LSU Gold
Associate Communications Director
Marksville, La.

Melissa Foley enters her eighth year on the LSU sports information staff as associate SID in charge of the nationally recognized softball program. She is also in her seventh season as the primary contact for the nationally ranked women’s volleyball program and serves as the sports information department’s contact for the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program.

Foley, 32, is a Marksville, La., native and a 1997 graduate of LSU in mass communication. Prior to coming to LSU, Foley was the assistant SID for one year at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. At NSU, she was the primary media contact for the women’s basketball, soccer and softball teams and assisted with the other 11 sports including the NCAA Tournament men’s basketball team and Division I-AA football team.

From 1999-2000, Foley worked as an intern at Ole Miss. In Oxford, she worked primarily with the volleyball and men’s and women’s track and field programs while assisting with football and both basketball teams. She began her career at Northwestern State where she was a graduate assistant for two years while earning a master’s degree in sports administration in the spring of 1999.

In December 2006, the former Melissa Reynaud married Damian Foley, a native of Christchurch, New Zealand.

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