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March 4, 2015

ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE

Elizabethtown College invites applications for the position of Director of Athletics. To apply, candidates should submit a letter of application, the College Employment Application, a resume, graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable), and three letters of reference. hr@etown.edu.

STONEHILL COLLEGE

Stonehill College is in need of Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. Responsible for providing overall leadership and management for the intercollegiate athletics and recreational programs. apply here.

KENTUCKY WESLEYAN COLLEGE

Kentucky Wesleyan College seeks a Director of athletics to provide leadership and oversight for the College’s intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic program, including fifteen sports. Kentucky Wesleyan’s National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II program is a member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Submit cover letter, a current resume, and the contact information for at least three professional references to Linda Keller, Director of Human Resources, at lkeller@kwc.edu

March 3, 2015

VILLA MARIA COLLEGE

Villa Maria College has announced the appointment of Don Silveri as director of athletics for the college’s recently announced sports program. Silveri will bring his 38 years of experience as an administrator and coach to re-build the program, while also serving as head coach of the men’s basketball team, where his own coaching career began nearly 40 years ago. Since it was his first coaching job, Silveri said he has a soft spot in his heart for Villa, and that is one of the reasons for his return.

CEDAR CREST COLLEGE

Dr. Allen G. Snook Jr. has been announced the Director of Athletics, Wellness and Recreation in Feb. of 15 at Cedar crest College. Dr. Snook is a native of Easton, PA and has been serving as the Senior Associate Director of Athletics, Director of Sports Medicine and the Director of the Falcon Club at Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, NC.

March 2, 2015

PURDUE UNIVERSITY

During the next three years, the administrative charge to the athletic department will be reduced by $2 million, giving Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke funds to pay for the upcoming full cost of attendance scholarships and offset ticket income with the reduction of student prices. The athletic department will now pay $1.5 million to the university for internal services compared to nearly $3.5 million during the last fiscal year. Burke said the remaining $500,000 will used for other areas in the athletic department. Mike Carmin – Read More

February 27, 2015

LEHIGH CARBON

Sources tell College AD, Andrew Johnson of Delaware County Community College will be taking the Lehigh Carbon Athletic Director job.

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

Colorado State interim athletic director John Morris has been hired as the new director of athletics at Tufts University, a Division III school just outside of Boston. CSU confirmed Thursday in a news release that Morris will continue to serve as the interim AD “at least into the spring to assist with the transition to a new director of athletics.”

APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY

the athletic department has officially confirmed the news College AD first broke yesterday. Doug Gillian will become the next athletic director. He will formally be introduced to the community at 3 pm on Club Level of Appalachian Athletics Center.

FRESNO STATE UNIVERSITY

New Athletic Director, Jim Bartko laid out his vision for empowering excellence at Fresno State earlier today detailing a five-point plan that will be directed to “Achieve Highest Standards, Strengthen the Pack, Build Our Home Field Advantage, Expand Competitive Opportunity, and Swell the Red Wave”. The Bulldogs currently rank 8th in the MWC in revenue which generated $33,734,773. Fresno State athletic department is planning to increase their athletic budget by “roughly $3 million” according to the school, for the 2015-16 fiscal year. – Scott Tejerian- Read more.

February 26, 2015

LEHIGH CARBON

Sources tell College AD that the search committee has made a recommendation to administration for the next athletic director. We are told an announcement should be forthcoming. We’ll keep you updated as we hear more.

APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY

In a turn of events, sources tell College AD that Doug Gillen, University of Missouri, Deputy Athletic Director will become the next Athletic Director at App. State. We are told, Marcy Girton, Texas A&M Chief of Staff pulled out of the search and Interim AD, Rick Beasley was told yesterday that he was no longer a candidate. We are working on full confirmation.

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

According to Charles Perry of the Sun News, Matt Hogue had been named CCU’s director of athletics. Hogue had been serving as interim athletic director at CCU. Hogu replaced Hunter Yurachek, who resigned to become the associate vice president and chief operating officer for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Houston.

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

MSU Athletic Director, Mark Hollis is for a conversation about how to better prepare students for college athletics. But at this point, he’s not on board with the idea of having all freshmen sit for a year. “If you were to ask me to vote today on a year of preparedness, I would vote no,” Hollis said Wednesday. “…I’m very much engaged in the conversation about how can we take those men and women that we bring on this campus and give them an opportunity to have a great career.”

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

This university’s Athletic Director Kevin Anderson has been appointed to the 10-member NCAA Division I Baseball Committee, the athletic department announced Tuesday. Anderson’s four-year term begins Sept. 1. It’s unclear whether Anderson will be one of the eight committee members who represent a region or one of two at-large members.

 

FRESNO STATE

Fresno State Director of Athletics Jim Bartko will unveil a five-point vision for Bulldog athletics in a press conference at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 26. It will be Bartko’s first major press conference since he started his job Jan. 1 and will be streamed on the Mountain West Network.

February 24, 2015

SAINT MICHAELS COLLEGE

Saint Michael’s College seeks a director of athletics. Apply here.

EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

Four finalists to become the next director of athletics at Eastern Kentucky University have been identified. They are: Jude A. Killy, senior associate athletics director for external operations at Miami University (Ohio); Stephen Lochmueller, owner and president of Direct Attention Inc.; Derrick Ramsey, director of athletics at Coppin State University; and Christopher Walker, associate athletics director for development at Washington State University. Each finalist will spend two days on EKU’s Richmond campus for a series of meetings and forums.

ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY

After more than two years of various legal maneuvers and at least one almost-settlement, former Alabama State University athletic director Stacy Danley’s wrongful termination lawsuit has finally made it into a courtroom. Danley, a former Auburn running back who served as ASU’s athletic director for just over two years — July 2010 through September 2012. He was fired by former president William Harris for failure to properly oversee the university’s athletic department and for NCAA troubles that occurred in regards to a transfer football player. -Montgomery Advertiser-

February 23, 2015

ST BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY

According to a notice sent to all SBU faculty and staff members Monday, the two remaining candidates are Tim Kenney, the executive associate athletic director at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Derek Morel, the current director of athletics at the University of New Orleans. Bona has been searching for a new permanent athletic director since Steve Watson left the post after eight years to take the same job at Loyola-Chicago in late December.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Athletic Director, Jim Hackett’s future with the Wolverines remains uncertain. Speculation the position will become permanent swirls around Hackett. He maintains his role is temporary, although he says he doesn’t know how long it will last. His contract, which comes with a $600,000 salary, states his “indefinite” employment is “at the will of the president”

February 20, 2015

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN LA CROSSE

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has named its three finalists to be interviewed for the director of athletics position, according to the search and screen committee. The three finalists are Kim Blum, UW-La Crosse Interim Director of Athletics; Dr. Rick Goeb, University of Northwestern Ohio Assistant Professor of Sports Marketing and Management; and Charlie Gross, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Senior Associate Athletics Director.

February 19, 2015

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

Norman Okimoto, president of Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union, has joined the advisory committee that is helping the University of Hawaii Manoa search for a new athletics director. Okimoto replaces John Dean, chairman and CEO of Central Pacific Bank, a subsidiary of Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE: CPF), who stepped own due to business travel commitments and scheduling conflicts.

February 18, 2015

AMHERST COLLEGE

President Biddy Martin announced today that Don Faulstick, Amherst College interim director of athletics, has been selected to resume his current responsibilities and has been named the College’s director of athletics, effective immediately. Since his arrival on campus 18 years ago, Faulstick has served with distinction in multiple capacities, including an associate director of athletics role as well as assistant football coach.

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

Ohio State University’s renewed contract with Athletics Director Gene Smith puts more emphasis on academic achievement and takes away bonuses for individual athletic accomplishments. The contract that runs through 2020 provides Smith with bonuses capped at $100,000 tied to the success of the football and men’s basketball teams. Smith‘s deal carries a base salary of $959,263 a year, unchanged from a 2014 adjustment, and outlines dozens of bonus opportunities, including for staying on through the life of the contract. -Evan Weese, Columbus Business First- Read More

February 17, 2015

PENN STATE

The Big Ten office issued a public reprimand of Patrick Chambers for violating the Big Ten Sportsmanship Policy following Penn State’s game against Maryland on Saturday. In addition, the conference announced that the institution has been fined $10,000 as a result of the violation. -Brent Yarina, BTN.com. Penn State athletic director, Sandy Barbour still supports the head coach, publicly declaring, “Patrick Chambers is my guy.”

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Interim athletic director Jim Hackett is seeking Regents authorization to issue bids and construction contracts to move forward with the Athletics South Competition and Performance project that is part of the Stephen Ross Athletic Campus. Athletic department resources and gifts, including a $100 million naming gift from Ross, will fund the $168 million project. The site cleaning would begin in April and be completed by the summer.-Angelique S. Chengelis, The Detroit News –

February 16, 2015

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY

Vivian Fuller has been reassigned to associate vice provost for student affairs. Fuller’s reassignment comes seven months after she received a contract extension as athletic director. Her new deal was set to run up to July 2017 and paid $210,000 annually (a 40 percent raise). Robert Walker will serve as interim athletic director effective March 1. -Ros Dumlao, The Clarion-Ledger-

January 26, 2015

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND

Sources tell us that the University of New England athletics director position will not be filled by an internal candidate. The search will focus on an external candidate. We will keep you updated as we hear more

ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY

The Athletics Director position is now open. The position will be open until it is filled. Apply here.