Dan Forcella joined the UCF Athletics Communications office on March 27, 2014. He serves as Associate Director of Communications for the Knights and is the primary contact for men's basketball, cross country, and track & field.
Forcella came to UCF from Stetson University, where as Assitant Director of Athletic Communications he was the primary contact for men's basketball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's tennis, lacrosse and cross country, while providing leadership and oversight for media relations and communication functions.While with the Hatters he oversaw social media and video endeavors, helping to expand Stetson's visibility.
Before his tenure at Stetson, Forcella was a graduate assistant for athletic media relations at Belmont for two years. While earning his Master of Sport Administration degree with a 4.0 GPA at Belmont, Forcella was the media contact for the school's men's soccer, cross country and baseball teams. With the Bruins he gained extensive media relations experience through conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances by both the men's basketball and baseball teams.
Prior to his time at Belmont, Forcella spent two years as Assistant Sports Information Director at Central Connecticut State University, where he was the media contact for 11 sports, including women's basketball, men's soccer and volleyball.
Hailing from Falmouth, Maine, Forcella received his Bachlor of Arts degree from Vassar College in 2008. He worked in the sports information department as an undergraduate for three years, and was a member of the men's basketball team for all four, captaining the squad as a senior.