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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.

Athletics directors

Marcal Lazenby is departing his position as Glenville State’s athletics director to become director of compliance at Saint Leo. Lazenby became full-time athletics director at Glenville State, his alma mater, in 2016.

Associate athletics directors

Kathleen Worthington Wilson has been named associate athletics director for student services at Cleveland State. A veteran of more than 20 years in higher education administration, she most recently served for six years as special assistant to the dean and associate provost at Maryland … Caroline Kingsdorf has been promoted to senior associate director of internal operations at Furman. She formerly held the position of associate athletics director for finance … Eric Silakowski has been hired as the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s associate athletics director for external operations. Silakowski most recently spent three years in various roles in Monmouth’s athletics department.

Assistant athletics directors

Hawaii Pacific promoted Bill Powers to assistant athletics director, strategic communications, from sports information director. Chelsea Patton, the athletics business manager, was promoted to assistant athletics director, internal operations … Alex Loeb, in his fifth year on the Furman athletics staff, has been promoted to assistant athletics director for operations and marketing … Katie Britton has been hired as assistant athletics director for development at Chicago. Britton most recently worked as assistant director of the Crusader Fund at her alma mater, Valparaiso … Jane Evans, who has spent most of the past 10 years in the John Carroll athletics department, is resigning from her post as assistant athletics director. She has held that position since August 2008 … Bridget Durocher will become assistant athletics director at Finlandia. She also will continue to serve in her current positions as senior woman administrator, strength and conditioning center coordinator and men’s and women’s cross country coach. In her new role as assistant athletics director, Durocher replaces Phil Milbrath, who is leaving to take a football coaching position at Michigan Tech.

Athletic performance staff

Canisius promoted Mike Guzda to director of athletic performance. Guzda spent the 2016-17 academic year as a member of the Canisius athletic performance staff.

Athletic trainers

Hobart and William Smith Colleges hired Cathleen O’Neal as an assistant athletic trainer. O’Neal completed two years as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at South Carolina.

Coaches

Baseball

Cliff Smith is stepping down as head coach at Elizabethtown after 11 seasons.

Men’s basketball assistants

Hamilton hired Sherry Dobbs as an assistant coach. Dobbs was an assistant coach at St. Lawrence during the 2016-17 season.  

Women’s basketball

Dallas named Lacey Burns head coach. Burns spent the past year as head coach at Concordia (California).

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

Sarah Lagasse was named head coach of the Christopher Newport men’s and women’s cross country program and also will serve as a track and field assistant. Lagasse previously served as an assistant coach at Williams and Franklin Pierce … Assumption promoted Trent Baltzell to head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs. Baltzell served as an assistant coach the past two years at Assumption, where he primarily worked with the program’s jumpers, throwers and multi-event athletes.

Field hockey

Melissa Mariano was named head coach at Hamilton after spending the past nine years as head coach at Franklin & Marshall.

Men’s and women’s golf

Lauren Cupp was named head coach of the men’s and women’s teams at Hamilton after spending the past six months as interim head coach for the two programs. Cupp, a 2007 graduate of Hamilton, started coaching at her alma mater as an assistant in the fall of 2012. She was promoted to associate head coach in June 2015 … Wingate appointed John Hackney as head coach of the men’s program. Hackney spent three seasons as the head men’s and women’s coach at California Baptist … Appalachian State hired Bo Redman as head coach of the men’s team. Redman has been director of golf at a number of clubs. He also has caddied for Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and Raymond Floyd on the PGA Tour, as well as Hollis Stacy and Juli Inkster on the LPGA Tour. Current head women’s golf coach Heather Brown was promoted to director of golf at Appalachian State. Brown begins her 10th season with the program this fall … Michael Brice was named head coach of the men’s and women’s teams at Christian Brothers. Brice spent the past three years as director of golf instruction for The First Tee of Greater Austin and as an assistant coach for Concordia University Texas.

Men’s and women’s gymnastics

Eastern Michigan hired Katie Minasola as head coach of the women’s team. Minasola spent the past six years working at Iowa State, most recently as associate head coach.

Men’s and women’s lacrosse

Kenyon hired Jess Fugate as head coach of the women’s program. Fugate previously served for one season as an assistant coach at Colgate … Immaculata hired Niko Amato as head coach of the men’s team and manager of intramurals. Amato, who worked at Chestnut Hill for the past three years as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator, was a goalkeeper for Maryland as a student-athlete … Alvernia hired Carl Haas as head coach of the men’s program. Haas most recently served as the first assistant at Ohio Northern … Erin Doherty was named head coach of the women’s team at Upper Iowa. Doherty has coached at the collegiate level for the past six seasons, most recently as head coach at U of Saint Joseph (Connecticut).

Men’s and women’s soccer

Leah Sipe-McDermott was named head coach of the women’s team at Lebanon Valley. For the past two seasons, Sipe-McDermott coached the women’s team at Lancaster Bible.

Softball

Southern Virginia promoted Tiffane Pendleton to head coach. Pendleton replaces Kortny Hall, who accepted an assistant coaching position at Southern Utah. Pendleton has served as Southern Virginia’s assistant softball coach for six of the past seven seasons.

Beach volleyball and men’s and women’s volleyball

Washington and Jefferson selected Lauren London-Law as head coach of the women’s team. London-Law served four seasons as an assistant coach at Carnegie Mellon.

Men’s and women’s tennis

Eastern Nazarene promoted Jack Sahlman to head coach of the women’s team. Sahlman, who spent the past school year as the assistant men's and women's coach at Eastern Nazarene, will continue as the assistant men’s coach. A 2009 graduate of Eastern Nazarene, he was a four-year member of the men’s team … Lindenwood hired Nicolai Nonnenbroich as head coach of the men’s and women’s programs. Nonnenbroich was the assistant men’s coach at James Madison for the past two seasons.

 

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