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The Record: Oct. 17, 2017

Athletics directors

After 16 years as athletics director at Muskingum, Larry Shank will retire at the end of the academic year. Shank has spent more than 40 years in intercollegiate athletics … John Johnson, senior associate director of athletics at Washington State, will serve as the school’s interim director of athletics as a national search gets underway for a full-time A.D. Johnson replaces Bill Moos, who had served as Washington State’s athletics director since 2010, after Moos was named athletics director at Nebraska … North Dakota Director of Athletics Brian Faison  announced he will retire at the end of 2017. Faison will serve as a special advisor to North Dakota athletics from Jan. 1 to June 30, 2018.

Associate athletics directors

Kansas State announced new positions for Jeremy Niederwerder, who has been promoted to senior associate athletics director for facilities and capital projects, and Charlie Thomas, who is the new senior associate athletics director for special projects.

Assistant athletics directors

Rob Heil, a graduate of Kansas State, is returning to his alma mater as the assistant athletics director for development after spending the past 11 years in positions at Texas. Also, Kansas State graduate and former women’s basketball player Kristin Waller has been elevated to assistant athletics director of student-athlete services.

Coaches

Women’s basketball

Amy Senefelder was named head coach at Hilbert. Senefelder most recently served as head coach of Mercyhurst University North East, a junior college in Pennsylvania.

Football

Holy Cross announced that Tom Gilmore was relieved of his duties as head coach. Gilmore served as head coach of the Crusaders for 14 seasons with an overall record of 72-81. Offensive coordinator Brian Rock will assume the interim head coach role for the remainder of the 2017 season.

Men’s and women’s golf

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley named former PGA professional Brian Novoa as its women’s head coach. Novoa served as a head instructor at Scoring Solutions Golf for the past nine years.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse

Kean hired Barbara "B.J." Johnson as head coach of its women’s program. Johnson was a volunteer assistant coach for the past four seasons for the Rutgers women’s team. Previously, she was head coach of Mount St. Mary’s for four seasons … Abigail Rehfuss was named head coach of the Siena women's team. Rehfuss joined the Saints after serving two years as the varsity head coach at Shaker High School in Latham, New York.

Men’s and women’s skiing

New England College hired Robert Millard as head coach of its alpine skiing program. Millard, a 2014 New England College graduate, coached the team in an interim capacity last season.

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving

Jamie Hotaling is returning to Cobleskill State as director of aquatics/head men’s and women’s coach. Hotaling previously coached the Fighting Tigers on a part-time basis from 2008 through 2011.

Wrestling

Jason McLean, a 2001 graduate of Muhlenberg who earned All-America honors as a senior, was named head coach of his alma mater. Since 2003, McLean has worked for the New Brunswick (New Jersey) School District, serving as head wrestling coach, assistant football coach, assistant track and field coach, and assistant athletics director.

Deaths

David Shankles, 19, a Berry sophomore cross country and track runner, died suddenly Oct. 10. Shankles, who was on the Southern Athletic Association academic honor roll during his freshman year in both cross country and track, placed fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and sixth in the 4x400-meter relay at the SAA championships.