Assistant Director of Communications; Digital Storyteller
Zach Wadley joined the Anderson University staff in the spring of 2021 as the assistant director of communications and digital storyteller in the Office of Marketing and Communication.
Zach comes to AU after spending one year at IUPUI as a communication specialist in IU Studios and the Division of Student Affairs. In his role, he was responsible for a weekly student newsletter, along with writing stories, managing the Student Affairs website, and creating content for social media. Before IUPUI, Zach spent four years as the sports information director at Marian University – Indianapolis. While at Marian, he was named the Crossroads League Sports Information Director of the Year and was a finalist for the NAIA National SID of the Year. The Knights saw growth across all social media platforms, and at the time of his departure, had the most Twitter followers in the NAIA. Marian was featured in the Indy Star, WTHR, RTV6, FOX 59, CBS 4, and WISH-TV at a local level, and featured on ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and the NFL Network on a national level during his four years.
A 2014 graduate of Anderson University, Zach spent three years as a student assistant in the AU sports information office. While a student at AU, he provided play-by-play and color commentary for seven different sports and assisted with postgame releases, stats, and public address announcing. Zach also served three years as the sports editor of AU’s student newspaper, the Andersonian, and covered all 15 intercollegiate sports at AU.
Upon graduation from AU, the Bourbonnais, Illinois, native was hired as a graduate assistant in the Illinois State University athletics communications office. He obtained his master’s degree in sports management while serving as the primary media contact for women’s soccer and softball. Zach served as the play-by-play commentator, produced weekly game notes and preseason media guides, and maintained the ISU athletics website, GoRedbirds.com.
Zach also worked with the Big Ten Conference during the men’s basketball tournament in Indianapolis and the NCAA during the men’s basketball Midwest Regional at Lucas Oil Stadium.
He and his wife, Natalie, have one son, Brooks, and reside in Noblesville, Indiana.