Leland Barrow was named assistant sports communications director on March 1, 2006, after serving in Georgia's sports communications office as an intern since August 15, 2005. Barrow was promoted to an associate sports communications director in 2011. He received the Dewey Dean Employee of the Year Award in May 2011 after being given the honor by UGA athletic director Greg McGarity. Barrow also received one of the Employee of the Quarter honors during that same calendar year.
Prior to interning at Georgia, Barrow interned for Fox Sports Network South (Atlanta, Ga.) in the Public Relations Department.
Barrow began his career as a sports writer at The Union-Recorder newspaper in Milledgeville, Ga., from February 2002 to April 2004.
Barrow is the primary media relations contact for men's and women's cross country and track and field as well as one of the secondary contacts for football.
A native of Newnan, Ga., and a 1997 graduate of Newnan High School, Barrow earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in December 2001 and his master's of science in sport administration from Georgia State University in December 2005. In April of 2006, Barrow was named the Outstanding Sport Administration Graduate by the faculty at Georgia State University.
He married the former Jill Seawright of Roswell in June 2006 and they have two kids: Hagan and Caroline.