January 12, 2021

East Central Community College alumnus and former Warrior student-athlete Lucas Calvert is the college’s new Sports Information Director.

The Louisville native began his new duties on the Decatur campus on Jan. 11.

“We conducted a national search to fill this very important position at East Central Community College, and Lucas rose to the top,” said Bill Wagnon, vice president for public information. “This is a very important position at our college, and Lucas brings the experience and skillset we were looking for to promote our student-athletes, coaches, and nine varsity sports programs.”

ECCC competes in the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference and National Junior College Athletic Association in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, football, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, and men’s and women’s tennis.

Calvert most recently served as Sports Information Coordinator for Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson since January 2016 where he provided media relations, marketing, graphic design, and photography support for the Wolves’ eight varsity sports teams. He also served as a sports reporter for the Daily Leader newspaper in Brookhaven.

While at Copiah-Lincoln, he received four first place awards in the annual College Public Relations Association of Mississippi awards competition in Single Piece of Artwork, Sports Media Guide, Athletic Website Design, and Sports Photography.

A graduate of Neshoba Central High School, Calvert received his Associate of Arts degree from East Central, where he was a member of the Warrior men’s tennis team. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Studies from Mississippi State University and a Master of Science degree in Strategic Communications from Arkansas State University. While at Mississippi State, he served as an Athletic Academic Proctor. He also completed a Sports Information Internship at Rhodes College in Memphis.