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Pete Boone

Pete  Boone

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Press Conference Transcript: 11.07

Press Conference Transcript: 11.07


Ole Miss Adds Communications Director Michael Thompson

The Memphis native brings branding and strategic marketing expertise

In his 13 years as the University of Mississippi's Director of Athletics, Pete Boone has overseen dramatic facility improvements across the athletics department, allowing Ole Miss student-athletes and teams to compete at the highest levels in the nation's most competitive conference.

Boone's personal relationship with Ole Miss runs deep, beginning in 1968 when the Grenada, Miss., native first stepped on the Oxford campus as a center on the Rebel football team, playing first for legendary coach John Vaught and then coach Billy Kinard as he earned three letters (1970-72).

During Boone's 13 years as Director of Athletics, Ole Miss has experienced continued growth from adding sports to his overseeing in excess of $140 million in athletics improvements.

A number of projects are currently in the final planning stages or recently completed as Ole Miss continues to meet the challenges of the 21st century both on and off the field of competition. Underway is a $3 million renovation of the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center, site of many men's and women's NCAA Regionals and host of the 2012 Women's SEC Tournament.

Several major projects are on the horizon with the launching of the $150 million Forward Together campaign that includes plans for a new arena, a north end zone expansion of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and other projects.

Under Boone's watch, the athletics department remains committed to young men and women student-athletes and their parents, promising to provide a positive environment of support to help them achieve their maximum potential in their academic and athletic pursuits. The FedEx Student-Athlete Academic Support Center's front-line technology and classroom environment provide Ole Miss student-athletes one of the best learning environments in the country.

While Boone's focus has been to provide student-athletes, coaches and administrative staff with every opportunity to succeed, he has represented Ole Miss and the Southeastern Conference on a number of regional and national committees. In August of 2008, Boone was elected Chairman of the SEC Athletics Directors Committee.

Boone, a 1972 graduate of Ole Miss with a bachelor's degree in banking and finance, is married to the former Scottye Howard of Grenada. The couple has two sons, Taylor and Lexie. Taylor is married to the former Laurel Joachim of Atlanta, Ga. Taylor and Laurel have two future Ole Miss Rebels -- a son, Morgan (9) and a daughter, Pharis Louise (4). Lexie is married to the former Kim Deuel of Binghamton, N.Y.

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