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May 6, 2015


Collegiate rights holder Learfield Sports announced today an innovative partnership with Snapchat, bringing sports fans closer to the college teams and events they love. This partnership between Learfield Sports and the visual storytelling app will leverage Snapchat Live Stories, which allow Snapchatters at the same event to contribute their personal perspectives through video and photo Snaps to one collective story.“This is a unique opportunity to help our school partners bring the incredible college sports experience to millions of hard-to-reach millennials on one of the most popular and fastest growing mobile platforms,” said Learfield Senior Vice President/Chief Content Officer Joe Ferreira.


Wagner College, a Division I intercollegiate athletic program and member of the Northeast Conference seeks candidates for a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer. Primary responsibility is the preventative care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, contest and practice coverage to assist with Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Tennis, assist Division I AA Football. [email protected]


The Athletics Marketing Department at Liberty University is seeking applicants for a graduate assistant position. This position will be involved with enhancing the overall fan experience, generating ticket revenue, increasing attendance and promoting 20 NCAA Division I programs. Send a cover letter, resume and three references to Ryan Kindt, Director of Ticket Sales, at [email protected].


Football coach/associate athletic director Pete Lembo saw his salary raised by $14,250 to $489,250. Volleyball coach Steve Shondell’s base compensation increased from $91,225 to $93,692. According to USA Today’s salary database, Lembo ranked second in the Mid-American Conference in head coach salary in 2014. Several contract extensions for other coaches, including a mammoth deal given to Western Michigan’s P.J. Fleck, will change that placement despite Lembo’s salary boost. – Ben Breiner,The Star Press. Read More.


Paciolan, the leading provider of ticketing, marketing, fundraising and analytics solutions in college athletics, today announced it has entered into a partnership with the University of Richmond (Richmond). Richmond will leverage the company’s industry-leading ticketing, Access Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), marketing  and fundraising solutions. Paciolan is a subsidiary of the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor.


Loyola University Chicago Department of Athletics/ NovaCare Rehabilitation is seeking a Certified Athletic Trainer Intern. This position has an appointment term of 10 months beginning August 1, 2015 and ending May 30, 2016. This position may require work on nights and weekends based on the schedule of LUC athletic events. Please submit cover letter, resume with references to [email protected] and [email protected]


Keith Kramme wasn’t 100 percent certain he wanted to be the Midland University softball coach when former athletic director Steve Schneider offered him the job in the summer of 1995. Kramme will remain at the school in his current position as assistant athletic director and director of athletic retention and compliance. His announcement caught his players off guard. – Brent Wasenius High Five, Fremont Tribune. Read More.


SIUE Director of Athletics Dr. Brad Hewitt announced today that Jason Coomer will step down as the head coach of the men’s tennis program effective immediately to direct more of his attention to his administrative role with Cougar Athletics. Coomer will continue as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs at SIUE and assume the vacated duties of retired Director of Development Gary Collins.


Rick Beasley, the deputy athletic director at Appalachian State, said Tuesday that he will leave the job on June 30. Beasley joined the Mountaineers’ athletic staff in 2006 as a senior associate athletic director. He was promoted to deputy athletic director in 2014, and served as interim athletic director from August 15, 2014, until Doug Gillin was hired as athletic director and began duties last month. Beasley was a candidate for the athletic director job after Charlie Cobb left in August of 2014 to become athletic director at Georgia State. That position was filled by Gillin, who was deputy athletic director at Missouri. Tommy Bowman,Winston-Salem Journal. Read More.

May 5, 2015


ULM is accepting applications for the position of Media Relations GA. Selected candidate will serve as primary contact for selected sports while assisting with all 17 athletic programs on behalf of the ULM Media Relations Office. Selected applicant will be responsible for completion of media guides, game notes, news releases and maintenance of statistical files for respective sports. Selected applicant will also utilize social media as a form of promoting ULM Athletics. [email protected]


Hampton University has plans to add a NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse program as soon as the 2016 season, which would make the Pirates the first men’s team from a historically black college or university since Morgan State dropped its program in 1981. Inside Lacrosse reported the plans on Tuesday, citing a Hampton athletic administrator. In the fall, Hampton president William Harvey sent a letter to the student body dated Oct. 27, which said the university would add two new sports programs, lacrosse and soccer. – Lax Magazine. Read More.


Rutgers University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Julie Hermann announced today that Petra Martin has been named head swimming and diving coach. Martin arrives “On the Banks,” following a five-year stint as head coach at Bowling Green State University, where she guided the program to a top-three finish at the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championships in three consecutive seasons.


College of the Holy Cross seeks Assistant Coach Men’s Ice Hockey. Assist with all facets of NCAA Division I ice hockey program by recruiting qualified prospective student-athletes, providing skill instruction to student-athletes, and preparing team for competition and practice. Apply here.


College of the Holy Cross seeks Head Equipment Manager who is responsible for meeting the equipment needs of Holy Cross’ 27 varsity athletic programs. This position is responsible for ensuring that all student-athletes and coaches are outfitted in appropriate apparel, equipment, and footwear. Apply here.


Centre College invites qualified applicants for the full-time position of Associate Director of Athletics / Advancement and External Relations. This new position will serve as a senior member of the Athletics Administration, reporting to the Director of Athletics. Apply here.


Chad Weiberg, the 2014 National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD) Fundraiser of the Year, has been named Deputy Athletics Director at Texas Tech, Athletics Director Kirby Hocutt announced Tuesday. Weiberg will join the Texas Tech family on June 8 where he will serve as the chief operating officer overseeing many of the day-to-day functions of the athletics department.


Massachusetts men’s soccer head coach Fran O’Leary announced the hiring of former Connecticut assistant coach Michael Mordocco to the same position with the Minutemen. Mordocco comes to UMass with more than a decade of NCAA coaching experience and has spent the past four seasons at national power UConn. Mordocco spent the previous four seasons at his alma mater, and he helped the Huskies capture their 13th regular season conference title and their first-ever American Athletic Conference championship this past fall.


Mike Larabee has resigned from his position as the head women’s softball coach at the University of Arkansas it was announced by Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long on Sunday. “This evening I accepted the resignation of Coach Mike Larabee from his position as our head softball coach,” Long said. “I want to thank Mike and his staff for their hard work and dedication to the Razorback program and to our softball student-athletes. – 5 News Online. Read More.


UMass Lowell Director of Athletics Dana Skinner has announced the promotion of Sandra Niedergall to Senior Associate Athletic Director and Senior Women’s Administrator (SWA). Niedergall replaces Tracy Ellis-Ward, who left her position to become the Associate Commissioner for Women’s Basketball in the Big East Conference. In addition to her role as SWA, Niedergall will serve as the Department’s NCAA Division I Institutional Performance Program (IPP) liaison, oversee compliance, and provide administrative leadership to designated sports programs and service units.

May 4, 2015


Colgate University, a NCAA Division I member of the Patriot League Conference, invites applications for an Associate Athletic Director for External Operations. This position will serve as a member of the Director of Athletics’ senior staff, assist in all short and long-term planning for the department and provide leadership in development and implementing means of attaining departmental goals and objectives. Apply here.


Colgate University, a NCAA Division I member, invites applications for the position of Assistant Men’s Rowing Coach. Responsibilities will include assisting in the administration of all phases of the intercollegiate rowing program; including, but not limited to coaching, recruiting budget management, public affairs, and fund-raising. Apply here.


Bard College, a member of the NCAA DIII and the Liberty League, invites nominations and applications for the full-time position as Assistant Athletic Trainer. This 10 month position includes assisting with the phases of sports medicine for intercollegiate programs and student-athletes including the care, prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.  [email protected]


Catawba College is seeking an energetic and experienced professional to serve as Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach. The Head Coach is responsible for all aspects of a competitive, collegiate swim program that competes at the NCAA Division II level. email to [email protected]


The Atheltics Department at Wheeling Jesuit University is seeking a Graduate Assistant for Wrestling. The GA will provide assistance with planning, directing, and evaluating all aspects of a successful wrestling program. Submit to: Wheeling Jesuit University, Director of Human Resources, 316 Washington Avenue, Wheeling WV 26003 or EMAIL: [email protected]


Samford head football coach Chris Hatcher completed his 2015 coaching staff with the hiring of Jeff Beckles as the team’s running backs coach, Hatcher announced Friday. Beckles comes to Samford after coaching the running backs at Troy University since 2010. In his first season Beckles worked with a talented pair of Troy runners in DuJuan Harris and Shawn Southward.


Xavier University, a Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition, invites applications for a full-time, 12 month position as an Athletic Trainer Assistant (Intern). Xavier is an NCAA Division I Institution in the Big East Conference. This position will start on August 1, 2015. Apply here.


Flagler College, located in beautiful and historic St. Augustine, Florida and a member of the NCAA DII and Peach Belt Conference, is seeking applicants for the position of Head Athletic Trainer. This is a full-time, 12-month position reporting to the Associate Director of Athletics. [email protected]


Gannon women’s lacrosse head coach Lindsey Lowman has announced her resignation to pursue opportunities in the private sector. As a result, Gannon Director of Athletics Lisa Goddard McGuirk has named assistant Carly VanTassel interim head coach. A national search for Gannon’s next head coach will begin immediately. Lowman concluded her four-year stay at Gannon with a 39-31 record. – Lax News. Read More.


Kansas State is constructing a new soccer facility that will serve as the practice home for its new women’s soccer team and also host the majority of its games, the school announced Monday. The project will cost an estimated $2.1 million, and will be funded entirely by revenue generated by the athletic department. K-State women’s soccer was created last year, when the athletic department decided to eliminate equestrian. It will play its first game in the fall of 2016. – Kellis Robinett, The Wichita Eagle. Read More.


Tuskegee University Athletic Director Curtis Campbell announced the hiring of former Troy University Assistant Media Relations Director, Travis Jarome, as the new Sports Information Director for the Golden Tigers Athletic Department. Jarome brings over 10 years of experience of media relations and communications to Tuskegee, serving in a variety of roles at three different institutions.

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