Mark Pray is in his seventh year as Assistant Athletic Director for Communications at the University of Miami. Pray oversees the athletic department’s sports media relations efforts, as well as serving as the primary liaison with the department’s broadcast partners.
Pray came to Miami in 2001, after serving four years as Director of Media Relations for the WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) and most recently as Director of Communications Projects for the NBA. In 1988, Pray was named as the first Director of Media Relations for the Miami Heat, a position he held until being promoted to Vice President for Communications in 1995. In his capacity as V.P. for Communications, Pray oversaw the Heat’s media and community relations and broadcast departments. Pray received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Kansas State and a master’s degree in sports administration from Ohio University.