Jacob Gifford, Director of Basketball Communications

Jacob Gifford

Director of Basketball Communications

The 2021-22 campaign marks the fifth season with the Trail Blazers for Jacob Gifford and his first as Director of Basketball Communications. In his role, Gifford serves as a primary media contact for the team and basketball personnel. He directs the writing and distribution of press releases, game notes, the media guide and statistical records and manages the team's game night stats crew and media room staff. He originally joined Trail Blazers PR as the Basketball Communications Assistant in March 2017 before being promoted to Basketball Communications Manager. An Oregon native, Gifford attended Tualatin High School and graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics. He resides in Southeast Portland and enjoys running and skiing in his free time.