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The Record: September 2015

Updated September 21, 2015

September 21, 2015

Athletics directors -- Villanova announced that Mark Jackson was appointed the school's director of athletics. Jackson, who most recently served as the senior associate director of athletics and chief innovation officer at the University of Southern California, succeeds Vince Nicastro, who held the position for 15 years. Jackson held a number of positions with sports-related organizations prior to his latest service at USC. He served as the director of football development with the Oakland Raiders. He was the vice president of athletic development at A2P Holdings, a sports marketing company. From 2005-2006, Jackson was the executive senior associate director of athletics at Syracuse. He was promoted to assistant athletic director during his first term at USC, and served as an assistant coach and operations assistant with the New England Patriots … Fresno Pacific announced the hiring of Aaron Henderson as the university's new director of athletics. Henderson, who spent seven years at FPU in various roles including assistant athletics director and men's basketball coach, returns to his alma mater after spending the past two years as athletics director at Immanuel High School in Reedley, California … Jim Herlihy was named the new director of athletics at Auburn- Montgomery. Herlihy spent the past 16 months as the director of athletics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, a NCAA Division II member which competes in both the Northeast-10 Conference and Eastern College Athletic Conference. During his tenure with the Hawks, Herlihy oversaw 20 sports, nine facilities, 68 employees and more than 450 student-athletes … David Harper was named director of athletics at Duquesne. In his previous role as vice president for advancement at Dayton, Harper is credited with reviving and significantly increasing alumni support and loyalty. Under his leadership, the university raised a record-breaking $66 million, including the largest single individual gift and largest corporate gift in Dayton's history … Chris Monasch was named the interim director of athletics at East Stroudsburg. Monasch was previously director of athletics at St. John's (Ne York) for 10 years and has also served as commissioner of the America East Conference and Northeast Conference. He has also held positions at Seton Hall as associate director of athletics, and Fordham as assistant director of athletics and interim director of athletics … Saint Peter’s appointed Belinda “Boe” Pearman to the position of director of athletics. Pearman has more than 20 years of experience in collegiate athletics as a student-athlete, head women’s basketball coach and administrator, in addition to experience in professional sports and the private sector. She most recently served as the senior associate director of athletics and the senior woman administrator at Manhattan … Former HBO executive Kery Davis was named director of athletics at Howard. Davis, 57, served as senior vice president for programming at HBO before leaving the company in early 2014. During his 17-year career at HBO, he helped negotiate some of the biggest and richest fights in boxing history, including matches involving Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, Roy Jones, Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Bernard Hopkins and Mike Tyson. Davis is a graduate of Dartmouth where he played point guard on the school’s basketball team … Saint Anselm announced that Phil Rowe, who had recently been named the interim director of athletics, relinquished that role and left the college. Joseph Horton is now responsible for athletics while the search for a permanent director continues … Frankie DeBusk stepped down as athletic director at Tusculum. He will continue to serve as head coach of the Pioneer football program.

Associate athletics directors -- Jeff Guin was named the associate athletics director for academics at Texas A&M. Previously, Guin worked at UAB where he served as associate athletics director for student support services the past two years … Brian Tracy, a college athletics veteran with 10 years of experience as a lead fundraiser at NCAA Division I institutions was named Appalachian State’s senior associate athletics director for development. Tracy comes to Appalachian State after five years as director of athletics development at his alma mater, Dayton. At Appalachian, Tracy will oversee all athletics fundraising operations, serve as a member of the athletics department’s management team and be the administrator for selected sports … Scott Donnelly, who has worked in the UMass Lowell athletic department since 2007, was named associate athletic director of marketing, promotions and tickets at Fordham. In his new position, Donnelly will be responsible for developing and coordinating all marketing and promotional activities for Fordham's 22 varsity teams … Kay Lennon was named associate athletics director for compliance at Hartford. Lennon joins the Hartford Hawks after serving as the assistant director for compliance at Mercer. Prior to Mercer, Lennon worked in compliance at Florida and before working in college athletics she practiced law for five years with a focus in estate planning, taxation, bankruptcy and litigation … Teiana Jones has joined CSUN as the senior associate athletic director, academic services. Jones will have a dual role at CSUN, also reporting to academic affairs as the senior director of academic services. She comes to Northridge with seven years of experience in college athletics and most recently was the senior academic coordinator for football at Georgia Tech … Rachelle Paul, a veteran college athletics administrator of over 10 years, was named senior associate athletics director for compliance and student-athlete development and will serve as the department’s senior woman administrator  at Seton Hall. Previously, Paul worked three years at Monmouth. … Kent State  announced that Janet Kittell, senior associate athletic director/senior woman administrator, has been promoted to deputy athletic director for internal operations/senior woman administrator. Kittell has served as senior associate athletic director/senior woman administrator since November of 2012 … Incarnate Word announced that Angie Torain was hired as deputy athletic director. Torain comes to UIW from The Summit League where she has served as the associate commissioner for administrative services over the past four years … Wayne State (Michigan) announced the hiring of Theresa Arist as athletics chief of staff … Oklahoma’s former associate athletics director for event management, Lindy Roberts-Ivy has been promoted to senior associate athletics director/senior woman administrator … Greg Tipton was named senior associate athletics director for internal operations at Oklahoma … Mike Meade was named senior associate athletics director for academic services at Oklahoma … Luther Lee was named senior associate athletics director for business/chief financial officer at Oklahoma … Carol Ludvigson was promoted to associate athletics director/student athlete development at Oklahoma. She previously held the title of director of student development … Chris Standiford was named deputy athletic director/chief operating officer at Gonzaga … Shannon Strahl was named senior associate athletics director for compliance and student services and became senior associate athletics director for major gifts at Gonzaga … Jared Hertz became associate athletics director for athletic advancement at Gonzaga … Mike Roden was named associate athletics director in student athlete support services at Gonzaga … Matthew Pope joined the Tennessee Tech athletics department as the associate director of athletics for development. Pope comes to Tennessee Tech from Towson where he served as the senior associate director of athletics for finance and operations. Prior to Towson, Pope worked for almost 14 years at Chattanooga … Sean Padden, who served the previous two years as the director of football operations, was promoted to associate athletics director/chief of staff at Temple.  In his new role, Padden will have varsity sport oversight of football, while working directly with the athletic director on various administrative projects… Lee Roberts, who has been with Temple athletics since 1984, was elevated from assistant athletics director to associate athletics director for facilities and event management.  The veteran administrator will oversee the maintenance and upkeep of the university's athletic facilities as well as the game operations of all athletic events … Derek Grice was named associate athletic director for facilities, operations and events at Georgia Tech. Grice comes to the department after spending three years at North Texas as senior associate athletic director for facilities and event management … John McNamara who has served as associate athletics director for external affairs in  Hawaii’s athletics department since 2004, will leave UH effective March 3, 2016 …  Steve Macy, who has worked the past eight years in a senior management role at New Mexico State, was named senior associate athletic director, external relations at Memphis.  Macy will be responsible for the development and management of strategic and communications plan for the department while providing executive oversight of athletic marketing and promotions, athletic communications and ticket operations. He will also serve as the licensing manager for the department and serve as a liaison to Tiger Sport Properties … Illinois-Springfield announced the promotion of Hayley Ross Treadway to associate athletic director for compliance and internal operations. Treadway was promoted after serving as assistant athletic director since August 2011 … Bryan Felt was elevated to senior associate athletics director at Seton Hall. Felt, a 1997 graduate of Seton Hall, has been a member of the department since 2001 and previously held the title of associate athletics director for development and external affairs … Kevin Sponzo was elevated to senior associate athletics director at Seton Hall. Sponzo has worked in athletic facilities at Seton Hall since 1998 and previously held the title of associate athletics director for facilities and operations … George Mason senior associate athletic director Sue Collins announced she will retire after 34 years with the Patriots and more than 40 years in NCAA Division I athletics. Collins began her athletic administration career as an assistant athletic director at George Mason in 1981 after serving a one-year internship in the athletic department at Maryland.

Assistant athletics directors -- Washington University in St. Louis announced that Chris Mitchell was promoted to assistant director of athletics for communications. Mitchell, who enters his 15th year with the department, has served as the school’s sports information director for the last 12 years … Ryan Boudway was named assistant director of athletics for development at Massachusetts. Boudway comes to Amherst after serving as associate director of premium seating and parking at Notre Dame since April 2007 … Christine Jackson, the director of student services at Louisville since 2012, was named Mississippi State’s new assistant athletic director of academics. Jackson replaces Ray Berryhill, who retired earlier this summer. … Kristan Kelly, who has served as the director of compliance at Memphis since December, 2013, was elevated to assistant athletic director for compliance. Kelly began her career in compliance at Saint Louis as the compliance coordinator … Andrew Toriello was hired to the newly-created position of assistant director of athletics for recreation and club sports at Felician. Toriello shifts over to the athletics department after working full-time for the last five years as a counselor and system specialist in the Felician financial aid office … Kevin Wissmann was named assistant director of athletics/human resource specialist by Massachusetts. Wissmann joins UMass athletics after serving as human resources and organizational development manager with UMass Auxiliary Enterprises … Kim Vore was named assistant athletic director in business operations at Gonzaga … Denise Fitzpatrick, who is in her sixth year at Temple, was elevated to assistant athletics director/marketing and promotions.  She previously served as the department's marketing manager … Bryan Kulp, who is in his fourth year at Temple, was promoted to assistant athletics director/ facilities and  event management.  He served the last three years as an assistant director for athletic facilities … Quinton Smith, who is in his third year at Temple, was promoted to assistant athletics director/compliance and student-athlete affairs.  He previously served as the assistant director for compliance and student services … Brad Moore, assistant athletic director for external relations at Roanoke since March of 2012, was named director of major gifts at Kentucky Wesleyan.  In late 2012, he launched the Maroon Club, the annual fundraising arm for the department of athletics … After a four-year stint with the Lincoln Memorial men's basketball program, former Railsplitters' assistant coach Cameron Whicker will transition to an administration role as the university's assistant athletic director. Whicker primarily will be responsible for the internal operations of the athletic department, focusing on budget preparation and management, marketing and game day promotions, travel arrangements, facilities development and maintenance, game day management and general day-to-day departmental operations.

Coaches

Men’s basketball assistants -- Jimmy Schmitt was named assistant men's basketball coaches at Felician. Schmitt returns to Felician after two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Frostburg State… Kashiff Foster of Somerset was named assistant men's basketball coaches at Felician. Foster is taking on his first collegiate coaching position. He will coordinate scouting of opponents and player development of the post players for the Golden Falcons … The Moravian men’s basketball team added Micah Covert to its staff for the upcoming season. Covert comes to the Hounds after two years as an assistant coach at East Stroudsburg  … The Moravian College men’s basketball team has added Thomas Shiffert to its staff for the upcoming season. Shiffert comes to Moravian via East Stroudsburg after serving four years as the head men’s basketball manager.

Women’s basketball assistants -- Moravian added alumnus Danielle Brogran to its women’s basketball coaching staff for the 2015-16 season. Brogan helped the Greyhounds to a 73-40 record during her career including an NCAA Division III tournament appearance in 2014 … Holy Cross hired Kara Powell as an assistant coach. Her primary responsibilities will include player development of the guards, as well as scouting and recruiting.

Men’s cross country -- Colin Young, a former Division III national champion, was named the Wabash cross country program’s head coach. Young, who will also serve as assistant track and field coach, comes to Wabash after serving as assistant cross country and track field coach at Williams last season, where he helped guide the men to a sixth place finish at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championship.… Michael Schmidt, an assistant coach at Tufts for three seasons since 2012, was promoted to interim head coach of the Jumbo men's cross country and track and field program. Schmidt takes over for Ethan Barron, who left to become head coach of the Williams College men's track and field program in July.

Field hockey assistants -- Holy Cross announced the hiring of Skylar Marcoux as the program’s assistant coach. Marcoux comes to Holy Cross after serving as the graduate assistant coach of the women’s lacrosse team at Smith … Holy Cross hired Joe O’Connor as a volunteer assistant coach.

Football assistant -- Moravian added Garrett Bisbing to its coaching staff. Bisbing, who will be coaching the tight ends, is a native of the Lehigh Valley, graduating from Allentown Central Catholic High School in 2009. … Moravian added Harold Fairclough to its coaching staff. Fairclough, who is coaching the cornerbacks for the Greyhounds, is also from the Lehigh Valley and an Allentown Central Catholic graduate in the class of 1995 … Moravian hired Dion King to its coaching staff. King, who coaches the safeties, is a 2014 graduate of Lafayette … Moravian added Mark Rosenbaum to its coaching staff.  Rosenbaum, who will be coaching the wide receivers for the Greyhounds, is a 2014 graduate of Susquehanna.

Men’s lacrosse assistants -- Shenandoah announced that Bennett Cord was added to the men’s lacrosse staff as an assistant coach. Cord comes to Shenandoah as top assistant after serving as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator at Gathersburg (Maryland) High School for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

Women’s Lacrosse assistants -- Assistant women's lacrosse coach Katie Mollot was promoted to associate head coach at Hofstra. Mollot, the program's recruiting and offensive coordinator, is in her fourth season on the Hofstra Women's Lacrosse staff in 2015-16 … Moravian added Ashley Pope as assistant coach on the women’s lacrosse staff for the upcoming 2016 season.  Pope comes to Moravian after a season as an assistant coach at Muhlenberg … Moravian added Grace Warburton as assistant coach on the women’s lacrosse staff for the upcoming 2016 season. Warburton comes to Moravian after finishing a stellar four-year career at FDU-Florham … Former Blue Hens standout Caitlin McCartney was named a volunteer assistant coach for the Delaware women’s lacrosse team … Holy Cross  named Katie Ferris as a woman’s lacrosse assistant coach. Ferris is a 2014 graduate of UMass and received a bachelor’s degree in sociology … Holy Cross named Laura Zinkand as a woman’s lacrosse assistant coach. Zinkand graduated from Towson in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in biology.

Men’s Soccer assistants -- Awal Ahmed was named assistant men’s soccer coach at New Jersey City University … Patrick ‘Paddy’ King was named assistant men’s soccer coach at New Jersey City University … … Josh Delva was named assistant men’s soccer coach at New Jersey City University … Eddy Tejada was named assistant men’s soccer coach at New Jersey City University … Jerrod Laventure was named assistant men's soccer coach at Felician. … Aris Alpian was named assistant men's soccer coach at Felician. Alpian will specialize in player development of the goalkeepers.

Women’s soccer assistants -- Shenandoah hired Nick Staufenberger as an assistant for the 2015 season. Staufenberger will also assist the SU men's soccer program as time allows.… Shenandoah women's soccer hired Tiffany Barnes as an assistant for the 2015 season.

Softball assistants -- Rachel Coleman joined the Delaware softball staff as an assistant coach. Coleman, who graduated from UD in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in sport management and a minor in coaching science, returns to her alma mater after spending the previous two seasons as a graduate manager and video coordinator at Tennessee … UTSA announced the addition of Megan Gibson to the softball coaching staff. Gibson, who was an assistant at UTSA for the 2012-13 seasons, will mentor the program’s pitching staff.

Men’s Tennis -- Moravian selected alumnus and Moravian Hall of Fame member Alan Heverly as the Greyhounds next director of tennis for men and women. Heverly has over 24 years of coaching experience … Saint Mary's welcomed former Gaels women's assistant Greg Kennett back to campus to lead the SMC men's program.  He replaces Michael Wayman, who retired over the summer after more than two decades of service.

Women’s volleyball assistants -- Jorge Rodriguez wasnamed assistant women’s volleyball coach at New Jersey City University … Moravian added Steve Kluemper to the coaching staff as an assistant for the 2015 season.

Staff

Academic advisors -- Eric Bailey has been appointed as an academic advisor for football at Oklahoma.

Athletic training -- Saint Rose hired Michael Frawley as an assistant athletic trainer. Frawley has more than 20 years of experience in the field … Alec Westerman was hired as assistant director of sports performance at the College of Charleston. Westerman previously served as a sports performance intern at college from August 2014 to May 2015 while completing his undergraduate coursework … Jennifer Nyland took over responsibilities as the head athletic trainer at Gonzaga … Dan Trinh was named the head athletic trainer at Felician … Nikki Appezzato was named the assistant athletic trainer at Felician. Appezzato spent the 2014-15 academic year as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Warren Hills Regional High School in Washington, New Jersey … Thomas Bottiglieri was named the team physician for Felician’s 13-sport athletics department.

Communications -- Wes Johnson joined the College of Charleston athletics communications staff. As the department’s associate director and webmaster, he will serve as the primary media relations contact for volleyball, baseball, sand volleyball and equestrian. He previously spent the last two years as assistant director of media relations at Troy… Chris Chandler joined the College of Charleston athletics communications staff. As the department’s assistant director, he will serve as the primary media relations contact for men’s and women’s cross country, women’s basketball, women’s tennis and women’s indoor/outdoor track and field … Morgyn Seigfried, who is in her second year at Temple, was promoted from social media coordinator to digital media manager … Brevard announced the hiring of Eli Sirota to the role of athletic media relations assistant. Sirota comes to Brevard from Lynn where he spent nearly five years working in the Fighting Knights’ sports information office.

Marketing -- Lindsey Lessing was named director of marketing in the external operations department at Gonzaga … Meghan McNeil was named assistant director of marketing at Gonzaga.

Strength and conditioning -- Ernest Ruch, a 2013 Mansfield graduate and four-year member of the baseball team, was named the first full-time strength and conditioning coach for the Mountaineers. Ruch joins Mansfield from Siena where he served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Saints since January.

Video coordinators -- Clement Lye was named director of video services at Gonzaga.

Conferences

Football operations -- Scott Wallace, who is in his second year at Temple, was elevated from coordinator of internal operations for football to director of football operations.