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Oct. 2, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Gary Petit has been added to the Ohio State Athletics Communications staff as an assistant director, Dan Wallenberg, associate athletics director for communications announced Thursday. Petit will be the primary contact for the Buckeye women’s basketball, men’s tennis, rifle and synchronized swimming teams.

The Ohio native joins the staff after six years at Wake Forest. He served the previous four years as the primary contact for the women’s basketball and men’s and women’s golf teams while also working as the secondary football contact. Petit also worked with the Demon Deacon track and field and volleyball teams during his time in Winston-Salem.

Prior to Wake Forest, Petit served as the assistant sports information director at Division III Ohio Northern from 2006-08 while earning his master’s degree in sport administration from Bowling Green State University. He worked with all 21 sports at Ohio Northern and served as the media coordinator for the OHSAA basketball regional playoffs in Ada.

Petit earned his undergraduate degree from Baldwin Wallace University in 2006 where he was a four-year letterwinner and a three-year captain on the golf team.

Most recently, Petit was the director of the media center at the PGA TOUR’s Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.