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Dale Long joined the Florida Atlantic University's athletic staff in September 2009 as an assistant in the media relations department. He is the primary contact for women's soccer, women's basketball, baseball and tennis.
Long comes to FAU after a summer as the media relations director for the Edenton Steamers, a collegiate-level baseball team in the North Carolina-based Coastal Plain League. Long has also gained valuable experience as broadcaster and sports information assistant at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Ind.) for three years, covering over 70 football, men's and women's basketball, and baseball games each year. He also served as broadcaster for Indiana State women's basketball for one season, and also broadcast games for the Sycamores' football, men's basketball and baseball teams while serving as sports director of the college's radio station, WISU-FM. His experience has also included helping produce the popular Friday night football and basketball high school highlight shows during an internship at Terre Haute television station WTHI-TV.
During the summer of 2008 Long shared play-by-play announcing responsibilities for the Mat-Su Miners (Palmer, Alaska) of the collegiate Alaska Baseball League. He also helped keep team statistics and handled some media relations responsibilities. Long is no stranger to helping host championship events. He has experience in operations and media relations at the NCAA Division III Indoor National Championships in 2009 and 2007; NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championships in 2003 and 2002, and NCAA Division III Mideast Baseball Regional Tournaments in 2008, 2006 and 2005.
Dale is a Terre Haute, Ind. native and earned a bachelor's degree in radio/tv/film communications from Indiana State University in Dec. 2008.