Art Chase joined the Duke athletic staff in August of 2000 and serves as the department's Assistant Director of Athletics/External Affairs. He previously held Associate Sports Information Director (2000-04), Sports Information Director (2005-10) and Assistant Director of Athletics/Sports Information (2011-13) titles before being elevated to his current position in the summer of 2013.
While serving as the primary communications contact for Duke’s football program, Chase oversees the department’s Sports Information, Digital Media and Blue Devil Network divisions. In addition, he holds secondary administrative responsibilities with the football and men’s lacrosse programs, chairs the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame Committee and serves as the host of the Duke Football, Basketball and Men’s Lacrosse Radio Shows. Chase, who concluded the 2014 football season having worked 272 consecutive games over the past 24 years, also works as an analyst for ESPN for college baseball and lacrosse games.
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.
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 SID 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.