Mike Garrard
Manager Sales and Marketing

AT OREGON TECH: Mike Garrard is in his 17th year at OIT and currently serves as the Director of Sales and Marketing and is also the Game Day Event Manager and Promotions Director...oversees all sales and advertising for the Oregon Tech Athletics Department - including signage around Danny Miles Court, Stilwell Stadium, Steen Sports Park and the OIT soccer field...serves as the single point of contact and onsite manager for all home athletic events, overseeing the coordination, design, and production of marketing materials to promote special events and theme nights at specific sports events, including Pink Out and Black Out for Hunger. Prior to moving to Director of Sales and Marketing in 2021, Garrard served as the Director of Athletic Communications and Sports Information, serving as the primary contact for all 13 sports sponsored by the College and was honored with several NAIA-SIDA awards for graphic design, social media content, and web page design. Garrard was a part of the basketball broadcast at Oregon Tech from 2005 until 2022, working with his longtime family friend and Hall of Famer, Bobby Thompson, on the play-by-play broadcast of all men’s and women’s basketball games.

PRIOR TO OIT: Garrard worked in radio beginning in 1985 and in television production since 2005. In radio, he served as operations manager for Garrard, Inc. and program director for New Northwest Broadcasters as well as providing on-air voice talent for radio broadcasts. In 2005, Mike worked for Lush Productions where he was an audio technician, recording, editing and providing voice talent for television broadcasts in 30 of the top 50 markets in the United States. Mike has an extensive background in marketing, broadcasting and promotions that is an asset to the Athletic Department.

PERSONAL: Mike and his wife, Lori, have five children: Mikayla, Trevor, Tyler, Cooper, and Piper, and four grandchildren: Maven, Nessa, Anderson and Killian.