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May 12, 2016

GREENVILLE COLLEGE
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GREENVILLE COLLEGE

As a part of a series of transitions occurring this summer, Greenville College’s head men’s and women’s volleyball coach Tom Ackerman will begin a new role as associate athletic director in the coming months. This new role will accompany his current position as head women’s volleyball coach. Greenville College has begun an immediate search for a full time head men’s volleyball coach. Read More.

LIMESTONE COLLEGE
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LIMESTONE COLLEGE

Limestone College introduced Mike Furrey, formerly the wide receivers coach at Division I Marshall University and an eight-year NFL veteran, as the head football coach during a press conference on Wednesday. Furrey joins the Saints after spending two seasons as the head football coach at Kentucky Christian University followed by three years on “Doc” Holliday’s staff at Marshall. Prior to his time in the coaching ranks, he played eight seasons in the NFL with the St. Louis Rams, the Detroit Lions, the Cleveland Browns, and the Washington Redskins. – Ricardo LeCompte, WYFF. Read More.

IOWA LAKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Iowa Lakes Community College seeks a Head Volleyball Coach / Success Center Instructor. Responsible for the day to day management and organization of the women’s volleyball program including games and practices, evaluation and recruitment of student athletes, academic monitoring of team, promotion of current players to four year institutions, and management of budgets within program. Contact Amanda Schniebs at [email protected] or 712-362-0409 with questions. Iowa Lakes Community College, Human Resources Office, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334.

GLENVILLE STATE COLLEGE

The Glenville State Athletic Department is excited to announce the establishment of a new sport at GSC. After a year of consideration and planning, boxing will begin in the fall of 2016. Duane Chapman, who has been a part of the Boxing Club at GSC for several years now, will take over the coaching responsibilities. “I believe that Duane will do a great job; he has been around the sport for his entire life,” Lazenby said. Chapman is also an Associate Professor of Art at GSC where he has taught since 1997. Read More.

MANSFIELD UNIVERSITY
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MANSFIELD UNIVERSITY

Mansfield University seeks Head Coach Women’s Basketball. The Head Women’s Basketball Coach is responsible for the overall organization, direction, supervision and administration of Mansfield University’s NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball program. Duties include: recruiting student athletes within the rules and philosophy of the NCAA, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) and Mansfield University; emphasizing academic priorities to student athletes; organizing/conducting practices and games; recruiting, directing, supervising, and evaluating assistant coaches; fundraising; marketing and promotion; game management; performing related administrative tasks; and maintaining appropriate communication with students, other coaches, University staff, parents, and alumni. The Head Women’s Basketball Coach will be expected to work closely with the Office of Admissions in the recruitment of qualified students to Mansfield University and perform related administrative tasks and additional duties as assigned. Apply here

HIGHER EDUCATION
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HIGHER EDUCATION

Technology entrepreneur Larry Ellison has donated $200 million to establish the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC, a new center in Los Angeles that will combine interdisciplinary research with the holistic prevention and treatment of cancer. David B. Agus, professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, will lead the institute. –Read More

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

University of California, Berkeley is currently seeking an Athletics Fields and Turf Supervisor who will work within the department’s Facilities unit. The Field & Turf Supervisor for Intercollegiate Athletics oversees the maintenance and operations of four natural grass fields and five synthetic fields. The position also manages the Hellman & Channing tennis complexes, Edwards Track, as well as some landscaping at Athletics venues. The employee works with coaches and staff on a daily basis to provide support to intercollegiate athletic teams and programs. Apply here

 

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE
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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE

ACC football coaches are embracing technology in some ways and eschewing it – for now – in others. The coaches during the league’s annual spring meetings on Wednesday voted in favor of a centralized replay system in the ACC. The details would have to be finalized but such a system would allow for controversial calls and plays to reviewed by replay officials at league headquarters in Greensboro. -Andrew Carter, News & Observer, Read More

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

In a development that few saw coming in the Syracuse community, Director of Athletics Mark Coyle left the school Wednesday and will serve in the same capacity at Minnesota. The news not only came as a surprise to community members, but also to the head coaches of SU’s highest-profile programs: Jim Boeheim and Dino Babers. Coyle was announced as the Orange’s athletic director in June after a three-month search to replace Daryl Gross. He officially began his job on July 6, and is leaving his post after less than a full year. -Connor Grossman, Daily Orange, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
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UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

Salaries can run pretty high for coaches and management in collegiate sport programs with football and basketball ranking at the top. According to 2015 stats from USA Today, Arizona’s athletic director Greg Byrne pulls in $600,000. This ranks him 33rd in the nation. In football, Rich Rodriguez is the 28th highest coach in the country. He is paid just over $3.2 million. In basketball, Sean Miller ranked third overall in the NCAA. He is paid just under $4.9 million. -Ari Alexander and Anthony Victory Reyes, KVOA, Read More

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE
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JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE

The JJC Board of Trustees approved a pilot program to bring wrestling back to Joliet Junior College at their May 10 meeting. The proposal approved by the board includes the establishment of a wrestling committee to be chaired by Athletic Director Wayne L. King, Jr., which would oversee the hiring of a coach for the program. Additionally, community wrestling advocates have committed to raising the necessary funds for the start-up cost of the program, estimated to be between $30,000 and $35,000. If the funds are successfully raised by April 2017, the program would launch at JJC as a NJCAA sport in the fall of 2017. –Read More

May 11, 2016

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

The University of Minnesota has agreed to pay Syracuse University $500,000 for the buyout of athletic director Mark Coyle’s contract, according to multiple reports. Coyle was introduced earlier on Wednesday as U of M’s new athletic director after holding the same position at SU for less than 11 months. He got emotional talking about his bond with the Minnesota community and said he regretted only the timing of the move. – Stephen Bailey, syracuse.comRead More

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

If Hugh Freeze is going to testify in the Laremy Tunsil civil suit, the former’s lawyers have stipulations. Attorneys representing Freeze, Ole Miss’ football coach, asked for an outright prohibition of, or for restrictions to be placed upon, a possible deposition of Freeze after one was requested in conjunction with a lawsuit filed two weeks ago Tunsil. If Freeze were to be deposed, Freeze’s attorneys have asked that the deposition would be conducted through written questions, would only relate to Freeze’s conversations with Tunsil regarding an altercation between Tunsil and Miller last summer, would only have parties and counsel related to the case in attendance and would be sealed pending court order. -Daniel Paulling, The Clarion-LedgerRead More

NCAA
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NCAA

The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl sets a new record by generating an economic impact of $41.8 million in 2015. -Phil W. Hudson, Atlanta Business Chronicle Read More (paywall)

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA

At least one Nebraska resident would like to see the Huskers put an end to their long-standing tradition of releasing balloons into the air after the team’s first touchdown. Randall S. Krause, of Omaha, filed a lawsuit against the university on Monday over the tradition, saying the red balloons pose a threat to both young children and wildlife after they fall back to Earth. In the 14-page complaint, he also alleged the 50-plus year tradition basically amounts to “the open dumping of solid waste,” which violates environmental laws. -Josh Moyer, ESPNRead More

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

Analytics are widespread in today’s world of professional sports, with franchises using data-driven decision making to guide everything from building a roster to setting ticket prices. And for the first time, students will be able to get a degree in this rapidly growing field. Syracuse University’s Falk College will announce Wednesday the launch of the first ever sports analytics bachelor’s degree in the United States. Beginning in August 2017, courses will be offered to all undergraduates who want to intersect the disciplines of math, statistics and computer programming with their love of sport. As soon as this August, sports management students will be able to switch over their majors to sports analytics. -Alex Reimer, forbes.comRead More  

NCAA
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NCAA

Nearly 300 NCAA college athletes who attended the annual NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum April 7-10 in Phoenix. Athletics administrators at schools and conference offices nominated the young leaders, with a representation from all three NCAA divisions and various sports and majors. The forum was a collaboration between two NCAA national office staff groups: governance and leadership development. The curriculum identified differing leadership qualities and strategies, and also provided instruction in how to evaluate the differences and similarities across all sports, campuses and cultures. Read More.

MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
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MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY

Montana State head alpine coach Kevin Francis has been appointed to the NCAA Skiing Committee. Francis’ term will start Sept. 1, 2016 and run through August 31, 2020. Francis, who just completed his third season at Montana State and led the Bobcats to a fourth place showing at the 2016 NCAA Skiing Championships, was recently named the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate and National Collegiate Ski Coaches Association Alpine Coach of the Year. Read More.

MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY
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MINOT STATE UNIVERSITY

Minot State University Associate Athletic Director Chad McNally announced Tuesday he is resigning his position at the university to pursue private business ventures. McNally, a former standout football player who graduated from MSU with a degree in Math Education in 1993, has been a part of the athletic department as Associate AD for Development and as Beaver Booster Executive Director for the past 12 years. Read More.

SAINT MICHAEL’S COLLEGE
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SAINT MICHAEL’S COLLEGE

Saint Michael’s College seeks a Head Women’s Volleyball Coach. Applications are invited for the position of Head Coach of Women’s Volleyball. Saint Michael’s College is an NCA Division II institution (Northeast-10 Conference), and sponsors 21 varsity sports. Apply here.

EARLHAM COLLEGE
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EARLHAM COLLEGE

Earlham College is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach in the Department of Athletics. This is a full-time, 10-month administrative faculty appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes a full benefit package. Apply here.

DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
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DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

Dominican University of California Director of Athletics Amy Henkelman announced that Sarah Byrne has stepped down as head softball coach, effective June 30. Byrne and her family plan to relocate back to Southern California, where she grew up. Byrne joined Dominican in 2011 as the program’s assistant coach and was promoted to head coach in October 2012. Read More.

COKER COLLEGE
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COKER COLLEGE

Coker College interim head women’s lacrosse coach Chelsea Kent announced her resignation today after three years at Coker. Kent joined the Coker staff as the assistant women’s lacrosse coach in 2013. In the summer of 2014 she was promoted to interim head coach. During her two-year span as the leader of the Cobras, Kent compiled a record of 17-15 and guided Coker to the South Atlantic Conference Women’s Lacrosse Championship semifinals in 2015. Read More.

MUSKINGUM UNIVERSITY
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MUSKINGUM UNIVERSITY

The Muskingum University Sports Information Department is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Assistant Sports Information Director. The successful candidate will report directly to the Sports Information Director and serve as a primary media contact for Muskingum’s 21 varsity sports. email [email protected]

ECKERD COLLEGE
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ECKERD COLLEGE

After an extensive search, the Eckerd College athletics department has officially appointed Ian Cameron as its new head coach of the men’s soccer program. Cameron, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, becomes the 10th head coach in the 42-year history of the Eckerd men’s soccer program replacing Cristian Neagu, who resigned last month. Cameron joins the Tritons after a three-year stint as an assistant coach at NCAA Division I Mercer (Ga.) University, a member of the Southern Conference and a former member of the Atlantic Sun Conference. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN
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UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN

University of New Haven Associate Vice President, Director of Athletics and Recreation Deborah Chin announced the hiring of Wendy McManus as the department’s Associate Director of Athletics for NCAA Compliance and Student Welfare on Wednesday. McManus comes to New Haven after serving in a similar role at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Prior to Northwestern Oklahoma, McManus served as the head volleyball coach at Texas A&M International University, guiding the Dustdevils to the best record in program history, 24-5 in 2006. Read More.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

South Dakota State is finalizing the first multi-year contracts it has ever been able to offer to its coaches. The South Dakota Board of Regents changed a longstanding statewide policy banning multi-year contracts for state employees earlier this year, and the Jackrabbits are closing in on 3-year deals for football coach John Stiegelmeier, women’s basketball coach Aaron Johnston and new men’s basketball coach TJ Otzelberger. Athletic director Justin Sell will also receive a 3-year contract, the limit allowed under the board’s new standards. – Matt Zimmer, Argus Leader. Read More.

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
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OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

The Ohio State University seeks an Assistant Athletic Director – Compliance. This position works in conjunction with the compliance staff to implement NCAA, Big Ten and The Ohio State University regulations. This position will work exclusively with the football program in a fast-paced creative and collaborative team environment where change is embraced and innovation is encouraged. Apply here.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY EDWARDSVILLE
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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY EDWARDSVILLE

SIUE seeks a Head Baseball Coach. This position is responsible for the organization and administration of the baseball program. The successful candidate will develop effective and positive communication with the students, faculty, alumni, and community. Contact Katie Zingg at [email protected]

BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY
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BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY

The Bearcats announced that Scott Nelson would not return for the 2016-17 school year. Nelson went 24-45 in five seasons at Binghamton. He was America East Co-Coach of the Year in 2014, when the Bearcats finished 7-8 and 4-1 in the conference. Nelson previously coached at Marist, where he was the 2011 MAAC Coach of the Year. He also spent six seasons at Brown and 15 seasons at Division III Nazareth, where he won NCAA championships in 1992, 1996 and 1997. – Lax Magazine. Read More.

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