations assistant for 2019-20. A 2018 cum laude graduate of Coker College, Perdue spent nearly six years working in the Cobras’ media relations department, starting as an intern when he was a senior in high school. The Hartsville, South Carolina, native spent four years in that role, moving into a full-time role as the department’s assistant director in August 2018 after his graduation. While working toward a graduate degree from Coker, Perdue served as the primary media relations contact for six sports and was also responsible for broadcast and public address duties at those sports’ home contests. In January 2019, Perdue was elevated to interim director of the media relations department, giving him responsibility for game-day operations for Coker’s 25 varsity sports in addition to serving as the primary media relations contact for nine of them. Perdue will complete work on a master’s degree in college athletic administration in October 2019.
Yang will serve as the operations assistant for 2019-20. The Davidson, North Carolina, native will graduate cum laude from South Carolina in 2019. For the final year and a half of her collegiate career, Yang was an event marketing intern for the Gamecocks, assisting with game-day elements for a variety of USC sports, including football and men’s basketball. For all four years of her collegiate career, Yang worked at The Daily Gamecock, first as a staff member and then as a photo editor, placing first in the sports photography category in the South Carolina Press Association’s Collegiate Awards in April 2019. Yang covered SEC and NCAA tournaments as well as football bowl games and volunteered as a photo courier for the Associated Press at NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship first- and second-round contests hosted by USC in 2019. Yang also completed a pair of summer internships for Joe Gibbs Racing in Huntersville, North Carolina, assisting with a sponsorship event and with JGR FanFest and developing content for presentations in the mobile-marketing division, among other duties.
TRANSACTIONS: Southern Conference hires Eynde Frazier as championships assistant, Jon Perdue as media relations assistant and Sara Yang as operations assistant.