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July 31, 2017

MISSOURI WESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY
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MISSOURI WESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY

Missouri Western State University has named Josh Looney as the University’s next director of athletics. Looney, currently director of athletics at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, will start at Missouri Western on August 7. Prior to ESU, Looney was associate director of NCAA Division II from 2012 to 2015. He worked for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2006 to 2012 and the Orlando Magic in 2005 and 2006. His work with the Chiefs included spending time on Missouri Western’s campus for the team’s summer training camp, which has been held on campus since 2010. Read More.

July 25, 2017

SCHREINER UNIVERSITY
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SCHREINER UNIVERSITY

Bill Raleigh has been named Schreiner University’s Director of Athletics after serving as the Assistant Athletic Director and Chair of the Exercise and Sports Studies program at Southwestern University. Prior to his role in administration, Raleigh coached the men’s basketball program at Southwestern for 15 years. Before joining Southwestern, Raleigh was the head men’s basketball coach/head golf coach at the University of Dallas and an assistant basketball coach at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA and Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA. – SCACRead More.

SUNY COBLESKILL
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SUNY COBLESKILL

SUNY Cobleskill announced that Marie Curran-Headley will join the College as its new Athletic Director beginning August 14. Curran-Headley brings valuable experience in strategic leadership and diversity initiatives, large-scale tournament organization, fiscal management, and athletics administration. Curran-Headley is pursuing a Ph.D. in educational leadership from the University at Buffalo. She holds a bachelor’s in exercise science from Trenton State, a master’s in sports administration from Canisius and a master’s of library science from UB. Read More.

July 20, 2017

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The school announced Thursday it has hired Steven Campbell Jr. as athletic director to replace Robin Jeffries, who recently left Perkinston to coach Poplarville’s girls basketball team. A former football standout himself, Campbell played represented Stone High in the annual Bernard Blackwell All-Star Game before playing tight end, center and long snapper for his father. He later transferred to Ole Miss, where he studied economics. Since joining the professional ranks, Campbell has coached for his father at Central Arkansas and later at Virginia Tech in 2016, where he was the special teams quality control assistant. – Sun Herald. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE
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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE

University of Wisconsin-Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford has named Andrew Gavin as the university’s seventh director of athletics. Andrew begins his new role in August. Ford said, “I, along with our coaches and members of the UW-Parkside community, were very impressed with Andrew’s passion for intercollegiate athletics, his character and his history of supporting student success. We are proud to welcome him back to Wisconsin and have him as the leader of Ranger Athletics.” said Ford. Gavin was selected from an impressive pool of applicants and the University appreciates the support of Athletics Staffing and Consultants who assisted with the search. Read More.

July 18, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CHICAGO
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CHICAGO

Chancellor Michael Amiridis has named Garrett Klassy the University of Illinois at Chicago’s director of athletics designate, pending final approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Klassy has more than 21 years of intercollegiate athletics experience, including recent leadership positions at George Washington University, the University of Oregon, the University of Alabama and Tulane University. Klassy begins at UIC on Aug. 15. He will succeed Jim Schmidt, who has served as director of athletics for more than 22 years and will retire Aug. 1. Klassy currently serves as senior associate athletics director for external relations at George Washington University, an NCAA Division 1 program with 27 teams and 95 team championships in 15 different sports. –Read More

July 14, 2017

WEST GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE
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WEST GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

West Georgia Technical College has hired Todd Davis to become the school’s new athletic director. Davis officially began his role on July 1, replacing Todd Pratt, who left last year to manage the Single A Greenboro Grasshoppers in the Florida Marlins organization. Originally from Oklahoma, Davis has more than 25 years as an athletic administrator. He has been an athletic director for 20 of those 25 years and has a knack for building highly competitive sports programs. Read More.

July 13, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
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UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

In his first few months on the job, new Arizona athletic director Dave Heeke called the transition to Tucson a “fast and furious” process. The former Central Michigan athletic director comes to Arizona with high praise and already feels right at home in the Old Pueblo. As a result, Heeke said he has been able to further develop his vision for Arizona and plans to bring a winning culture to the university. “I think that our program should strive for excellence every day in everything that we do,” he said. “It’s all about creating a culture of excellence.” – Alec White, Read More.

July 12, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

Next week, Jack Swarbrick will enter his 10th year as Notre Dame’s Athletic Director. Swarbrick was introduced as the 12th Director of Athletics in Notre Dame history on July 16, 2008. This week, NewsCenter 16 Sports Director Angelo Di Carlo sat down with Swarbrick for a lengthy 1-on-1 conversation on a wide range of issues, including his tenure so far at Notre Dame. I hope my greatest successes will be the things we’ve done to enhance the student experience. The significant and creative ways we’ve provided a career service opportunity for our students and athletes. – Angelo Di Carlo, WNDU. Read More.

July 11, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
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UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

The University of New Mexico seeks a director of athletics. This position plans, administers, and directs all NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women. Ensures that all athletics programs are in compliance with National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and Mountain West Conference (MWC) rules, regulations, and policies, and ensures that all programs and initiatives are integrated and effective in supporting the overall mission, goals, and objectives of the institution. jrhoden@parkersearch.com

July 6, 2017

ULM
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ULM

Nick Floyd will be the next athletic director at ULM, Adam Hunsucker of the News Star reports. Floyd comes to Monroe from East Carolina where he currently serves as the Pirates Executive Associate Athletics Director. Floyd has been at ECU since 2001 serving in various roles including ECU’s interim AD from August 2003 until September 2004.

MOUNT SAINT MARY COLLEGE
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MOUNT SAINT MARY COLLEGE

Mount Saint Mary College has announced the appointment of Jessica Mushel to the position of Director of Athletics. Mushel, who has served as the department’s Assistant Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator since July 2015, takes over for Dan Twomey who announced his retirement effective July 1. Mushel has been tasked with numerous administrative duties in the department since joining the staff as the Assistant to the Athletic Director in 2014. She has handled scheduling, staffing events, supervising game management and teaming with Twomey in matters specific to the Skyline Conference. Read More.

July 3, 2017

TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY
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TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY

Tuskegee University has appointed Willie Slater as the institution’s athletics director, effective July 1. Slater, who has nearly 40 years athletics and coaching experience, will remain the university’s head football coach. As athletics director, Slater will advance the university’s NCAA Division II athletic program by overseeing budgeting, compliance, operations, student-athlete recruitment, and professional staffing and development. He also will report to the Office of the President and serve as a member of the president’s Executive Cabinet. Read More.

June 29, 2017

OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
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OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

Ohio Wesleyan University today announced the appointment of Douglas W. Zipp as the University’s twelfth athletic director since Branch Rickey held the position in 1907. Zipp will join Ohio Wesleyan August 15 to lead an NCAA Division III program that will be adding its 24th and 25th athletic sports in 2018 (women’s rowing and men’s wrestling). Zipp is active in professional and community service, serving on the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel for the past four years and on the Board of Directors of the United Way of the Northern Shenandoah Valley for the past five years. Read More.

June 27, 2017

OAKLAND UNIVERSITY
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OAKLAND UNIVERSITY

On the day one of Michigan’s mid-major universities was preparing to introduce its next athletic director, another is locking up its chief executive to a long-term deal. Oakland University announced Tuesday morning that athletic director Jeff Konya has agreed to extension that will run through 2022, with a raise of about $30,000 a year. Konya, 44, will earn about $210,000 annually under his new deal. He’s the fourth-longest-tenured Division I athletic director in Michigan, behind Kathy Beauregard (Western Michigan), Mark Hollis (Michigan State) and Robert Vowels (Detroit Mercy). – Tony Paul, The Detroit News. Read More.

June 26, 2017

EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
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EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Sources tell CollegeAD Eastern Michigan is expected to name NEXT UP 2017 honoree Scott Wetherbee its next athletic director. Wetherbee comes to EMU from Mississippi State where he served as the Bulldogs Deputy Director of Athletics. Eastern Michigan has called a press conference for 1 pm Tuesday afternoon. Wetherbee also served as Mississippi State’s interim AD following Scott Stricklin’s departure for Florida.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO
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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO

The University of Arkansas at Monticello has appointed John Harvey, who is the most successful baseball coach in Arkansas-Monticello history, as UAM’s director of athletics. Harvey assumed the role of interim athletics director in November while continuing as head baseball coach following the departure of Chris Ratcliff. Harvey will continue to coach the Boll Weevil baseball team, which he has led to a record of 193-146 in seven seasons. Read More.

June 23, 2017

COLBY COLLEGE
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COLBY COLLEGE

Jacob Olkkola, an administrator and former coach who has held leadership roles at the University of Delaware and Harvard University, has been named the Harold Alfond Director of Athletics at Colby College following a national search. In this role Olkkola will oversee the continued transformation of Colby athletics into one of the nation’s premier Division III programs. Read More.

June 20, 2017

SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY
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SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY

Southern Utah University announces Deborah Corum as interim athletic director following the departure of Jason Butikofer who will join Purdue University as the deputy athletics director. Corum will fill the position after serving as the senior associate athletic director – senior woman administrator since May of 2016 where she provided leadership and direction with respect to academic services, Title IX liaison, student-athlete welfare, community relations, sport supervision, and as a member of the executive leadership team. Butikofer has been a part of two Big Sky Championships (2015 football and 2015 men’s cross country) and has hired five new head coaches. From 2015 to 2016, Southern Utah advanced 11 spots nationally in the Learfield Director’s Cup, a program that honors institutions which maintain a broad-based program, achieving success in many sports, both men’s and women’s. Read More.

LACKAWANNA COLLEGE
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LACKAWANNA COLLEGE

Lackawanna College is pleased to announce the appointment of Joya Whittington as its new Director of Athletics. Whittington currently serves as the College’s Head Women’s Basketball Coach and previously held the position of Senior Women’s Administrator within the College’s Athletic Department. Whittington takes over the Lackawanna College Athletics program that features 13 sports including baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, wrestling, and soccer for men, and basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball for women. Read More.

June 16, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT CHATTANOOGA
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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT CHATTANOOGA

Although there is no timetable for the replacement of former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga vice chancellor and athletic director David Blackburn, there will most certainly be a lot of interest for the position. And because of Blackburn’s success, his replacement will have a tough standard to meet. One of the primary responsibilities — and perhaps the most daunting task — for the next AD is to attempt to increase fundraising that could aid in the completion of projects around campus and help retain head coaches who might otherwise be pulled away by other programs. – Gene Henley, Times Free Press. Read More.

June 13, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE CHATTANOOGA
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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE CHATTANOOGA

The Times Free Press has learned that University of Tennessee at Chattanooga vice chancellor and athletic director David Blackburn is expected to resign from his position. The move could be made as early as today, according to multiple sources. According to a source, Blackburn’s resignation is not discipline-related, but will still serve as a major blow to an athletic department that experienced lots of success during his four-year tenure. He came to UTC in 2013 from Tennessee, where he’d spent more than 20 years as a member of the Vol athletic department. -Gene Henley, Times Free Press, Read More

June 12, 2017

SALISBURY UNIVERSITY
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SALISBURY UNIVERSITY

Gerry DiBartolo, long-time coach of Salisbury University’s men’s soccer team, is SU’s new athletics director. DiBartolo has held the position on an interim basis for the past two years. While interim director, DiBartolo oversaw the opening of Sea Gull Stadium, considered one of the best in Division III, and Sea Gull Softball Stadium. Also under development are new men’s and women’s soccer fields, intramural turf fields and a new baseball stadium. Athletics has continued its winning ways over the last two years, including two national championships in men’s lacrosse and four individual national championships in track & field. – NJAC. Read More.

June 7, 2017

FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY
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FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY

Following the retirement of former director of athletics Bill Klika, current Associate Director of Athletics Roger Kindel has been named the director of athletics on an interim basis. He served as the Devils Head Men’s Basketball Coach for 28 years, and has been in his current role as Associate Director of Athletics since 1980. His 328 wins at the helm of the men’s basketball program represent the most in program history, and was honored by the conference with Coach of the Year honors five times. Read More.

UNLV
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UNLV

New UNLV athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois had only been on the job for 48 hours when she talked to the Sun about her priorities for her first days on the job, her reaction to the Runnin’ Rebels’ recruiting haul and dorm life on campus. “I contacted the director of housing and said, ‘Can I rent a dorm room over the summer?’ It was important to me to be a part of the campus and get to know our campus and see how our student-athletes live. They were gracious enough to rent me a dorm. It’s been a wonderful experience. I love my commute!” – Mike Grimala, Las Vegas Sun. Read More.

June 5, 2017

PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE
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PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE

Presbyterian College and President Bob Staton announced Monday the addition of Danny Sterling as the new Director of Athletics. He will start immediately, becoming the 2nd AD in PC’s NCAA Division I history. Sterling just completed his eighth year as Athletic Director at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. While there he was responsible for the day to day operations of the athletic department, a multi-million dollar budget, a staff of 45, and over 300 students. He was instrumental in the development of all strategic and financial planning, as well as athletic revenue generation and development initiatives. Read More.

June 2, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
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UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

Paul Krebs, Vice President for Athletics, has announced that he will retire from his position at The University of New Mexico, effective June 30, 2017. Krebs’ 11-year tenure with the Lobos produced an unprecedented run of success in terms of championships, academic achievement and fundraising. Krebs had the second-longest tenure all-time among Mountain West Directors of Athletics. Read More.

May 31, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND
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UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND

University of New England President Danielle N. Ripich, Ph.D., has announced that Vice President of Student Engagement and Director of Athletics Jack McDonald will step down effective September 1, 2017. McDonald, who is stepping down for personal reasons, reflected on his time at UNE saying, “The past two years have been two of the best of my career due to the outstanding leadership of President Danielle Ripich, UNE’s talented and dedicated staff and coaches, and our tremendous student-athletes. The university is a very, very special place, and I have enjoyed working on UNE’s beautiful ocean-front campus and surrounding beaches.” Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER
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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER

Five people are in the running to become the new athletic director at UW-Whitewater, which demoted its previous athletic director last year. The five finalists, announced May 19, are:Todd Garzarelli, senior associate athletic director for external affairs at State University of New York at Buffalo. Mark McHorney, director of athletics/associate dean of students at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. Steven Schofield, deputy director of athletics/external operations at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Jason Verdugo, director of athletics at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. William Weidner, vice president for institutional development and director of intercollegiate athletics at the University of the Southwest in Hobbs, New Mexico. – Gazettextra. Read More.

May 30, 2017

USC UPSTATE
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USC UPSTATE

USC Upstate AD Lee Fowler is expected to announce his retirement in the near future, USA Today’s Dan Wolken reports. Fowler was appointed AD on an interim basis in May of 2013 and given the full-time job in October of 2013. Prior to taking over at USC Upstate, Fowler severed as athletic director at Middle Tennesse from 1994-2000 and NC State from 2000-2010. While the Spartans have yet to officially announce Fowler’s plan, the university did post a job opening late Tuesday afternoon. Collegiate Sports Associates will aid USC Upstate in the search.