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Athletics directors

Texas Permian Basin hired Scott Farmer as athletics director. Farmer previously served as athletics director at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette … Dave Rimington, a two-time All-American who played for Nebraska, was named interim athletics director at his alma mater. Rimington will take a leave of absence from his job as president of the New York-based Boomer Esiason Foundation. Rimington replaces Shawn Eichorst.

Associate athletics directors

Oregon State promoted Kyle Bjornstad to associate athletics director/chief of staff and Jacque Bruns to associate athletics director/chief financial officer … The College of Charleston promoted Laura Lageman to senior associate athletics director and senior woman administrator after serving as associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator. She is currently in her 29th season with the Cougars. The college also promoted Otto German to associate athletics director for compliance from assistant director of athletics/NCAA compliance … Rutgers hired Ryan Gottlieb as associate athletics director for sales strategy and business intelligence. Gottlieb had served as director of sales and service at Georgia Tech since 2014 … Johns Hopkins named Jennifer Baker to the newly created position of senior associate director of athletics. Baker previously was senior manager of corporate real estate, facilities and operations at Under Armour … Mathew Shanklin was promoted to associate athletics director of marketing at LSU. Shanklin has been assistant athletics director of marketing at LSU for the past seven years … Concordia Portland hired Jessica Harbison Weaver as associate athletics director for compliance and academic support/senior woman administrator. Weaver had been assistant athletics director for compliance at UC Riverside since June 2016.

Assistant athletics directors

Oregon State promoted Tyler Greulich to assistant athletics director for facilities and event operations … The College of Charleston promoted Kate Tiller to assistant athletics director for student-athlete academic services and Weston Ijames to assistant athletics director for business operations. Tiller has been a staff member of the student-athlete academic services department since October 2008. Ijames has been director of business operations since February 2014.

Coaches

Baseball assistants

Canisius selected former Golden Griffin pitcher Brandon Bielecki as an assistant coach. He previously served on the staffs at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas, and Niagara County Community College in Sanborn, New York … Hofstra appointed Matt Wessinger as an assistant coach. Wessinger spent the 2017 season as a volunteer assistant coach at St. John’s (New York).

Men’s basketball

David Padgett, a member of the Louisville basketball staff for the past three years and a former three-year starter at center for the Cardinals, was named acting head men’s coach at his alma mater. Padgett was Louisville’s director of basketball operations for two seasons (2014-16) before his move to an assistant coaching position in 2016.

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

Chris Wood will be head coach of Lynn’s new men’s cross country and track and field teams, which will begin competition during the 2018-19 academic year. Wood is currently head coach for the women’s cross country and track and field teams.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse

Wilmington (Ohio) hired Taylor Martin as head coach of the women’s team. Martin previously served as a graduate assistant coach at Castleton.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse assistants

Washington and Lee appointed Will Corrigan as assistant coach of the men’s team.

Softball

Steve Wammer was named head coach at Ripon. Wammer spent 15 years as head coach at Northland.

Deaths

Clayton Geib, a senior chemistry major and football player at Wooster, died Sept. 17. Geib, 21, was transported to the hospital after complaining of feeling poorly after a football game versus Ohio Wesleyan … Former Purdue football coach Joe Tiller, 74, died Sept. 30. Tiller was head coach at Purdue from 1997 to 2008 and was the winningest coach in school history, with an 87-62 record.

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.

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