The Waves have three Associate Directors of Athletics and promoted four to Assistant Director of Athletics.
Roger Horne joined Pepperdine as its Sports Information Director in August 2007. His title changed to Director of Athletic Communications prior to the 2011-12 school year, and he was promoted to Assistant Director of Athletics in charge of Communications in August 2015.
He oversees the Department of Athletics' media and public relations efforts and is in charge of the official website (www.PepperdineWaves.com) and all of the various social media platforms. He developed the Competing With Purpose blog and the Pepp Talk podcast, among other initiatives.
Horne was the Media Coordinator for the 2013 and 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball West Regionals held at Staples Center, which was hosted by Pepperdine.
He has previously been an Assistant Sports Information Director at both USC and Oregon State, the Sports Information Director at California Baptist and the Director of Media Relations for the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer.
A native of Paradise, Calif., Horne graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from USC in 1995 and a master's degree in sport management from Ohio State in 1996.
He and his wife Sharon have two sons, Brandon and Connor.