NMU Sports Information Director Dies

People around the Northern Michigan University campus are in mourning tonight as one of the people in charge of the athletic department has died.

School officials say NMU sports information director Dave Faiella passed away this afternoon.

There’s no word on the immediate cause of death, but Faiella suffered a heart attack last week.

He had been at NMU since 2001, when he came from GLIAC rival Findlay to become NMU’s assistant sports information director.

Faiella took over the SID job in 2003.

He was 49 years old.

Funeral arrangements have not been released yet.