|Position:||Senior Associate Director of Athletics/External Affairs|
|Alma Mater:||Guilford College '91|
Art Chase joined the Duke Athletics staff in August of 2000 and serves as the department's Senior Associate Director of Athletics/External Affairs. He previously held Associate Sports Information Director (2000-04), Sports Information Director (2005-10), Assistant Director of Athletics/Sports Information (2011-13), Assistant Director of Athletics/External Affairs (2013-17) and Associate Director of Athletics/External Affairs (2017-18) titles before being elevated to his current position in October, 2018.
A member of the Duke Athletics executive leadership team, Chase oversees the department’s Blue Devil Network, Digital Media, Marketing, Photography, Sports Information and Ticket Operations divisions while serving as the primary communications contact for Duke head football coach David Cutcliffe. In addition, he holds administrative responsibilities with the football and wrestling programs, chairs the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame Committee and serves as the department’s primary liaison with the institution’s communication groups.
Chase, who concluded the 2018 football season having worked 323 consecutive games over a 28-year stretch at three institutions, serves as the host of the Duke Football Radio Show, formally hosted the Duke Basketball Radio Show for six years from 2009-15, and has worked as a broadcaster for ESPN’s coverage of college baseball, lacrosse, softball and wrestling. In 2013, the Duke sports information office was honored by the Football Writers Association of America with a Super 11 Award, an accolade presented annually by the organization to recognize excellence in the media relations field for college football. In 2016, Chase was honored with a 25-Year Award from the College Sports Information Directors of America organization.
In addition to being a member of the Football Writers Association of America, United States Basketball Writers Association and College Sports Information Directors of America organizations, Chase serves on the Board of Directors of the National Football Foundation’s Bill Dooley Chapter.
From 2001-18, Chase worked 18 seasons with the Blue Devil men’s lacrosse program in both communications and administrative roles as the Blue Devils compiled an overall record of 212-89, won nine ACC regular season championships (2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014), secured six ACC Tournament crowns (2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2012), advanced to the NCAA Final Four on 10 occasions (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2018) and captured three NCAA championships (2010, 2013 & 2014). Also during that span, Duke boasted 27 first team All-America selections, two Tewaraaton Trophy honorees in Matt Danowski (2007) and Ned Crotty (2010) and three USILA National Coach of the Year citations with Mike Pressler (2005) and John Danowski (2010 & 2013).
Among his many assignments working various Atlantic Coast Conference, Southeastern Conference, Southern Conference and NCAA championship events, Chase served as the media coordinator of the 2001 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships held at the Duke University Golf Club.
After graduating from Guilford College in 1991 with a bachelor of science degree in sport management, Chase served two years as an Assistant Sports Information Director at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. After a three-year stint as the Sports Information Director at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., he returned to The Citadel as SID, holding the position for four years until accepting a position on the Duke staff.
A native of Chapel Hill, N.C., Chase is married to the former Kaye Watts of Mayesville, S.C., and the couple has one yellow labrador, Samson.