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Associate athletics directors

Ariel “AP” Pesante was named associate athletics director for governance and compliance at Massachusetts. Since July 2014, Pesante has worked as associate director of athletics for NCAA education and compliance services at Hofstra.

Assistant athletics directors

Lily Otu was named assistant director of athletics for student-athlete development, diversity and inclusion at Muhlenberg. Otu spent five years as an administrator in the athletics department of her alma mater, Mount St. Mary's.

Coaches

Men’s basketball assistants

Lenoir-Rhyne hired Zach Corliss as assistant coach. Corliss spent the past two seasons as an assistant for Armstrong State.

Women’s basketball assistants

Sarah Cartmill was named an assistant coach at Hamilton. Cartmill had been head coach and assistant athletics director at Bard since 2014.

Men’s and women’s cross country and track and field

Ashley Shaffer was named head coach for the Muskingum men’s and women’s track and field programs. Since 2011, Shaffer has served as assistant coach at Denison.

Football assistants

Washington and Lee appointed Steven Jackson as an assistant football coach responsible for coaching the defensive line.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse

Delaware named Georgetown assistant Matt Rewkowski and former Blue Hen goalkeeper and assistant coach Noah Fossner to the staff of the men’s program. Fossner will serve as Delaware’s defensive coordinator and will work with the Blue Hen goalkeepers. Rewkowski will serve as offensive coordinator.

Softball

Alexis Durando was named the permanent head coach at Felician. After one season as an assistant coach with Felician, Durando was tapped as interim head coach in September … Flagler hired Kathryn Geouge as head coach. Geouge previously was associate head coach at Lenoir-Rhyne.

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving

Washington and Lee named Kelly Heyde an assistant swimming coach. Heyde also will serve as an assistant professor of physical education.

Beach volleyball and men’s and women’s volleyball

Eastern Nazarene hired Derek Schmitt as head men’s and women’s coach. Schmitt, a 1996 graduate of Eastern Nazarene, previously coached the Crusaders women’s team from 2002 to 2004. He most recently spent two years as head men’s coach at California Baptist … Nicole Wentz was selected as the new head women’s coach at SUNY Cortland. Wentz served as the head women’s coach at Keystone for five seasons from 2012 to 2016, as well as two years from 2003 to 2004.

Athletics directors

Eastern Michigan named Scott Wetherbee as vice president and director of athletics. Wetherbee had been deputy director of athletics at Mississippi State … Ohio Wesleyan appointed Douglas W. Zipp as athletics director. For the past five years, Zipp has served as director of athletics at Shenandoah.

Associate athletics directors

After serving the past eight years as San Jose State’s deputy director of athletics for external operations, John Poch was named executive director of the San Jose Sports Authority.

Coaches

Men’s and women’s cross country and track and field

Lenoir-Rhyne selected Danny Williamson as head coach for men’s and women’s cross country and track and field. Williamson retired in 2016 after nearly 30 years as head men’s and women’s cross country and track and field coach at Western Carolina. This past school year, he served as head cross country and track and field coach for Cherokee High School in Cherokee, North Carolina.

Men’s and women’s cross country and track and field assistants

Wingate appointed Ahlivia Spencer as an assistant track and field coach who will work with sprinters and hurdlers. Spencer previously was an assistant track and field coach at Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for two years.

Men’s and women’s golf

The University of Texas at San Antonio named Summer Batiste as head women’s coach. Batiste has been an assistant coach at UTSA for the past three seasons after serving the previous year as a volunteer assistant coach.

Men’s and women’s gymnastics

Eastern Michigan announced Josh Nilson, who was recently hired as women’s head coach, has resigned his position for personal reasons. He had been set to officially join the department this month.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse

The Sage Colleges has selected Ryan Lanigan as the first head coach of its new men’s program. The team will begin competition in spring 2019 as a member of the Empire 8. Lanigan spent the past two seasons on the staff at Misericordia. The Sage Colleges also named Lauren Marois as the first full-time coach of its women’s team. Marois just wrapped up her second year as part-time head coach of the Gators.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse assistants  

Delaware announced Georgetown assistant Matt Rewkowski and former Blue Hen goalkeeper and assistant coach Noah Fossner have joined the staff.

Men’s and women’s soccer

Covenant head men’s coach Nathan Pifer resigned to pursue other career opportunities. Longtime assistant coach Scott Bosgraf was named head coach. Bosgraf, who spent the past three years as a full-time assistant at Covenant after five seasons as a part-time assistant, played for the Scots from 1985 to 1988.

Softball assistants

Bradley softball standout Rachel Huggins was hired as an assistant coach at her alma mater. Huggins spent the 2017 season as a volunteer assistant coach. Huggins hit a school-record 12 home runs her senior season and was named the team’s most valuable player in 2016.

Athletics directors

The Sage Colleges promoted alumna Sandy Augstein-Collins to director of athletics. She will replace longtime Director of Athletics Danielle Drews, who resigned to accept a position as assistant director of athletics at the College at Brockport. Augstein-Collins joined The Sage Colleges’ athletics department in 2011 as associate athletics director and head women’s volleyball coach.

Associate athletics directors

Matt Akins was named associate athletics director at Saint Rose. Akins most recently was assistant athletics director, compliance coordinator and head men’s soccer coach at Barton … Moravian named Renee Hellert as associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator. Hellert spent 15 years in various roles at New England College, most recently as associate athletics director since 2015 … Crystal Gibson was named associate director of athletics at Susquehanna. Gibson spent the past six years as head women’s basketball coach at St. Mary’s (Maryland).

Coaches

Baseball

Young Harris hired Stephen Waggener as head coach. He spent the past nine years at Delta State as an assistant coach.

Men’s basketball assistants

Matt Cline, the director of basketball operations at East Tennessee State, was named an assistant coach at Eastern Michigan. He previously served as director of basketball operations from 2014 to 2016 at Eastern Michigan. Eastern Michigan also hired Jimmy Wooten, a prep coach for more than 12 years, as an assistant coach.  Kevin Mondro was promoted to associate head coach at Eastern Michigan after serving six seasons as an assistant coach with the program.

Women’s basketball

Salem State hired Al Berger as head coach. Berger spent last season as the associate head coach at Wheelock.

Women’s basketball assistants

Delaware named Sarah Jenkins and Mykala Walker as assistant coaches. In addition, David White was hired as assistant director of basketball operations and program management, and Bob Clark joined the Blue Hens as associate head coach.

Football assistants

Wayne State (Michigan) hired Alex Gray as wide receivers coach.

Men’s and women’s gymnastics

Eastern Michigan hired Josh Nilson as head coach of the women’s team. Nilson, who most recently was a co-interim head coach and an assistant coach at Penn State, has 12 years of coaching experience.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse

Warren Shumate was hired at Barton to develop and lead its new men’s program. Shumate spent the past eight years as head coach of the men’s team at his alma mater, Gordon.

Men’s and women’s tennis

Juancarlos “JC” Nunez was named head coach of the women’s team at Massachusetts. Nunez spent the past two years as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Brown. He previously was an assistant coach at Massachusetts for six years.

Beach volleyball and men’s and women’s volleyball

Kristin Baker was named head coach of the women’s team at Hamilton. Baker was an assistant volleyball coach at Colgate for eight years.

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