A.J. Harrison is in his eighth year at Wisconsin in 2019-20, serving as the primary contact for the UW women's hockey team and women’s soccer program while also working with both tennis programs.
While at Wisconsin, Harrison has overseen coverage for the women's hockey team and publicized the program’s 2019 NCAA title run. During his time, the Badgers have six NCAA Frozen Four appearances, four WCHA Playoff titles and four WCHA regular season crowns. Harrison helped promote Ann-Renee Desbiens, the 2017 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award recipient and Brittany Ammerman, the 2015 Hockey Humanitarian Award winner.
During his first year working with the Badger women’s soccer team in 2019, UW won its third Big Ten title thanks to an undefeated run in conference play and featured the program’s first Big Ten Forward of the Year in Dani Rhodes, its first Big Ten Defender of the Year in Camryn Biegalski and Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year and first-team All-American Jordyn Bloomer.
Prior to working with women’s soccer, Harrison spent six years with the Badger track and field and cross country program. UW won five Big Ten titles in his six years while producing a pair of 2016 Rio Olympians in Kelsey Card and Zach Ziemek. In addition, Harrison served as the media coordinator for the 2018 NCAA Cross Country Championships. For his efforts promoting the program, Harrison received the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's Excellence in Communications Award for the 2016 cross country season.
Prior to joining the staff at Wisconsin, Harrison spent a year in the athletic media relations office at the University of Tulsa. He primarily worked with the Golden Hurricane volleyball, track and field and tennis programs and served as the media coordinator for the 2012 Conference USA Volleyball Championship. Harrison also assisted with football, women's basketball and softball during his year at Tulsa.
As an undergraduate at Drake University, Harrison spent three years as an athletic communications student assistant, where he served as the track and field and cross country contact for two years. He was an important member of the Drake Relays staff, working a variety of different roles that included serving as the press box coordinator in 2012. Harrison also staffed two NCAA outdoor championships and four USA outdoor championships at Drake Stadium, including the 2018 and 2019 USA championships where Harrison was the mixed zone coordinator.
He also volunteered at the 2011 and 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament second and third rounds in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Omaha, Nebraska, respectively, and the 2012 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Des Moines Regional.
A native of Verona, Wisconsin, Harrison graduated from Drake with a bachelor degree in journalism in 2012.