Trainor Receives Scoop Hudgens Award

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas assistant athletic director for sports information Kevin Trainorreceived the Scoop Hudgens Award at the All-American Football Foundation banquet at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday.

The award is presented annually to sports information directors for their service and achievement in the advancement of college football.

Trainor is in his 12th year as a full-time member of the UA Sports Information Department, including his seventh as the sports information director (SID) in charge of overseeing the publicity of all eight men’s sports. He also serves as the primary media contact for football. During Trainor’s seven-year tenure as football SID, Arkansas has earned six first-team All-Americans, including 2006 Heisman Trophy Runner-Up and Doak Walker Award winner Darren McFadden, 2006 Rimington Trophy finalist Jonathan Luigs, and 2003 Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award finalist Shawn Andrews.

Additional college football duties include working on the event management staffs at the Cotton Bowl for nine games, the Sugar Bowl and the Hula Bowl.

Prior to his stint as sports information director, Trainor served three years as an assistant SID and two years as an associate SID. Trainor earned both his undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Arkansas. He spent four years as a student assistant in the UA sports information department and one year as an intern at the Southeastern Conference before joining the Razorback staff full-time in 1995.