Virginia Tech Athletics Department
Jamerson Athletic Center
25 Beamer Way
Blacksburg, VA 24061

April Goode
Director, Engagement and Analytics
Strategic Communications
(540) 231-8823 :: Send Email

Responsibilities: Goode serves as the primary media contact for the sports of women’s basketball, volleyball and men’s tennis, overseeing all media requests for all three sports. In addition, she manages the social media accounts (Twitter and Instagram) for all three sports. For volleyball and tennis, she manages all the statistical elements, and she maintains up-to-date records for all three.

Joined VT Athletics Staff: 2011

At Virginia Tech: Goode also assists with social media aspects for the football program, helps with the Virginia Tech Athletics Facebook and Pinterest pages, as well as the department twitter account. She also served as timeout coordinator at the 2013 NCAA Baseball Regional at English Field.

Prior to Virginia Tech: Goode held the position of assistant director of media relations and publications coordinator at the University of North Florida for two years, serving as the primary media contact for the UNF women’s basketball, volleyball and men’s and women’s tennis programs while overseeing all athletics department publications, including media guides, posters, brochures, schedule cards, etc.

Prior to UNF, Goode worked as the assistant sports information director at High Point University (2005-09), serving as the primary contact for HPU’s women’s basketball, volleyball, men’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field and men’s and women’s tennis programs. She also had media oversight of two Big South Conference tournaments during that time (women’s basketball and men’s soccer).

Goode spent two years as a graduate assistant at Marshall University (2003-05), primarily working with the women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s cross country and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field programs, and she also assisted in game-day operations for the football and men’s and women’s basketball teams.

She worked in sports information at High Point University as a student assistant for two years (2001-03).

Education: High Point University, 2003 (B.S. in sports management and a B.S. in business marketing); Marshall University, 2005 (M.A. in journalism).

Of Note: Goode serves as the chairperson of the CoSIDA programming committee, which oversees all of the programming for the annual convention.

Personal: A native of Meadow Bridge, W.Va., Goode resides in Blacksburg. She enjoys traveling, reading, listening to music and entertaining friends and family.