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Kenny Klein
Kenny Klein

Position:
Sr. Assoc. AD for Media Relations/SID


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Kenny Klein is in his 31st year at UofL, currently serving as Senior Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and as UofL's Sports Information Director.

Klein joined the Cardinal staff in August of 1983, after nearly two seasons as SID at Morehead State. Prior to that stint, Klein spent four years as an undergraduate and graduate assistant at Murray State, where he earned his bachelor's degree in journalism in 1981. At the time of his appointment at UofL, he was the youngest SID at an NCAA Division I football institution at 23.

Klein also worked one season as a student assistant in sports information at Austin Peay State University, and was a sports writer for the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle.

He received the 2012 Katha Quinn Award, presented by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association in recognition for providing outstanding service to the media covering college basketball.

Klein has coordinated the computerized statistics operation for the past 28 NCAA Final Fours. In his initial season with the Cardinals, Klein edited the 1983-84 UofL basketball media guide which was judged second in the nation by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Klein, who edited UofL's basketball history book Above the Rim, has also received other publication awards while at UofL and Murray State.

He served as the media coordinator for the 1987 USA Pan American Games men's basketball team, has served on the NCAA Final Four media coordination committee and annually assists in media operations for the Kentucky Derby. He was the local media center committee chairman for the 1996 and 2000 PGA Championships in Louisville, and served in a similar capacity for the 2008 Ryder Cup and 2004 and 2011 Senior PGA Championships. He assisted in the media operations at the 1999 Ryder Cup in Boston.

Klein, who grew up in Southside, Tenn., is married to the former Donna Graham. Klein has two sons: Alex and Brady.

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