Jan. 22, 2010

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Beth Rex, who served the past two years as the football program associate at the University of Cincinnati, has been named director of football administration at the University of Notre Dame.

Rex served as the assistant to current Irish head football coach Brian Kelly at Cincinnati and that will continue to be part of her duties at Notre Dame. She will serve as the liaison between Notre Dame’s sports performance department and the football office as well as serve as the primary contact person in all matters for Kelly. Rex will also coordinate Kelly’s schedule, be responsible for all football staff and office operations as well as assist in event planning.

Rex has worked in athletics for 14 years, primarily as an athletics trainer. She served as an athletics trainer at Cincinnati from 2001-08 and worked with the football, baseball, women’s basketball, men’s soccer, tennis, men’s and women’s golf, cheerleading and dance teams. Among her various duties, Rex managed the administrative responsibilities of the athletics training room, oversaw the budget, handled all purchases and inventory and processed all medical claims for Cincinnati’s student-athletes.

Rex also served as an adjunct professor at Cincinnati from 2006-08 and taught medical terminology, sports administration and athletics training.

Prior to Cincinnati, Rex was an assistant athletics trainer at the University of Memphis for two years (1999-2001) and one year at the College of Wooster (1998-99). She worked with the baseball, women’s basketball and men’s soccer teams at Memphis and at Wooster she managed the athletic training duties for 21 varsity sports. While living in Memphis, she assisted the Memphis Maniax of the Xtreme Football League in the spring of 2001.

From 1997-98, Rex worked at the National Athletic Trainers Association in Dallas where she was a continuing education assistant.

Rex graduated in 1996 from Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in education. She began her career as a graduate assistant at Eastern Kentucky where she earned her master’s degree in physical education with an emphasis in sports administration.

A native of Tiffin, Ohio, Rex was born Jan. 2, 1973, and is married to Byron Rex.