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The Record: September 2016

Sept. 15

Presidents and chancellors − John R. Hargrave, who has served East Central as president since 2009, announced his retirement, effective in the spring of 2017 … Ohio Dominican President Peter Cimbolic announced he will retire, effective Aug. 1, 2017. He was named president of the university in 2010 … Walter Wendler, chancellor emeritus of Southern Illinois, was named president of West Texas A&M … MSU Denver President Stephen Jordan announced his retirement, which will become effective June 30, 2017. Jordan has been president since 2005.

Athletics directors – SUNY Maritime hired Chris Monasch as interim director of athletics. Monasch previously served as interim director of athletics at East Stroudsburg and director of athletics at St. John’s (New York) … York (New York) selected Denee Barracato as director of athletics and recreation. Barracato has more than 15 years of experience working in various levels of collegiate and professional athletics, with stops at Queens (New York), Madison Square Garden, Adelphi and the NCAA.

Associate athletics directors − Appalachian State announced the restructuring of the athletics administrative executive staff. Brian Tracy will serve as the senior associate athletics director for external affairs. Brittney Whiteside has been promoted to senior associate athletics director for administration and has been named the senior woman administrator. Jonathan Reeder will serve as interim senior associate athletics director for internal operations … Temple promoted Tim Thiess to senior associate athletics director/finance and administration and Scott Walcoff to senior associate athletics director/external operations … Zach Dayton was promoted to the position of senior associate athletics director for marketing and communications at Fairfield … Ken Landphere joined Arizona State as senior associate athletics director. Landphere spent the previous 14 years as director of football operations at the sports agency Octagon … Jason Baum was hired as the associate athletics director for communications at Boston College … Terrance Jones was named Alabama State’s senior associate athletics director for external operations. Jones previously served as associate athletics director for marketing and promotions at Delaware State … Texas A&M-Commerce hired Sara Pawlaczyk as associate athletics director for strategic engagement. Pawlaczyk previously served as director of marketing and promotions, as well as assistant sports information director, at Northwood … North Texas hired Stacy Martin as deputy director of athletics and chief financial officer. Martin has been CFO at the American Athletic Conference.

Assistant athletics directors − Incarnate Word hired Zachary Carlton as assistant athletics director of sports information. Carlton spent three years as assistant director for media relations at Nicholls State … Rosemont hired Erica Lemm as assistant director of athletics. Most recently, Lemm served as assistant director of athletics/senior woman administrator at Yeshiva … Tony Aquilina has been named assistant director of athletics and compliance officer at Misericordia. Aquilina spent the past four years as the assistant athletics director for internal operations at Alfred.

Coaches

Baseball − After five seasons in charge of the Treasure Valley Community College program in Oregon, Aaron Sutton was named head coach at Montana State Billings … Eastern Nazarene hired Kameron Konert as head coach. Konert had served as assistant coach at Geneva for three years.

Baseball assistants − Delaware named former Tampa standout Andrew Amaro as a volunteer assistant coach.

Men’s and women’s cross country and track and field − Missouri Western State selected Marc Bierbaum as head coach for its new men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams, which will begin competition in the 2017-18 academic year. Bierbaum was most recently an assistant women’s cross country and track coach at Omaha … Northwood promoted Michael Roberts to head coach of the men’s and women’s track and field and cross country programs. Roberts replaces Conor Holt, who resigned after taking over as head coach in June … Ryan Chapman is the new head men’s and women’s cross country coach at Wartburg.

Men’s and women’s cross country and track and field assistants − Shenandoah added Seth McGuffin as assistant coach of the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams. McGuffin spent seven years as the assistant track and field coach at Ohio Wesleyan.

Men’s and women’s golf − Oklahoma Baptist named Drew Posada head men’s coach. Posada played on the Bison team the past four years, where he served as captain for his final three seasons. He is expected to graduate this December from Oklahoma Baptist … Nick Green, who has been the Chico State interim men’s coach since June, was named to the position permanently. Green, a Chico State graduate and former golfer for the Wildcats, also has served as women’s interim head coach for the past two years and will continue overseeing that program for the immediate future … Greg Bodensteiner is the new head women’s coach at Wartburg. 

Men’s and women’s lacrosse − Holy Family named Jacqueline McDevitt head coach of the women’s team. McDevitt spent the past two seasons as assistant coach at Bryn Athyn … Findlay hired Lauren Martin as head coach of the women’s program. Martin previously was head coach at Dallas for a year. Before that, she started the women’s program at Cornell College … Sam Ashton joined the Dallas men’s program as head coach after serving as an assistant coach with Lake Erie … Dan Ambrose, associate head men’s coach and assistant athletics director for business at Catholic, has been named head men’s coach at DePauw.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse assistants − Shenandoah added Paul VanThof as a full-time assistant coach for the men’s team. VanThof spent one year as the defensive and recruiting coordinator at Westminster (Pennsylvania).

Softball − Missouri-St. Louis named Amanda Scott head coach. Scott spent five years at Roosevelt University in Chicago, where she built the program from scratch.

Softball assistants − Former Hofstra standout Sara Michalowski joined the Pride staff as an assistant coach. Michalowski, a 2011 graduate, spent two years as head coach at Joel Barlow High School in Redding, Connecticut … Holy Cross hired Whitney Roberts as an assistant coach. Roberts most recently served as the pitching coach for Gilford High School in New Hampshire.

Men’s and women’s swimming assistants − Washington and Lee appointed Austin Caldwell as assistant coach for the men’s and women’s teams. Caldwell had served as an assistant coach with the Mason Manta Rays swimming club in Mason, Ohio, since the fall of 2015. 

Men’s and women’s tennis − Upper Iowa selected Leo Millet as head women’s coach. Millet, who graduated from Upper Iowa in May, spent the past four years with the Peacock women’s tennis team as a volunteer coach … Northeastern State women’s coach Amanda Stone resigned to become head women's coach at Louisiana Tech … Massachusetts women’s head coach Judy Dixon announced she will retire after the 2016-17 campaign. Dixon enters her 25th season at Massachusetts with a record of 304-219 with the Minutewomen … Chris Gustas was named head men’s and women’s coach at Wartburg. He replaces Mike Strydom, who accepted a position at Saddlebrook Prep School in Florida.

Staff

Hofstra appointed Rachelle Fabre as director of student-athlete services and life skills development. 

Conferences

Mike Racy has been selected as the next commissioner of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. Racy joined the NCAA staff in November 1993 and went on to serve as the NCAA Division II vice president from 1999 to 2013. Most recently, Racy has served as a collegiate athletics consultant … The Colonial Athletic Association hired Brian Gordon as associate commissioner for football. Gordon has spent the past 11 years at North Dakota State, where he has served as director of football operations and equipment services since 2010.

Deaths

Brandon T. Jackson, a sophomore and starting defensive back on the Army West Point football team, died after a single car accident Sept. 11 in Croton, New York. Jackson, 20, had two solo tackles and one assist in the game against Rice on Sept. 10. In 14 games at Army West Point, he had 68 career tackles and three interceptions.

Sept. 2

Athletics directors – Bates Director of Athletics Kevin McHugh announced he will step down June 30, 2017, after a decade with the college … Darron Boatright has been promoted to director of athletics at Wichita State after serving as the department’s chief operating officer, then interim director … Humboldt State Athletics Director Dan Collen will retire at the end of the 2016 fall sports season after 15 years of leading Humboldt State athletics and 35 years of service to the university … Georgia Tech selected Paul Griffin, former senior associate director of athletics, to serve as interim director of athletics.

Associate athletics directors – Minnesota hired Julie Manning as executive associate athletics director and senior woman administrator. Manning most recently was senior associate athletics director of sports administration at Wyoming … Katie Fraumann was named executive associate director of athletics for development at Michigan. Fraumann, a Michigan graduate and former captain of the women’s basketball team, previously served in the athletics department as senior director of major gifts from 2011 to 2014.

Assistant athletics directors − Massachusetts Lowell hired Kevan Donovan as assistant athletics director for compliance. Donovan previously served as director for compliance and sport management at the Patriot League … Katie Simons was named Concordia Portland’s assistant athletics director for communications. For the past three seasons, Simons has served as a media relations manager for the Portland Timbers and the Portland Thorns professional soccer clubs … Cal State Dominguez Hills promoted Mel Miranda to assistant athletics director, external relations … Southern Arkansas announced that Jackson McCurdy will serve as assistant director of athletics for external operations. McCurdy played for the Muleriders on two Great American Conference championship baseball teams in 2013 and 2014 … Concordia-St. Paul hired Nicole Grimit as assistant athletics director for compliance. Grimit previously served as a graduate assistant in the athletics department at St. Cloud State … Texas A&M-Commerce hired Katelyn Rimmel as assistant athletics director for compliance … UT Arlington named Angela Perry assistant athletics director for compliance. Perry, who was an assistant softball coach at UT Arlington from 1999 to 2012, most recently served an athletics compliance assistant … Marushka Eddy was named assistant director of athletics at Massachusetts Maritime. Eddy most recently served as assistant director of athletics at Bridgeport.

Coaches

Baseball staff − Troy O’Neal, a former Delaware baseball standout, has been promoted to a full-time position as pitching coach at his alma mater. He spent last season as a volunteer assistant on the Delaware staff. 

Men’s basketball − Paine named Darryl Stinson head coach. The move comes after head coach Chase Campbell accepted a position on the staff at Benedict. Stinson was an assistant under Campbell during the 2015-16 season.

Men’s basketball assistants − Saint Augustine’s named Montel Jones assistant coach. Jones spent the past two seasons as assistant coach at Virginia State … Duquesne announced Jeremiah Jones has been added to the staff as a graduate assistant.

Women’s basketball − Maria Marchesano stepped down as head coach at Walsh to become associate head coach at IUPUI … Beloit named Gloria Bradley head coach. Bradley spent the past three seasons as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator at Chicago State.

Men’s and women’s cross country and track and field − Tavius “T.J.” Walker, a former All-American sprinter at North Carolina Central, is the new director of men’s and women’s track and field/cross country at North Carolina Central. In late February, Walker was named interim head coach before the start of the outdoor track and field season.

Beach volleyball and men’s and women’s volleyball − Saint Augustine’s named Serita Wilson head coach of the women’s team at her alma mater. She previously spent seven seasons at Saint Augustine’s as an assistant.

Field hockey assistants − Former University of New England assistant coach Katie DeSandis was named assistant coach for Hofstra.

Men’s and women’s golf − Sam Vosler has been named to lead the women’s program at Sioux Falls. Most recently, Vosler had served as assistant women’s coach at Colorado-Colorado Springs since April … Nova Southeastern named Heather Burgner Wall head coach of the women’s program. Wall, the 2009 Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year in women's golf at Florida Southern, spent four years as the head men’s and women’s coach at Arkansas-Monticello … Mount Union named Matt Sindlinger interim head men’s and women’s coach. Sindlinger has served as an assistant coach for the past 11 years and spent one season as the head women’s coach for the Purple Raiders … St. Cloud State appointed Brock Swanson as head coach for the men’s and women’s teams. The head PGA professional at Blackberry Ridge Golf Course in Sartell, Minnesota, Swanson has more than 20 years of experience as a pro and coach.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse − Beloit named Sammi Reiter head women’s coach. Reiter spent the past season as head coach at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse assistants − Hofstra appointed Torin Varn to the position of assistant women’s coach. Varn, a 2014 graduate of Hofstra, was a four-year member of the Pride men's team … Holy Cross hired Nico Capron as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator for the men’s program. Capron spent the 2016 season as a volunteer assistant coach and director of operations at Saint Joseph’s … Washington and Lee appointed Eria Geremia to assist the women’s program.

Softball − Mark Ryal was tabbed as interim head coach at Midwestern State. He served as a full-time assistant last season, helping the Mustangs to a 30-28 overall record … West Chester assistant coach Shannon Padula was named head coach at the University of the Sciences … Maryville (Missouri) announced Stephanie (Winter) Decker as head coach. Decker spent two years as an assistant coach at Southeast Missouri State … Saint Augustine’s named Dorothy Neal head softball coach. She is also the women's bowling coach and senior woman administrator for the Lady Falcons. Neal previously directed the Lady Falcons’ softball team from 1990 to 2011 … Ferris State head coach Wally King has accepted another coaching opportunity at the NCAA Division I level after one season with the Bulldogs. Assistant Adam Kirkpatrick was named interim head coach … Vashion Johnson is returning to North Carolina Central for the third time, this time as head coach. Johnson, who served as assistant coach for North Carolina Central from 2014 to 2015 and as a volunteer from 2000 to 2001, most recently was an assistant coach at Florida A&M.

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving − Holy Cross hired Jeffrey Barlok as an assistant coach with the men’s and women’s programs.

Men’s and women’s tennis − Nova Southeastern named Doug Neagle women’s head coach. Neagle spent the past seven seasons as the women's head coach at Towson … Bruce Levine was hired as the new head men’s coach at Muhlenberg. He replaces Jeff Schmitt, who retired following the 2015-16 season. Levine served as interim women’s coach at Vassar in the spring.

Men’s and women’s tennis assistants − Washington and Lee appointed Samuel Churchill as assistant women’s coach and Drew Lied as an assistant men’s coach. Churchill served as an assistant men’s and women’s coach during the 2015-16 season at Virginia Wesleyan. Lied most recently served as a pro at the JMG Tennis Academy in Sacramento, California 

Staff

Washington and Lee appointed Katie Shank and Mechelle Norris as assistant athletic trainers.

Conferences

The Colonial Athletic Association hired Jennifer Condaras as deputy commissioner for NCAA relations and administration. She spent the past decade working at the Big East Conference, where she most recently served as associate commissioner for compliance and governance and senior woman administrator liaison … The Ohio Valley Conference hired Travis Tellitocci as assistant commissioner for football, basketball and officiating, Kate Barnett as assistant commissioner for championships and compliance, and Jonathan Owens as assistant director of championships and administration … The Colonial Athletic Association promoted Samantha Barany to associate commissioner for women’s basketball and championships.