CHICAGO – Corey Miggins, Chicago State University's beloved Sports Information Director, passed away suddenly Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. He was 40 years old.
"Corey was a tireless worker and an integral part of the success of our team," Athletics Director Chris Zorich said. "I join President Scott and the entire athletics department in extending our sincerest condolences to his family and friends."
A Chicago native, Miggins earned his bachelor's degree in communications from Illinois College in 2003. His sports information career began with internships at Michigan State, Loyola University Chicago and Chicago State. He then spent two seasons as an assistant sports information director at Southeast Missouri State. At SEMO he was the media contact for the women's volleyball, women's soccer, women's basketball and softball teams in addition to supervising the department's student workers and updating the athletics website.
His his first stint at Chicago State was from in 2008-2012, when he served as the Sports Information Director and managed media relations efforts for the athletics department. He then served as the Online Data Specialist for City Colleges of Chicago from 2013-2015.
During his second stint at CSU in 2016, Miggins revitalized the position as the Sports Information Director where his passion for CSU Athletics was felt not only locally, but nationwide.
Miggins was an active member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
He is survived by wife Alberta Price Miggins and stepson Malik Price.
"We are completely surprised and shaken," CSU Associate Athletic Director Brandon Reeves said. "To say we are grief-stricken is an understatement. Corey was a beloved member of the CSU Athletics community whose hard work was treasured by colleagues and student-athletes. I knew him personally and liked him tremendously. The void left by his passing will be immense, and we ask that you keep his family in your prayers.
The family of Corey Miggins invites friends and family to celebrate Corey's life at any the following services:
- Chicago State University will host a Special Tribute on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. in The Emil and Patricia A. Jones Convocation Center, 9501 S. King Dr., Chicago, IL 60628.
- A visitation/viewing will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 3:30-7 p.m. at Gatling's Chapel, 10133 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60628.
- Corey's Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 1-4 p.m. at T'Mari' Exquisite Event Venue, 2701 W. 87th St., Evergreen Park, IL 60805.