Todd Kober returned to Illinois State in 2001 to lead the department where he served as a student assistant, graduate assistant and assistant director from 1995-2000.
In 2000-01, he was assistant sports information director at Rice. Since his return to Illinois State, Kober continues to institute leadership and training programs for staff, enhance Illinois State's website, GoRedbirds.com, increase ISU Athletics' social media presence, elevate office technology and handle the department's television and radio networks. In 2011, management of the department's external units were also added to his responsibilities.
An award-winning publications editor, Kober leads Illinois State's publicity, promotion and information support efforts for all 19 sports. Since his return to Illinois State, the athletics media relations office has had five "Best in the Nation" publications and 10 ranked among the top-three. He has also mentored 31 young professionals who pursued careers in athletics.
Kober and his wife, Susan, an Illinois State alumna, reside in Normal, Ill., and have a daughter, Anna, and two sons, Halas and Crosby.