Maxey Parrish

Maxey Parrish
Senior Lecturer
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Senior Lecturer

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  • Writing for Media Markets
  • Principles of Advertising & Public Relations
  • Special Studies in Journalism and Communications
  • Sports Writing
  • Sports Public Relations
  • Global Engagement
  • Spring 2009, 2013, 2015 Baylor in Maastricht Program Director
  • Summer 2011-12, 2014 Baylor in Florence Program Director
  • Summer 2016-20 Baylor in Budapest Program Director
  • Fall 2020  Baylor in St. Andrews Program Director


  • Baylor University, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
  • Baylor University, M.S. in Education

Year Started at Baylor

  • 1980 – Athletics Department
  • 2001 – Journalism Department


  • Director of league and university relations for in Seattle, Wash., (handled negotiations with the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and NCAA)
  • Director of internet operations and sports information director at Baylor (managed media relations for Baylor's 17-sport program from, 1980-2000)
  • Sports information director at Centenary College (1980)
  • Assistant sports information director at Southern Methodist University (1978-1980)
  • Press officer at eight events for the United States Olympic Committee (Barcelona and Atlanta Olympic Games and World University Games in Czechoslovakia and Korea)
  • Staffed NCAA national championships in men's basketball, track & field, tennis, swimming and golf and worked 15 football bowl games
  • Web editor for Bowl Championship Series (BCS)
  • Board of Regents appointee to KWBU-FM board of directors
  • Academic Adviser, College of Arts & Sciences (2008-17)
  • Visiting Professor, Maastricht University Center for European Studies summer program (2015-PRESENT)


  • 2019 College Sports Information Directors Hall of Fame
  • 2005 Collins Outstanding Professor
  • 2006 Division of Student Life Outstanding Faculty Partner
  • Eleven Mortar Board Circle of Achievement for Excellence in Teaching awards
  • 2002, 2011 Phi Beta Kappa citation for influence on students
  • 2005 Golden Key International Honour Society honorary member
  • 2012 Guidestone Outstanding Professor Award
  • 2014, 2016 Baylor Athletics Outstanding Professor Award
  • 2013 Maasy Award - Outstanding Professor (Baylor in Maastricht Spring '13, cash award of one Euro cent)
  • College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Best in National writing award; Football Writers Association of American (FWAA) Outstanding Press Services award; All-American Football Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award; Metropolitan Intercollegiate Basketball Association (NIT) Outstanding Contributions to Intercollegiate Athletics award; Drake Relays Media Award
  • Past president of CoSIDA and founding web editor/director of online services
  • Member of CoSIDA and FWAA boards of directors
  • Organized a journalism-training program for over 800 sports writers while working at
  • Hundreds of sports stories published in a wide variety of newspapers, magazines and websites

Interests & Hobbies

  • Led 10 summer student missions trips (Rwanda, Ukraine, Armenia, Australia, South Africa, Nicaragua, Ghana, Spain and other countries in Eastern Europe)
  • Former faculty sponsor for BRH Choir, Kappa Chi Alpha and PRSSA
  • His family and his students
  • Anything outdoors: hunting, camping, fishing, pitching washers, cooking the world’s greatest barbecue (seriously)

Favorite Thing About Teaching

The students

Favorite Thing About Baylor

"Baylor is a life-changing place."