Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Nolan Schmidt

Meet MSUM’s new Assistant Athletic Director for Media and Public Relations, Nolan Schmidt! Nolan works within the athletic department to coordinate social media posts and press releases, prepare for game days, track statistics, and more.  

Q: What drew you to MSUM?  
A: I had a really good experience here as a student and figured that it would be the same as a staff member. I’ve worked in the sports realm before and, when the position here opened, it made sense to apply. 

Q: What do you enjoy most about your role?  
A: I get to work with a variety of people, from coaches and other faculty members to young student athletes. Everyone has a different personality and perspective and I enjoy being able to engage with them each day. 

Q: What is your favorite social media platform?  
A: I enjoy creating content on Twitter the most. More recently, I’ve been getting into TikTok as part of my role, and I’ve enjoyed that too. 

Q: Did you have any mentors growing up and, if so, what did you learn from them?  
A: As a student here, both Kevin Zepper and Tom Tammaro served as role models. They pushed me to be free and creative and not let myself get distracted by what society thought about me and my work. 

Q: What is your favorite color?  
A: Green. 

Q: If you could have a superpower, what would it be?  
A: Teleportation or the ability to fly.   

Welcome to the #DragonFamily, Nolan!

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