Tyler Dunkel was named an Assistant Athletics Director in July 2006 and now enters his seventh year as the Director of Athletic Media Relations and his 11th year with the New Mexico State Athletics Department.
Dunkel is the media contact for football, men's golf and equestrian. He is in charge of all publicity/media relation efforts for the Aggie football team. In addition, Dunkel oversees all 17 NM State varsity sports while supervising the media relations office staff. He is also a chair member of the First Community Bank/NM State Hall of Fame committee and was the media chair for the 2007 and 2008 Men's and Women's WAC Basketball Tournaments. Most recently, Dunkel was selected to participate in the 2011 Leadership Las Cruces, organized by the Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce.
Dunkel joined NM State after a one-year internship in the athletic media relations department at the University of Kansas, overseeing cross country/track and field for the Jayhawks. Prior to Kansas, Dunkel served as the sports information graduate assistant at Colorado State for one year as the men's golf contact.
A native of Denver, Colo., Dunkel graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in communications. Dunkel and his wife, Gloria, reside in Las Cruces with their sons, Jacob and Cole, and daughter, Isabella.