WHEELING, W.Va., Aug. 18, 2019 — The 16th Annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held on Saturday evening at WesBanco Arena as local legends were honored. Among those honored was WLU’s Sports Information Director Don Clegg.
“We rely on Don and his unmatched abilities in sports writing and editing and we congratulate him on this honor,” said President Stephen Greiner. Also honored were WLU alumni Jay Circosta ’68 and Roy “Al” Glitch ’73.
Clegg has covered WLU sports for more than a decade. A John Marshall High School, Class of 1974, graduate, he enjoyed a successful 26-year career covering local colleges and high schools as a sports reporter and editor at the Wheeling News-Register and The Intelligencer, prior to going WLU athletics.
“It was a wonderful night, full of good memories. I am grateful for the honor,” Clegg said.
During his tenure with the Wheeling newspapers, Clegg and members of his sports departments received several statewide awards for various articles, features and special projects.
A past president of the West Virginia Sportswriters Association, Clegg chaired numerous all-state boys’ and girls’ basketball and baseball committees. He also did publicity for the OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game for several years.
After leaving the newspaper business, he provided extensive editorial services to the West Liberty University athletics department as a professional freelance writer for many years before being named sports information director at the university in June of 2017.
As sports information director, Clegg leads the sports information department’s daily operations and serve as primary media contact for WLU’s 18 intercollegiate sports. His other responsibilities include generating all editorial content and athletic publications, overseeing West Liberty’s athletics website (hilltoppersports.com) and maintaining sports records and statistics.
Clegg also serves as a member of West Liberty’s Athletic Hall of Fame Committee.
He is a native of Moundsville and a John Marshall High School alum who later graduated with honors from the P.I. Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University in 1978.