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June 30, 2015


Stony Brook University seeks an Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach (P/T)  1501900. The Assistant Coach for a Division I program in the sport of Women’s Soccer will assist the Head Coach in all aspects of operating a successful program. The primary focus of this position will be placed on the Assistant’s use of independent judgment and discretion in the identification and recruitment of prospective student-athletes, their awarding of athletics scholarships, their teaching and skill development of those student-athletes during their athletic and educational tenure at Stony Brook University. Apply here.

June 29, 2015


The Clarkson University Athletic Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Dan Sipperly as the new top assistant coach of the Golden Knights’ Men’s Lacrosse program for the 2015-16 season. He is a 2014 graduate of Bryant University where he finished with a 3.3 grade-point average with a degree in Global Supply Chain Management and minors in Marketing and Psychology. While playing at Bryant, he appeared 74 games, helping lead the Bulldogs to a 46-29 record, three conference titles and two NCAA appearances in four seasons.


Now, as the Waco Herald-World’s John Werner pointed out in a piece over the weekend, Baylor’s stadiums, ballparks and athletic facilities lining the Brazos River draw the envy of other programs. Since McCaw became athletic director in 2003, Baylor has spent more than $372 million on athletic facilities. The gem of that is the $266 million McLane Stadium. It’s no accident that commitment to facilities has translated into recruiting success. The Bears currently have the No. 1 recruiting class in the Big 12 for 2016Insider; in receiver Hezekiah Jones and quarterback Kellen Mond, they also have a pair of highly prospects lined up fro 2017. – Jake Trotter, ESPN, Read more.


Men and women’s soccer could be added to Daytona State College’s list of athletic programs, pending approval Tuesday from the school’s board of trustees. The addition of both programs could cost the school more than $600,000, according to a June 22 email Athletic Director Will Dunne sent President Tom LoBasso pitching the idea and its benefits. Dunne expects the teams could generate $258,986 in revenues. If approved, this will be the first addition to the school’s athletic program since it added women’s volleyball in 2013. DSC added women’s basketball, women’s golf and baseball in 1998. Only three of the 28 state colleges currently have soccer programs, according to the Florida College System. – Dustin Wyatt, News Journal Online. Read more.


Lincoln Memorial University invites applications for the full time position of Assistant Baseball Coach. The Assistant Coach shall aid in the growth and development of the baseball program by assisting with planning and directing the activities of the team. Qualifications; Required: Bachelor’s degree. Preferred: Successful background as a baseball player or coach. Review of applications will begin immediately. [email protected]


University of Pennsylvania seeks Assistant Coach M & W Swimming to assist the Head Swimming Coach in the administration and coaching of the men’s and women’s swimming program, primarily for the women’s team. This involves an extensive amount of recruiting, coaching and advising of student-athletes. Receives general supervision and reports to the Head Swimming Coach. Apply here.


Carthage College is seeking applications for a part-time diving coach for the men’s and women’s diving teams. Located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, Carthage is a Division III institution competing in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. Primary duties include practice and meet coaching. Additional duties may include assisting in recruiting for members of the diving team. This is a part-time, five-month position with flexible scheduling. [email protected]


William Penn University is seeking applications for the position of Graduate Assistant Baseball Coach. William Penn is a member of the Heart of America Conference and NAIA I. Qualified candidates, should send a resume, letter of application, and a list of three current references to: Mike Laird, Head Baseball Coach, William Penn University, 201 Trueblood Ave., Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 or email [email protected]


CLC today announced a major 10-year extension of its partnership with its first and biggest partner, The University of Alabama.“We have seen extraordinary value delivered to our institution and are proud to entrust the Crimson Tide brand to CLC,” said Bill Battle, Director of Athletics, The University of Alabama. “We feel very confident that CLC is the right choice to build our brand and our fan base.”Crimson Tide licensing has generated more than $98 million in royalties since its inception, including $5 million generated from its 2009, 2011, and 2012 football titles; the ‘09 football “hot market” is CLC’s highest-grossing hot market ever.


Florida Southern College Athletics has announced the promotion of longtime assistant coach Mike Blum to head coach of the Moccasin men’s and women’s swimming program. Blum, who is a central Florida native and earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Florida Southern in 2008, takes over for former coach Duncan Sherrard, who recently was named an assistant coach at the University of North Carolina. Blum has been serving as the program’s interim coach since Sherrard left in early June. Blum has spent a total of seven seasons over two stints as a Moccasin assistant coach. He began his first stint with his alma mater in 2007, before leaving prior to the 2010 season to become the head age group coach, assistant senior coach and aquatics coordinator for the Sarasota YMCA Sharks in Venice, Fla. – Swimswam, Read more.


The University of Delaware has decided one change is enough in its softball coaching position. After a national search, John Seneca will remain the Blue Hens’ softball coach, UD athletic director Eric Ziady announced. Seneca, 51, had been an assistant until elevated to the head coach’s post on an interim basis when Jaime Wohlbach was fired April 13. The interim tag is now gone. This past spring, Delaware finished 30-23 overall, including 6-14 in the Colonial Athletic Association, in which it missed the playoffs for the second straight year. The Hens were 9-8 under Seneca. –  Kevin Tresolini, Delaware Online. Read more.


Columbia State has hired former Georgia Tech basketball player Winston Neal to replace Brian “Penny” Collins as its men’s basketball coach. Neal, a Greenville, Ga., native, spent nine seasons as an assistant at Jacksonville (Fla.), where he also served as the recruiting coordinator. He left there after the 2013-14 season and spent last season working for the recruiting service Hoop Seen, which specializes in the Southeast. – Mike Organ, Tennessean. Read more.


Longwood University invites applications for the position of Assistant Coach, Field Hockey. The successful candidate will be responsible for instructing and/or coaching student athletes in the fundamentals of field hockey by demonstrating techniques and methods necessary for success during collegiate competition; informing student athletes of the applicable University, Big South Conference and NCAA rules and regulations; evaluating student athletes’ strengths and weaknesses to improve the athletes’ technique to increase the success rate during collegiate competition. [email protected]


Christopher Newport University invites applications for the position of Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach. Reporting to the Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, the successful candidate will assist in all aspects of maintaining an elite, nationally ranked, lacrosse program with aspirations of consistently playing in the NCAA Division III post-season tournament and the promotion of Christopher Newport University’s mission and values as a preeminent, undergraduate liberal arts university. [email protected]


The UNCG seeks an Assistant Coach Cross Country and Track who is responsible for administering the year-round activities of the Cross Country and Track Program and is directly responsible to the Head Coach in all matters related to the operation of the program. Will be responsible for handling meet and practice coaching assignments throughout the year. Recruiting student-athletes is an essential element of the Assistant Coach’s responsibility. Apply here.


Arizona State University seeks an Annual Fund Coordinator. Under general supervision of the Director for the Annual Fund & Stewardship for the Sun Devil Club (SDC), coordinates the annual fund membership growth while performing numerous activities related to the cultivation, stewardship and solicitation of donors and prospects. Participates as a Sun Devil Club staff member in raising financial support for Sun Devil Athletics. Apply here.


California State University Stanislaus seeks an Athletics Academic Advisor. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Under the leadership of the Associate Director of Athletics, this position provides academic, financial, and life skills advising to student-athletes. Coordinate, plan, implement and supervise athletic tutorial and study hall programs as well as determine and monitor student-athlete academic eligibility. The athletic advisor will communicate and solve problems with coaches, faculty and student-athletes concerning the academic development of all student-athletes. Appy here.

June 26, 2015


UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero announced the hiring of Shaina Zaidi as Director of the Bruin Varsity Club, an organization dedicated to the engagement and support of former UCLA student-athletes. Zaidi, a former UCLA Women’s Basketball student-athlete from 2004-07, was most recently the Associate Athletic Director at the Marlborough School, a private college preparatory school located in Los Angeles. She had a successful professional career in Germany, playing for BC Wildcats Wolfenbüttel from 2007-11. Zaidi will be charged with management and growth of the Bruin Varsity Club, an organization formed to connect the UCLA family of former student-athletes, athletic trainers, team managers and spirit squad members, by enhancing relationships with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Temple University announced today that it has extended the contract of head coach Matt Rhule for four years, which will keep him as the leader of the Owls’ football team through the 2021 season. Rhule was hired to become the Owls’ 26th head coach on December 17, 2012, succeeding Steve Addazio and inheriting a team that went 4-7 in 2012. After a rough start in his first year as head coach, Rhule directed his team to a 2-4 record down the stretch in 2013 holding a lead in the fourth quarter of every game in the season’s final six contests. That improvement coincided with the development of true freshman quarterback P.J. Walker.


Sources told College AD June 16th that Vince Volpe would join the athletic department. Today, The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced the hiring of Vince Volpe, who has an extensive background in fundraising, most recently as the Associate Athletic Director for Development at the University of Connecticut (UConn), as Deputy Director of Athletics and Chief Operating Officer. Volpe came to UConn from Oral Roberts University (ORU), where he spent three and a half years as the Associate Athletic Director for External Operations. As a member of the executive staff, Volpe oversaw development, ticket operations and licensing while serving as the sport administrator for men’s and women’s tennis.


The University of Memphis, a Division I member of the NCAA and American Athletic Conference, is seeking an Assistant Coach, Cross Country/Distance. The Assistant Coach will work with the Head Coach on all aspects of program management of the track and field/cross country program. This position directly coaches the middle distance and distance events, as well as cross country. The Assistant Coach will assist with set-up and running of team practices; coach and instruct individual and group sessions, as well as technical sessions. Apply here.


Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland is accepting applications for the position of full-time assistant women’s lacrosse coach. The assistant coach will assist the head coach in all aspects of the women’s lacrosse program, including: recruitment of qualified student-athletes; practice and game preparation; budget management and fundraising; scheduling and scouting; and the overall administration of a Division I women’s lacrosse program in accordance with institutional, NCAA, and conference rules and regulations. [email protected]


University of Connecticut Athletic Marketing Office seeks a Marketing Assistant – Ticket Sales, Service & Cultivation to assist the Director of Sales/Fan Development and Engagement in selling season tickets, mini plan packages, group tickets and single game event promotions. This individual will be charged with developing new corporate, institutional and individual sales; identifying potential customers within existing data bases; re-engaging lapsed customers; and assisting the Director with all sales efforts of the department. [email protected]


Fresno State athletic director Jim Bartko  unveil a vision and early renovation plan that will serve as a launch point for the future of the soon-to-be 35-year-old stadium. Four-phase project will include tunnels to create easier access to seating bowl. Suites, stadium club and new football facility in south end zone included in plan. Stadium renovation would generate necessary revenue to support all Fresno State sports programs. Included in the four-phase plan is the branding of a Bulldog District around the stadium with a pregame festival zone and fan amenities; renovation of the seating bowl to create easier access to seats as well as concessions stands and restroom facilities. – Fresno Bee. Read more.


Kellie Reeves, formerly the social media coordinator for the University of Oregon athletics department, has been hired to oversee social media for Oklahoma State athletics. At Oregon, Reeves implemented and managed all social media efforts for the department of athletics and developed a comprehensive multi-platform social media strategy. She oversaw a staff of five interns and was responsible for running Oregon’s Quack Cave. A native of Eugene, Ore., and graduate of Boise State, Reeves will operate in a similar role at Oklahoma State, helping to implement, execute and manage a social media strategy built around fan engagement and expanding OSU’s presence.


Andy DeStephano, Berkeley College Director of Athletics, has been named the Garth Pleasant Honorary Athletic Director of the Year by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). According to the USCAA, Mr. DeStephano was selected for “his strong advocacy and leadership.” Mr. DeStephano was named Director of Athletics at Berkeley College in 2013. Since joining the Athletics Department in 2010, he has been instrumental in overseeing the creation and implementation of six intercollegiate varsity sports; a new state-of-the-art athletic Website; and an annual Athletic Banquet. Also under his leadership, the College secured its first National title when the Men’s Basketball team won the USCAA Division II National Championship in March. – Paramus Post. Read more.


The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Department of Athletics and head men’s basketball coach Willis Wilson have agreed to a four-year contract extension, Director of Athletics Scott Lazenby announced. The deal will keep Wilson, who has led the Islanders to back-to-back trips to the postseason, under contract through the end of the 2018-19 season. In the 2014-15 season, the Islanders posted the strongest campaign in recent memory, notching 20 wins for the first time since the 2006-07 team won the Southland championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. This year’s Islanders went 13-5 in conference play to finish third, and were the only team to defeat both champion Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston State. – KRISTV. Read more.


The Central Oklahoma Athletic Department announced Thursday that baseball head coach Dax Leone will not return to the Bronchos for the 2016 season. Leone had a 141-102 record in five years at the helm, leading the Bronchos to three 30-win seasons. UCO went 24-23 in his first season and then had records of 31-17, 30-19 and 37-17 before finishing 19-26 this spring. Assistant coach Todd George has been named interim head coach while the search begins for a replacement. George came to the Bronchos last year as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator after previous assistant coaching stops at Oklahoma Baptist, Southwestern Oklahoma and Seminole State.


The Georgia College athletic department and director Wendell Staton are proud to announce the hiring of Steven Cary as the head coach for Bobcat Cross Country. Cary has served the past four seasons as assistant coach for the Bobcats, and replaces Dr. Joe Samprone, who announced his retirement Monday. He has worked in all facets for the Bobcat Cross Country program in his last four seasons, having a hand in recruiting, training and running practices. He was also instrumental in forming the relationship to set up the Council Farm Course, which will host the Division II Georgia Collegiate Championships in October.


William “Bud” Meredith, one of the most dedicated and beloved members of the Penn State Athletics staff for nearly 50 years, has announced he will retire on June 30, 2015. William “Bud” Meredith, one of the most dedicated and beloved members of the Penn State Athletics staff for nearly 50 years, has announced he will retire on June 30, 2015. Meredith has been at the forefront in helping implement the tremendous growth of ticket sales for numerous Penn State sports since 1967, most notably the seven expansions of Beaver Stadium into the nation’s second-largest facility, with crowds reaching 107,000 or more on a regular basis. – Penn State News. Read more.

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