Putman joins Auburn staff as director of recruiting content

History links AUBURN, Ala. – Connor Putman joined the Auburn women’s basketball team as Director of Recruiting Content, Head Coach Johnnie Harris announcement. Putman joined the staff towards the end of

AUBURN, Ala. – Connor Putman joined the Auburn women’s basketball team as Director of Recruiting Content, Head Coach Johnnie Harris announcement.

Putman joined the staff towards the end of the 2022 season. He develops all creative strategies for recruitment, social media and player branding.

“I’m incredibly excited to be working with Coach Harris and his staff,” Putman said. “From the moment I set foot on the Plains, they made me feel like part of their family. I look forward to helping this program grow in recruiting by creating meaningful content and ensuring that Auburn women’s basketball is one of the most recognizable brands in the SEC.”

Putman came to Auburn after spending the 2021 football season as Creative Director for Football at the University of Louisville. He was nominated for an Emmy for his feature film “LE8ENDARY” about Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson. He also helped lay the foundation for Louisville’s NIL program as well as player branding within the football program.

“We are thrilled to have Connor join our team,” Harris said. “He has a wealth of knowledge and experience using the latest trends in video, graphic design and social media to help promote our program. Connor will be invaluable to my staff and I as we let’s continue to grow our brand and recruit the best players in the country to be part of our Auburn family.”

Prior to his move to Louisville, he spent two years as assistant athletic director for video production and graphic design at UTEP. He oversaw all aspects of the creation and live production of UTEP Athletics, in addition to being a senior member of the athletic department staff.

He came to El Paso after spending three years as director of video production at The Citadel, where he helped promote the department through the creation of graphic and video content. He also directed, produced and coordinated staffing for all ESPN3 broadcasts of the Bulldogs, which received the highest viewership in the Southern Conference during the 2016 football season.

Previously, he served as Media Coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) from 2015-2016. In this capacity, he photographed, edited and produced written content for the RMAC showcase on Altitude Sports. He also generated weekly featured videos and RMAC Top-5 segments for on-air and online broadcast. Putman managed and oversaw all content for the most viewed Division II YouTube channel.

A 2015 graduate of the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a major in Strategic and Organizational Communications, Putman was a three-time Dean’s List member. While completing his undergraduate studies, Putman worked as a correspondent for Falcon Vision with the US Air Force Academy (2014-16) and interned at Gray Digital Media in Colorado Springs (2014-15). He cut his teeth in the video production business, reporting on local football competitions (high school, Division I and professional) as a live presenter, while writing freelance articles and editing video content in behind the scenes.

Putman and his wife, Emily, recently welcomed their first child, Luke. They also have a chocolate lab named Murphy.