Tyler CundithSports Information Director
In his 24th year at JCCC, 23rd as sports information director, Tyler Cundith coordinates all media relations for the athletic department’s 15 sports. He is the first full-time sports information director in the history of the college. On Feb. 16, 2008, Cundith was inducted to the JCCC Athletics Hall of Fame.
During his tenure, Cundith has provided the publicity for 10 national championship teams, 72 teams with top-five finishes at nationals, 94 Region/District championship teams, 120 conference championship teams and over 900 individual All-Americans.
Cundith has won 215 national awards for publications and writing, including 198 by CoSIDA. He has had 99 publications judged best in the nation, 94 by CoSIDA, four by the NJCAA and one by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. He has also had 24 covers picked best in the nation by CoSIDA. Cundith has finished among the top five in the country for total awards won 11 times in his career, and led the country four times. In 2002-03, Cundith led the country with 17 awards, ahead of Texas and Nebraska (15), Maryland (14) and Notre Dame and Texas A&M (13). He again led the nation in 2010-11 with 11 publication honors, three more than Oklahoma and LSU. He made it two straight years in 2011-12, leading the country with eight national awards, and in 2012-13 he tied for the nation’s lead with LSU and Washburn with nine total awards. In 2003-04, he was awarded a career-best 19 awards, including 10 “Best in the Nation” honors, second nationally to Nebraska.
Cundith has served 13 years on the CoSIDA Publications Committee. He served as a Vice Chair from 2009-12, and in the fall 2012 was promoted to Chair. He also has served three years on the Academic All-America committee.
In addition to his duties at JCCC, Cundith is chairman of the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame, and has served as media coordinator for four NJCAA National Championship events. In March 2014, he began a three-year run as media coordinator for the D-II Women’s Basketball Championship.
Cundith also teaches golf and coordinates JCCC’s summer youth golf camps. In the summer of 1999, Cundith set a United States record by holing out the 488-yard par 5 sixth hole at Oak Country Golf Club in DeSoto. His ace was just eight yards shy of the world record. It was also named “The Ace of the Year” by Golf Magazine and he appeared in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd” in September 1999 issue.
Cundith’s experience also includes stints with the Kansas City Attack Professional Indoor Soccer team as public relations director, the Kansas City Brass of the Premier Development Soccer League as media relations director and the Kansas City Chiefs in ticket operations. In 1995, Cundith worked for ESPN as a researcher and spotter during the NPSL All-Star Game in Buffalo. He also served on the media relations staff at the first and second rounds of the 1997 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. Cundith’s extensive writing background also includes coverage for Sun Publications, Major Indoor Lacrosse League, Kansas City Golf and Travel Magazine and the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.
Cundith graduated from the University of Kansas in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in communications. In 1990, he earned his master’s degree in education/sports administration from Wichita State University.
Cundith and his wife, Annette, have a son, Brandon, 21; and daughter, Kelsey, 19.