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Associate athletics directors

Northern Illinois hired TJ Feuerbach as senior associate athletics director for development and revenue generation … Eddie Duffey, longtime senior associate athletics director at West Georgia, will step down at the end of 2017. He plans to take an administrative position with City Station, a community center that is under construction by Southern Hills Christian Church in Carrollton, Georgia.

Assistant athletics directors

Northern Illinois hired Collin Bruning as assistant athletics director for ticket operations … James Madison hired Michael Fisher as assistant athletics director for development for the Duke Club.

Coaches

Men’s and women’s lacrosse

Lees-McRae announced Darry Thornton has resigned as head coach of the men’s program after four seasons.

Men’s and women’s soccer

Shepherd promoted Alex Jones to head coach of the men’s team. Jones replaces Jonathan Thayil, who will concentrate on his duties as head women’s coach. Jones, who has been an assistant men’s soccer coach since 2016, also will serve as a strength and conditioning coach … Jason Surrell is stepping away from coaching after 17 seasons as head coach of the women’s team at Azusa Pacific. He cited personal reasons for the move.

Softball assistants

Appalachian State added Shane Showalter as an assistant coach working primarily with hitters. Showalter most recently served on Austin Peay’s coaching staff for five seasons, including the past two seasons as head coach of the Governors.

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving

Sean Weddell was hired as head coach of the men’s and women’s teams at Lees-McRae. Weddell has more than 10 years of collegiate coaching experience.

Beach volleyball and men’s and women’s volleyball

Randolph-Macon announced changes to its coaching staff to accommodate the introduction of the school’s men’s team, which will begin play during the 2018-19 academic year. Bill Rogers, head coach of the women’s team for the past 14 seasons, will serve as director of volleyball. Savanna Love, assistant coach of the women’s team for four seasons, will be coordinator of volleyball for both the men’s and women’s teams. Jared Horrigan, assistant women’s coach for three seasons, will be promoted to head men’s coach.

Deaths

Frank Broyles, who worked more than 55 years at Arkansas as head football coach and athletics director, died Aug. 14 at age 92 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. In 19 seasons as head football coach of the Razorbacks, Broyles amassed a record of 144-58-5.

Coaches

Baseball

Peter Blumenauer was named head coach at St. Joseph’s (Brooklyn). Blumenauer most recently worked at Islip High School in Islip, New York.

Men’s basketball

SUNY Oneonta named Cameron Conover head coach. He led the team to a 17-11 record as interim coach this past winter … Covenant head coach Arte Culver resigned to pursue other collegiate coaching opportunities. He spent one season at Covenant.

Women’s basketball

The University of Texas at San Antonio named Kristen Holt head coach. Holt has served as associate head coach for the past four seasons. She replaces Luby Lichonczak, who was head coach for four seasons.

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

SUNY Oneonta named Brett Willmott head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams. Willmott served as interim coach during the 2016-17 year.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse

Julie Beer was named head coach of the new women’s team at Anna Maria. The program will begin competing at the varsity level in spring 2019. Beer, who started the women’s team at Centre, spent eight years there as head coach … Haverford head coach Lauren Wray resigned to accept a position as assistant athletics director and women’s lacrosse coach at the Agnes Irwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Wray recently completed her sixth season as head coach.

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.

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