Team names Communications Coordinator

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have named Burt Lauten the Communications Coordinator for the team. Lauten, hired in 2005, had served as the team's public relations/media manager.

Prior to joining the Steelers, Lauten served in the University of Pittsburgh's athletic department for five years, primarily working with the Panthers' football, baseball and women's basketball teams. Lauten started his professional career in the Miami (OH) University athletic department following his graduation from Westminster College in 1999.

Steelers' president Art Rooney II said, "Burt Lauten has been a valuable member of our public relations staff for the past six years. I am confident he will continue to provide outstanding service to our media representatives in his new position."

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