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Presidents and chancellors

Lees-McRae President Barry M. Buxton announced he will retire in May. A search for his replacement has begun. Buxton has served as the president of Lees-McRae since June 1, 2010.

Associate athletics directors

Lenoir-Rhyne hired Aaron Bessey as associate athletics director for marketing and promotions. Bessey served as athletics director of marketing at Georgia State for the past two years … Hofstra promoted Alyssa Morales Kelly to associate director of athletics for NCAA education and compliance services … Virginia Tech hired Angie Littlejohn as senior associate athletics director for internal operations. Littlejohn had served as general counsel and executive associate athletics director at Furman since December 2015 … Columbia named Bob Steitz as senior associate athletics director for external affairs. Steitz most recently spent nearly 14 years as senior associate athletics director at Villanova.

Assistant athletics directors

Jaci Gabelt was named to the newly created position of assistant athletics director for external operations at Belmont Abbey. Gabelt spent the past two years as head softball coach at Rider.

Coaches

Baseball

Erskine head coach Kevin Nichols resigned to accept a staff position at the College of Charleston. In 18 seasons at Erskine, Nichols amassed 588 career wins.

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

The University of Mary announced that Dennis Newell, head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country teams, also will assume leadership of the track and field programs. Newell is entering his 12th season with the Marauders … New Mexico State hired Doug Reynolds as head coach of the women’s track and field and cross country programs. He most recently spent six seasons at Alabama as an assistant coach … The Sage Colleges selected Zachary Williams as head coach for the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs. Williams served the past four seasons as an assistant at Siena.

Men’s and women’s golf

Minnesota-Crookston announced Bryant Friskop as head coach of the men’s and women’s programs. Friskop also will continue his duties as assistant women’s basketball coach, a position he has held for the past two seasons … Queens (North Carolina) named Andrew Serketich head men’s coach. The Queens alum previously served as the team’s associate head coach from 2010 to 2014.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse

Trinity (Connecticut) hired Jason Tarnow as head coach of its men’s team. Tarnow previously was head coach at Baldwin Wallace.

Softball

Dominican (California) promoted Juliana Santos to interim head coach after head coach Tori Nyberg accepted a position as a pitching coach at Stanford. Nyberg spent one season at Dominican.

Softball assistant

Wingate hired Morgan Melloh as an assistant coach. Melloh has played softball professionally in Japan and for the Dallas Charge and the Scrap Yard Dawgs. She also has spent time as an assistant coach at Ursuline.

Men’s and women’s tennis

Barton hired Lee Underwood as head coach of the men’s and women’s teams. Underwood was most recently the head coach at Edinboro for seven seasons … Notre Dame (Ohio) hired Nicole Gregory as head coach of the women’s team. Gregory spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Cleveland State, where she also played tennis for four years.

Strength and conditioning

James Prendergast was promoted to head strength and conditioning coach at Hofstra. Prendergast has spent seven years on the Hofstra strength and conditioning staff, including the past three as associate head strength and conditioning coach.

Athletics directors

After more than a decade of leading Drake athletics, Sandy Hatfield Clubb is leaving the university to serve as a senior partner with the Pictor Group, an intercollegiate athletics consulting firm. Associate Athletics Director Megan Franklin will serve as interim athletics director.

Associate athletics directors

Northwestern named Kevin White as deputy director of athletics and chief financial officer. White most recently served as senior associate athletics director and chief financial officer at SMU. At Northwestern, White replaces Steve Green, who is retiring in September … Brent Blaylock was named Arizona’s associate athletics director for compliance. Blaylock had served as the assistant athletics director for compliance at Kansas since December 2014 … Michigan State announced four promotions within its athletics department. Alan Haller is adding chief of staff duties to his current role as senior associate director of athletics. Amy Moeder has been promoted to senior associate director of athletics for business and finance/chief financial officer. Elliott Daniels of student-athlete engagement and Matt Larson of communications have been promoted to associate directors of athletics … New Haven added Megan Cullinane as associate director of athletics for NCAA compliance and student welfare. Cullinane served in a similar position at the New York Institute of Technology for the past two years

Assistant athletics directors

John Carroll hired Russell Houser as assistant athletics director for operations. Houser spent the past five years as assistant athletics director for facilities, operations and internal management at Wooster.

Coaches

Men’s basketball

Washington and Lee hired Chris McHugh as head coach and associate professor of physical education, effective Aug. 9. McHugh, a 2009 graduate of the school, has been an assistant coach at Emory since 2013 and was recently elevated to associate coach … Scott Flemming is stepping down after two years as head coach at Northwest Nazarene to take a position as senior director for basketball operations for NBA India. Northwest Nazarene’s top assistant and director of recruiting, Paul Rush, will take over as interim head coach.

Women’s basketball

Oswego State selected Sean Pinkerton as head coach. He will take his new role Aug. 21. For the past five seasons, Pinkerton has been head coach at St. Catherine … Rich Shayewitz was named head coach at Sonoma State. Shayewitz spent the previous 11 seasons as associate head coach for the Sonoma State men’s team.

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

Rockford hired Morgan Goetschel as head coach of its men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs … Ciara Kissane resigned as head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country teams at Coe. Kissane has accepted jobs as an athletics department assistant at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, Illinois, and as an assistant coach for track and cross country at Lake Forest College.

Field hockey

Emily Girasole was named head coach at Earlham. Girasole has been an assistant coach at UC Davis since 2016.

Men’s and women’s golf

Nebraska Wesleyan named Emily Holmes head coach of the women’s team. Holmes takes over for Stacy Graham, who resigned after serving as head coach the past 14 seasons. Holmes has worked as a junior golf league camp instructor and coordinator for the past six years. She also works as a registered nurse.

Men’s and women’s ice hockey

Buffalo State named Jennifer Wilson head coach of its women’s program. Wilson spent two seasons as head coach of Robert Morris.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse

Chris Wilham was promoted from assistant coach to head coach of the women’s program at Franklin. Wilham, a 2014 Franklin graduate, has worked with the program since its inception as a club sport in 2011. It transitioned to an NCAA-sponsored program in 2015 … Muskingum named Alec Chisholm as head coach of the men’s program. Chisholm previously served as defensive coordinator and assistant coach at Oberlin.

Women’s rowing

Canisius hired Kerri Brace as head coach. Brace worked in various roles with the Buffalo rowing program for eight years, including a stint as interim head coach during the 2016-17 academic year.

Men’s and women’s soccer

Becker hired Anthony Cosky as head coach of the women’s program. Cosky previously was an assistant coach at Worcester Polytechnic Institute … Southern Virginia promoted Jan-Willem Boer to head coach of the men’s program. Boer, the primary assistant coach last season, had been serving as the interim head coach since January.

Softball

Kate Refsnyder was named head coach at Hamilton. Refsnyder, who spent the past four years as the top assistant at Brown, previously was head coach at Albright … Newbury promoted Casey Butler from assistant coach to head coach. Butler replaces Caitlin Benyi, who left to begin a career outside athletics.

Men’s and women’s tennis

Franklin & Marshall named Josh Schofield head coach of the men’s and women’s programs. Schofield spent the past two seasons as head coach at La Salle after 11 years at Swarthmore … Bethany appointed Brad Jones as head coach of the men’s and women’s programs. Jones spent the past year as the tennis pro at Westwood Country Club in Vienna, Virginia … Imran Khansia was promoted to head coach of the women’s team at William Paterson. Khansia has been an assistant with the program for nine years.

Beach volleyball and men’s and women’s volleyball

Chris Summa was chosen as head coach of the women’s team at Keystone. Summa previously was head coach at Marywood.

Athletics directors

Missouri Western State named Josh Looney director of athletics. Looney is currently director of athletics at East Stroudsburg. From 2012 to 2015, he served as associate director of NCAA Division II.

Associate athletics directors

Murray State promoted Dave Winder to associate athletics director for media relations.

Assistant athletics directors

Murray State promoted Amy Wyatt to assistant athletics director for marketing and fan engagement and Brock Rydecki to assistant athletics director for facilities and game management.

Coaches

Men’s basketball

Staten Island hired T.J. Tibbs as interim head coach. Tibbs takes over for Tony Petosa, who stepped away from the program after a 27-year head coaching career. Tibbs is a former student-athlete at Staten Island.
Women’s basketball

Urbana hired Andrea McCloskey as head coach. McCloskey spent the previous six seasons as head coach at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky … Pittsburgh-Bradford named Sharay Hall as head coach. Hall most recently served as an assistant coach at West Virginia Wesleyan.

Women’s bowling

Walsh hired James “JC” Heighway as head coach of its new women’s team, which the school will sponsor beginning with the 2018-19 season. Heighway, a 2010 Walsh graduate, previously served as head coach of North Canton Hoover High School in Ohio. He also will coach the new men’s club team at Walsh.

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

West Texas A&M added Jake Krolick as head men’s and women’s cross country coach and a track and field assistant coach. Krolick most recently served two years as an assistant coach at Texas A&M-Commerce … Western State head men’s and women’s track and field coach Chris Bradford resigned to become head cross country and track and field coach of the men’s and women’s teams at Cal Poly Pomona. Lindsey Grasmick will become interim head coach for the Mountaineer track and field teams … Chapman announced DeAndra'e Woods as head coach of the men’s and women’s track and field and cross country programs. Woods replaces longtime head coach Anna Wlodarczyk, who retired … Southern Virginia promoted Elizabeth Wilson to head coach of the men’s and women’s track and field teams. Wilson most recently served as throwers coach under head coach Clint May, who oversaw both the cross country and track and field programs. This season, Wilson will lead the track and field programs while May focuses on cross country … Former Cabrini student-athlete Brian Sugden will serve as interim head coach of his alma mater’s cross country teams. Sugden was the school’s assistant sports information director from 2013 to 2016.

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