Daniel Whitehead
Daniel Whitehead
Title: Athletic Communications Director
Phone: 540-261-8439
Email: daniel.whitehead@svu.edu

Daniel Whitehead is athletic communications director at Southern Virginia University serving as the primary contact for the athletic department and the Knights' 14 varsity programs.

Whitehead also helps administrate Southern Virginia's athletic department as a member of the university's Athletic Leadership Council.

Before Southern Virginia, Whitehead spent the 2012-13 academic year as an athletics media relations graduate assistant at the University of Wyoming, where he was the primary media contact for the women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs. 

While at Wyoming, Whitehead also served as an assistant media contact for the Cowboy's football, and men’s and women’s basketball teams, handling in-game statistics while also assisting with postgame player interviews and press conferences. He was also responsible for creating game programs and weekly notes for his assigned sports.

Prior to Wyoming, Whitehead attended graduate school at West Virginia University where he earned a dual Master  Business Administration and Master of Sport Management degree from 2010-12. In addition to his studies at West Virginia, Whitehead also served as a sports information graduate assistant with WVU Sports Communications where he was the primary media contact for the wrestling program as well as the women’s cross country and track and field teams. 

Whitehead graduated from Brigham Young University in 2009 with a B.A. in communications and emphasis in public relations. During his final two years in Provo, Whitehead was a student assistant in BYU Athletic Communications where he was the primary media contact for the men’s and women’s golf and cross country teams. 

A native of Salt Lake City, Whitehead graduated from Jordan High School in Sandy, Utah and served a fulltime mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Argentina. 

Whitehead and his wife, Bethany, reside in Buena Vista, Va., and are the proud parents of two sons, Noah and Holden.