Dax Larson is in his fifth year as the Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations at Bemidji State University. Larson will serve as the primary football, men's basketball, women's basketball and baseball contact for the 2014-15 season, while assisting with all 15 intercollegiate sports at Bemidji State.
While at Bemidji State, Larson has promoted five all-americans and three academic all-americans, including James Ellisor, the Daktronics Division II Men’s Basketball Ron Lenz National Player of the Year and Brian Leonhardt, a two-time Athletic and Academic All-America selection for the BSU football team. He has served as the primary contact for men's basketball and baseball for four seasons, women's basketball for three seasons, football for two seasons and volleyball for one.
Larson, a 2007 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato, was announced as assistant director in July of 2009 after serving two years as a graduate assistant in the Athletic Communications office at Minnesota State. At MSU, Larson served as the primary contact for women’s soccer, NCAA Division I women’s hockey, baseball and men’s and women’s golf, while assisting with all of Minnesota State’s 23 sports.
During his tenure as a graduate assistant, MSU hosted multiple NCAA events, including the national indoor track and field championships, regional women’s basketball, soccer and wrestling tournaments and multiple conference tournament games. Larson served as the wrestling contact for the MSU wrestling team at the 2009 NCAA Championships in Houston, Texas, where the Mavericks finished third in the nation and crowned a national champion at 149-pounds. He traveled with the women’s hockey team during both seasons, which included a trip to Minneapolis, Minn. for the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Face-Off.
In the Summer of 2008, Larson served as a public relations intern at the Minnesota Vikings Training Camp in Mankato, Minn. His duties included daily clips, responding to media requests, transcribing quotes and setting-up the post-practice press conference site.
Larson has also volunteered at the 2007 and 2008 WCHA men’s hockey Final Five, the 2007 NCAA softball regional, the 2010 Frozen Four and served as a statistician at the Minnesota State High School League softball state tournament (A, AA, AAA) for three years.
A member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) since 2010, Larson has attended three CoSIDA Conventions and earned a publication award for BSU's 2011-12 women's basketball media guide (fourth in the college division).
The Bloomington, Minn. native earned a degree in mass communications with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in speech communications. He earned his Master of Science degree in sport management at Minnesota State in the spring of 2009.
Larson lives in Bemidji with his wife Callie and daughter, Cobi. The couple was married in June of 2011.