MARQUETTE, Mich. - Ken Godfrey, the Northern MichiganUniversity Athletic Director, has announced that David Faiella has been namedSports Information Director.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Faiellahas been serving as the Interim Sports Information Director since Jim Pinarleft in December.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ 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.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Toledo, Ohio native is a graduate of Bowling Green State Universityas he has a bachelorÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚¢ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚€ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s degree in communication with a major inRadio-TV-Film.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He has completed all ofhis course work for a masterÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚¢ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚€ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚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.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He assisted with media operations at theU.S. Senior Open, which was recently held at the Inverness Club in Toledo.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Faiella has served on media relations staffsat two Olympic Festivals and at the NationsBank Pan Pacific Championships inAtlanta.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He is also a member of theAmerican Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) where Faiella is a Level VCoach.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Faiella served a five-year term(1992-97) on the United States Swimming, Public Relations Committee.
Over 40 of his publications have won awards.ÃƒƒÃ‚ƒÃƒ‚Ã‚‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He currently is serving on the CollegeSports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), Publicists For Olympic SportsCommittee.