Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, May 22, 2015

Steve Snapp, a member of the Ohio State Department of Athletics from July of 1973 through July of 2011 died Thursday. He was 69.

During his career, Snapp worked more than 30 bowl games, traveled to two men's Final Fours with the Buckeyes and helped promote countless individual award candidates, including four Heisman Trophy winners. Additionally, he initiated the jersey retirement system to recognize former Ohio State athletes. Snapp won several national awards for his media guides and feature writing efforts.

Snapp graduated from The Ohio State University in 1973 with a B.A. in journalism. As a senior, he worked as a student assistant in the sports information office and was a former sports editor of the Lantern, the Ohio State student newspaper. Snapp began his career with the Ohio State Athletics Department in 1973 as an assistant sports information director.

In 1978, he was named associate sports information director, a position he held until 1987 when he became just the fourth sports information director in Ohio State history. In 1998, Snapp was named director of external programs. He returned to the media relations field in 2000 as director of Ohio State Athletics Communications. In 2003, he was named associate director of athletics for communications.

He most recently served as associate athletics director for broadcasting and senior advisor to the director of athletics.

Funeral arrangements are pending. Read quotes about Snapp.