Chris Taylor

Ball State Sports Link and Esports, Senior Director of Sports Production

A creative storyteller and producer with over 22 years of experience, Chris Taylor is in his 11th year in 2020-21 as senior director of sports production (Ball State Sports Link & esports) and lecturer of telecommunications at Ball State.

In 2019, Taylor was awarded a Ball State Benny Award. The Benny Award is the Alumni Association’s top award for service to Ball State University or the Alumni Association. Taylor's graduates can be found at ESPN, Turner Sports, Raycom Sports, MLB, Indy Car, NASCAR, NBA, NFL, NHL, and NCAA Athletics Departments across the country.

In June 2017, Taylor was honored with the Sports Video Group/College Sports Media Summit Pioneer Award. The national award recognizes innovators in video production and technology at the university level who have advanced the industry at large.

A former college sports information and marketing director, Taylor has served on numerous state, local, and national organizing committees, including for the NCAA Final Four and other NCAA Championship events. In addition, he has guided Ball State’s involvement as social and digital media producers for NCAA March Madness and other NCAA Championships since 2011, working with the NCAA and Turner Sports.

In 2014, Taylor guided the social and digital real-time operations – utilizing students – for the 96th PGA Championship and the 2014 Ryder Cup. He also helped lead a team of Ball State students to the London 2012 Olympic Games, producing multimedia stories for national media outlets.

Taylor is a graduate of Ball State University with his bachelor’s in telecommunications (production option) and a master’s in sports administration.

Featured in: College Sports Roundtable (12/14)

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