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June 2, 2015


Concordia has hired former North Dakota State women’s athletic director Lynn Dorn to be a consultant for its athletic department. Dorn is slated to serve as a consultant to the Concordia athletic department for 11 months, Glas said. Dorn recently retired from NDSU after 37 years at the university. – Inforum. Read more.


The Cameron University Sports Information office is accepting applications for a graduate assistant to assist with media and public relations efforts for the University’s 11 intercollegiate varsity sports. Located in Lawton, Oklahoma, Cameron is a member of NCAA Division II and the Lone Star Conference. The Graduate Assistant will serve as primary media contact for assigned sports, as well as assisting with various aspects of all Cameron University home athletic events. Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants can contact dvieth@cameron.edu.


Eastern Kentucky University head baseball coach Jason Stein will not be retained, Director of Athletics Steve Lochmueller announced. Stein posted a 178-201 record in seven seasons as head coach. Eastern finished the 2015 campaign with a 21-29 record and placed eighth in the OVC with a 12-17 mark. A search for the Colonels’ next head coach will begin immediately. – Richmond Register. Read more.



An opportunity to work at one of the most prestigious addresses in the sports world prompted Greg Van Emburgh to resign as University of Wisconsin men’s tennis coach. Van Emburgh, who’s been at UW since 2005, will move his family to Bradenton, Florida, where he’ll coach up-and-coming players at IMG Academy. Van Emburgh was 135-124 in dual meets with the Badgers. Among the highlights of his tenure was qualifying for the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2010, producing a Big Ten Conference individual champion in Nolan Polley and working with Moritz Bauman, the only player in program history to be named all-Big Ten four straight years. – Andy Baggot, Madison. Read more.


Maryland Athletics, in conjunction with the Emerging Leaders Program and the Life Skills and Career Development department, launched “InTERPship Academy” on Monday. The “InTERPship Academy” is a new and innovative initiative provided for current Maryland student-athletes to develop and gain experience in the workplace.The program is directed by Lori Ebihara, senior associate athletics director/senior women’s administrator/chief of staff and Dr. Sue Sherburne, assistant athletics director for life skills & career development.


Xavier removed the interim tag from Doug Matthews’ title and hired him as the newest men’s and women’s tennis coach. Matthews spent last season in the interim role after Eric Toth left to coach at the University of Cincinnati. He has plenty of history with Musketeers’ tennis. He was a highly decorated player during his college career from 2005-09. He led Xavier to back-to-back Atlantic 10 Conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances as a junior and senior. – Shannon Russell, Cincinnati. Read more.


Stevens Institute of Technology Director of Athletics and Recreation Russell Rogers announced the promotion of Emily Kaczmarek to Assistant Director of Athletics for Administration after serving in the interim since April. Kaczmarek started at Stevens in January 2013 as an intern under Rogers, assisting in compliance and event management. After completing her semester long internship, Kaczmarek stayed on as an assistant to the athletic director, primarily focusing on compliance. A 2011 graduate of East Stroudsburg University with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology, Kaczmarek was a part of the softball program throughout her college career, serving as a student assistant after a career ending injury.


John Dedman, a former Butler student who spent the past nine years on the executive team at Indiana Sports Corp including the past five as Vice President of Communications, has been named Associate Athletic Director for Communication at Butler University. He’ll begin his duties with the Bulldogs on June 29. Dedman rejoins the Bulldogs after serving on the senior leadership group at Indiana Sports Corp, the nation’s first and leading sports commission. In his position as Vice President of Communications, Dedman led public relations and marketing efforts for the organization, served as a spokesperson and facilitated all media requests. – Inside Idiana Business. Read more.


Austin Peay State University is seeking an Assistant Women’s Softball Pitching Coach will be responsible for managing all aspects of a competitive and successful NCAA Division I women’s softball program. Duties include, but are not limited to, recruiting and developing players, practice and game preparation, fundraising and community service activities for the team. pariss@apsu.edu.


Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa seeks candidates for the position of Head Softball Coach. The Head Coach is responsible for the direction, instruction, supervision, and coaching of the Softball program and the oversight and development of a Graduate Assistant. Apply here.


Adrian College seeks qualified candidates for the position of assistant sports information director. This position is a 12-month internship that offers a competitive stipend, housing (off-campus apartment), and meals (on-campus dining plan). Adrian College athletics will host 30 varsity sports and 8 club sports during the 2015-16 academic year and this person will gain valuable experience serving as the primary contact for several programs. rthompson@adrian.edu.


Northwest Nazarene University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Softball Coach. This position is a non-benefited, part-time, temporary position. The individual will be responsible for duties assigned and shared by the head softball coach including but not limited to: budget management, recruiting, eligibility, compliance, NCAA documentation, and other duties assigned by the Head Coach. Apply here.

June 1, 2015


UAB will reninsate football in 2016. UAB school president Ray Watts is expected to make the announcement official at a 4 p.m. news conference. After AL.com’s report, Watts confirmed the news to the Associated Press.


Jeremy Haworth has been named the head baseball coach at Mississippi College, it was announced by athletic director Mike Jones on Saturday (May 30). A press conference to introduce Coach Haworth will be held on Wednesday (June 3) in the Rebounder’s Room in A.E. Wood Coliseum at a time to be announced. Haworth comes to MC after a four-year stint as the head coach at Ouachita Baptist in Arkadelphia, Ark. While at OBU, a member of NCAA Division II and the Great American Conference, he compiled a record of 102-96-1 (.515) with a 57-50 (.533) mark in league play.


Arcadia University is seeking a Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach. The person in this position will manage all aspects of the sport program, including, but not limited to, practice planning, game preparation/scouting, in-game coaching, recruiting, budgeting, scheduling, team travel, equipment/apparel purchasing, staff supervision (if applicable)and general supervision of student-athletes. Apply here.


Denison University invites applications for an Assistant Football Coach. This individual will assist the head coach with the organization and development of all aspects of a NCAA Division III football program. The hired candidate will perform additional coaching or administrative assignments as required. Apply here.


Fairleigh Dickinson Director of Athletics David Langford has announced the promotion of Jennifer Quirk to Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Academics effective June 1, 2015. Quirk came to FDU in 1999 as an Academic Counselor in the Academic Advising Center.  Three years later she was promoted to Director of Student-Athlete Support Services and in 2006 she was elevated to Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services. She held also the position of Athletic Academic Counseling Intern at Indiana University for a year and a half.


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside athletic department announced the hiring of Brittany Nikolic on Monday as the new head coach for the storied Ranger women’s soccer program. Nikolic served as an assistant coach at Northwestern University, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 2004-2008. She helped UWM to a Horizon League regular season and tournament title in 2008 and UNLV to a Mountain West Conference Tournament crown in 2006 along with a regular season title for the Rebels in 2007.


Centre Athletics will be adding a familiar face to its team when 2006 Centre graduate Andrew Gavin returns to his alma mater as the Associate Athletic Director for Advancement and External Relations. Gavin will not only have the opportunity to return to his alma mater, but will also have a chance to reconnect with Brad Fields, Centre’s Director of Athletics and Recreation. After graduating from Centre, Gavin began his career in collegiate athletic administration working under Fields at the University of South Carolina Aiken. With nearly 10 years of experience in collegiate athletic administration, Gavin also served in athletic communications roles at USC Aiken from 2006-2008 and at the University of Central Florida from 2008-2010 before arriving at Green Bay.


When NCAA officials decided shortly before 9 p.m. CT Sunday to postpone No. 1 LSU’s game against North Carolina Wilmington in Baton Rouge because of expected bad weather, LSU athletic director Joe Alleva brought down the thunder. The game was rescheduled for noon CT Monday, rescuing Wilmington from a second consecutive long day. If LSU wins Monday, it advances to the best-of-three Super Regional round. A Wilmington win forces a second game between the teams at 7 p.m. Monday — weather permitting. – Bob Hille, Sporting News. Read more.


Iconic Wilkes coach Rollie Schmidt passed away. Schmidt had been an iconic figure for Wilkes University whether he was leading a team to inspiring victories as a head coach or just offering other coaches his support. Schmidt, who coached Wilkes’ football program for 20 seasons, is best known for leading the team to standards no other local college football squad has ever seen. Heck, there are only less than a handful of collegiate teams in the entire nation to do what Schmidt accomplished in the 1960s as he led Wilkes to a 32-game winning streak in 1965 through 1969. – Dave Rosengrant, Times Leader. Read more.


After building a pair of strong and successful programs for the Green Bay Phoenix, Jim Merner is retiring following a 25-year mainstay as head coach of both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs effective June 30. Merner began his tenure, the second longest of any active head coach at Green Bay, back in 1990, when he was hired as the women’s swimming and diving head coach. During his 25 years as head coach, Merner’s teams made consistent appearances on both the Horizon League All-Academic Teams and the CSCAA Scholar All-American Teams. – Swim Swam. Read more.


Seattle University has an exciting, dynamic opportunity for a part-time Head Men’s & Women’s Tennis Coach to join our community. This position is responsible for planning and implementing a competitive and well-rounded intercollegiate men’s and women’s tennis program to include the holistic development of the individual student-athletes. Apply here.


William Woods University in Fulton, is seeking a graduate assistant coach for Women’s Volleyball team. Duties include, but are not limited to, recruiting, academic/sport administration, assist with all facets of team travel and day to day coaching and training of student athletes. Tuition, room(if available) and board are provided. Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. monica.herschelman@williamwoods.edu.


Weber State University seeks an Assistant Tennis Coach. Responsibilities in this position include assisting the Director of Tennis in recruiting, preparation of student-athletes for competition, practice and game strategy preparation, ensuring the academic success of student-athletes, engaging in public relations activities within the community, and administrative functions as assigned by the Director of Tennis. Apply here.

May 29, 2015


Ben Herman has been named the Assistant Athletics Director for Equipment Operations at Eastern Michigan University, Vice President and Director of Athletics Heather Lyke announced. Before coming to Ypsilanti, Herman worked as the Assistant Director for Athletic Equipment Services at San Diego State University where he was responsible for budgeting, purchasing, and issuing athletic equipment for baseball, football, volleyball, lacrosse, swimming, water polo, tennis and golf. Prior to his time at San Diego State, Herman did a two year stint as the Assistant Equipment Manager at the University of San Diego where his primary equipment responsibilities where related to football.


Syracuse University, a Division 1 institution in the Atlantic Coast Conference, is seeking an Assistant Coach for the women’s volleyball program. This is a full-time, 40+ hours varied position, open July 1, 2015. Syracuse seeks a candidate to assist the head coach with all facets of a varsity sports program including organizing and preparation of practices and game strategies, managing video tape exchange, editing and statistical film analysis. Apply here.


Boston University , is accepting applications for the position of Head Softball Coach. The Head Coach will oversee all aspects of the softball program. Responsibilities include organization and supervision of games and practices, oversight of the program’s budget, management of a comprehensive recruiting program, and the implementation and coordination of fundraising with the Development Office. Apply here.


University of Wisconsin – Madison seeks a Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach. Perform assistant coach functions for a Division l program in accordance with NCAA, Big Ten, and University regulations. Areas of responsibility include: recruiting, organizing and conducting practices, performance of administrative and public relations duties, and other duties as assigned. AsstMSoccerCoach@athletics.wisc.edu.


The Nebraska Huskers Volleyball team announced the hiring of Chris Tamas as assistant coach.  Tamas replaces Dan Meske, who took the head coaching job at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He spent the last two seasons at Cal Poly, where the school recorded the 23rd ranked recruiting class nationally according to Prepvolleyball.com.  Prior to that, he was on the staff at Minnesota under Hugh McCutcheon for two years.  During that time, the Gophers made the NCAA Sweet 16 both years, advancing to the Elite 8 in 2012. – Ty Peteranetz, Conrnation. Read more.