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Connor Gilbert


Assistant Director (VB, XC, T&F, BASE)

Connor Gilbert serves as the primary communications contact for the Lobos’ volleyball, baseball and track & field/cross country programs. He comes to UNM from Gonzaga, where he worked with those same three programs while serving as a sports information graduate assistant the past two seasons with the Zags. During that period, Gilbert covered Gonzaga Baseball as it reached its highest national ranking in program history and managed media relations for Top-10 MLB Draft Pick Gabriel Hughes as well as covering Gonzaga Men’s Cross Country’s highest-ever finish at NCAA Nationals in 2022. Gilbert also led Gonzaga Baseball Camps’ marketing efforts while coaching various camps in the summers.

Gilbert also worked for the Spokesman-Review as an editor, designer and writer for three years, managing digital communications and page design while writing long-form features for sports and news. A 2020 graduate of Gonzaga, he was the sports editor of the Gonzaga Bulletin while majoring in English and Journalism, earning two SPJ awards for sports and news writing. He has also earned a pair of master’s degrees from Gonzaga, in Communication & Organizational Leadership and Sport & Athletic Administration.

“I’m excited to add Connor Gilbert to our team at UNM,” said Frank Mercogliano, Assistant AD for Communications. “Connor really rose to the top of our search, and his past experience with volleyball, track and field and baseball made him perfect for this position. He is a terrific writer and has some really innovative thoughts and ideas on ways to promote our teams, so he is going to be a great addition.”