Paul Grua is in his eighth year at
Weber State. He is in his second year as the Director of Athletic Communications for Weber State Athletics.
In his role, Grua serves as the primary media contact for all of WSU's 16 NCAA sponsored
sports, with specific responsibilities for football, men's basketball, and
men's and women's track and field. He also helps coordinate Weber State social media and online presence. WeberStateSports.com saw a massive increase in hits during the past year.
In April 2011 he was
named Director of Athletic Communications. In the past season he helped
promote and coordinate numerous media inquires surrounding All-American
Damian Lillard and his rise to the NBA.
In his eight years with Weber State
Athletics Grua has worked in media relations and marketing and
promotions. He began working at Weber State in January 2004 as a Sports
Information Assistant, where he handled men's and women's Indoor and Outdoor
Track and Field and Men's and Women's Tennis for Weber State. He served as the
media coordinator for the 2004 Big Sky Tennis Championship and 2004 Big Sky
Outdoor Track and Field Championships, both held in Ogden.
In August 2004 he was hired
full-time as the Assistant Media Relations Director. In October 2005 Grua was
the media coordinator for the 2005 Big Sky Men's and Women's Cross Country
Championships in Ogden and in 2007 he was the media coordinator for the NCAA
Mountain Region Cross Country Championships, also in Ogden. He was also
the Meet Director for the 2010 Big Sky Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and
Field Championships at Weber State.
In 2008 Grua moved to the Marketing
& Promotions department with the athletic department where he was the
Assistant Marketing & Promotions Director. In 2010 he was named
Marketing Coordinator and was responsible for the Marketing of all of WSU
Athletics as well as game management and operations.
Prior to coming to Weber State, Grua worked as the Assistant Information
Director for the Big Sky Conference in the fall of 2003 where was the league
contact for women's soccer and men's and women's Cross Country. He served as
the media coordinator for the 2003 Big Sky Women's Soccer Championship.
A native of Ogden, Grua graduated
from Weber State University in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in Communication.
While a student at Weber State, he served as Sports Director for both the
campus radio station KWCR and the Weber State Television News station. He also
helped the WSU Sports Information office with the computer statistical program
for men's and women's basketball games. He has also worked as a producer at
Sports Radio AM-1280 "The Zone" in Salt Lake City and as an intern for
KSL-TV. During the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics he worked as a broadcasting
systems operator. He is a 1995 graduate of Ogden High School.
Grua is currently pursuing a Master's
degree in Professional Communication from Weber State.
Grua married Melissa Hales in July
2005. The couple has three children, Seth, Levi and Avery.