Kathy Manizza has been appointed head men’s and women’s cross country and track and field coach at Eastern Connecticut State, returning to the program as head coach after a 13-year head coaching stint at Hartford. Manizza replaces Frank Poulin, who had served as head coach for the past 11 years.
Women’s basketball – Kevin Cook, a veteran collegiate and WNBA coach for more than two decades, has been named the new coach at Winthrop to replace Marlene Stollings, who left after one year to accept the head coaching position at VCU.
Women’s basketball assistants – Dayton added Shauna Green and Camryn Whitaker as assistant coaches. Green joins the Flyers after serving five seasons as an assistant at Providence. Whitaker spent last year as an assistant at her alma mater, Western Kentucky.
Men’s and women’s soccer – Steve Axtell is the new head men’s coach at SUNY Cortland. Axtell served as the program’s interim head coach since January and was an assistant coach for the Red Dragons the past two seasons. He also was a volunteer student assistant coach during the 2007 season.
Media relations – Matt McCollester is North Carolina-Greensboro’s new director of media relations. McCollester comes to UNCG after spending the last six years as an assistant director of athletics media relations at Ball State.
Stony Brook officially opened its 8,000-square foot Dubin Family Athletic Performance Center on June 6 with a dedication ceremony in honor of Glenn Dubin, a 1978 graduate and a football and lacrosse student-athlete, and his wife, Eva, who donated $4.3 million to build the strength and conditioning center that will support and train Stony Brook student-athletes. The donation was the largest private gift made to a State University of New York (SUNY) athletics department.
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