Hope Shuler recently completed her 10th year at the WAC. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the media relations department and serving as the media contact for volleyball, men's basketball and softball, she is the sport supervisor for volleyball.
Shuler came to the WAC after spending two years at The Summit League, where she oversaw the league's media relations department, supervising two. She served as the media contact for several sports and spearheaded the switch to a new website that coincided with a change in the name of the conference. Shuler also led the league's webstreaming program during the 2007-08 school year.
Prior to The Summit League, Shuler spent two years as an assistant media relations director at the University of Arizona, where she was the contact for the volleyball and women’s basketball teams. She also hired and supervised a staff of eight student assistants, each of whom was directly responsible for a varsity sport. In addition, in March 2006, she served as the media coordinator for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament first- and second-round action in Tucson. Shuler’s 2004-05 women’s basketball media guide was judged third in the nation in the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Publications Contest. Her 2005-06 book placed first in the region and seventh nationally.
Shuler got her start at the Division I level as the assistant sports information director at the University of Utah, where she was involved with the women’s volleyball and basketball teams, as well as the baseball team. While there, she coordinated a successful low budget All-America campaign for four-time Canadian Olympian Kim Smith.
From August 2000-July 2002, Shuler served as the sports information director at Elmhurst College, where she was responsible for sports information for all of the College’s 18 intercollegiate athletic teams. During that time, she also served as the media relations director for the Michael Jordan Basketball Camps, which were held annually at the college.
A member of CoSIDA, Shuler has served on the Academic All-America Committee for 18 years. She is also a member of the Female Athletic Media Relations Executives (FAME) and the Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM).
A native of Denver, Shuler graduated summa cum laude from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with bachelor’s degrees in both journalism and sports administration. She also completed coursework towards a master's degree in management from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. She and her husband Scott live in Aurora, Colo., and are the proud parents of daughter Everly, seven.