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Assistant sports information director

Bob Lowe was named assistant sports information director at Guilford. Lowe, who has 20 years of athletics communications experience, was the director of sports information at Berry from 2012 to 2016.

Coaches

Baseball

Joshua Simmons, head coach at Barton since May 2011 and a part of the program for more than a decade, has stepped down to pursue other opportunities.

Women’s basketball assistants

Hofstra added Darius Faulk, a 2016 graduate of the school and a former basketball team captain, as director of women’s basketball operations. After her graduation, Faulk played professionally in Finland.

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

Trinity (Connecticut) hired Michael Goulet as assistant coach for the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs. Goulet, a 2011 Trinity graduate who was a thrower with the track program and played varsity football, joins the staff after coaching for four years at the high school level.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse

Rick Bagby was named head coach of the men’s team at Massachusetts Maritime. Bagby served for five seasons as an assistant coach at Babson.

Deaths

Robert Grays, a sophomore cornerback on the Midwestern State football team, died Sept. 19 after sustaining a neck injury in the team’s Sept. 16 game. Grays, a business major from Houston, was 19.

Presidents and Chancellors

Chancellor Mary K. Grant will depart UNC Asheville after the current semester to become president of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate in Boston … Cynthia A. Zane, Hilbert president since July 2006, announced she will retire June 30, 2018 … Northern Colorado President Kay Norton announced she will retire at the end of June. Norton has served as Northern Colorado president since 2002.

Athletics directors

Carthage Athletics Director Bob Bonn announced he will retire next summer. Bonn has led the athletics program for 25 years … After 37 years, Hobart Athletics Director Mike Hanna announced plans to retire at the end of the fall semester. He will remain at Hobart and William Smith Colleges through the academic year as a special assistant to the president.

Associate athletics directors

As part of a restructuring of the athletics department’s administrative staff, Samford promoted Bo Kerr to deputy director of athletics for revenue generation; Michelle Durban to deputy director of athletics for student-athlete well-being/senior woman administrator; Hal Langston to associate athletics director for development and strategy; Harold Goss to associate athletics director for academics and compliance; and Joe Davidson to associate athletics director for operations … Texas-Dallas promoted Angela Marin to associate athletics director for compliance. Marin has served as assistant athletics director since 2012 … Monica Cundiff has been promoted to associate athletics director for athletic events and game operations at Notre Dame. A member of the Notre Dame athletics department staff since 1997, Cundiff previously spent five years as assistant athletics director of event/game management. Also at Notre Dame, Victor Saavedra has been named associate athletics director for facilities. Saavedra joined the Notre Dame athletics staff from the on-campus facilities, design and operations office, where he was on staff as an architect and project manager.

Assistant athletics directors

Jayson Hyman, head men’s basketball coach at his alma mater, Immaculata, was named an assistant athletics director at the university.

Coaches

Baseball

Dave Gage, previously head coach at Southern Vermont, was named head coach at Stevenson.

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

Guilford named Marla Lindsay interim head coach of the women’s cross country and track and field teams. Lindsay most recently coached track and field at nearby Northwest Guilford High School.

Men’s basketball

Wisconsin-La Crosse head coach Ken Koelbl resigned to accept a full-time position in the university’s admissions office. He completed his 14th season as the team’s head coach in 2016-17 … Cal State East Bay hired Bryan Rooney as head coach. Rooney spent the past 10 seasons as head coach at California Maritime Academy in Vallejo, California … Mercy hired Michael Maczko as head coach. Maczko served as assistant coach and junior varsity head coach at Post during the 2016-17 season.

Football

Northern Arizona and Jerome Souers announced the 2017 season will be Souers’ last as head coach. Currently in his 20th season, Souers holds many Big Sky Conference records, including number of overall wins (112), conference wins (76) and years as head coach.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse

Charlotte Dixon was appointed interim head coach of the women’s team at Guilford. Dixon was an assistant for the Quakers in 2016 and previously served as head coach at Greensboro.

Men’s and women’s soccer

Rhodes elevated assistant coach Matt Lamb to head coach of the men’s team. Andy Marcinko, who led the program the past 26 years, stepped down, citing personal and family reasons, and will become assistant coach.

Softball

Mickey Dean was named Auburn’s head coach after five seasons as head coach at James Madison.

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving

St. Joseph's College (Long Island) hired Chris Brandenberger as aquatics director and head coach of the women’s team. Brandenberger most recently served as head coach of the Fort Belvoir Swim Team in Alexandria, Virginia.

Men’s and women’s tennis

Michael Anderson is returning to his alma mater, Elizabethtown, as head men’s and women’s coach.

Athletics directors

Lynn Hickey is stepping down as associate vice president/director of athletics at the University of Texas at San Antonio for personal reasons. Hickey joined UTSA in 1999 … David Paitson was named director of athletics at Lake Superior State. Paitson has over 25 years of management and executive marketing experience with intercollegiate, minor and major league sports franchises, including the Columbus Blue Jackets, Indiana Pacers and Sam Houston State … Guilford announced Nelson E. Bobb as interim director of athletics. Bobb was athletics director at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro from 1983 to 2009. Tom Palombo, the school's head men's basketball coach since 2003, had served a dual role as athletics director since 2007.

Associate athletics directors

UT Arlington promoted Russell Warren to deputy director of athletics, Richard Kilwien to senior associate director of athletics for communications, and Kris Wood as associate director of athletics for development.

Coaches

Baseball

Canisius hired Matt Mazurek as head coach. Mazurek has spent the last 12 years as an assistant coach on the Golden Griffin staff.

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

Jim Thomas was named head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country teams at Saint Rose for 2017. Since 2004, he had served as an assistant coach with the Golden Knights.

Softball

New Jersey City elevated Marc Della Volpe to head coach after two years as assistant coach.

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