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The Record: Jan. 29, 2018

Presidents and chancellors

Lorraine Sterritt was named president of Saint Michael’s … Keystone President David L. Coppola will step down July 6 after five years in the post … Southwest Baptist President C. Pat Taylor will retire Aug. 31 after nearly 22 years in the position … Bryn Athyn’s Matt Kennedy will step away from his role as director of athletics to become the college’s vice president of operations and business development, effective March 1. Associate Director of Athletics Abraham Joseph will serve as interim AD.

Athletics directors

Kathy Twist, a senior athletics administrator at Buffalo, will serve as interim director of athletics until a permanent successor to Allen Greene is named. Greene was named the new athletics director at Auburn … Gail D. Barksdale has been appointed senior director of intercollegiate athletics at Sonoma State. Barksdale moves to Sonoma State from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, where she spent the past seven years, most recently as deputy director of athletics … New Haven announced Chris Palmer, an NFL coach for 25 years, as the new director of athletics.

Associate athletics directors

New Haven women’s volleyball coach Robin Salters will step away from coaching to become deputy athletics director and senior woman administrator.


Men’s and women’s soccer

Green Mountain named Chris George head coach of the men’s team. George will continue as assistant women’s coach … Purdue Northwest announced the hiring of Jake Truty as head coach of the women’s team. Truty worked as an assistant for the men’s team in 2017 … Lakeland named Rick Mobley as its new head men’s coach. Mobley joins Lakeland after having served as coach at Carroll (Wisconsin) for the past 19 years ... Kristina Corona, previously a head coach at the University of Dallas and Austin College, has been named DePauw’s head women’s  coach … Whittier named Derek Hanks as its new women’s head coach. Hanks was the top assistant at California State University, Northridge, for the past seven years.


Missouri head coach Ehren Earleywine was relieved of his coaching duties.

Beach volleyball and men’s and women’s volleyball

Southern Virginia head women’s coach Nicole Gwynn is stepping down after being recently diagnosed with stage one breast cancer. She will continue working for Southern Virginia, taking on some athletics administration responsibilities … John Spinney, head women’s coach at Thomas More, will take on an additional role as head coach of the men’s team … Mia Frugé, assistant coach of the women’s team and recruiting coordinator at Hartford, will be head coach at Smith … Plymouth State hired Joan Forge, longtime high school coach, as head coach of its women’s program … Kera Dukic, a former standout player at Arkansas Tech, has been named head coach of the women’s team at her alma mater … After three seasons as an assistant coach at Black Hills State, Korie Lebeda was selected as head coach of the women’s team at the University of Mary … Western State hired Jessica Fey as head coach of its women’s program. Fey spent four years as an assistant coach at Washburn.


The New England Collegiate Conference announced Commissioner Del Malloy will retire in June. He was appointed commissioner in 2008.