Courtney Morrison Archer Named NFF Director of Events
Veteran administrator brings more than 25 years of experience to her position.
IRVING, Texas (July 21, 2022) – The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today that veteran athletics administrator Courtney Morrison Archer has been named Director of Events.
Archer brings more than 25 years of collegiate administrative experience to the NFF, where she will manage all of the organization’s major events, highlighted by the NFF Annual Awards Dinner held each December as the culmination of the college football regular season. The 64th NFF Annual Awards Dinner Presented by Las Vegas is set for Dec. 6, and it will feature the induction of the 2022 College Football Hall of Fame Class; the presentation of the 2022 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards Presented by Fidelity Investments; and the bestowing of the 33rd William V. Campbell Trophy® to college football’s top scholar-athlete.
“We are excited to have Courtney Archer join the NFF team as our Director of Events,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. “She brings a wealth of experience to the role, and we look forward to her guidance as we continue to build on the success of the NFF Annual Awards Dinner and all of our other events during the year.”
Prior to the NFF, Archer spent four years with the Southland Conference, most recently holding the title of associate commissioner for communications. With the Southland, she provided senior oversight of the conference’s communications efforts, including media and public relations, television production, website and social media platforms, and she served as a staff liaison to campus sports information directors. She also assisted as the local media coordinator for the Southland’s role as host conference for the annual NCAA Division I Football Championship Game.
Prior to joining the Southland staff, Archer spent 13 years with Conference USA while also being involved with various local events and organizations, including the National Football Foundation, the Cotton Bowl Classic and the Fort Worth, Heart of Dallas and Frisco bowls. During that time, she administered a number of championship events for basketball, soccer, softball, golf and rowing while serving on the NCAA Media Relations Committee for the NCAA Men’s Final Four. She has also worked the prestigious Battle 4 Atlantis men’s basketball tournament in Paradise Island, Bahamas, since its inception in 2010.
Previously, Archer was the Director of Media Relations for the Orange Bowl Committee in Miami, functioning as the media contact and primary spokesperson for the FedEx Orange Bowl, including the 2001 National Championship. While in South Florida, she was also on staff for the NASDAQ 100 Tennis Championships in Key Biscayne.
Archer served two years as Director of Communications at the Atlantic 10 Conference, and she worked in the sports information offices at Syracuse University, Xavier University (OH), Miami University (OH) and Texas Woman’s University.
A native of Gallipolis, Ohio, Archer earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Miami University (OH) in 1991 and a master’s in sport management from West Virginia University in 1992. She and her husband Todd Archer live in Flower Mound, Texas, and have two daughters.
About The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame
Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl “Red” Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. With 120 chapters in 47 states, NFF programs include the selection and induction of members of the College Football Hall of Fame; the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta; Future For Football; The William V. Campbell Trophy®; the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class Presented by Fidelity Investments; the NFF National High School Academic Excellence Award; and a series of initiatives to honor the legends of the past and inspire the leaders of the future. NFF corporate partners include Catapult, Delta Air Lines, Fidelity Investments, Jostens, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the New York Athletic Club, the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation and the Sports Business Journal. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @NFFNetwork and learn more at footballfoundation.org.
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