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by: Stetson University
Stetson Athletics Announces Two New Staff Members
Courtesy: Stetson University  
Release:  07/09/2012
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The Stetson athletics department is pleased to announce the hiring of Erica Schmidt as Compliance Coordinator, and Dan Forcella as Assistant Director of Athletic Communications. 

Schmidt, formerly a graduate assistant in compliance at the University of West Florida, was named the Compliance Coordinator for Stetson Athletics beginning this summer.  Before receiving her Master of Education at UWF, Schmidt worked in the compliance office and was a member of the track and field team at Robert Morris University.  Graduating with a Bachelor of Science from the university in 2010, Schmidt was also a Northeast Conference Champion as a pole-vaulter for the Colonials.

Forcella was named Assistant Director of Athletic Communications beginning in July.  He comes to Stetson after a two year stint as a graduate assistant for media relations at Belmont University.  Forcella earned a Master of Sport Administration from Belmont in May of 2012, and a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College in 2008.  Before making his way to Belmont, Forcella worked as an Assistant Sports Information Director at Central Connecticut State University for two years, and spent time in the Sports Information office at Vassar, where he was a member of the men's basketball team.

Schmidt will be working closely with Assistant AD for Compliance Jorie Tress, administering a comprehensive NCAA Division I and Atlantic Sun Conference rules compliance program.  Forcella, working with Assistant AD for Athletic Communications Ricky Hazel, will be the media contact for men's basketball, men's and women's soccer, and baseball this season.

Stetson Athletic Department