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The Record: Oct. 6, 2017

Athletics directors

Lake Erie appointed Kelley Kish as director of athletics, effective Nov. 13. Kish is currently the associate director of athletics at Nova Southeastern … Don DiJulia announced he will retire as Saint Joseph’s vice president and director of athletics at the end of the current academic year. He said he will remain with the university as necessary to ensure a smooth transition for his successor. The 2017-18 academic year marks DiJulia’s 50th in college athletics and his 35th as Saint Joseph’s athletics director over two terms, from 1976 to 1981 and then from 1988 to the present … Alabama State announced Deputy Director of Athletics Jennifer Lynne Williams will move into the role of interim director of athletics with the resignation of Melvin Hines. Williams, in her second year at Alabama State, has more than a decade of experience in athletics administration. Hines, who was named director of athletics in September 2015, served as interim director of athletics for three years … Central Oklahoma announced Eddie Griffin will return to his alma mater as director of athletics. Griffin’s previous positions include president of the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and Jim Thorpe Association, athletics director for Oklahoma City Public Schools, athletics director at Northeastern State and head wrestling coach at Clemson.

Assistant athletics directors

Samantha Hegmann was added to Hofstra’s compliance staff as assistant director of athletics for NCAA education and compliance services.


Men’s and women’s lacrosse

Hilbert named Emily Pasternak head coach of its women’s team. Pasternak has coached at various high school levels and created the nonprofit Breaking Borders Lacrosse organization, which provides lacrosse coaches and players the opportunity to coach underprivileged youth in the United States and abroad.

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving

Rob Brownell was named head men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach at Olivet. Brownell had served as head swimming and diving coach at Battle Creek Central High School in Michigan since 2005.


The Big South Conference hired Shelley Davis as senior associate commissioner. Davis has served as deputy athletics director at Howard for the past two years.