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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.

Athletics directors

Curt Smyth was named interim director of athletics at the University of New England. He takes over for Jack McDonald, who had served as director of athletics since June of 2015. Smyth, who most recently served as senior associate director of athletics and sports information director, previously served as interim director of athletics on two occasions.

Coaches

Men’s basketball

Pacific (Oregon) assistant coach Jerod Gibson was elevated to interim head coach for the 2017-18 season.

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

Brian Reynolds and Brian Taylor were named assistant coaches for the men’s and women’s cross country teams at Felician. Both are taking on their first collegiate coaching positions.

Men’s and women’s golf

Keuka hired 2009 graduate Josh Robinson as head coach of the men’s and women’s teams. Robinson competed in golf and basketball at Keuka. He most recently was a pro shop attendant, as well as a classroom aide and coach of various sports for Tioga Central Schools in upstate New York.

Softball

Meredith McCarthy was hired as head coach at Rutgers-Camden. McCarthy served as an assistant coach at Rowan for five seasons.

Athletic trainers

Felician assistant athletic trainer Abbey Fallon was promoted to head athletic trainer. Matt Aziz was hired as assistant athletic trainer.

Athletics directors

Fairfield announced the hiring of Paul Schlickmann as director of athletics. Schlickmann spent the previous seven years as the director of athletics at Central Connecticut State … Salem hired Patricia “Trish” Hughes as director of athletics. Hughes moves to Salem after having served as interim athletics director, assistant athletics director for external operations and senior woman administrator at Montevallo. She also had served as head women’s soccer coach at Montevallo.

Associate athletics directors

Massachusetts announced the promotion of Darrice Griffin to deputy director of athletics, Jeff Smith to senior associate athletics director for sport administration/internal operations, and Sean Quinn to associate athletics director for finance and administration. The athletics department also selected Joan Hopkins as associate athletics director for student-athlete development.

Assistant athletics directors

Massachusetts selected Kate DiSanto as assistant athletics director for administration and promoted Joe Connolly to assistant athletics director for sports performance.

Coaches

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

Mount St. Vincent hired Andrew Gangemi to lead the men’s and women’s cross country teams and serve as assistant athletics director for strength and conditioning/recreation. Gangemi previously served as assistant men’s and women’s cross country and track and field coach and strength and conditioning/fitness coordinator at St. Thomas Aquinas.

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

Hofstra appointed Rebecca “Becky” Celorio as assistant men’s and women’s cross country coach. Celorio competed for Hofstra from 2012 through 2015.

Men’s and women’s gymnastics

Longtime Arizona assistant coach John Court was named interim women’s head coach for the 2017-18 season. Court has been on the Wildcats staff for the past 19 seasons under previous head coaches Bill Ryden and Tabitha Yim.

Men’s and women’s golf

Samford hired Haley Wilson as its head women's coach. Wilson moves to Samford after spending last season as an assistant coach at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Men’s and women’s ice hockey assistants

Scott Munroe was hired as a Trinity (Connecticut) men’s assistant coach. He most recently coached the goaltenders for the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse

Wingate head women’s coach Caline McHenry Olmsted has resigned after four seasons in the post. Bulldog assistant coach Kirsten Smith will serve as interim head coach … Suzanne Isador has become head coach of the UC Davis women’s program, replacing Tee Ladouceur, who recently accepted a coaching position at Denver. Isador formerly served as head coach at Penn State from 2000 to 2010.

Softball

Lindsey Ubrun was named Wagner’s head coach. Ubrun spent seven combined seasons as an assistant coach at Chattanooga, Iowa State and Florida Gulf Coast.

Men’s and women’s tennis

Saint Rose named Bobby Hanson its head women’s coach. Hanson has worked as an adjunct faculty member in the Saint Rose physical education department and also has worked for Interactive Health in Owings Mills, Maryland … Wentworth hired Kenny Hodgkins as men’s and women’s head coach. Hodgkins most recently served as the girls coach at Winthrop High School in Massachusetts.

Men’s and women’s tennis assistants

Trinity (Connecticut) hired Adam Clark as an assistant coach for its men’s and women’s programs. Clark most recently was an assistant coach at William Jewell.

Deaths

Geoff Geppert, former men’s lacrosse captain at Haverford, died Aug. 18 as a result of injuries sustained in an accident at Taughannock Falls State Park in New York. Geppert, a 2015 graduate, majored in economics. He developed WavesAudio, an iOS app, along with an app for news and information related to trading bitcoins.

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