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The Record: Oct. 5, 2017

Presidents and chancellors

Seth Bodnar was named president of Montana, subject to board of regents approval in November. Bodnar, an Army West Point graduate who completed a distinguished military career, is expected to assume the presidency Jan. 1. He currently is a senior executive at General Electric Co.

Athletics directors

Louisville named Vincent Tyra as acting director of athletics, effective immediately. Tyra is an operating partner for Southfield Capital and an advisor to ISCO Industries Inc., where he was formerly the president.


Men’s basketball

University of South Carolina Upstate head coach Eddie Payne is stepping down. Payne, who has led the Spartans for 15 seasons, had the second of two ankle replacements during the summer. He said standing on his feet for long periods is painful. Payne has been an NCAA head basketball coach for 31 years, including 15 at USC Upstate.


Kathleen L’Abbe, who has served for the past three seasons as an assistant softball coach at Massachusetts Maritime, was promoted to head coach.


Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Commissioner Christopher Ragsdale announced he will retire June 30, 2018. Ragsdale is completing his 10th year with the conference.