Stacey Dales is a Canadian athlete who is famous as the former basketball player and a reporter associated with the National Football League. It is not uncommon for athletes to move into journalism in the later parts of their career, and thankfully for Dales, she just had a love for sports.
Dales began playing basketball from a very young age and many expected her to reach greater heights. However, things were not meant to work out for Stacey because of some unfortunate turn of events. Wanna find out why? Well, you are going to have to keep reading.
Stacey Dales: Early Life and Education
Stacey Dales was born on the 5th of September, 1979, in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. Despite being born in Collingwood, Stacey spent a significant time of her life in Brockville. Whilst very little is known about her early life, we do know that she had a passion for basketball from a very young age.
Now coming to her academics, Stacey joined Thousands Islands Secondary School and graduated from the very school. Later for her higher education, Dales went on to join the University of Oklahoma. Whilst in college, Dales represented her country at the 2000 Olympics.
Stacey Dales: Career
A couple of years after representing Canada in the Olympics, Stacey was also included in the first-team All-American in 2001 and 2002. Moreover, the talented athlete was drafted third in the year 2002 by Washington Mystics. This is to this date one of the most noteworthy picks ever secured by a Canadian. Stacey then was picked in the extension draft by the Chicago Sky before having to retire from the game that she loved when she was diagnosed with Raynaud’s Syndrome.
Despite retiring from the sport, it was not all lost for Dales who quickly moved into journalism. She joined ESPN as a basketball analyst for college basketball games in 2005. Moreover, she was also handed with the responsibility of a sideline reporter. However, after spending 3 years with the network, Stacey left ESPN over a contract dispute.
Stacey Dales: Personal Life
Now moving onto the personal aspects of Dales’ life, she was a married woman and had been together with her longtime boyfriend Chris Schuman. The two said their vows on the 13th of April, 2002, but things were clearly not working between the pair. Sadly, the couple later had to split up and reports suggest that she is not dating anyone in recent years.
Looking more into Dales’ life, she has a cousin, Jason Arnott who is a hockey player and a brother Burke Dales who is a football player. By the look of things, it seems like her family has athletic blood in their veins.
Stacey Dales: Net Worth and Social Media
Dales has been one of the more established names in the sporting world. Canada holds her as a prized possession because of all that she has done for the country. She began her career as a player and is currently one of the top journalists in the country. Reports suggest that she has a net worth of $1 million but as the figures are not official, it could well be higher.
The famous athlete is also pretty active on social media platforms. She likes to share some aspects of her professional and personal life with her many fans. You can find her on Instagram under the handle @staceydales where she has just over 16k followers.