Inductions to take place Sept. 7-8
Former Deacons out of school 10 years eligible for induction
Steve Shutt is in his sixth year at Wake Forest University and his 33nd year in the field of athletic media relations in 2012-13.
Shutt joined the Wake Forest staff in July 2007 after two years at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. as the associate athletic director for media relations.
Prior to Wofford, Shutt was the Associate Commissioner for Public Affairs for the Southern Conference, an NCAA Division I FCS conference headquartered in Spartanburg. While serving with the SoCon, he was responsible for managing the publicity and media relations efforts of the Conference while overseeing the website, SoConSports.com. He was also the tournament director for the SoCon baseball championship and the league's liaison with the umpiring staff. Shutt was the media director for the 2002 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship First and Second Round site that the SoCon hosted in Greenville, S.C.
Shutt, 53, joined the Southern Conference in 1999 after serving as an account executive with Jeff Dezen Public Relations where he managed the Maxfli Golf and Dunlop Maxfli Canada accounts. Previously, he spent 12 years as the assistant athletic director for media relations at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M. At NMSU, Shutt served as the media coordinator for the 1988 NCAA Women's Golf Championships and worked with five consecutive NCAA Tournament men's basketball teams from 1990-94 including a Sweet 16 run in 1992.
Shutt attended Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, earning a bachelor's degree in journalism in 1980. He became the sports information director at Indian River Community College in Fort Pierce, Fla. upon graduation before returning to BGSU as the assistant SID in 1982. He was promoted to SID in 1983 and remained in the position until 1987 when he left for NMSU.
Shutt and his wife, Dr. Doris Paez, the recipient of a Liberty Fellowship, have a 15-year old daughter, Gabriela, and a 11-year old son, Javier.