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Chancellors and presidents

After more than a decade of service to Idaho State, President Arthur C. Vailas has announced his plans for retirement. Vailas will continue serving as president at the school through the end of his contract on June 17, 2018.

Associate athletics directors

Veteran athletic trainer Josh Dreher was named associate athletics director for student wellness/head athletic trainer at Texas-Dallas … University of Alabama at Birmingham announced the promotion of head softball coach Marla Townsend to senior associate athletics director for strategic initiatives and engagement. Former player and current assistant coach Amanda Ellis will serve as interim head coach for the 2017-18 season … Ryan Bucher has been appointed associate athletics director for facilities and event management at Oregon State. Bucher moves to Oregon State from Rice, where he had served as associate athletics director for facilities and event management since March 2014.

Assistant athletics directors

Southwestern (Texas) elevated Doug Ross to assistant athletics director. In 2013, Ross began Southwestern's first official strength and conditioning program, serving all 20 sports … San Diego announced the hiring of Greg Marsh as assistant director of athletics for strategic communications. Marsh moves to San Diego from Stanford, where he was with the athletics department the past six years … American International announced that Jonathan DeAndrade was promoted to assistant athletics director for business operations. DeAndrade previously worked as the department's athletics operations coordinator … Minot State named Roger McAfee as assistant athletics director for communications and media relations. McAfee most recently was the assistant athletics director for media relations at Wisconsin-Parkside … Zach Harris was hired as assistant athletics director for development at San Diego.

Coaches

Baseball

Wisconsin-Stevens Point named Jeremy Jirschele head coach. Jirschele has been interim head coach since July 2015 … Metropolitan State University of Denver announced the hiring of Ryan Strain as head coach. Strain spent the past seven seasons as assistant coach at Southern Illinois.

Men’s basketball

Quincy Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Marty Bell announced he is retiring as men’s basketball head coach to focus on running the school’s athletics department. Assistant coach Ryan Hellenthal has been promoted to the head coaching position.

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

Louisiana College hired Michael Bayne as head coach of the men’s and women’s track and field programs … David Hepburn has been promoted to head coach of the Portland State cross country and track and field programs after the departure of head coach Brent Ericksen. Hepburn spent the past two years as an assistant coach under Ericksen, serving as the field events coach and recruiting coordinator. Ericksen departed for the head coaching position at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi … St. Joseph’s (Long Island) appointed Robert Morris as head coach of the men’s and women’s track and field programs … Saint Anselm announced the addition of Brian Stankiewicz as interim head coach of the men’s and women’s  programs. Stankiewicz graduated from Saint Anselm this past spring with a degree in accounting and was a member of the men’s cross country team.

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

The University of Texas at San Antonio hired Michael McPherson as assistant coach for its men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs. McPherson spent last season as an assistant coach for vertical jumps at Idaho State.

Field hockey assistants

Hofstra named Danielle Aviani an assistant coach. Aviani is a former student-athlete for Maine.

Men’s and women’s golf

Mount St. Vincent hired Matthew Jeran to lead its men’s program in its inaugural season. Jeran most recently was head men’s coach at Yeshiva … Greensboro appointed Randy Tuggle as head women’s coach. Tuggle also serves as assistant director of athletics and head women’s basketball coach … La Salle named Scott Yurgalevicz as director of golf/head men’s and women’s coach. Yurgalevicz was formerly an assistant in the La Salle program.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse

Allie Flaherty will join the staff of William Smith as a part-time assistant coach. Flaherty, a four-year student-athlete at William Smith, was captain of the team last year and graduated in May … Mount St. Vincent promoted assistant coach Michael Bryant to head coach for the men’s team. Bryant previously led the team for the 2015 season and served as assistant coach for the 2016 and 2017 seasons … Oglethorpe hired Zach Taylor as head men’s coach. Taylor was the head coach of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga club lacrosse team from 2013 through 2016 … Remington Steele has been named head women's coach at Bucknell. Steele spent last season as the first assistant coach at Furman, where he served as defensive coordinator … Brian Praetorius was named head men’s coach/assistant athletics director at Bard. Praetorius spent seven years as the lead assistant at Trinity (Connecticut).

Men’s and women’s soccer

Thiel hired Becky Scroger as head coach of its women’s team. Most recently, Scroger served as assistant coach at Seton Hill … Pittsburgh-Bradford named Melissa Lincoln head coach of its women’s team. Lincoln, a former student-athlete at Houghton, most recently was an assistant coach at her alma mater … Fontbonne announced Donnie Alberty as head coach of the men’s team. Alberty originally was slated to be an assistant coach on the women’s team this year. He  previously worked as head coach at St. Charles Community College in Missouri.

Softball

Franklin & Marshall hired Brooke Kalman as head coach. Kalman spent the 2017 season as head coach at Ripon … Mount Mary named Perry Clark head coach … Assumption named Jon Ladino as head coach. Ladino spent the past year as an assistant coach at Regis (Massachusetts).

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving

Todd DeSorbo has been named Virginia’s head men’s and women’s coach. He joins the Cavaliers staff after serving on the staff at NC State the past six seasons as associate head coach ... The University of Northern Iowa has named Nick Lakin as head coach of the women’s program. Lakin has served as head coach and program director for the Black Hawk Area Swim Team in Cedar Falls, Iowa, since 2003.

Men’s and women’s tennis

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts selected Stephen Bryant to lead its men’s and women’s teams. Bryant formerly coached at the high school level … Maryville named David Reinhart as head coach for the men’s and women’s teams. Reinhart is currently the director of high performance at Sunset Tennis Center in St. Louis. Maryville will be fielding a men’s tennis program for the first time since the 2012-13 season.

Beach volleyball and men’s and women’s volleyball

Nichols hired Peter Maneggia Jr. as head coach of the women’s and men’s teams. Maneggia most recently served as an assistant coach with the women's program at Trinity (Connecticut).

Strength and conditioning

Trinity (Connecticut) hired Gregory Cox as assistant strength and conditioning coach. Cox previously served as an assistant coach with the Sacred Heart strength and conditioning staff … Barry named Brandon Sanders to head the school’s newly created sports performance program.

Sanders has served as assistant strength and conditioning coach at NC State since 2014.

Deaths

Former Massachusetts and Syracuse football head coach Dick MacPherson died Aug. 8 at age 86. MacPherson led Massachusetts from 1971 to 1977. He led the Syracuse program from 1981 to 1990. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009.

Chancellors and presidents

The board of governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education selected Clarion President Karen M. Whitney to serve as interim chancellor beginning Sept. 12. She will follow Chancellor Frank T. Brogan, who plans to retire next month.

Associate athletics director

West Virginia named Simon Dover senior associate athletics director for business operations and chief financial officer. Dover spent the past three years as chief financial and operating officer at Rice.

Coaches

Baseball assistants

College of Charleston hired Kevin Nichols as assistant head coach/hitting, Jim Toman as assistant head coach/recruiting and Will Dorton as assistant coach/pitching. Nichols previously spent 18 years as head coach at Erskine. Toman spent nine seasons as head coach at Liberty. Dorton spent one year as the pitching coach at Florence-Darlington Technical College in Florence, South Carolina.

Women’s basketball

Dickinson hired Emily Hays as head coach. Hays previously was head coach at Hiram for three seasons.

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

Brad Gamble, head coach of the men’s and women’s track and field teams at Chadron State, is stepping down after accepting an equivalent post at Colorado Mesa. Gamble oversaw the program at Chadron State for three seasons.

Football

Robert Cushman was named head coach at Occidental. Cushman previously coached at Minnesota-Morris.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse assistants

Delaware added Joe Tornetta and Callie Santos as assistant coaches for its women’s team.

Softball

After 10 seasons, Washington and Jefferson head coach Nicole Vitello is resigning to pursue other professional opportunities … Ripon head coach Brooke Kalman is stepping down to pursue other opportunities after one season with the team … Jamie Pinkerton has been named head softball coach at Iowa State. Pinkerton formerly served at Tulsa, Arkansas and Montana. He also was an assistant at Iowa State for four years … Hartford selected Angie Churchill as head softball coach. Churchill formerly served at Wagner, where she led her team to back-to-back 20-win seasons … Shorter promoted Danielle Brewer to head coach. Brewer joined the coaching staff in 2016 as an assistant coach.

Softball assistants

Jackie Bishop was named an assistant coach at Bradley. Bishop served as a graduate assistant coach at Oklahoma for the past two seasons, where she assisted with the pitching staff as the Sooners claimed both the 2016 and 2017 national titles.

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving

TCU selected Sam Busch as head swimming and diving coach. Busch replaces Richard Sybesma, who retired after 38 years at TCU. Busch served the past four years as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Virginia.

Men’s and women’s tennis

Alverno hired Will East as head coach at the women’s college. East recently accepted a position as a tennis professional at Elite Sports Club in Mequon, Wisconsin.

Beach volleyball and men’s and women’s volleyball

SUNY Geneseo promoted Hunter Drews to head coach of the women’s team. Drews spent the 2016-17 season as an assistant coach at SUNY Geneseo under head coach Amber Dunn, who spent two seasons with the team before being appointed head coach at Wisconsin-La Crosse … Nancy Cole will step away as head coach of the women’s team at Houghton for the 2017 season. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in the spring. Assistant coach Brianne Starks will serve as interim head coach this season.

Associate athletics directors

Robin Hamilton announced she will retire Sept. 1 after 32 years at Puget Sound. She has served as associate director of athletics since 2001 … Alfred appointed Tony Aquilina as associate director of athletics. Aquilina, who served as assistant athletics director for internal operations at Alfred from August 2012 to August 2016, most recently worked at Misericordia.

Assistant athletics directors

Ron LeClair was named assistant athletics director and head athletic trainer for Regis (Massachusetts) … Alfred promoted Jessica Hurlbut to assistant athletics director. Hurlbut, a 2004 graduate of Alfred, had been head athletic trainer and senior woman administrator for the past four years … Former strength and conditioning coordinator Cait Finn has rejoined Rosemont as an assistant athletics director for student-athlete performance.

Coaches

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

Jack Hoyt was hired as head coach of the Azusa Pacific men’s and women’s track and field program. Hoyt has nearly 30 years of collegiate coaching experience, including the past five years as associate head coach at UCLA.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse assistants

Holy Cross hired Taylor Pennell as an assistant coach for the women’s team. Pennell, who graduated from Rutgers in 2016 and was a two-year captain, served as an assistant coach at Bucknell during the 2017 season.

Beach volleyball and men’s and women’s volleyball

Delaware Valley promoted assistant coach Janel Gluch to interim head coach of the women’s team. Gluch, who played for the Aggies from 2010 to 2013, worked closely with the team’s middle hitters during three years as an assistant.

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