Margaret Belch Profile
Margaret Belch is in her fifth year as an Assistant Communications Director for the University of Miami and coordinates all media relations activities for the men’s basketball and men’s tennis programs.
Prior to joining UM’s staff, she spent three years as an athletic media relations coordinator at Florida International University, handling all public relations for the men’s soccer, women’s basketball and men’s & women’s track & field programs. Additionally, she oversaw the production of the department’s media guides and supervised all athletic media relations student assistants.
After graduating with honors from the University of Miami in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and psychology, Belch served as an assistant sports information director and director of publications for George Mason University in her hometown of Fairfax, Va. She has also worked as the official statistician for the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Final Four and was the media coordinator for the inaugural NCAA East Regional Track & Field Championships in 2003.
Belch initially worked with Miami’s sports media staff as a student intern during the 1997-98 academic year.
An active member of CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America), Belch was a member of the publications contest committee for five years, including servingtwo years as a vice chair. The 2008-09 Miami men’s basketball media guide, created by Belch and Etta Schaller, earned best cover distinction and placed third in the district in the annual CoSIDA publications contest, while the 2009-10 edition placed fifth in the nation.