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April 6, 2016

REEDLEY COLLEGE
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REEDLEY COLLEGE

Reedley College President Sandra Caldwell has placed the school’s football team on a two-year postseason ban for improper use of work study programs.Reedley’s athletic program was put on a four-year probation. Reedley’s athletic program was put on a four-year probation. Nine other Reedley sports compete in the Central Valley Conference, and CVC commissioner Logan McKechnie said the school’s athletics program will be placed on four-year probation. In the first year of probation, Reedley will be required to file monthly reports to the CVC reviewing how it administers aid to student athletes. – Anthony Galaviz, Fresno Bee. Read More.
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BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY
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BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY

Bowling Green State University seeks an Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach. Position Summary Assist the head coach in all phases of the specified sport program including, but not limited to, recruiting qualified student-athletes, organization of practice and competition, scheduling, budget management supervision of academic progress, public relations, and compliance with University, Conference, and NCAA rules. Email: [email protected]

SAINT ANSELM COLLEGE
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SAINT ANSELM COLLEGE

Saint Anselm College announced that Mitch Capelle has joined its staff as Associate Athletic Director and that Courtney McGrath, who currently serves as Assistant Athletic Director, has also been promoted to Associate Athletic Director. Both appointments are effective immediately. Capelle, McGrath, and Neil Duval will comprise the department’s senior leadership team moving forward with restructuring plans (sport supervisory responsibilities, service units, athletic facilities, game management) to be announced in the coming weeks. Read More.

GRACELAND UNIVERSITY
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GRACELAND UNIVERSITY

Graceland University and GU Athletic Director Joe Worlund are excited to announce the hiring of Brandon Stromer to the position of Head Men’s Basketball Coach. Brandon Stromer became the interim head men’s basketball coach at Simpson on March 2, 2015 after the resignation of Charles Zanders. He returned to his post as the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator with the hiring of Brad Bjorkgren. – HoopDirt. Read More.

CALIFORNIA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
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CALIFORNIA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

Just about a year away from the California Baptist University Event Center, Director of Athletics Dr. Micah Parker announced Micah Fuller will spearhead the athletics marketing campaign. Fuller brings 24 years of marketing and sales experience after serving as the Senior Vice President and Partner at the Urban Sports and Entertainment Group. He co-founded the nation’s largest multicultural multimedia NCAA sports marketing firm, managing the development, event management and marketing rights for 22 NCAA schools, 28 NCAA conference championships and two NCAA conferences. Read More.

GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY
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GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY

Gardner-Webb University, NCAA Division I member of the Big South Conference, is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Compliance. This position reports to the Assistant Athletics Director for NCAA Compliance and will assist in the day-to-day responsibilities of ensuring that all athletics operations are in compliance with NCAA and Big South Conference rules and regulations.Duties include, but are not limited to: rules interpretations, primary monitor of recruiting and playing & practice seasons, secondary monitor of eligibility, financial aid, amateurism, and awards and benefits, primary supervisor for Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), creation of educational materials, coordination of social media outreach, and other tasks as assigned by the Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance. Position will serve as a member of Eligibility Certification Committee, Faculty Athletics Committee, and Retention Committee. Apply here

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
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OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

Ohio State University seeks an Assistant Director, Compliance. The Assistant Director serves as a member of the compliance team that is committed to excellence and advancing the Department of Athletics through its strategic plan. This position reports to the Associate Director of Compliance and works with the compliance staff primarily on Bylaw 15. Duties include, but are not limited to serving as the liaison to the Financial Aid Office, managing grant-in-aid issuance, renewals and reductions, tracking and reporting on Student Assistance Fund disbursements and coordinating the international tax program. This position may also be responsible for serving as the compliance liaison to an assigned number of sports programs. This position works in a high pressure environment and must be able to act with integrity and discretion as they will be exposed to sensitive and confidential information. This position works in a creative and collaborative team environment where change is embraced and innovation is encouraged. Apply here

UCONN
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UCONN

Athletes who play for Geno Auriemma are almost guaranteed a title or two — maybe three; it has happened before. In fact, the last class that didn’t win a championship at UConn was the freshman class that enrolled in 2005. Despite that track record, UConn still made history Tuesday by dismantling Syracuse 82-51 to become the first women’s program to clinch a fourth consecutive championship. It is also Auriemma’s 11th overall, the most for a men’s or woman’s program. -Laken Litman, USA Today, Read More

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
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OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

Despite a recent group of transfers and Ohio State missing the NCAA tournament for the first time in eight seasons, athletic director Gene Smith said Tuesday he was not concerned about the current state of the men’s basketball program. “I have total confidence that we’re going to be back where we were,” Smith said while speaking briefly to a few reporters at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Smith, though, said he and Matta spoke after the season and both are on the same page in the attempt to help get the program back to where it was just a few short seasons ago. “We had a conversation, about a 90-minute conversation Monday after the last game where we sat down and talked about the state of the program, talked about the transfers and reiterated how we would handle that,” Smith said. -Tim Shoemaker, Eleven Warriors, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA CRUZ
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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA CRUZ

All athletics at UC Santa Cruz could be shoved to the sidelines as university officials leave the decision of whether or not to eliminate the school’s program in the hands of students .The UC Santa Cruz Bananna Slugs aren’t known for their athletic prowess. But they could be known as the first school in the UC system to do away with its athletics department altogether. “These are times when the university has to make hard choices and the athletics department is one of those choices,” said UCSC spokesperson Scott Hernandez-Jason. “We are here to educate students, serve the state and provide them with research opportunities. And athletics isn’t core to that right now.” The one million dollars the school spends on the athletics program each year would go elsewhere. So now the burden falls to students. This year’s enrollees will vote on whether it’s worth keeping the Division III sports around. If they say yes, a fee will be proposed next year to fund them. If they say no, then the athletics program will begin winding down and next academic year will be the last year for the athletic department. –CBS SF Bay Area, Read More

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO
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LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO

Loyola’s Athletic Department is trying to become less reliant on university funding. To do this, the department has begun to rebuild its internal infrastructure by creating new jobs to improve its finances and marketing. One way to improve the Athletic Department’s business structure is through corporate sponsorships. Tim Soboro, who was hired in August as the senior associate athletic director of External Operations, said the Athletic Department still plans to utilize university funding but is trying to do its part in driving revenue. Pat Schultz, who has worked part-time for Marketing and Promotions in previous years, is the assistant athletic director for Marketing and Promotions, a new full-time position that focuses mainly on working with the Athletic Department’s sponsors and continuing to acquire new ones. “The reason for having a person solely on sponsorships is because the university wants us to get better at self-funding,”  said Schultz. “There are not many athletic departments that are self-funding … We would like to get more self-funding for us so the university can use its resources on other things than athletics.” -Gianna Marshall, Loyola Phoenix, Read More

April 5, 2016

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

University of Michigan seeks Assistant Director of Football Operations and Player Engagement. A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Job responsibilities include coordinate and oversee player engagement initiatives, programs, and relationships; and aid the Director of Football Operations with organizational management and tasks, including matters of a highly sensitive and confidential nature. Apply here

MARIAN UNIVERSITY
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MARIAN UNIVERSITY

Jordan Baitinger has been hired as the Advancement Officer for Athletics as announced by Marian University Director of Athletics Jason Bartelt. He joins the Sabre staff and will manage the athletic department’s key fundraising events and establish various outreach initiatives. Baitinger previously served as MU’s Director of Outreach Services and Partnerships. Baitinger’s responsibilities will include coordinating alumni and community support of Sabre athletics through various community initiatives, as well as the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of athletic donors on behalf of 285 student athletes across 18 NCAA Division III sports. Read More

WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY

Western Oregon University Executive Director of Athletics Barbara Dearing announced today the hiring of Tommy Gott as the new women’s volleyball head coach at WOU. Gott comes to Monmouth after his tenure as an assistant coach at California State University, Chico since 2009. Gott assisted the Wildcat volleyball program and head coach Cody Hein in the program’s recruiting efforts, coordination of the team’s defensive game plans, handling of video breakdown and editing, travel arrangement and logistics, organizing fundraisers, and serving as the assistant director for all Chico State volleyball summer camps. Read More

LYNN UNIVERSITY
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LYNN UNIVERSITY

Lynn University has signed a deal that will extend its partnership with adidas through 2020. The four-year deal, worth more than $1 million in promotional allotment and price discounts, extends a pre-existing partnership between Lynn and adidas authorized dealer Baker’s Sports. As part of the deal, adidas will be the official athletic footwear, apparel and accessory brand of all 14 NCAA Division II Fighting Knights teams through the 2019–2020 season.  The deal comes as four Fighting Knights teams contend for national titles and tennis coach Mike Perez records his 1,000th career win. Perez, who has led the Fighting Knights tennis teams to seven national championships, has been a coach at Lynn since 1990. Lynn’s men’s and women’s tennis are ranked ninth and fifth respectively. Men’s and women’s golf are currently both ranked seventh. Men’s lacrosse is ranked eighteenth. The women’s swimming team recently finished among the top 20 at the NCAA championships, and graduate student Rebecca Matthews was national champion in the 200-yard breaststroke. Read More

OHIO UNIVERSITY
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OHIO UNIVERSITY

The Bobcats’ football team lost an entertaining, 31-29 thriller to Appalachian State in the second-year bowl game in Montgomery, Ala. According to a bowl game financial report released Tuesday, Ohio made money for participating in the Dec. 19 bowl game. Ohio showed a net revenue of $362.77 in its financial report. Total expenses for the bowl trip amounted to $568,282.23, and Ohio took in revenues of $568,645. – Jason Arkley, Athens Messenger. Read More.

ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY
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ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY

St. Lawrence University is currently seeking applicants for a Graduate Assistant Coach for Women’s Soccer. This 9-month, Graduate Assistant position (August 15, 2016 – May 15, 2017) is targeted toward graduate students seeking a master’s degree. Apply here.

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

John Hargis, a 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist and 12-time All-America swimmer, has been named the University of Pittsburgh’s new head swimming and diving coach, Pitt athletic director Scott Barnes announced. Hargis spent the past three years as associate head coach at Auburn, his alma mater. He previously was the head coach at Penn State from 2008-13. While at Auburn, Hargis coached Annie Lazor to a Bronze Medal at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Read More.

COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS
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COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS

The College of the Holy Cross department of athletics has named Rachael Volpe as its new director of athletic facilities and operations, as announced by director of athletics Nathan Pine. Volpe will assist in the management of all aspects of facility and event operations, including facility maintenance, crowd management, venue set up and tear down, coordination of visiting teams and officials, implementing emergency plans and procedures and the scheduling, training and supervision of event and student staff. Read More.

NCAA
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NCAA

Former Georgia State cheerleader Taylor Jackson told The Signal, “I had zero help financially but was expected to constantly pour my heart, soul and body into a sport that I used to love. It was causing me more stress. Something had to give.” The cheerleading program currently doesn’t offer any athletic scholarships or stipends to its athletes. Instead, the cheerleaders are provided with Nike shoes, practice clothes, gear, priority registration, training room access, sports medicine treatment for injuries, paid travel and game day meals. – Kyla Okobah, Georgia State Signal. Read More.

BOWDOIN COLLEGE
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BOWDOIN COLLEGE

Bowdoin College seeks an Assistant Coach of Football- Offensive Coordinator. The Assistant Coach of Football assists in all aspects of the intercollegiate football team including coaching, recruiting, scheduling, program administration and budgeting. Also, may teach classes in the Physical Education program. Additional responsibilities may include assisting in another sport or performing administrative duties as assigned at the discretion of the Director of Athletics. Apply here.

PARK UNIVERSITY
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PARK UNIVERSITY

Park University seeks Assistant Professor of Athletic Training (non-tenure track option) to serve as Program Director and support our last cohort of undergraduate athletic training program students. The remaining students are on schedule to complete the program in two years. Apply here.

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

WACO, Texas – Baylor volleyball head coach Ryan McGuyre announced the hiring of Jason Williams as a full-time assistant coach, promoted from a volunteer assistant role. Williams joined the staff as the volunteer assistant in 2015, McGuyre’s first season at the helm of the volleyball program. He is widely known for training well-prepared teams, carrying a track record of successful game management strategies. Read More.

THE COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE
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THE COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE

Vanessa Volpe-Rivera has been named the head women’s volleyball coach at The College of Saint Rose. Volpe-Rivera spent the past three seasons working as an assistant for former head coach Brian Goodale, who is stepping down after 17 years at the helm. The Golden Knights posted a .653 winning percentage (49-26) and qualified for the Northeast-10 Conference Championship in each of those campaigns, including a semifinal run in 2014 when they garnered the program’s third-ever NCAA Tournament berth. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
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UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

The University of Akron, A Division I Institution and member of the Mid-American Conference is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Athletic Trainer. This position directly supports the Head Football Athletic Trainer with day-to-day care of our football program. Apply here.

BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY
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BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY

Former Nevada graduate assistant Steven King and former Rice quality control coach Eli Wicklund have joined the Bucknell football program as assistant coaches, Bison head coach Joe Susan announced Monday. King, who will work closely with the Bison wide receivers, recently spent two years with the Wolf Pack, first as an offensive graduate assistant working with the wide receivers and most recently as a defensive graduate assistant working with the nickel position. Wicklund, who has collegiate coaching experience at Miami (Ohio), North Park University and Rice, will oversee the running backs. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA RENO
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UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA RENO

The Wolf Pack athletic department keeps checking items off its facility improvement to-do list and has another one in the works in the near future if all goes according to plan over the few months. Nevada is expected to submit a proposal to the Board of Regents for its April 22 meeting for new scoreboards at Lawlor Events Center and Mackay Stadium, a project estimated around $3 million. Additionally, Lawlor Events Center would get a new basketball court, a long overdue upgrade. – Chris Murray, RGJ. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER
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UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER

University of Colorado, Boulder seeks Director of Strength and Conditioning for Men’s Basketball. This position is responsible for the organization, supervision and direction of the Athletic Department’s Strength and Conditioning Program for Men’s Basketball and Women’s Lacrosse. Salary is commensurate with experience. Apply here 

 

NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE
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NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE

New England College is seeking a full-time head women’s volleyball coach to lead its new varsity program. The Head Coach will have one full year to recruit and build a team, and the team will commence play in the fall 2017 as a member of the North Atlantic Conference.The Head Coach of Women’s Volleyball manages all aspects of the women’s volleyball program with emphasis on recruiting, enrolling, educating, retaining, and graduating highly-qualified student-athletes. The Head Coach of Women’s Volleyball creates a positive, winning culture and an exceptional student-athlete experience; and ensures that the New England College women’s volleyball program is administered with full commitment to compliance with all institutional, conference, and NCAA rules and regulations. Apply here

LIBERTY UNIVERSITY
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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

Construction has begun at Liberty University for a new indoor practice facility for the school’s football team. Right now, construction crews are working to level the site, which is located at the northeast side of Williams Stadium adjacent to the football operations center. The roughly 90,000-square-foot practice facility will feature a 70-foot ceiling and is set to house a full-size turf field. It’s expected to cost more than $20 million, according to Athletics Director Jeff Barber. He said he thinks the field will be the largest versatile open space indoors on Liberty’s campus, and he expects it to play host to other Liberty teams and events. “Our alumni will use it a lot — like if we have homecoming, we can do a luncheon inside the practice facility,” he said. “Graduation could have events in there.” For the football team, he said, it will be a competitive advantage because the Flames will be able to practice in all weather conditions. He said it also will be a big recruiting tool. -Jessie Pounds, News & Adventure, Read More