|Title:||Assistant Director of Athletics|
Scott Dietz begins his 14th year at Wheaton and 13th in the
sports information office. During the 2011-12 academic year, Dietz
served as the associate director of athletics on an interim basis.
Promoted to his current position in July 2005, Dietz had served as
the sports information director for five years.
Hired prior to the start of the 1999-00 academic year as assistant sports information director, Dietz was employed as the school's director since July 2000. Working in the college's sports information office for 12 years, he was responsible for the publicity efforts of a highly successful program that regularly ranks among the top NCAA Division III departments in the nation.
In addition to his responsibilities at Wheaton, Dietz chairs the NEWMAC awards committee and serves on a pair of voting panels that run weekly national polls. He was a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Robbins Scholar-Athlete Awards and ECAC-SIDA Bill Esposito Awards selection and NEWMAC public relations committees while previously serving as a conference liaison for men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's soccer, and men's and women's swimming & diving.
Outside of Wheaton, Dietz has worked for the National Football League (NFL) and New England Patriots over the last 13 seasons. Presently serving as an operator for the NFL's player participation project, he had worked on the Patriots stats crew and as a statistician and spotter for television and radio. An official scorer for the Brockton Rox professional baseball team from 2005-09, Dietz volunteered for the 2008 NCAA men's lacrosse championships at Gillette Stadium.
In March 2010, Dietz received Wheaton's Vision of Service Award, which acknowledges outstanding work performance and achievement. In April 2008, he was honored with the Claudia Friese Special Recognition Award, recognizing behind-the-scenes dedication to the athletic program.
A member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and ECAC-SIDA, Dietz was awarded a district citation for excellence in writing from CoSIDA in addition to serving as a moderator and panelist at ECAC-SIDA Workshops. Dietz chaired the 2010 ECAC-SIDA Workshop and was a member of the local organizing committee for ECAC-SIDA's 50th-year anniversary workshop in 2005.
Prior to being named Wheaton's SID, Dietz was employed as a seasonal assistant for the Patriots. Before relocating to New England, he served as a seasonal assistant in the media relations department with the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers and as a marketing assistant at the University of Pittsburgh.
A native of South Park, Pennsylvania, Dietz began his sports information career at Westminster College in Pennsylvania, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing in May 1998. As an undergraduate, he served four internships at Westminster, University of Pittsburgh, Youngstown State University and the New Castle News.