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CAA names Eric Wieberg Football Operations and Communications director

The CAA Football conference has hired an important new staff member on the heels of being nominated for a digital media award.

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Eric Wieberg takes on an important new role with the CAA Football conference as the new Director of Operations and Communications for the FCS power. He comes over from the Division II South Atlantic Conference, where he was the Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Communications, where he revamped and relaunched the web and digital media initiatives for the league, instituting their first-ever strategic communications plan.

"We are excited to have Eric on board to help promote and lead CAA Football," CAA commissioner Tom Yeager said in a statement. "His background in strategic communications will allow for continued progress in CAA Football's digital presence, while his administrative experience will provide the league additional opportunities for leadership and new ideas."

Wieberg is a 2008 graduate of the University of Kansas and received his Masters degree from the University of Texas. He worked in the athletic departments of both alma maters and has experience interning with the NCAA Division I basketball office.

He will officially start at the conference on June 18th.

The hiring comes on the heels of an announcement that -- the league's online video production wing -- was nominated for a 2014 College Sports Media Award. The awards will be presented at the SVG College Sports Summit in Atlanta on May 28th, in an event hosted by ESPN's Rece Davis.

"The CAA is so proud of the productions Alex (Souza), Bobby (Broyles), Tim (McDonnell) and Zach (Burrus) developed during the 2013 season," CAA Associate Commissioner for Integrated Digital Strategies Scott Meyer said. "Their collective efforts not only led to a Sports Media Award nomination, but also allowed numerous off-the-field CAA Football stories to be shared by our collective fan base using multiple digital avenues."

Nominees are spread across four divisions in 16 categories. CAA Football was nominated for their "Going Deep" series that was shot on-campus at each of the league's schools during the 2013 regular season. The programming was nominated in the Outstanding Program Series -- Collegiate Athletics category.