Georgia Southwestern State University athletic director Mike Leeder has hired Enrique Rodriguez to be the school’s next head women’s soccer coach. Rodriguez comes to Georgia Southwestern from the University of Georgia where he served as a volunteer coach on the women’s soccer staff since January 2015. In his first season coaching at UGA Rodriguez worked primarily with video scout coordination, a role that helped the Bulldogs earn two wins over top-20 ranked competition. Georgia advanced to the 2015 Southeastern Conference Tournament for the 17th time in school history and earned a win against No. 4 Texas A&M, marking the highest-ranked team a UGA squad has ever defeated. Read More.
CSU is one of many mid-major universities that use student money gathered through fees to fund the majority of its athletics program. The general fee currently costs a total of $55.40 per credit hour. The fee is split two ways — $32.90 goes to student athletics and activities and $22.50 goes to the Recreation and Student Centers. CSU’s 2016 Budget Book reports that students taking between 12 and 18 credit hours — which is considered full time —will pay $789.60 as part of the general fee for the support of student athletics and activities. Another $540 is added for support of the Student and Recreation Centers, bringing the total to $1,329.60 per year. – Matthew Johns, CSU Cauldron. Read More.
University of Mississippi seeks a coordinator basketball operations (women’s basketball). Primary Duties: Ensures compliance with NCAA and SEC rules and regulations. Keeps coaches informed of rules and regulations; communicates with other institutions regarding delivery and receipt of game film; utilizes video/audio equipment to videotape games of opponents; coordinates team travel, including transportation arrangements, lodging, and meals; ensures luggage and equipment meets federal aviation requirements. Apply here.
The University of Delaware is seeking a Head Coach for the Men’s Lacrosse Program to lead a National Championship caliber program. The Head Coach for Men’s Lacrosse at the University of Delaware is a valued member of the Head Coaches’ team within the Department, upholding and embracing the departmental mission of “Inspiring Greatness Together.” email: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of South Florida head men’s basketball coach Brian Gregory has announced the addition of Scott Wagers as a Bulls’ assistant coach. A highly successful recruiter in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida, Wagers most recently was an assistant coach at Jacksonville University (2014-17). He also served five seasons as head coach at Robinson High School (1994-99) in Tampa, leading the Knights to four divisional championships and two regional championships. A student-athlete himself, Wagers played college basketball at Tennessee Wesleyan and graduated in 1989 with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education. Read More.
Cleveland State University’s athletic departments reported a 30 percent decrease in ticket sales in the 2016 fiscal year. For the 2016 fiscal year, according to CSU’s NCAA Membership Financial Report, CSU athletics sold $181,842 in tickets across its five ticketed sports — men’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and wrestling. CSU also collected ticket revenue from men’s and women’s swimming from the Magnus Cup. CSU sold $260,311 in tickets in the 2015 fiscal year. The only sport to experience a decrease in ticket sales was men’s basketball, which dropped just over $96,000 in sales. Attendance at men’s basketball games averaged 1,400 per game, a decrease from 1,900 a year before. Both years were worsts in the Horizon League. To explain this drop, CSU Director of Ticketing and Fan Development Carrie Neville pointed out that CSU played two less home games in the 2015-2016 season. -Matthew Johns, The Cauldron, Read More
UNCW Athletic Director Jimmy Bass confirmed Sunday that UNCW men’s basketball Interim head coach Takayo Siddle has pulled his name from being considered for the head coach position. Siddle was named as interim head coach for the Seahawks after it was announced that coach Kevin Keatts is leaving UNCW to take the NC State head coaching job. –WETC, Read More
On April 1st, Erika Hanson Barnes’ run as the Arizona Wildcats interim athletic director will come to an end, but her influence on the current student-athletes will likely live on forever. “I’m so blessed to be working here,” she said on her final Sunday as head of the Arizona Athletics department. “The place I love, the place I’m so passionate about. It’s really neat and an easy thing to sell with these student-athletes.” -Jason Bartel, Arizona Desert Swarm, Read More
The Drake Bulldogs have found themselves a new head coach. A spokesperson confirmed to KCCI on Sunday that Drake has hired Niko Medved, 43, who is currently the head coach at Furman University where he’s been for the past four seasons. Medved has guided the Paladins to the semifinals of the postseason tournament with a 23-11 record to date this season. Medved led Furman to the CIT Final Four this weekend. “I am ecstatic about the opportunity to be the next men’s basketball coach at Drake University,” Medved said. “Drake University’s tremendous reputation partnered with its strong leadership and the thriving Des Moines community make this a special place. I was born and raised in the Midwest and have so many strong roots in this part of the country. My family and I can’t wait to get started.” -Andy Garman, KCCI, Read More
Texas A&M is about to build world-class facilities for the softball program which has had one of the worst venues in two different conferences, and the track program which hasn’t hosted an outdoor conference track and field championship since 2001. “They are going to be second to none in the NCAA and in the SEC and we’re very proud of that fact,” A&M athletic director Scott Woodward said. “It’s on schedule, everything is ready to go. We have approval. Once we start turning dirt, I think everyone’s going to relax.”. The A&M baseball team recently ended a home-and-home series with the University of Texas, the first scheduled games between the two programs in a major sport since the Aggies left the Big 12. Woodward said the baseball programs could play another home-and-home series and playing the Longhorns in other sports is a possibility, but maybe not a distinct one. “We have to look differently at how we schedule,” Woodward said. “We’re scheduling trying to win championships here, we’re in the Southeastern Conference and frankly our focus is East.” Moving to the SEC has been good financially for A&M. The A&M athletic department made $57.2 million in the 2015-16 academic year, according to a report submitted to the NCAA by the university obtained via an open record request. The Aggies had $194.3 million in revenue and $137.1 million expenses. A&M in the 2015-16 year, received $75.2 million in contributions. -Robert Cessna, My Aggie Nation, Read More
Pittsburg State will introduce Kim Anderson as its new men’s basketball coach Monday during an 11 a.m. press conference at John Lance Arena/Whetzel Court. Two weeks ago, Anderson, who will officially start with the Gorillas on April 10, was asked to step down after three seasons at Missouri. Now, he’s returning to the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association coaching roots. Anderson, 61, went 274-95 in 12 seasons at Central Missouri, which is in the same conference as Pitt State, from 2002-14. During his tenure with the Mules, Anderson’s teams reached the NCAA Division II seven times, including three Final Four appearances. Anderson’s time at Central Missouri culminated with an NCAA Division II national championship in 2014. He was hired as Mizzou’s coach, succeeding Frank Haith in late April, less than a month later. -Tod Palmer, Kansas City Star, Read More
According to multiple reports Saturday, Youngstown State University is expected to hire Fairmont State head basketball coach Jerrod Calhoun to the same position. Calhoun led the Falcons to the Division II national championship game, where Fairmont State fell to Northwest Missouri State 71-61 Saturday afternoon. Calhoun spent the past five seasons at Fairmont State, leading the program to a record of 124-38. The Falcons finished the 2016-2017 season 34-3 and national runners-up. –Charleston Gazette-Mail, Read More
All of Armstrong States University’s Athletic teams will cease to compete after this spring, as the school will soon be consolidated into Georgia Southern University. WTOC’s Cristina Tuso was at a very revealing consolidation meeting on Friday and says it took the Consolidation Implementation an hour to mull over this recommendation. In the end, they decided to fully approve the recommendation, which means that at the end of this spring, all 13 of Armstrong’s varsity teams will cease to exist. That changes the game for almost 200 student-athletes and coaches. The committee said it was important to tackle athletic first to give students time to decide what they would do next season. Committee members know the value Armstrong places on sports and know that this was a tough call to make. We also found out on Friday that they may be making some changes to the athletic facility at the Armstrong campus to get them up to Division One standards in the hope that they might be able to even compete there. Otherwise, they will be turned over to students for club teams. -Christina Tuso, WTOC, Read More
Northeastern State University head men’s basketball coach Jason Tinsley announced on Friday to RiverHawks athletic director Tony Duckworth that he will not return following the completion of his current contract which concludes on April 30, 2017. Tinsley was hired in April 2014 after having spent four years as women’s coach at Louisiana College. He went 20-61 in his three seasons at NSU after replacing Larry Gipson, who retired after 17 years that included the school’s only national championship and five NCAA tournament appearances. Tinsley’s last season was 5-23 and ended with a first-round ousting in the MIAA postseason tournament. –Muskogee Phoenix, Read More
Oklahoma State will promote Mike Boynton Jr., an assistant coach during Brad Underwood’s tenure in Stillwater, as the new head men’s basketball coach. The announcement came via Oklahoma State men’s basketball official Twitter account: “We’re excited to announce Mike Boynton as our new basketball coach. Boynton is one of the top up-and-coming coaches in the business.” Boynton spent the final three seasons with Underwood at Stephen F. Austin, where he helped the Lumberjacks rack up a total of 89 wins, which are tied for the most by any coaching staff in its first three campaigns. –Tahlequah Daily Press, Read More
Coach Jimbo Fisher has worked tirelessly to get facility upgrades at Florida State during his time as head coach, from building an indoor facility to getting facelifts for the locker room and coaches offices to improving and expanding Doak Campbell Stadium. Up next? A standalone football facility. Fisher said Friday that plans to build one are now in the works, and he hopes to have plans to show boosters when his spring speaking tour begins next month. Fisher said an architect has already come by to start looking at drawing up plans. No set space has been set aside for building the facility. Fisher would prefer it to connect to the indoor facility, just steps away from the football stadium. -Andrea Adelson, ESPN, Read More
Archie Miller is making the leap from Dayton to Indiana to become the Hoosiers’ new basketball coach, it was announced Saturday. The seven-year deal is worth an estimated $3.5 million per season, sources told ESPN. “I am honored to be the head coach at Indiana University,” Miller said Saturday in a statement. “IU is one of the greatest basketball programs and academic institutions in the country, and I cannot wait to get started. With peerless fan support, outstanding facilities and tradition, a beautiful campus, and located in one of the most fertile recruiting areas in the country, IU is a dream destination for me and my family.” Miller will replace Tom Crean, who was dismissed by the Hoosiers on March 16 after nine seasons. A news conference will be held Monday in Bloomington, Indiana. -Jeff Goodman and Andy Katz, ESPN, Read More
Sources tell College AD that Sacramento State will name St. Mary AD Mark Orr athletic director. A press conference has been called for Monday at 10 am PST. The news was first reported by the Sacramento Bee. During Orr’s tenure at St. Mary’s, the Gales have completed renovations to McKeon Pavilion, Saint Mary’s Stadium, Madigan Gym and the Korth Tennis Complex. Orr also oversaw a new $30 million Athletics & Recreation Corridor, which included a 1500 seat baseball stadium.
Wyking Jones has been promoted to head coach at Cal and agreed to a five-year deal, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Jones joined the Golden Bears staff in April 2015. He previously served as an assistant coach at Louisville, New Mexico, Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount. He replaces Cuonzo Martin, who resigned March 15 before accepting the head-coaching position at Missouri. –ESPN, Read More
College athletics departments will receive amounts ranging from about $165,000 to more than $1.3 million from a one-time supplemental distribution of $200 million the NCAA is making to Division I schools in mid-April, according to a school-by-school distribution report compiled recently by the association. Under a plan approved a year ago by the NCAA Board of Governors and the Division I Board of Directors, the amounts are based on the number of athletic scholarships the schools provided during the 2013-14 school year. Schools received credit for one scholarship for every set of partial awards that added up to the equivalent of a full scholarship. This means that schools with the largest athletics programs will be getting the greatest amounts, which will be restricted to uses that directly benefit athlete academic and welfare initiatives, according to a Q&A document posted on the NCAA’s web site. Ohio State will receive the most, just more than $1.3 million because it awarded the equivalent of nearly 404 scholarships. Five of the other 11 schools that were in the Big Ten Conference in 2013-14 also will be receiving more than $1 million — Michigan, Penn State, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The only other schools getting more than $1 million are Stanford, Virginia and North Carolina. At the other end of the spectrum, Davidson will be getting the smallest amount: slightly more than $165,000 from having awarded the equivalent of just more than 50 scholarships. -Steve Berkowitz, USA Today, Read More
Dakota Wesleyan University is seeking to fill the position of Sports Information Director. This position provides public information and public relations support specific to the university athletic programs. Duties include dissemination of sports publicity, staffing of home and selected road contests, writing press releases, editing and production of media guides and game programs including advertising sales, and possible public address responsibilities. email: email@example.com
Iowa State basketball coaches Steve Prohm to hear it and Bill Fennelly to hear it have agreed to contract extensions through 2022 according to Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard. Prohm’s team won six of its last seven regular-season games this year, then captured the Big 12 Tournament Championship and advanced to the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship for the sixth year in a row. Prohm’s deal was extended one year (to June 30, 2022) and his total compensation was increased to $2 million annually. All other contract terms remain unchanged. Read More.
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is accepting applications for the position of Director of Development. This is a career, full-time position with a targeted salary of $78,764/year with full health benefits and membership in the UC Retirement Plan. UCLA is proud of its comprehensive athletic program and heritage. The collective accomplishments of Bruin teams and athletes are testimony to the efforts of many dedicated and talented individuals: the student-athletes themselves, as well as coaches, administrators, and support staff. Apply here.
Football is the financial engine fueling the Ohio State Buckeyes athletic program, which fields more than 1,000 athletes on 35 teams without the need for student fees or other university support to pay the bills. Salaries, benefits and scholarships add up to nearly half the $166.8 million spent by the Ohio State athletic department. Pay and benefits alone accounted for $61.8 million during the 2015-16 school year, triple the amount spent on athletic scholarships ($19.2 million). Ticket sales, mostly from seven home football games, accounted for more than one-third of the $170.8 million in revenue for the athletic department. Ohio State raised $61.4 million from ticket sales and $33.1 million from donations and other contributions. – Cleveland, Read More.
Mississippi Valley did not monitor its certification process when it improperly certified the eligibility of 28 student-athletes in seven sports, according to a Division I Committee on Infractions panel. A former head cross country coach also acted unethically when she directed three student-athletes to compete under the names of eligible student-athletes before the university completed its certification process for them. – NCAA. Read More.
Miami University seeks a Head Women’s Basketball Coach. The Head Women’s Basketball Coach will be responsible for facilitating the academic, athletic, and overall growth of every Women’s Basketball student-athlete. Read More.
Former Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith has become at least the fourth highly-rated player in the last 18 months to collect on his loss of draft value insurance policy, two sources told CBS Sports. But that is less of a story than the implications of Smith’s payout — believed to be $700,000. “What you saw is the tip of the iceberg,” said Bryan Fisher, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based attorney who works with college players vetting insurance. “You’re going to see a lot of kids skipping.” – Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports. Read More.
Jim Roffler has decided to retire from coaching after 26 years as the head men’s coach at Lower Columbia College. Roffler leaves a legacy where he led the Red Devils to a record of 546-241, a 71% winning percentage. Roffler was honored as the West Region Coach of the Year 12 times and his teams won 11 region titles. He was the NWAC Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2005. His Red Devil teams made the NWAC tournament 21 times in his 26 seasons. Read More.
Cleveland State University has appointed Dennis Felton, a coaching veteran with more than 30 years of experience, as the 15th head coach of the CSU men’s basketball program. Felton previously served as the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Georgia and Western Kentucky University. He was the assistant head coach at the University of Tulsa for the last three years. Felton will be officially introduced at a press conference at 2:00 p.m., on Monday, March 27 in the CSU Student Center Ballroom, 2121 Euclid Avenue, third floor. Read More.