Subscribe to the MagazineSubscribe to the Podcast
 

Presidents and chancellors

Lorraine Sterritt was named president of Saint Michael’s … Keystone President David L. Coppola will step down July 6 after five years in the post … Southwest Baptist President C. Pat Taylor will retire Aug. 31 after nearly 22 years in the position … Bryn Athyn’s Matt Kennedy will step away from his role as director of athletics to become the college’s vice president of operations and business development, effective March 1. Associate Director of Athletics Abraham Joseph will serve as interim AD.

Athletics directors

Kathy Twist, a senior athletics administrator at Buffalo, will serve as interim director of athletics until a permanent successor to Allen Greene is named. Greene was named the new athletics director at Auburn … Gail D. Barksdale has been appointed senior director of intercollegiate athletics at Sonoma State. Barksdale moves to Sonoma State from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, where she spent the past seven years, most recently as deputy director of athletics … New Haven announced Chris Palmer, an NFL coach for 25 years, as the new director of athletics.

Associate athletics directors

New Haven women’s volleyball coach Robin Salters will step away from coaching to become deputy athletics director and senior woman administrator.

Coaches

Men’s and women’s soccer

Green Mountain named Chris George head coach of the men’s team. George will continue as assistant women’s coach … Purdue Northwest announced the hiring of Jake Truty as head coach of the women’s team. Truty worked as an assistant for the men’s team in 2017 … Lakeland named Rick Mobley as its new head men’s coach. Mobley joins Lakeland after having served as coach at Carroll (Wisconsin) for the past 19 years ... Kristina Corona, previously a head coach at the University of Dallas and Austin College, has been named DePauw’s head women’s  coach … Whittier named Derek Hanks as its new women’s head coach. Hanks was the top assistant at California State University, Northridge, for the past seven years.

Softball

Missouri head coach Ehren Earleywine was relieved of his coaching duties.

Beach volleyball and men’s and women’s volleyball

Southern Virginia head women’s coach Nicole Gwynn is stepping down after being recently diagnosed with stage one breast cancer. She will continue working for Southern Virginia, taking on some athletics administration responsibilities … John Spinney, head women’s coach at Thomas More, will take on an additional role as head coach of the men’s team … Mia Frugé, assistant coach of the women’s team and recruiting coordinator at Hartford, will be head coach at Smith … Plymouth State hired Joan Forge, longtime high school coach, as head coach of its women’s program … Kera Dukic, a former standout player at Arkansas Tech, has been named head coach of the women’s team at her alma mater … After three seasons as an assistant coach at Black Hills State, Korie Lebeda was selected as head coach of the women’s team at the University of Mary … Western State hired Jessica Fey as head coach of its women’s program. Fey spent four years as an assistant coach at Washburn.

Conferences

The New England Collegiate Conference announced Commissioner Del Malloy will retire in June. He was appointed commissioner in 2008.

Athletics directors

Eastern Washington named Lynn Hickey as interim athletics director. Hickey, who will begin her duties Feb. 12, served for 18 years as associate vice president and director of athletics at the University of Texas at San Antonio before leaving in 2017 … Mark Hollis announced his retirement as athletics director at Michigan State … Augustana (South Dakota) named Bill Gross as interim director of athletics. Gross succeeds Slade Larscheid.

Associate athletics directors

Steve Brockelbank will assume the post of vice president and athletics director of Muskingum on April 1. He currently is associate athletics director for communications and administration at Miami (Ohio).

Coaches

Football

Washington and Lee head coach Scott Abell resigned to accept the same position at Davidson … Jack Cosgrove, head coach at Maine for 23 years, was hired as head coach at Colby.

Football assistants

Don Mahoney was named offensive line coach at East Carolina. He previously was an assistant coach at Concord. Daric Riley was named safeties coach at East Carolina … Greg Gasparato rejoined Appalachian State as a defensive assistant.

Women’s lacrosse

Head coach John Battaglino has stepped down after seven seasons at the helm at Albany (New York). Albany promoted associate head coach Jessica Davos to the head coaching position for the remainder of the season.

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving assistants

Trinity (Connecticut) hired Harry Traystman as an assistant coach of the men’s and women’s programs.

Conference

The Colonial Athletic Association hired Lynn Newton as associate commissioner for finance and internal affairs. Newton spent the past 12 years at Georgetown and has served as assistant athletics director for business operations since 2012.

Presidents and chancellors

Matthew S. Holland, president of Utah Valley, announced he will serve as a mission president for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints starting in July 2018. He will continue to serve as Utah Valley president through early June … Cal State Fullerton President Mildred Garcia will leave that role to assume the presidency of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, effective Jan. 22. 

Athletics directors

Richmond announced John P. Hardt as its next athletics director. Since 2000, Hardt has served as the director of athletics and recreation at Bucknell … Jim Bartko, who has served as Fresno State’s director of athletics since January 2015, resigned, effective immediately, stating personal reasons.

Associate athletics directors

Tom Moreland was named associate athletics director for strategic initiatives at Purdue. Moreland will provide direct oversight of the Purdue ticket office and sales and service unit. Moreland has served in various capacities at Iowa since 2010 … Fairfield announced the hiring of Nick Wormley as executive director of athletic development/senior associate athletics director. A more than 10-year veteran in the field of university fundraising, Wormley most recently served as the executive director for university advancement and campaign management at Sacred Heart … Rob Jenkins has been named Mississippi State associate athletics director for development. Jenkins will serve as a liaison between the athletics department and the Mississippi State Foundation.

Coaches

Men’s and women’s soccer

Gerson Echeverry stepped down as men’s head coach at Seton Hall to pursue other opportunities. Echeverry spent 15 years at Seton Hall as a player, assistant coach and, for the past six years, head coach … UConn women’s head coach Len Tsantiris announced his retirement after 37 years at the helm. Tsantiris finishes his career with 570 wins, ranking second all-time in women’s soccer history … Garrett Smith will not return as head coach of the Portland women’s program. Smith served 11 years as an assistant coach to both the men’s and women’s programs before transitioning to women’s head coach for the past 15 seasons … New Mexico State announced that the contract of head women’s coach Freddy Delgado will not be renewed. Delgado spent four seasons as head coach.

Pages