TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
JU announces external staff promotions and new members
The JU athletics department external staff will have a new look with the addition of two new members and the promotion of two current staff members.

Joel Lamp, who has served as the Associate Athletics Director for Media Relations the past five years, has moved into a new role as the Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs. Lamp, in addition to overseeing Media Relations, will now oversee the day-to-day external operations of the department. This will include development, sponsorships, ticket sales, marketing and promotions. His main duties will be to increase the revenue generation of the department capitalizing on all the recent Dolphin success. Brian Freshley, a JU and Flagler alumnus, will take over as the Director of Marketing and Promotions after spending the last two years at JU as a graduate assistant.

Terry Norvelle, a JU alumnus and former baseball player, will serve as the Director of Athletic Development (JUAA) and will take over as the “Voice of the Dolphins”. Norvelle's main role will be to help build the annual giving fund of the athletic department through the JUAA. In addition, he will work with Alan Verlander and Joel Lamp on the athletic facility capital campaign.

Jim Nasella, a veteran of the Florida Times-Union, Associated Press, web reporting for CBSSportsline and advertising business, takes over as the media relations director. Nasella will serve as the day-to-day media contact for football allowing Lamp to focus on his new duties.

“We’ve experienced a tremendous amount of success on the fields and in the classroom the past few years and our support staff has been a major part of making that happen,” said JU director of athletics Alan Verlander. “Joel and Brian have been vital parts to our staff the past few years and I believe they will help our department and teams further excel in their new roles.

“I’m also pleased to add Terry and Jim to our staff. We are so fortunate to welcome them to the JU family. They both possess a great amount of experience as well as ties to the local community than can only help us grow more in the coming years.”