Fontbonne University Director of Athletics, Maria Buckel, is pleased announce the hiring of Ben Mizera as the next Director of Athletic Communications.
"It is always hard to lose a talented person like Danielle Donze but we are very excited that we could replace her with another individual that is not only passionate about Sports Information but has such a vast amount of experience," said Buckel. "Ben Mizera impressed us throughout the entire hiring process. As a former SID he understands the complexity of role and how to balance all the different aspects of the job."
She added, "Despite the large workload, the quality of work that Ben has performed in the past is remarkable. We are so excited to have Ben in such an important role for us and welcome him to the Fontbonne Family."
"I'd like to thank Director of Athletics Maria Buckel, and the rest of the search committee, for this opportunity," said Mizera. "As soon as I stepped on campus I knew this was a right fit for me and the staff couldn't have been more welcoming. I've got some big shoes to fill with the great job that Danielle Donze did, but I'm ready for the challenge and excited for the seasons ahead."
Prior to joining Fontbonne, Mizera was the Sports Information Director at Lindenwood University-Belleville since January 2016.
He oversaw 34 sports, led the redesign of lindenwoodlynx.com, was the main statistician for multiple sports, created/updated/released press releases, program inserts, game notes, season previews and feature stories.
He also created the programs first Instagram profile and held multiple coaches shows throughout the year as well.
Before heading to LU-Bellleville, Mizera was the SID / Champion of Character Coordinator at William Woods University for three years. He oversaw the Owls 16 sports and handled stats for multiple sports.
Mizera got his Master's of Science Degree in 2012 from Missouri Baptist in Sports Management. He got his Bachelor of Science Degree in 2010 from Quincy University in Sports Management.
Mizera is a current member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
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