Travis Chell
Travis Chell
Title: Director of Athletic Communications
Phone: 423-652-6368
Year: 6th Year

Beginning his sixth year at King, Chell has helped create social media accounts to help promote all 25 Tornado athletic programs. He has served as the Conference Carolinas Softball Tournament host since 2013, while being the primary statistician at the Conference Carolinas Basketball Tournament hosted in Concord, N.C. in 2014.

In 2015 he was voted the chair of the Sports Information Directors for Conference Carolinas and was a member of the Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) for women's soccer from 2015-17. In his time at King, nine student-athletes have earned CoSIDA Academic All-American honors and 25 have garnered CoSIDA Academic All-District recognition. Chell is also the chair of the Website Committee, a subcommittee of the Conference Carolinas Branding Committee.

He has covered 10 teams that have won conference championships, including two that have qualified for NCAA Regional Tournaments. Since 2013, Chell has covered 10 teams that have won national championships, eight in women's wrestling and two in cycling. Chell has covered 22 individual national champions, five NCAA All-Americans and one Olympian since 2013.

Chell has also been a part of some firsts for King, serving as the primary contact when King hosted their first live athletic event on national television when the men's basketball team hosted #18 Mount Olive on CBS Sports Network's Division II Game of the Week on January 3, 2015. The men's basketball team then hosted their first Conference Carolinas Tournament in the Student Center Complex in 2016 and the men's volleyball team hosted their first Conference Carolinas Tournament in 2018, making their first NCAA Division II Tournament appearance. Since starting at King in March of 2013, Chell has covered eight national championship teams 14 Conference Carolinas Championship teams.

Prior to King, he served as an Athletics Communications Assistant at the University of Memphis. While at Memphis, Chell covered the women’s volleyball and women's golf teams, and served as the secondary contact for baseball. The Grantsburg, Wis., native helped created a Twitter account for the women’s golf program while managing both the volleyball and women’s golf Facebook and Twitter pages. Chell also was one of the primary statisticians for women’s volleyball and women’s basketball.

Chell earned his MBA from Edgewood College in Madison, Wis., where he spent three years as the Athletic Communications Graduate Assistant. While at Edgewood, he helped cover all 16 sports, while serving as the primary softball contact for three years. Chell also was the primary contact for men's and women's soccer for two years and volleyball for one year at Edgewood College. He worked with four programs that qualified for the NCAA tournament, including men's basketball, women's tennis, women's volleyball, and men's golf. He earned his MBA with a Marketing concentration from Edgewood College in 2012.

Prior to Edgewood, he attended Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wis., where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a minor in Sports Management. A member of the baseball team at Lakeland, Chell also worked in the sports information office for three and a half years.

He is a member of CoSIDA, Tennessee Sports Writers Association, and is a voting member of National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) southeast regional poll and D2SIDA men's basketball southeast regional poll.