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Pat Kindig has been a member of the Ohio State Department of Athletics since 2002.
In 2007, Kindig moved to external relations from athletics communications for the OSU department of athletics, taking over a newly created position to act as a conduit between media, Big Ten Network and fan outreach as well as a connection between numerous branches of the department.
Many of Kindig's duties are comprised within New Media.
He acts as the main administrator for Ohio State athletics on many digital and social media platforms. He manages www.Facebook.com/Buckeyes - the official Facebook page for Ohio State athletics. In July 2011, Ohio State's Facebook page reached 1 million followers and currently ranks as the most followed of any official collegiate page in the country. He also administers the department's main Twitter account - www.Twitter.com/Brutus-Buckeye and the department's YouTube account.
On the digital side, Kindig oversees the Big Ten Network student intern and Student U television broadcast programs at Ohio State, providing Buckeyes content for BTN. He also coordinates studio programming coverage for BTN on the OSU campus.
In addition to BTN coverage, Kindig staffs and assists in facilitating live video stream events for more than 20 sports on www.OhioStateBuckeyes.com,the official Web site of the department of athletics. His responsibilities also include overseeing multimedia content (game highlights, interviews, promotions) on OhioStateBuckeyes.com.
Kindig acts as a content coordinator and part-time writer for OhioStateBuckeyes.com, and collaborates with the athletics communications, marketing and video services departments to best illustrate, package and distribute Ohio State athletics storylines on numerous media platforms.
Kindig works closely with the athletics video services and video board operations staff, assisting in entertainment content and game atmosphere packages for in-game use at sporting events.
He also serves as the editor of Remarkable Experiences - Ohio State athletics donor magazine.
In his first five years at Ohio State, Kindig was a part of the athletics communications department as the main media contact for women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, women's soccer, men's and women's track and field and wrestling, while also serving as the secondary contact for baseball, men's basketball and football.
Kindig previously was a research and production assistant at ESPN Studios in Bristol, Conn. In that position, he was a part of live game and studio productions for Major League Baseball, college basketball, ESPNews, ESPN Sportscenter and other programs. He also spent a short time as a baseball contact for Hawai'i Pacific University.
A native of Akron, Ohio, Kindig is a graduate of the College of Wooster (Ohio) in 2000, with a communication degree. He also was a student-athlete on the football team.