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Presidents and chancellors

Wendy Wintersteen was named president of Iowa State. She will take office Nov. 20. Wintersteen has served as dean of Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for 11 years. She also  is director of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station.

Associate athletics directors

Eastern Michigan promoted Dan McLean to senior associate athletics director for development. He joined the department four years ago … Iowa Wesleyan selected Derek Zander as its full-time athletics director. Zander has spent the past four months as interim athletics director.



Adam Skonieczki was hired as Southern Vermont’s head coach. He previously was an assistant coach at his alma mater, Buffalo.

Men’s basketball

Grinnell promoted David Arseneault Jr. to succeed his father, David Arseneault, who is retiring as men’s basketball and women’s golf coach. Arseneault Jr. officially will begin those duties in the summer. He is serving his second season as interim coach while his father is on sabbatical leave. He also has spent time as the Pioneer men’s and women’s assistant golf coach.

Men’s basketball assistants

Oklahoma State announced the hiring of Scott Sutton, the winningest coach in Oral Roberts history and a former Cowboy, as an assistant on the Cowboys staff. A veteran of 18 seasons as a head coach with 328 career victories, Sutton guided Oral Roberts to eight postseason appearances, including three NCAA tournament bids.


Georgia Southern announced that head coach Tyson Summers has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately. A national search for the next head coach will begin immediately. In the interim, Georgia Southern appointed current Eagles assistant head coach Chad Lunsford to lead the program.


Pacific hired Karolyn Milton as head coach. For the past four years, she has been the novice coach at Lewis & Clark.

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving

Sioux Falls appointed Rita Koryukova as interim head coach of the women’s team for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. A three-time NCAA Division II national champion at Wingate,  Koryukova served as the graduate assistant coach for Sioux Falls during its inaugural season in 2016-17.

Beach volleyball and men’s and women’s volleyball

Jennifer Lopez was named head coach of the North Dakota State women’s team. Lopez has been interim head coach since May. She was the team’s assistant coach the previous two seasons.

Athletics directors

Charles Guthrie was named director of athletics at Green Bay. Guthrie, an athletics administrator with over 15 years in collegiate athletics, has spent the past three years as the director of athletics at San Francisco State … Trinity (Connecticut) appointed Drew Galbraith as director of athletics and chair of physical education. Galbraith currently serves at Dartmouth as senior associate director of athletics and executive director of Dartmouth Peak Performance, a program that integrates services and resources to help student-athletes achieve excellence … Carla Williams was named director of athletics at Virginia. Williams has been an athletics administrator at Georgia for the past 13 years, most recently serving as deputy director of athletics since 2015.

Associate athletics directors

Southern Vermont women’s basketball coach Christin Gowan will serve as associate director of athletics in addition to her coaching duties. Gowan was hired as coach in March.



Thomas More head coach Regis Scafe announced he is retiring at the end of the season. Trevor Stellman, who is in his eighth season at Thomas More and sixth as offensive coordinator, was named to fill his position. Scafe is in his third season as the head coach at Thomas More. He previously was head coach at John Carroll for 14 seasons and at his alma mater, Case Western Reserve, for five seasons.

Football assistants

Chris Norwell was promoted to associate head football coach at Thomas More.

Men’s and women’s soccer

Dan Kuntz is retiring as head men’s coach at Cal Lutheran. He will remain in his role as athletics director. Kuntz has spent the past 25 years as head coach of the men’s team. He also coached the women’s team for 12 years from 1993 to 2004 … Mary Baldwin hired Robert Rose as soccer program coordinator and head men’s coach. Rose previously coached youth leagues.


Montana announced that Melanie Meuchel, an assistant for the Grizzlies since the program’s inception in 2013, has been named its next head coach, pending approval by the school’s board of regents.

Beach volleyball and men’s and women’s volleyball

Mount Union hired Matt Mihelic as head coach of its new men’s team. Mihelic spent the past two years as the boys program director for the Ohio Valley Region of USA Volleyball. The Mount Union men’s team will begin competition in the spring of 2019.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.