July 7, 2003

Faiella Named NMU Sid

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MARQUETTE, Mich. - Ken Godfrey, the Northern MichiganUniversity Athletic Director, has announced that David Faiella has been namedSports Information Director.  Faiellahas been serving as the Interim Sports Information Director since Jim Pinarleft in December.  He originally joinedthe NMU staff as an Assistant Sports Information Director in August of 2001.

Faiella spent 12 years (1989-01) at The University ofFindlay as the Sports Information Director. The Toledo, Ohio native is a graduate of Bowling Green State Universityas he has a bachelorâ€Ã‚™s degree in communication with a major inRadio-TV-Film.  He has completed all ofhis course work for a masterâ€Ã‚™s degree in sport communication from the Universityof Iowa and has taken additional graduate work from the United States SportsAcademy.

Faiella has served as a press officer at the Olympics inAtlanta (1996) and at the Goodwill Games in New York City in 1998.  He assisted with media operations at theU.S. Senior Open, which was recently held at the Inverness Club in Toledo.  Faiella has served on media relations staffsat two Olympic Festivals and at the NationsBank Pan Pacific Championships inAtlanta.  He is also a member of theAmerican Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) where Faiella is a Level VCoach.  Faiella served a five-year term(1992-97) on the United States Swimming, Public Relations Committee.

Over 40 of his publications have won awards.  He currently is serving on the CollegeSports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), Publicists For Olympic SportsCommittee.

 

 

 



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director
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