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The Record (February 2014)

February 19

Boston College announced that longtime assistant athletics director for athletic communications, Dick Kelley, died after a battle with ALS, he was 48 years old. Kelley spent the last 22 years as the men’s basketball contact. He received the 2013 US Basketball Writers Association’s Most Courageous Award.

Other transactions

Athletics director – California (Pennsylvania) named Dr. Karen Hjerpe as director of athletics … IPFW promoted head women’s volleyball coach Kelley Hartley Hutton to athletics director … Manhattan elevated senior associate director of athletics, Noah LeFevre, to athletics director … Wisconsin-Eau Claire announced athletics director Scott Kilgallon will retire on June 30.

Associate athletics director – Long Beach State hired Wayne Stickney as the senior associate athletics director for major gifts and resources.

Assistant athletics director – Wayne State (Michigan) announced Alex Tiseo as its new assistant athletics director for compliance and NCAA liaison … Morehead State named Brad Smith as assistant athletics director of external affairs.

Coaches

Men’s basketball – Larry Gipson announced he will retire as Northeastern State’s head coach at the conclusion of the 2013-14 season … Lamar relieved Pat Knight of his duties as head coach and named Tic Price as interim head coach.

Field Hockey – Georgetown hired Shannon Karl Soares as its head coach.

Football – Joe Adam resigned as head coach at Elmhurst to accept an assistant coaching job at Syracuse … Rice rewarded David Bailiff with a five-year contract extension … Georgetown promoted Rob Sgarlata to head coach, he has been on the coach staff for the past 18 seasons.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse – Carroll (Wisconsin) selected Michael Hodge as its first-ever head women’s lacrosse coach and lacrosse coordinator.

Men’s and women’s soccer – Colby named Ewan Seabrook as its head men’s coach … Jackson added Mauricio Ruiz as its head men’s coach … Pacific selected Eric Mild as the new head coach of its men’s program … Delaware extended the contract of head men’s coach Ian Hennessy by five years.

Softball – New York University named James Barrett as its first-ever softball head coach.

Men’s and women’s volleyball – New Jersey Institute hired veteran coach Peter Volkert as its head women’s coach … North Carolina-Greensboro announced Corey Carlin as its new head women’s coach … Winona State named two-time SEC Coach of the Year, Joe Getzin, as its head women’s coach … Marquette added Ryan Theis as its new head women’s coach.

Deaths

Pat McTarsney, the first-ever head softball coach at Penn State died on February 9, at the age of 81.

Send announcements – including hirings, contract extensions, retirements, milestones and deaths – to transactions@ncaa.org.


February 12 

Current California football student-athlete Ted Agu died Friday, February 7 at the age of 21. The redshirt junior collapsed after a team workout.

Other Transactions

Athletics director – Cincinnati hired Mike Bohn as athletics director.

Associate athletics director – North Carolina State added Fred Demarest in the newly created position as associate athletics director for communications and marketing … Bryan B. Blair returned to Rice as its associate athletics director for compliance … Stanford promoted Heather M. Owen to associate athletics director for development … Northern Colorado announced the addition of Ayo Taylor-Dixon as a senior associate athletics director … South Dakota State hired Scott Brown as senior associate athletics director for development … Texas A&M-Corpus Christi associate athletics director Arthur Haas resigned to take a position in the community … Washington hired Lance Lopes as senior associate athletics director.

Assistant athletics director – Louisiana Tech named Nate Warren as assistant athletics director for development.

Coaches

Baseball – Daniel Webster named Nate Goulet as head coach.

Field Hockey – Assistant coach Hannah Lott was promoted to interim head coach at Western New England … Pace added Valerie Hickman as its first-ever head coach.

Football – Oberlin promoted Jay Anderson to head coach … Simon Fraser introduced Jacques Chapdelaine as its new head coach … New Haven added Chris Pincince as head coach … Beloit named Seth Duerr as head coach … Frostburg State hired DeLane Fitzgerald as head coach.

Football assistants – Eastern Michigan added Taylor Stubblefield as an assistant coach … Delaware added Bryan Bossard  and promoted Brian Ginn to assistants.

Men’s and women’s soccer – Old Dominion named Angie Hind as head women’s coach … Loyola Maryland selected Naomi Meiburger as its next women’s head coach and Steve Nichols as its next men’s head coach … Texas-Dallas named Kanute Drugan as head women’s coach … Academy of Art announced Katie Awerkamp as its new women’s head coach.

Men’s and women’s soccer assistants – Holy Cross named Justin Kahle as an assistant men’s coach.

Men’s and women’s volleyball – Greensboro hired Kaci Loeffler as head coach … Wayne State (Michigan) named Tim Koth as its women’s head coach … Matthew Botsford accepted the position of head women’s coach at Florida Gulf Coast … Tulsa named Ryan Wills as head coach … Shawn Rush stepped down after 11 seasons as Delaware Valley’s women’s head coach.

Deaths

Women’s Basketball Coaches Association consultant and longtime CEO Betty Jaynes died at the age of 68. 

Send announcements – including hirings, contract extensions, retirements, milestones and deaths – to transactions@ncaa.org.


February 6

Arkansas announced that Bev Lewis, executive associate athletic director, will retire on June 30, 2014. Lewis has served the university as a coach and an administrator for over three decades.

Athletics directors – Kent Krober returned to Greenville as athletics director.

Associate athletics director – Kelly Barsky named deputy associate athletics director and senior woman administrator at UC Santa Barbara.

Assistant athletics director – Armstrong appointed Harold Watson as assistant athletics director for marketing and promotions … Chris Day named assistant athletics director for media relations at Colorado State – Pueblo.

Coaches

Men’s basketball – Delaware State released Greg Jackson as head coach

Field hockey – Sarah Kelly stepped down as Western New England’s field hockey coach.

Football – Cleive Adams accepted the head coaching post at Averett … Kevin Kelly resigned as head coach at Georgetown to accept a position on the Ball State staff. Rob Sgarlata was promoted to interim head coach … West Florida announced Pete Shinnick as its first-ever head coach. The team will start play in the fall of 2016.

Football assistants – Eastern Michigan selected Jay Peterson, Chris Simpson, Todd Frakes, Jimmy Williams and Brad McCaslin as assistant coaches.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse – Northwestern extended the contract of women’s head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller through the 2021 season.

Men’s and women’s soccer – Cal State San Bernardino named Steve Ralas as its head men’s coach … Idaho hired Derek Pittman as the women’s head coach … UCLA extended the contract of women’s head coach Amanda Cromwell after leading the Bruins to their first national championship.

Men’s and women’s tennis – Rensselear appointed Caitlin Crowley as interim head women’s coach.

Men’s and women’s volleyball – Maryland hired Steve Aird as its new women’s headcoach … Stillman selected Takilia Mayfield as women’s head coach … Iowa named Bond Shymansky as women’s head coach.

Staff

Business – College of Charleston hired Weston Ijames as director of business operations

Sports properties – North Carolina State named Tim Utrup as general manager for wolfpack sports properties … Towson added Doug Reaves as general manager of Towson sport properties.

Strength and Conditioning – Joe Schoenleber accepted the position of head strength and conditioning coach at Rensselaer.

Deaths

Former Denison coach, administrator and professor Theodore “Ted” Barclay, died on January 31, at the age of 83.

Send announcements – including hirings, contract extensions, retirements, milestones and deaths – to transactions@ncaa.org.