Dan Wallenberg has been the assistant athletics director for communications at Ohio State since August 2007. He joined the athletics department staff in July of 1998 as the men[apos]s basketball contact in the athletics communications office. He also serves as the departmental spokesperson.
A 1989 graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, he holds a bachelor[apos]s degree in journalism with a minor in political science.
Prior to joining the Ohio State staff Wallenberg, 41, served as associate sports information director at Kansas State (1996-98) and Western Kentucky (1993-96). At Kansas State, he worked with men[apos]s basketball and the nationally-ranked football teams.
While at Western Kentucky, he served as the publications coordinator, volleyball and women[apos]s basketball contact.
A native of Calumet City, Ill., Wallenberg is the former sports editor of the Marion (Ill.) Daily Republican and later the Harrisburg (Ill.) Daily Register. While working in the newspaper business, he won Illinois Press Association awards for both writing and photography.
He interned in the sports information offices at both SIUC and Illinois and is a member of CoSIDA and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
In February of 2002, he served as the media subcenter and volunteers supervisor at the primary men[apos]s ice hockey venue (E-Center) during the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.
During the summer of 1996, he worked as a press operations manager (field hockey) at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.
Wallenberg resides in Columbus.