Derek Pollacchi was named sports information director in July, 2019. He joined the Sul Ross State University athletic department staff in February, 2019 as assistant sports information director and marketing coordinator.
Pollacchi oversees all live streaming components for both the Sul Ross Sports Network and University.
A 2018 recipient of the ASC Sports Information Department of the Year Award, Pollacchi also serves as the play-by-play announcer on the Sul Ross Sports Network for football, women's and men's basketball, softball and baseball contests.
Prior to his arrival at Sul Ross, Pollacchi served as Sports Director for KVLF/KALP radio where he provided play-by-play coverage for Alpine High School, Sul Ross State and the Alpine Cowboys. He covered the 2017-18 American Southwest Conference Champion men's basketball team and also provided coverage for the entire ASC Men's Basketball and Baseball Championship Tournaments.
He is also President and the Voice of the Alpine Cowboys. Pollacchi served as Director of Baseball Operations for the Cowboys from 2014-16 before being promoted to Assistant General Manager in 2017.
Prior to his arrival in Alpine, Pollacchi covered high school and college football, softball, baseball, basketball, volleyball, hockey and soccer for radio and television networks in New York.
He is a 2014 graduate of Plattsburgh State University (New York) and received his Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism.