Sac State athletic department adds new media relations director

Andrew Tomsky worked at Northern Arizona University prior to being hired by Sac State. 

Andrew Tomsky worked at Northern Arizona University prior to being hired by Sac State. 

Clifton Jones

The Sacramento State athletic department welcomed its newest member, Andrew Tomsky, to its media relations team.

The position was open after former Sac State media relations employee, Joe Waltasti, left to take a position at UC Davis in March. 

Tomsky will most likely cover baseball, women’s basketball, women’s tennis and both men’s and women’s soccer. 

He said he is looking forward to getting settled into his new surroundings here at Sac State. 

“The teams that I am working with have been very welcoming, although I have not had the chance to meet with the baseball head coach Reggie Christiansen,” Tomsky said.

The hiring of Tomsky greatly alleviated both assistant media relations directors Ryan Bjork and Brian Berger with both of them helping out to cover the sports that were left behind by Waltasti.   

Originally from San Diego, Tomsky graduated from UC Davis with a communications degree and interned at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. 

After a year-long internship, he was hired as a graduate assistant at the Northern Arizona University athletic department. Tomsky continued to work at Northern Arizona full-time for two more years before he accepted his new position at Sac State. 

Tomsky said he actually stumbled onto being involved in an athletics media relations department while he was at Davis.

“As an undergrad at UC Davis, I wanted to go into broadcasting, but as the years went on I changed to sports information,” Tomsky said. “It actually fit me better because I love getting to know the teams and helping to bring publicity to each team.” 

Tomsky’s girlfriend, Heather Coon, said that it was always their plan to be closer to family and that Sacramento is the perfect place for both of them. 

“It has been crazy for both of us in getting ready for the move to Sacramento – like, finalizing the apartment and the packing of our things,” Coon said. “It didn’t go as smoothly as we might have liked, but we made it work some how.”

Coon said she is looking forward not only to the sunny weather of California, but also to hopefully finding work as a speech pathologist. 

Both Coon and Tomsky said that the move to Sacramento will mostly likely be a long term deal. 

“I was ready for a change from the snowy winters of Northern Arizona to the warmer environment of Sac State,” Tomsky said.



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