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The Record: August 2016

August 26

Presidents and chancellors − After 15 years leading Texas Permian Basin, President W. David Watts announced he had submitted his resignation as president.

Athletics directors − Auburn Montgomery accepted the resignation of Director of Athletics Jim Herlihy and appointed Jessie Rosa, associate director of athletics since 2012, as interim director of athletics. Auburn Montgomery is in the Division II membership process. Herlihy was named senior associate director of athletics for finance and administration at Massachusetts … Tennessee Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart, who is entering his sixth year at the helm of the Volunteer athletics program, announced he will retire as director of athletics next summer … Fort Valley State appointed Darryl A. Pope as director of athletics. Pope previously had served as athletics director at Lincoln (Pennsylvania) since March 2014.

Associate athletics directors Tulane hired Scottie Rodgers as associate athletics director for strategic communications. Rodgers spent the past eight years at The Ivy League as associate executive director, communications and external relations … Tulane hired Monica Lebron as deputy athletics director and chief operating officer. Lebron joins Tulane after spending the last year at the University of Georgia Athletic Association as the associate athletics director … Christina Johnson was named associate athletics director for external relations at Cal State San Bernardino. Johnson will continue her duties as director of development for the athletics department in addition to overseeing the marketing, game management and athletics facilities … Sandee Mott, the athletics director at Johnson and Wales University in Denver, was hired as senior associate athletics director at Colorado-Colorado Springs … UT Arlington named Richard Kilwien associate athletics director for communications. Kilwien had served in communications at St. Mary’s (California) since 2010 … Karen Uhler was named associate athletics director for brand strategy and integrated marketing at DePaul … Darrell Green, who was a cornerback for the Washington Redskins for 20 years and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has been named associate athletics director, special assistant to the athletics director, at George Mason … San Francisco added two members to the senior administrative team. Joan McDermott, who served as director of athletics at Cal State East Bay and MSU Denver, has been named executive senior associate athletics director for internal operations at her alma mater. Frank Allocco, who was San Francisco men’s basketball associate head coach last season, has been named senior associate athletics director for external relations … Northwestern State promoted Adam Jonson to senior associate athletics director and Dustin Eubanks to associate athletics director for compliance and special services … Colorado School of Mines named Kate Burke associate athletics director for external operations. Burke came from Northwestern, where she was the associate director for marketing and membership … Megan Patruno was promoted to associate director of athletics at Muhlenberg from assistant director of athletics.

Assistant athletics directors − After 17 years in his current post, Dom Donnelly is stepping down from his position as assistant athletics director for communications at Tusculum … Phillip Anderson has been named Florida Atlantic’s assistant athletics director of business and ticket operations. Anderson comes to Florida Atlantic from East Tennessee State, where he served as the associate athletics director for finance … Duquesne head women’s lacrosse coach Mike Scerbo was named assistant athletics director for compliance … San Jose State promoted Matt Miller to assistant athletics director for business, facilities and events … Northern State hired Brian Dolan as assistant athletics director for external operations. Dolan spent the past three years as head men’s basketball coach at Wayne State (Nebraska).

Coaches

Baseball − Jason Burke has been named head coach at Lander. Burke spent the past five seasons as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Wofford … Indiana (Pennsylvania) hired Anthony Rebyanski as head coach. Rebyanski returns to his alma mater after spending the past two seasons as the top assistant at California (Pennsylvania) … Jason Szafarski was named head coach at Saint Michael’s. Most recently, Szafarski served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Eckerd for the past two years … Immaculata named Kevin Schneider head coach. In addition, Schneider will hold a role in the athletics department as athletics maintenance specialist.

Baseball staff − Appalachian State announced the addition of Erik Lunde as a volunteer assistant coach.

Men’s basketball – Bluefield State named Derrick Price head coach. Price has been on the coaching staff at his alma mater, neighboring Bluefield College, since 2011 … Former Immaculata men’s basketball standout Jayson Hyman returns to the Mighty Macs as head coach. Hyman spent the 2015-16 season as an assistant at West Chester.

Men’s basketball staff − Holy Cross named Dave Metzendorf director of men’s basketball operations.

Women’s basketball − Maryville announced Collin Lanam has been selected as head coach. Lanam spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach for the school’s men’s team.

Women’s basketball staff − Shenandoah added Aby Diop as the program’s lead assistant.

Men’s and women’s cross country and track and field − Angela Musk, who graduated from Bellarmine in 2014 and earned All-America honors in cross country and track and field, was named the university’s head women’s cross country coach and assistant women’s track and field coach.

Men’s and women’s cross country and track and field staff − Hofstra appointed former collegiate standout Laura Cummings as assistant men’s and women’s cross country coach. Cummings had served as head cross country coach/assistant indoor and outdoor track and field coach at Sanford H. Calhoun High School in Merrick, New York, since 2015.

Field hockey staff Delaware added former team captain and four-year letter winner Jacki Coveleski to the squad’s coaching staff as a volunteer assistant.

Men’s and women’s golf − Southern Indiana selected Daniel Wyatt as head coach of the men’s team. He replaces Greg Charnes, who stepped down after leading the team last season.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse − Mercyhurst  hired Kevin Cooke as head coach of the women’s program. Cooke previously coached at Mercyhurst from 1998 until 2002. His collegiate coaching experience also includes stops at Edinboro and Queens (North Carolina) … Elizabeth Gainer was named head coach of the women’s team at Charleston (West Virginia). Gainer served as head coach at Manhattan from 2013 to 2016 … Young Harris named Danielle Horoschak head coach of the women’s program. Horoschak joined the Mountain Lions coaching staff in January as an assistant coach … Lisa Evans, who has served as assistant coach of Duquesne’s women’s team for the past seven seasons, was elevated to head coach.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse staff − Shenandoah made Maddie Taghon a full-time assistant coach for the women’s team. Taghon joined the staff as a part-time assistant in the fall of 2015.

Men’s and women’s soccer Cal State San Bernardino named Darren Leslie interim head coach of the men’s team.

Men’s and women’s soccer staff New Jersey City named Thomas Benack, Brendan Guzman, Dan Hernandez and Michael Rudden assistant men’s coaches … Hobart named Andrew Bednarsky assistant coach of its men’s team for the 2016 season … Former prep coach and international soccer player Anna Smither was hired as assistant coach for the women’s program at Guilford.

Softball staff − A former three-time All-American at Florida, Aja Paculba has joined the College of Charleston as an assistant coach. Paculba previously served as an assistant coach for three seasons at Western Kentucky.

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving − Cal State East Bay hired Shane Pelton as women’s head coach. Pelton most recently was assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator for the men’s and women’s program at CSU Bakersfield … Rollins hired Kyle Berg as head coach of the men’s and women’s programs. Berg spent the past year as assistant women’s coach at Northwestern.

Men’s and women’s tennis Dominican (California) hired Cristina Visico as head women’s coach. Since 2011, Visico had served as assistant coach at San Francisco … Shippensburg hired Emily Maerz as head coach of its women’s team. Maerz spent two seasons as head women’s coach at Hood.

Conferences

The Big West Conference announced a number of staff promotions. Erica Monteabaro was elevated from associate commissioner/compliance and governance to senior associate commissioner/institutional services; Steve Chen was moved from director of new media/marketing to assistant commissioner/branding and external affairs; Melissa Deckers was promoted from assistant director of championships and marketing to director of marketing; and Olivia Phelps was switched from information/new media assistant to assistant director of communications … Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Associate Commissioner Eric Danner announced his departure after 11 years with the league. The Western Athletic Conference named Danner executive producer of the WAC Digital Network … The Patriot League named Ryan Sakamoto assistant commissioner for communications. He spent more than eight years in the sports information department at Georgetown … The Gulf South Conference announced Nick Moeller as assistant commissioner for sports information. Moeller spent last year as the director of strategic communications and new media for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.

Staff

San Jose State athletics promoted Keith Marin to senior business office specialist. The department also hired Brad Robbins as football equipment coordinator, Terrance Stratton as coordinator of Olympic sports equipment, Cottrell Hill as facilities coordinator, Matheo Hurtado as academic eligibility coordinator, Caitlin Ciardella as assistant athletic performance coach and Parker Waller as football video coordinator … Gerald Adams announced plans for retirement after 25 years as director of Appalachian State’s Yosef Club, the athletics department’s fundraising arm … Saint Rose named Georgia Woodworth assistant athletic trainer. Woodworth will help administer the treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries for more than 300 student-athletes who participate in 19 intercollegiate programs, although her primary responsibilities will revolve around the women’s soccer and men’s lacrosse teams.

Deaths

Former Gustavus Adolphus Athletics Director James “Moose” Malmquist died Aug. 17 at the age of 85. Malmquist was a 1953 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus, where he was a three-year starter on the football team. He returned to his alma mater in 1974, serving as athletics director until 1997.

August 23

Athletics directors − Purdue hired Mike Bobinski as director of intercollegiate athletics. Bobinski had been athletics director at Georgia Tech since 2013 and at Akron and Xavier previously … Thad Moore was promoted to director of athletics at Washington College. Moore has been head athletic trainer since 2000 and associate athletics director since 2010 … Marcal Lazenby was named athletics director at Glenville State after serving as interim athletics director for the past year. Lazenby previously served as assistant athletics director for compliance … Albany State appointed Sherie Cornish Gordon as athletics director. Gordon most recently has served as senior associate commissioner for external business administration for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

Associate athletics directors − Western State hired Kimberly Miller as associate athletics director of internal operations and compliance. Miller most recently was an instructor of sport management at Livingstone … Grand Valley State tabbed Erika Wallace as associate athletics director and senior woman administrator. Wallace, who has been working in financial aid at Grand Valley State, was a women’s basketball standout for the Lakers. Grand Valley State also named Doug Lipinski deputy director of athletics for external relations and Tim Nott associate athletics director for athletic communications … Vermont hired Ed Hockenbury as associate director of athletics for internal operations. Hockenbury previously was with the Vermont athletics department from 1991 to 1997, serving as an assistant baseball coach and assistant to the director of athletics. Vermont also announced that Cathy Rahill and Roxanne McDonald have been promoted to associate directors of athletics from assistant athletics directors … Duquesne added John Henderson as associate athletics director for sports performance. Henderson served as head strength and conditioning coach for the past five years at Weber State … Dave Nottke was promoted to deputy director of athletics at Toledo. He was previously the senior associate athletics director for development and external affairs … New Mexico State promoted Braun Cartwright to deputy athletics director/chief operating officer. Cartwright is in his 12th year with the AggiesJennifer Lynne Williams was named deputy athletics director at Alabama State. Williams spent the past four years as associate athletics director for development and executive director of the Aggie Foundation at North Carolina A&T … Julia Reininga, head women’s volleyball coach and senior woman administrator at Southern Wesleyan, has been promoted to associate athletics director. Reininga is in her fifth season as volleyball coach … Illinois announced the selection of Marlon Dechausay as associate director of athletics for academic services, Brett Stillwell as senior associate director of athletics for capital projects and facilities, and Benjy Wilber as associate director of athletics for compliance … Chris Green was promoted to associate athletics director at Chadron State from director of student activities and recreation.

Assistant athletics directors − Former Missouri athletics staff member Brian Brown will return to Missouri after a 16-year hiatus to become assistant athletics director for the Mizzou Made program, a new program to support the holistic development of student-athletes. Brown has served since 2006 as director of the Drake Relays … Becca Walters was named assistant director of athletics for communications at Texas Woman’s University. Walters previously served three years at Lubbock Christian as an associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator … After 10 years at Newberry, Josh Manck resigned from the post of assistant athletics director for athletic communications to become director of athletics communications at Texas A&M-Commerce … Duquesne selected Kevin Deitrick as assistant athletics director for student services. He most recently was director of athletics at North Hills High School in Pittsburgh … Assumption hired Ben Stockwell as assistant director of athletics for communications. Stockwell, who has over eight years of experience in athletics communications, spent the previous five years at Castleton … Quinnipiac named Chris Cordes assistant athletics director for marketing and fan engagement. Most recently, Cordes was the director of marketing for One on One Basketball Inc. … Rixon Lane was named Lander’s assistant athletics director for sports media. Lane replaces Bob Stoner, who is retiring from Lander after 28 years … Nebraska-Kearney announced Rachael Page as assistant athletics director for compliance and student services. Page, a former swimmer for the Lopers, most recently was an office administrative specialist for Nebraska-Kearney athletics.

Coaches

Baseball – Eckerd named longtime softball coach Josh Beauregard as head baseball coach. Beauregard, a former standout student-athlete for the Tritons, graduated from Eckerd in 2003 … Blake Allen, a former DePauw student-athlete and assistant coach and most recently an assistant coach at Vanderbilt, has been named DePauw’s head coach … Clarion announced Mike Brown has retired as head coach. Brown served as head coach for nine seasons after spending the previous two years as a volunteer assistant coach … Cal State East Bay head coach Bob Ralston has stepped down from his position. Ralston spent the past five years at the helm of the Pioneers, compiling a record of 134-114 during his stint at CSUEB.

Baseball staff − Appalachian State named Britt Johnson an assistant coach. Johnson spent six years at Lander, first as a volunteer coach and then a full-time assistant coach and recruiting coordinator … College of Charleston graduate Dylan Applegate has been promoted to director of baseball operations. Applegate previously served as a student assistant coach for the Cougars during the 2016 season while completing his undergraduate coursework … San Jose State hired Dean Stiles and Damon Lessler as assistant coaches. Stiles was the pitching coach for FIU last season and previously was a volunteer assistant coach at Oregon. Lessler is a former Cal Poly assistant.

Women’s basketball − Texas A&M International hired Jeff Caha as head coach. Caha spent the past two seasons as associate head coach at Eastern New Mexico … Northwest Nazarene hired Steve Steele as head coach. Steele spent the past three years as a top assistant at Seattle Pacific … Jarita Crump was named head coach at Saint Augustine’s after serving in the position on an interim basis during the 2015-16 season. She was an assistant coach at Saint Augustine’s for the previous four seasons and the 2010-11 season … Coppin State hired DeWayne Burroughs as head coach. Burroughs, a Coppin State alum, served as head coach last season at the District of Columbia.

Women’s basketball staff − Washington U. in St. Louis hired Steve Cochran as a full-time assistant coach. He returns for his second stint after spending eight years on the Bears staff from 1998 to 2006. He most recently served as interim head coach at Maryville this past summer.

Men’s and women’s cross country and track and field − Olivet cross country coach Karen Lutzke has been named head men’s and women’s track and field coach. She will continue to serve as head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country teams … Diljeet Taylor, head men’s and women’s cross country coach and director of track and field at Stanislaus State, has been named an assistant women’s cross country and distance coach at Brigham Young. Stanislaus State named Darren Holman head coach of men’s and women’s cross country … Matt Moyen, who began the Wentworth men’s cross country team as a club program in 2013 and led it to a conference championship in just its second varsity season in 2015, announced his resignation as the program’s head coach. Dan Roark, who has been an assistant coach during the first two varsity seasons, has been promoted to head coach … UIndy named Brad Robinson head coach of its men’s and women’s cross country programs. Robinson, a former UIndy student-athlete, has served as a graduate assistant and an assistant coach for the Greyhounds in cross country and track the past five years … Notre Dame de Namur announced head cross country coach Joey Nunes will lead the men’s and women’s track and field teams, which will return as varsity sports in 2017-18 after a 20-year absence. 

Football – Harding coach Ronnie Huckeba announced he will retire at the end of the season. Defensive coordinator Paul Simmons will take over as head coach in 2017. Huckeba is entering his 10th season as head coach of the Bisons and his 31st on the coaching staff.

Men’s and women’s golf Ferris State hired Kyle Wittenbach as head coach of the men’s and women’s teams at his alma mater. Wittenbach, a 2012 graduate, has served as head coach at Northern Michigan since 2014. Northern Michigan elevated Robert Bastian to interim head men’s and women’s coach. Bastian served as an assistant coach under Wittenbach during the 2015-16 campaign … Lycoming hired Brett Moyer as head men’s coach. Moyer has three years of experience as an assistant golf pro … Nova Southeastern named Christopher Carlin head coach of the men’s program. Carlin spent the past four years as assistant coach at Barry … Hawaii Pacific hired Logan Goulding as head coach of the men’s and women’s programs. Goulding most recently worked as a professional caddy for U.S. Amateur Public Links champion Byron Meth on the PGA Tour Canada … John Ritzen has been assigned as head coach of the women’s team at Chadron State. Ritzen is a former golf instructor at Ridgeview Country Club in Chadron, Nebraska, where he worked for six years giving lessons and helping with the junior golf program … Southeastern Oklahoma State named retired Maj. Gen. James Chambers to be head coach of the men’s team. Chambers, a graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State, spent 33 years in the U.S. Army … Trenton “T.J.” Dickinson has joined Rogers State as head coach of the men’s and women’s teams as the school begins its first year of active Division II membership. Dickinson spent four seasons leading the Oklahoma Wesleyan men’s and women’s teams … Brian Williamson has been named head coach of the men’s and women’s program’s at West Alabama. Williamson most recently coached at the University of Houston-Victoria in Texas.

Men’s and women’s ice hockey staff − Holy Cross men’s assistant coach Brock Sheahan has been promoted to associate head coach.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse − Kaitlin Feeney has been tabbed as head coach of the women’s team at Olivet. Feeney spent the 2016 season as head women’s coach at West Virginia Wesleyan … Tim Robbins was named head coach of the men’s team at American International after serving as interim head coach of the program for the past year … Tucker Glass, assistant coach of the Hartwick women’s team the past two years, was named head coach of the DePauw women's program … Davis and Elkins hired Malorie Stockwell as head coach of the women’s program. Stockwell spent three seasons as head coach at the University of Pikeville in Kentucky, leading the team into its first varsity season of competition in 2016 … Mars Hill named Kristina Llanes head coach of its new women’s team, which will begin play in spring 2018. Llanes spent the previous four years as head coach at Kennesaw State. Laura Maness was named head coach at Kennesaw State after spending the previous five seasons at Detroit … Rosemont hired Lauren E. Mateja as head coach of its women’s program. Mateja has served as head varsity girls coach at Upper Dublin High School in Pennsylvania and is a head coach and goalkeeper specialist for HEADStrong … Casey D'Annolfo, a 2006 Tufts graduate, was named head coach of the men’s program at his alma mater. D’Annolfo revitalized the boys lacrosse program at the Taft School in Connecticut, where he had served as head coach since 2007. D'Annolfo replaces Mike Daly, who led Tufts to three Division III national championships. He became head coach at Brown … Carl Haas has resigned as DePauw head men’s coach to accept an assistant coaching position at an institution to be announced later. Haas, who arrived at DePauw in 2012, was the program’s first head coach.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse staff − Holy Cross hired Jamie Redding as an assistant coach for the women’s team. Redding was a standout lacrosse player at Louisville, where she was a member of the 2014 Big East championship team.

Men’s and women’s soccer − Former Virginia Tech assistant Cory Speed was named head men’s coach at Guilford … IUPUI named Brian Barnett head coach of the men’s program. Barnett had been on staff at Bradley since the 2009 season. He replaces Isang Jacob, who resigned … Western State hired Amy Bell as head coach of the women's program. Bell was head women's coach at Chowan from 2012 to 2015 … Saint Anselm named Bruno Victal head coach of the men’s program. Victal, a Brazilian native and former national team player, is the founder and owner of the Brazilian Art Soccer Training Academy and Futsal New Hampshire.

Men’s and women’s soccer staff − Shenandoah added Becca Toler to the coaching staff of the women’s team. Toler spent one season as an assistant coach at Huntingdon.

Softball − Missouri-St. Louis head coach Brian Levin resigned to become head coach at Belmont. In six years at Missouri-St. Louis, Levin amassed a record of 249-83 … Megan Dillion was hired as Bluefield State’s interim softball coach for the 2016-17 season. She also will serve as interim women’s volleyball coach … Regis (Colorado) announced Daven Bond as head coach. Bond spent the past five seasons as head coach at Colorado Christian … Rosemont hired Francine Roseman as head coach. For the prior two seasons, Roseman was the head coach at Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania … Eckerd selected Katie Grimes as head coach. Grimes’ most recent coaching stop was at North Carolina State, where she was the team’s hitting coach from 2013 to 2015. 

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving − Shea Davisson, head men’s and women’s coach at Olivet, has been named DePauw’s head women’s coach and aquatics director … Nebraska-Kearney named former Lopers swimmer Rebecca Tidwell head coach at her alma mater.

Men’s and women’s tennis − After serving as interim head coach of the women’s team for the 2015-16 season, Courteney Blais has been named head coach at Worcester State … Minnesota State named Sofia Espana Perez head coach of the women’s team. Espana has served as a volunteer assistant coach with the Mavericks since August 2015 … Delaware Valley hired Jason Toedter as head men’s and women’s coach. Toedter previously was on the coaching staff at his alma mater, Moravian … Aaron Bergeron, who for the past two seasons has served as the head men’s and women’s coach at Merrimack, has been named to the same position at Wentworth.

Men’s and women’s volleyball − Hawaii Pacific promoted Jenic Tumaneng to interim head coach of the women’s team. Tumaneng has over 25 years of coaching experience and spent the past four seasons as the assistant coach at Hawaii Pacific … After serving as a volunteer assistant during the 2015 season, Jennifer Bulger has been named interim coach of the women’s team at West Virginia State.

Wrestling Lindenwood (Missouri) named Jimmy Rollins head coach. Rollins has been an assistant coach for the Lions for the past five seasons … Nebraska-Kearney head coach Marc Bauer is stepping down to become an assistant professor in the kinesiology and sport sciences department and to pursue a doctorate from Creighton. Bauer, who will remain involved as a part-time assistant, led Nebraska-Kearney to three national titles (2008, 2012 and 2013) and five national runner-up finishes during his 16 seasons. The program will be led by Dalton Jensen. A 2012 national champion for the Lopers, Jensen was promoted to associate head coach last fall.

Staff

Katie Barker has been named assistant athletic trainer at Lamar University. She will serve as the trainer for women’s basketball. Barker served as assistant athletic trainer for the past five seasons at Southern Mississippi … Hofstra announced the addition of three staff members: Kevin Barry as senior director for athletics development, Andrea Murphy as director for athletics development and Shaun Rutherford as assistant director of athletic development/special events … Moravian named Thomas Long director of athletic performance/fitness center director.

Conferences

The American Athletic Conference hired Nate Pomeday as associate commissioner for men’s basketball. Pomeday spent the past two seasons on the Minnesota men’s basketball staff … The Great Midwest Athletic Conference promoted staff member Kevin Alcox to associate commissioner for external relations. Alcox previously was serving in the role of G-MAC assistant commissioner for external relations since July 2014 … Dan Hammes was named deputy commissioner of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Hammes most recently was director of off-site operations for Ruffalo Noel Levitz, an enrollment and fundraising services firm in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Deaths

Amanda Strous, who played field hockey at Shippensburg from 2007 to 2010 and spent three years as an assistant coach for the Raiders, was killed June 18. Strous, a forward who totaled 24 goals and 13 assists in 79 games for Shippensburg, graduated in the spring of 2011 with a bachelor’s in psychology and a minor in art. She later earned her master’s degree in mental health counseling from Shippensburg … West Chester student-athlete Sean Boylan, 20, died Aug. 6. Boylan was a defensive end on the West Chester football team … Eric Goll, 20, who was on the football team at Chadron State, died Aug. 11 after a practice … Joel Cornette, who was a key member of Butler’s first Sweet 16 basketball team, died Aug. 16. He was 35. Cornette helped the Bulldogs to 100 wins in his four seasons (1999-2003).

August 12

Athletics directors - Cazenovia appointed alumnus Pete Way as the director of athletics and recreation. He previously had served as senior associate director of athletics since 2013 … Mansfield softball coach Edith Gallagher will serve as interim director of athletics. Gallagher just completed her 25th season as head coach and recorded her 400th career win … Nicholls State Athletics Director Rob Bernardi was named senior associate athletics director for administration at Tulane … Chauncey L. Winbush was named vice president for athletics at Shepherd. Winbush, a graduate of Shepherd, is a former Shepherd football player and assistant coach … Chicago State men's basketball head coach Tracy Dildy was named interim director of athletics. He replaces Denisha Hendricks, who resigned as associate vice president and director of athletics … William Graham, a former Kentucky State student-athlete and men's basketball head coach, was named the university's director of athletics … David Lynn will serve as Oklahoma Christian's interim athletics director. Lynn, a 1995 Oklahoma Christian graduate, is the assistant athletics director for internal operations and its director of golf, overseeing both the men's and women's programs. until 1996.

Associate athletics directors - Iowa hired Barbara Burke as senior associate athletics director for sport administration and event management. Burke previously served as deputy athletics director/chief operating officer at Tulane … Binghamton University promoted Leigh Ann Savidge-Morris to senior associate athletics director. A 13-year member of the athletics department, Savidge-Morris has been an associate athletics director for the past six years … Greg Glaus was promoted to senior associate athletics director at Kent State … Maryville (Missouri) selected Brittany Fennell as associate athletics director for NCAA compliance and student services, as well as senior woman administrator. Fennell spent four years at UCF, including two as associate director of compliance … Brian Ramsey was promoted to associate athletics director for external operations at Arkansas-Monticello after eight years as the department's communications director … Western State selected Katie Congdon as associate athletics director of development. Congdon spent two years at American as the assistant director of development … Kevin Burton has been named Columbia's associate athletics director for compliance. Burton has spent the past two years with Columbia athletics, most recently as assistant director of compliance … Abilene Christian hired Drew Long as associate director of athletics for internal operations. Long served last year as the director of athletics and head boys basketball coach at Faith West Academy near Houston … Former Kansas baseball standout Matt Baty was named associate athletics director at his alma mater. The 2006 graduate most recently was general manager of the Wichita (Kansas) Sports Forum … Northeastern promoted Eric Nepomuceno to associate athletics director for compliance and enrollment services. Nepomuceno arrived at Northeastern in 2012.

Assistant athletics directors - Concordia (California) selected Andrea McHugh as assistant athletics director for internal operations and compliance … Bob Lemieux, director of strength and conditioning at Kent State, was promoted to assistant athletics director for sports performance … Nate Weyant has been named assistant athletics director for strategic communications at Rollins and will oversee all communications and marketing efforts for the department. He spent the past year as marketing manager at the Central Florida Sports Commission.

Coaches

Baseball - Lee Parks was named head coach at Christian Brothers. Parks spent the past two seasons at Memphis, where he was the infielders coach, camps coordinator and first-base coach … Scott Eul, who has been the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at St. Cloud State for the past two years, was named head coach at Minot State.

Men's basketball - Covenant hired Arte Culver as head coach. Culver spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Wheaton (Illinois).

Men's basketball staff - Bradley announced two staff additions: Ryan Sharbaugh as director of basketball operations and Troy Pierce as coordinator of player development and video operations.

Women's basketball - Loyola Maryland assistant coach Melissa Dunne was named head coach at Holy Family.

Beach volleyball and men's and women's volleyball - LIU Post named Amanda Ostapow head coach of women's team. Ostapow, a 2011 graduate of LIU Post, takes over for the program's all-time winningest coach, Shellane Ogoshi, who spent seven seasons at the helm of the program.

Beach volleyball and men's and women's volleyball staff - Jon Wong is joining Bradley's women's volleyball coaching staff as an assistant coach. Wong spent the 2015-16 school year as the director of operations for Tennessee volleyball.

Men's and women's cross country and track and field - Nic Fortenberry was named the first full-time head coach of men's and women's track and field at Christian Brothers. Fortenberry spent the past 10 seasons as an assistant coach at Memphis … Nadia Alexander-Pompey was named head men's and women's cross country and women's outdoor track and field coach at Shaw. She spent the past three years as the assistant track and field/cross country coach at Lincoln (Pennsylvania) … Reggie James Jr. was named men's and women's cross country and track and field head coach at New Jersey City … William Smith named Sarah Martini Eighmey to serve as head coach of the women's cross country team. Eighmey, who has served as coach of the Geneva (New York) High School boys and girls cross country teams since 2012, takes over for Julie Bailey. Bailey, who led the Herons for three seasons, stepped down to focus on family responsibilities.

Men's and women's golf - Drury's first women's golf coach is returning to lead the team again after a four-year absence. Lisa Tinkler previously coached the Panthers for nine seasons … Central Oklahoma named Josh Fosdick coach of its men's team. Fosdick comes from Rogers State, where he coached the men's and women's teams for two years and was the Heartland Conference Men's Coach of the Year in 2014-15 … Ryan Bowen is returning to coach Cedarville's men's team. Bowen, a 1991 Cedarville graduate, previously served as head coach for 10 seasons from 2001-02 through 2010-11.

Men's and women's lacrosse - Pam Jenkins was named head coach of the women's team at Notre Dame (Ohio). Jenkins was an assistant coach for the previous three seasons at Oberlin … Young Harris announced that Katie Ziek resigned as women's head coach to start a business with her family. Ziek began the women's program at Young Harris in 2013 … Adams State hired Angelica Gero as head coach of the women's program. Gero previously was head coach at Felician.

Men's and women's soccer - Sarah Dacey was named head coach of Barry's women's program. Dacey spent the 2015 season with the Bucs as an assistant. As a student-athlete, she helped lead North Carolina to three national championships.

Softball - Franklin Pierce named Hannah Griffin head coach. Griffin spent the previous three seasons as head coach at Union College (Kentucky) … Washington U. in St. Louis hired Michelle Venturella as head coach. For the past eight seasons, Venturella has served as head coach at Illinois-Chicago … Notre Dame de Namur hired Ashley Carter as head softball coach. Carter spent last season as an assistant coach at Menlo College in Atherton, California.

Men's and women's swimming and diving - Chris Rogers will take over as head coach of the Alderson Broaddus men's and women's team. Rogers has spent the past three years as head competitive team coach for the HYCAT Swim Club in Charleston, West Viriginia … Chris Woolridge was named head coach of the men's and women's teams at Keene State after spending the 2015-16 season as interim coach.

Men's and women's tennis - Joey J. Barnes resigned as head coach of the women's team at Upper Iowa to become head men's and women's coach at South Dakota State … Franklin Pierce named Peter Arsenault head coach of the men's and women's programs. Arsenault previously served as head coach at Merrimack.

Wrestling - Rich Hasenfus was named head coach at American International. Hasenfus, who wrestled at nearby Springfield as a student-athlete, has coached at Wesleyan (Connecticut), Norwich and Williams.

Staff

Strength and conditioning - Northern Michigan hired Zach Houghton as head strength and conditioning coach … Wayne State (Nebraska) hired Grant Darnell as its first head strength and conditioning coach. Darnell served the past year as assistant strength and conditioning coach at Kent State … Fresno Pacific hired Danny Baladi as its first head strength and conditioning coach.

Conferences

Bill Potter, a member of the Horizon League staff since September 2010, was hired as senior director of communications and digital media for the American Athletic Conference.

Deaths

Bob Hayes, 82, who served as athletics director and track and field coach at McNeese State during a 29-year career, died July 20. Hayes became the first full-time track and field coach at the school in 1967. In 1987, he was named athletics director, a position he held until his retirement in 1996 … Cesar Odio, a longtime men's basketball coach and athletics administrator at Barry, died July 20 after fighting leukemia. As a student-athlete, Odio captained the Florida Southern team that won the NCAA Division II national title in 1981. As a coach, Odio compiled a 266-218 record in 17 years at Barry. He later made the move to assistant director of athletics at Barry … Oklahoma State men's basketball forward Tyrek Coger, 21, died July 21 after collapsing after a team workout. Coger played last season at Cape Fear Community College in North Carolina.

August 9

Presidents and chancellors − Robert J. Jones was named chancellor at Illinois. Jones has served as president of Albany (New York) since 2013. He also worked 34 years at Minnesota.

Athletics directors − Tim Sceggel, associate director of athletics at Covenant, has been promoted to director of athletics. Sceggel’s promotion comes after Kyle Taylor stepped down from the position to accept a job with the Utah State men’s basketball program … Newberry Athletics Director Matthew Finley resigned to accept a position as senior associate athletics director at Anderson (South Carolina). Finley had served as athletics director at Newberry since fall 2012 … Seton Hill hired Renee Kania, a former lacrosse standout for the Griffins, as the assistant athletics director for compliance and senior woman administrator … Babson announced Michael Lynch as interim director of athletics and recreation. Lynch spent 14 years at Boston U., including 10 as assistant vice president and director of athletics.

Associate athletics directors − Brian Brunner, who directed the Central Michigan athletics fund in 2012 and 2013, will return to the university as associate athletics director for development. A Central Michigan graduate, Brunner played quarterback for the Chippewas … Djenane Paul, who served as assistant athletics director for compliance and student services at VCU, was named senior associate athletics director/senior woman administrator at Fordham … Old Dominion promoted Ted Alexander to senior associate athletics director for external relations. Alexander will continue to serve as the “Voice of the Monarchs” for football and men’s basketball … Western Washington hired Courtney Stringer as associate athletics director for community engagement. Stringer previously was a development officer in the office of capital and planned giving at Puget Sound … Jeff Dugdale, director of swimming operations at Queens (North Carolina), was named the university’s associate athletics director for strategic planning and leadership development. He will retain his duties with the men’s and women’s swim teams as head coach … Jordan Skolnick, who spent the past five years overseeing all fundraising efforts for Michigan athletics, has been selected as Delaware’s senior associate athletics director and director of development for athletics … Joeleen Akin, a former Georgia Tech athletics staff member, has returned to Georgia Tech as associate athletics director for student-athlete development and senior woman administrator. Akin spent the past 13 years at Agnes Scott … Rogers State promoted Eddie Jackson to senior associate athletics director for compliance and Sara Williams to associate athletics director for external relations … Illinois promoted Howard Milton to senior associate athletics director for development. Milton is an accomplished fundraiser with more than 15 years of experience in the division of intercollegiate athletics.

Assistant athletics directors − VMI named Corey Bachman assistant athletics director for tickets and marketing. A 2007 graduate who played baseball at VMI, Bachman most recently served for two years as a campus operations administrator at Northern Virginia Community College in Manassas, Virginia … Jeremy Christoffels was named assistant athletics director for compliance at Mary. Christoffels previously was athletics compliance coordinator at Minnesota State … Stephanie Zonars accepted the position of assistant athletics director for marketing and sponsorships and senior woman administrator at Cedarville. Zonars spent three years as the director of basketball administration for Penn State women’s basketball from 2012 to 2015 … After four years with Alaska Fairbanks athletics, Andrea Schmidt has resigned as senior woman administrator/assistant athletics director for student-athlete academic services. She is moving to Minnesota with her husband, Alaska Fairbanks assistant men’s ice hockey coach Corbin Schmidt, and their son … Michael Chadwick, Montevallo’s assistant athletics director for internal relations, was named director of operations for Alabama baseball … Michael Lazusky was named assistant athletics director at Olivet. Lazusky was the special teams coordinator/defensive backs coach for the Comets football team during the 2014 season … RIT appointed Bethany Schlegel as assistant director of athletics. Schlegel previously was assistant director for athletics at Iona … Rogers State promoted Dawn Tatro to assistant athletics director for student development after the departure of Nick Stowers, who held the post for nearly three years. 

Coaches

Baseball − Olivet hired Andy Merchant as head coach. Merchant served as head coach at Lansing Community College in Michigan for three seasons … Wright State promoted assistant coach Jeff Mercer to head coach to replace Greg Lovelady. Lovelady accepted the head coach position at UCF. Mercer was an all-Horizon League honoree for Wright State as a player in 2008 and 2009 … Simpson hired Nathan Roling as head coach. Roling spent the past three seasons as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator at Loras … Salem State head coach Mike Ward resigned after leading the program for four seasons. The Vikings went 106-66-1 during Ward’s tenure, which included four Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference regular-season titles and three postseason championships … Kermit Smith was named head coach at Appalachian State. Smith, who spent seven seasons as head coach at Lander, replaces Billy Jones … Georgia College named Jason Eller head coach. Eller previously was head coach at Augusta University … Juan Ranero is returning to Barry as head coach for the second time. Ranero, who has a 519-363-5 career coaching record, has led teams at Rowan and Eckerd in addition to his previous stint at Barry from 2002 to 2005 … Alabama hired Greg Goff as head coach. Goff spent the past two seasons at the helm of the baseball program at Louisiana Tech. Louisiana Tech hired Lane Burroughs as head coach. He spent the past four years as the head baseball coach at Northwestern State. Northwestern State promoted associate head coach Bobby Barbier to head coach. Barbier was a first baseman for Northwestern State from 2003 to 2006 … South Dakota State coach Dave Schrage stepped down to accept the head coaching position at Butler. Schrage led the Jackrabbit program for five seasons and has 28 years of experience as a collegiate head coach … Omaha promoted assistant coach Evan Porter to interim head coach. He replaces Bob Herold, who coached the Mavericks for 17 years. Porter, a four-year starter for Omaha as a student-athlete, joined the coaching staff for the 2012-13 season … Mark Wasikowski was selected as head coach at Purdue. He most recently spent five seasons on the staff at Oregon … Tuskegee promoted assistant coach Reginald Hollins to head coach, replacing Montressa Kirby, whose sole focus now will be on coaching quarterbacks for the Golden Tigers football program. Hollins was a pitcher and infielder as a student-athlete at Tuskegee.

Men’s basketball − Delaware Valley named Mark Seidenburg head coach of the Aggies. It is the first head coaching job for Seidenburg, who spent the past four years as associate head coach and junior varsity head coach at Messiah … Pat Zipfel was named head coach at Mansfield after serving as interim coach last year. He previously worked 15 seasons as an NBA assistant coach … Stephen Ernst has been tabbed as interim head coach at Olivet for the 2016-17 season. Ernst was hired in April to be an assistant coach.

Men’s basketball staff − Mark Polsgrove has been named director of player development at Appalachian State, where he will expand the role he took on during two seasons as a graduate assistant in the program.

Women’s basketball − NYIT named Kenny Parham head coach … Shadae Swan was named head coach at Bowie State after leading the Bulldogs as interim coach for the past 1 ½ seasons … After four months on the job, Northwest Nazarene head coach Brian Holsinger resigned, announcing his plans to accept a coaching position with a Pac-12 Conference school.

Women’s basketball staff − Cameron hired Alex Furr as assistant coach. Furr and Cameron head coach Emma Andrews were teammates as students at Fresno State.

Women’s bowling − Dave Jackson has been selected as head coach at Olivet. Jackson has more than 20 years of coaching experience at Charlotte (Michigan) High School.

Men’s and women’s cross country and track and field − Tom Dibbern, former Angelo State track and field student-athlete and assistant coach, has been named head men’s and women’s track and field and cross country coach for his alma mater.

Field hockey − Massachusetts hired program alum Amy Robertson as interim head coach. Robertson, who was an assistant at Massachusetts from 1992 to 1996, was head coach of Indiana’s team for 15 seasons.

Football staff − Eastern Michigan hired Dylan Saccone as director of football operations. Saccone spent the past three seasons as football operations and recruiting assistant at Syracuse.

Men’s and women’s golf − Urbana assistant men’s basketball coach Michael Hunter has been tabbed as head coach of the men’s golf program. He will continue his role with the basketball team … Emory & Henry head men’s coach Justin Harvey also will lead the women’s team, which will be added as a varsity sport beginning with the 2017-18 academic year. The addition of women’s golf comes on the heels of the rejuvenation of the men’s golf program, which begins competition this fall after an eight-year layoff … Daemen hired Andrew Bennett as head coach of its men’s team. Bennett also serves as executive director of The First Tee of Western New York, a nonprofit youth organization that encourages positive values and healthy choices through golf.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse − Montevallo announced Jason Lange as head coach of its recently established men’s program. Lange served as head coach at Pfeiffer for the past three seasons, where he compiled a career record of 27-17 … Concord named Luke Duffy head coach of the women's program. Duffy served as an assistant coach at Queens (North Carolina) for the past two seasons … Jenny Cavey was promoted to head coach of the women’s team at Shepherd after serving as interim head coach.

Men’s and women’s soccer − After 15 years at the helm of the Notre Dame (Ohio) men's program, Michael “Mac” McBride has resigned from his position to accept the position of head women's coach at Nicholls State. Associate head coach Carl Nolan, who has been with the Notre Dame men’s soccer program since 2004, was promoted to head coach … Cal State East Bay hired Michael Bielski as head coach of the men’s program. Bielski compiled a record of 72-24-5 as head coach at Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colorado, the past five years … Eastern Nazarene hired Mark Bell as head men’s coach. Bell spent 17 years as head coach at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Men’s and women’s soccer staff − Hofstra appointed former Pride goalkeeper Emily Morphitis to assistant coach of the women’s team. Morphitis has spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Northwestern State.

Softball − Cameron hired Dennis Furr as head coach. Furr has 13 years of head coaching experience at the high school level … Danielle Easton was promoted to head coach at Shepherd after previously serving as interim head coach. Easton led the softball team to a 34-16 overall mark … Washburn named Brenda Holaday head coach. Holaday coached the past 19 seasons at Washburn Rural High School in Topeka, Kansas, where she compiled a 351-93 record … Lindenwood named Liz Kelly head coach. Kelly coached the past four seasons at Maryville (Missouri) … Southern New Hampshire assistant coach Christina Berardi was named head coach at Queens (New York).

Men’s and women’s tennis − Head women’s coach Molly Aloia resigned her post to pursue a doctorate in nutritional biology. Aloia joined the coaching staff in spring 2013 and was promoted to head coach in September 2014 … Chestnut Hill selected Ryan Gargullo, a former assistant coach at the college, as head coach of the men’s and women’s programs … Riza Zalameda, who won the 2008 NCAA Division I women’s doubles championship as a student-athlete at UCLA, has been named head coach of Seton Hall’s women’s team. Zalameda steps into her first head coaching position after serving four years as assistant women’s coach at Columbia. 

Men’s and women’s volleyball − Alex Hoekstra was promoted to head coach of the women’s team at Shepherd after serving as interim head coach last season … Delaware Valley promoted assistant coach Hugh Williams to head coach of the women’s team. Andrea Salazar will remain on staff as an assistant coach after serving the previous two years as head coach. Williams joined the staff before the 2015 season.

Staff

Hofstra added Amanda Ghysel as senior assistant director of athletics communications. Ghysel will serve as the sport contact for men’s soccer, women’s soccer, women’s basketball and softball … Derek Shook, a representative of Appalachian State athletics’ Yosef Club, has been promoted to assistant director of development … Washington U. in St. Louis hired Kevin Stiner as assistant sports information director. He will serve as the primary media contact for cross country, volleyball, swimming and diving, women’s basketball, baseball, track and field, and women’s golf.

Deaths

Ed Alsene, who was the director of publicity and sports information at Illinois Wesleyan from 1965 to 1988, died July 17 at age 92. In 1986, Alsene was elected to the Hall of Fame of the College Sports Information Directors of America, at the time becoming only the second person from a small, private school to be so honored.

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