"Bringing Steve Malchow to ISU was one of my first priorities," said Pollard, who was named the athletics director at Iowa State Oct. 1. "To get him here from Wisconsin is a real coup for our program. Steve is a nationally respected athletics communications administrator who was crucial to the success and growth of athletics at Wisconsin."
Malchow, who is from Sioux City, Iowa, was an assistant director of sports information at Iowa from 1985-90 and joined Wisconsin as its director of men's sports information from 1990-2001. He was named an assistant athletics director under former AD Pat Richter from 2001-04 and was promoted to associate athletics director in 2004.
At Wisconsin, Malchow oversaw the athletics communications and Internet services offices and supervised the video and technical services departments. At Iowa State, he will oversee all communications initiatives for the 16 sports programs.
"It's certainly an honor for me to join the experienced and talented senior leadership already in place at Iowa State and I'm very appreciative of the opportunity that Jamie Pollard has given to me," Malchow said. "I'm grateful to Pat Richter and Barry Alvarez who gave me a shot to run my own communications department. The incredible professional opportunities I've been exposed to were the result of the vision and leadership provided by them."
Malchow received the 2000 Scoop Hudgins Award, which goes to the nation's top sports information director. He coordinated Ron Dayne's Heisman Trophy-winning campaign in 1999 and has handled media relations for eight bowl games. He was the media coordinator when Wisconsin hosted the NCAA Tournament men's basketball regionals in 2002. For his work in the field, Malchow has received two "Best in the Nation" awards from the College Sports Information Directors of America, in addition to more than 40 citations for publication excellence.