Stetson Athletic Communications

Ricky Hazel Jamie Bataille Weaver headshot

Ricky Hazel
Associate Director of Athletics
jhazel@stetson.edu
(386) 822-8130
Media Contact for:
Football, Baseball,
Men's & Women's Golf,
Men's & Women's Rowing,
Men's & Women's Cross Country
Beach Volleyball
Cheerleaders

Jamie Bataille
Associate Director of
Athletic Communications
jbataill@stetson.edu
(386) 822-8131
Media Contact for:
Women's Basketball
 

 

Mark Weaver
Athletics Communications Assistant
mweaver3@stetson.edu
(386) 822-8937
Media Contact for:
Men's & Women's Soccer,
Men's & Women's Tennis,
Men's Basketball,
Indoor Volleyball
Lacrosse & Softball

Mailing Address:
Athletic Communications Office
421 N. Woodland Blvd.  Box 8359
DeLand, FL  32723
Fax: (386) 822-7486
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Twitter: @StetsonHatters
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STETSON ATHLETICS BRANDING AND STYLE GUIDES

MEDIA GUIDELINES FOR 2020-21 ACADEMIC & ATHLETIC YEAR

CAMPUS VISITOR POLICY
Check-Ins
All visitors to campus are required to check in at a centralized location and show a valid photo ID.  The two check-in locations are the Rinker Welcome Center1, available Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Stetson Public Safety2, available Saturday and Sunday, 24 hours and Monday - Friday, before and after business hours. 
 
1 - Near the corner of Woodland Blvd. and Minnesota Ave., DeLand
2 - 405 N Amelia Ave, DeLand
 
Face Coverings
Wearing of a cloth face covering is required on all Stetson University campuses, including all indoor and outdoor spaces. Neck gaiters, face masks with exhalation valves, and face shields (unless used in conjunction with an acceptable cloth face covering) are not sufficient face coverings.
 
INTERVIEWS / B-ROLL
Practice Coverage 
Media members wishing to attend a Stetson Athletics practice should reach out to the respective Communications office sport contact with at least 24 hours notice.  Media members must adhere to the campus visitor policy and face covering policy outlined above.  B-roll must be shot from a distance of at least 15 feet or more.  
 
Interviews - Non-Game Days
The Athletics Communications Office recommends all media interviews with Stetson student-athletes and staff be conducted over the phone or via Zoom teleconferencing.  Our staff will be more than happy to set up these interviews.  If in-person interviews are requested …
 
Post Game Interviews - Game Days
The Athletics Communications Office will coordinate post-game media interviews with Stetson student-athletes and staff via Zoom teleconferencing.  Please reach out to the respective Communications office sport contact with at least 24 hours notice.  No in-person interviews will be allowed following athletic competitions.
 
Credential Requests
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, seating for general media, visiting radio and visiting staff are extremely limited at all facilities.  Therefore, media requesting game day credentials should do so at least 72 HOURS in advance of the game.  Stetson Athletics reserves the right to decline requests due to space limitations.

Still Photography
Like other members of the media, or media looking to shoot video of a game or practice, requests to attend a practice session must be received at least 24 hours in advance and credential requests for games must be made at least 72 HOURS in advance of any game. Photographers will be restricted from the floor during basketball games and will be allowed only limited movement inside the Edmunds Center.
 
We will have a photographer, Steve Simoneau, shooting games for us on a regular basis and can provide images upon request. Steve has been included in our Covid-19 testing plan and is considered a member of our Tier II staff. He is available to shoot games on a free-lance basis with enough advance notice. Contact him directly at steve@simoneauphotography.com for more information.
 
Email Service
Every press release that is released by Stetson Athletics is available via e-mail. To be added to a specific sport distribution list, please send an e-mail request to the appropriate sport contact person or sign-up on the Hatter Mail page.
 
Miscellaneous

  • Media members should never contact Stetson coaches or student-athletes without first coordinating with the Communications staff. 
  • Requests for Athletic Director Jeff Altier or other staff members should be directed to Associate Athletic Director Ricky Hazel.

Athletic Communications Office
The Stetson University Athletic Communications Office is located in the "Crow's Nest" of the Edmunds Center, accessible by an external staircase on the west side of the building.

Press/Photo Credentials
The Athletic Communications Office is ready to assist the working media in any way possible. We will gladly fulfill all reasonable requests. When requesting credentials for the the 2019-20 season, we urge you to do so at least 24 hours in advance. Media regularly assigned to cover Stetson and the visiting school will receive top priority.

NCAA policy establishes that only photographers on assignment will be afforded credentials. Designated areas for photographers have been marked on each baseline, all photographers must remain within the designated areas.

E-mail Service
Every press release that is released by Stetson Athletics is available via e-mail. To be added to a specific sport distribution list, please send an e-mail request to the appropriate contact person (see listings above), or sign-up on the Hatter Mail page.

Post-Event Interview Policy
Head coaches and requested players will be available for post-game interviews after a 10 minute "cooling off" period as prescribed by the NCAA.  Media may request specific Stetson student-athletes through the appropriate Athletic Communications contact.  See visiting Sports Information Director regarding interviews with members of their coaching staff or players.

In-Season Player Interviews
All player interviews must be scheduled through the Athletic Communications Office. In making interview requests, we ask for at least 24 hours notice. Advance notice on both items will help ensure that your request will be handled efficiently. Players may not be interviewed prior to the contest on a game day.

In-Season Coaches Interview Policy
In-person interviews with the head coach or staff can be arranged through the Athletic Communications Office.

Practice Coverage
Practice sessions are open to media coverage. Please notify the Athletic Communications Office, 24 hours in advance, if you are planning to attend a practice.