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The Record: Nov. 2, 2017

Athletics directors

Brian Hardin was named Drake’s director of athletics and will join the Bulldogs staff Dec. 11. Hardin is currently a deputy director of athletics at Marquette, with prior experience at Ball State and Notre Dame ... Jeffrey Hathaway, vice president and director of athletics at Hofstra, will move on from his position at Hofstra, effective June 30. He is in his sixth year in the role … Kennesaw State named Milton Overton director of athletics. Overton spent the past two years as director of athletics at Florida A&M.

Associate athletics directors

Joe Fields was named associate athletics director for academic services at Texas A&M. Fields previously was director of academic services at Syracuse.


Men’s and women’s lacrosse

Tricia Molfetta stepped down as head coach of the women’s team at Manhattanville to take over as head coach of the women’s team at Pace. Molfetta joined the Manhattanville staff as an assistant coach in 2015 and took over as head coach before the 2016 season … Ashland named Shaun Williamson to lead the women’s program, which will begin competition in spring 2019.

Williamson spent the past seven seasons as head coach at Berry, where he launched the program.

Men’s and women’s soccer

South Dakota relieved Mandy Green of her duties as head coach of the women’s team, effective immediately. She had been head coach for eight seasons … Crystal Dye resigned as head coach of the Findlay women’s team after seven years in the post. She plans to pursue other opportunities.

Men’s and women’s track and field assistants

Washington and Lee appointed Nicholas Green as men’s and women’s throws coach and strength and conditioning coach. Green previously was a graduate assistant coach from 2015 to 2017 at Heidelberg.


David Blackstock, athletics director at Union (Tennessee) for 34 years and women’s basketball coach for 18 years, died Nov. 1 at age 75 after a lengthy illness. He also coached the women’s softball team for two seasons. Blackstock retired as athletics director in 2008, but stayed on at Union in a part-time capacity.