Tyler Cundith

Tyler CundithContributor • Inducted 2008

Tyler Cundith coordinates all media relations for the JCCC athletic department. He is the first full-time sports information director in the history of the college. In April 2016, Cundith was honored with a service award by the National Junior College Athletic Association. The NJCAA Service Award is the most tenured honor handed out by the Association. It is given to those - most often not an athlete - who have made significant contributions to two-year college athletics on a national level for an extended period of time. In June 2017, Cundith will be presented his 25-year award from College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

During his tenure, Cundith has provided the publicity for 11 national championship teams, 76 teams with a top-five finish at nationals, 100 Region/District championship teams, 129 conference championship teams and over 1,000 individual All-Americans.

Cundith has served 15 years on the CoSIDA Publications Committee.  He served as a Vice Chair from 2009-12, and in the fall 2012 was promoted to Chair. At the 2015 CoSIDA Convention, Cundith was elected to a prestigious three-year term on the CoSIDA Board of Directors. He is the first two-year representative to serve on the CoSIDA Board. Cundith was also part of group of community college sports information directors that founded 2YSIDA, an affiliate organization of CoSIDA for two-year sports information professionals.

Cundith also has won numerous national awards for publications and writing, and has finished among the top five in the country for total awards won 13 times in his career, and led the country four times. Cundith has won 232 national awards for publications and writing, including 216 by CoSIDA. He has had 106 publications judged best in the nation, 101 by CoSIDA, four by the NJCAA and one by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.  He has also had 26 covers picked best in the nation by CoSIDA.

In addition to his duties as sports information director, Cundith also taught golf and coordinated JCCC’s summer youth golf camps from 1991 thru 2014.  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.