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Korbin Pate

Stephen F. Austin State University

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Stephen F. Austin State University


Korbin Pate is in his fifth year in the Athletics Department at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Since joining the department, Pate has helped transform SFA’s digital, social media and live video production area into one of the best in the country.
In 2015, SFA partnered with ESPN to become one of 50 schools in the country to join the ESPN College Initiative. He oversaw the planning, designing, and construction of a centralized, state of the art production control room in the William R. Johnson Coliseum where his team broadcasts over 50 SFA Athletics events each year for ESPN.
As a member of SFA’s external affairs staff, Pate helped SFA capture a gold award in the category of best digital promotion from the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) after constructing a promotional video and other elements from the 2016 NCAA Tournament run of the Lumberjack men's basketball team in Brooklyn, N.Y. At the conclusion of the 2016 NCAA Tournament, Pate and the external staff earned the title of most engaged social media program of the 68 participating teams by 
Pate also earned Honorable Mention from both Lone Star Emmy and College Sports Video Group for SFA’s documentary, Rosie’s Hope.
A member of NACMA, Pate currently serves on the Strategic Communications Committee as part of the NACMA Strategic Plan. Pate is also the Southland Conference representative for NACMA.
A native of East Texas, Pate earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from SFA in 2012. He and his wife Kelsey, who is also a graduate of SFA, live in Nacogdoches with their three children, Karter, Kinley and Rylee.