Longtime Southeast Texas sports journalist Rush Wood came out of retirement in August 2009 to assume the duties of assistant athletic director for media relations at Lamar University.
Wood, who began his sports journalism career in 1967, formerly served 12 years as sports information director at Lamar from 1979 to 1991. In May 2009, Wood retired from the Beaumont Enterprise after more than nine years as assistant sports editor.
As Lamar's assistant AD for sports information, Wood will oversee the media relations efforts of Lamar's men's and women's athletic programs. He will be the school's primary contact for football and baseball.
Rush and his wife Louise, a media specialist at Lamar, reside in Beaumont.
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