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Dick’s Names Schmidt President

Joseph M. Schmidt will be elevated to president and COO of Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.

ATLANTA — Joseph M. Schmidt will be elevated to president and COO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. on Feb. 1, 2009, which marks the beginning of the retailer’s 2009 fiscal year.

Edward W. Stack, currently chairman, CEO and president, will continue as chairman and CEO.

Schmidt, 49, is the company’s executive vice-president of operations and COO, positions he has held since February 2008. Before that, Schmidt had served as senior vice-president and vice-president of store operations.

As of Aug. 2, Dick’s operated 357 units, 84 Golf Galaxy stores and 14 Chick’s Sporting Goods stores.