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February 25, 2015


Pete Cautilli, a veteran administrator with four decades of experience at the collegiate level, has been named Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development, announced Temple University Associate Vice President/Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director Mark Ingram. After serving one year as the director client services for PC3 Enterprises, a sports consulting firm based in Louisville, he was most recently Director of Athletics and Campus Recreation at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming in March of 2013.


The Western Michigan football program has promoted Jessica Larmony from director of internal football operations to director of football operations, making Larmony one of the few women in the country to hold the position, the university announced on Tuesday. Larmony has served on the staff of WMU head coach P.J. Fleck since Fleck took over ahead of the 2013 season.


Clemson seeks an Assistant Athletic Director for Event Management to direct game day operations and management of intercollegiate athletic events. Apply here.


OSU is looking for a compliance coordinator to serve as the Liaison between the Department of Athletics and the Office of Admissions, and the Office of University Housing and Dining. Apply here.


February 24, 2015


Under Armour seeks an Associate Manager ,Collegiate Sports Marketing to work closely with the Sports Marketing Collegiate Managers to ensure the brand’s strategy raises the awareness level of UA Collegiate Partners and products and translates into higher revenues for the TEAM SPORTS category. Apply here.


As announced in the fall with Central Student Government, the athletic department will have a needs-based ticketing model for students. The athletic department worked with the Office of Financial Aid to provide a more inclusive option for students who meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria. Football drops from $175 to $100, Men’s Basketball $200 to $120 and Ice Hockey $150 to $90.


Senior Director of Development/Associate Athletic Director Coleman Barnes has announced that Patrick Ransdell has been named Associate Director of Development / Assistant Athletic Director. Ransdell has served as the Assistant Director of Development with the RedHawks since 2013, after serving in athletics leadership roles at UNC Wilmington and Coastal Carolina.


Brad Evans resigned his post as the University of Toledo’s head women’s soccer coach, UT vice-president and athletic director Mike O’Brien announced today.Evans indicated he will begin a new career outside of the coaching profession, and that he appreciated the opportunity to be the Rockets’ women’s soccer coach for the past 14 seasons. Evans coached the Rockets from 2001-14. In that time his teams had a 138-116-29 record and won three regular season Mid-American Conference championships and four MAC Tournament titles.


With funding support from Keeneland and Maker’s Mark, UK Athletics announced today initial plans to construct a new, second Center for Academic and Tutorial Services facility. It’ll be housed within the new football training center, which is currently being built next to Commonwealth Stadium. Athletic director Mitch Barnhart said that by the fall of 2016, when the football team moves to its new training center, about 350 of the school’s 500 student-athletes will be based on the south side of campus, so it became a necessity to accommodate them with a nearby academic center. -Courier Journal-


BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe held his annual media summit on Tuesdsay touching on the incident with the University of Memphis following last years Miami Beach Bowl. Holome details that “there are a lot” of things going on behind the scenes surrounding that past issue, but would not comment further. Holome also talks on scheduling, Utah State, recruiting, Notre Dame, and his experience being a rookie on the NCAA Selection Committee for basketball. If you have some time, listen to his press conference here.


The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System and the Board of Regents for the State of Louisiana have approved the ULM End Zone Facility as announced by athletic director Brian Wickstrom on Tuesday. The new facility, which will be located in the north end zone, will total 11,675 square feet and will feature a new locker room, a Hall of Fame area and new coaches’ offices that will have patios overlooking JPS Field at Malone Stadium. With approximately $4.1 million dollars raised, the new project is 100 percent funded by private dollars. 18 commitments totaled $100,000 or greater towards the facility. In all, there were 58 major gift donors for the facility.

February 23, 2015


Jake Marg has joined the University of West Florida athletic staff as the Assistant Athletic Director of Events and Facilities. Marg will be responsible for logistical needs for the athletic department’s sporting events, facility and event set-up and ticket operations. Marg previously served as the Coordinator of Intramural Sports and Sports Clubs at UWF.


Florida has been cited for its first major NCAA football violation since 1990, but the Gators won’t receive further punishment outside of their self-imposed sanctions.The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions has determined that former Florida wide receivers coach Joker Phillips committed a Level II infraction when he arranged an impermissible meeting with a high school junior with the help of a reporter that covers recruiting. UF’s self-imposed penalties included suspending Phillips from all off-campus recruiting for 30 days beginning on April 10, 2014, and terminating the student’s recruitment. Phillips was forced to resign in June. -Antonya English, Tampa Bay Times-


North Carolina State says coach Dave Doeren has signed a two-year contract extension through the 2019 season. Athletic director Debbie Yow announced the signing Friday.The extension raises Doeren’s yearly guaranteed pay by $400,000 to $2.2 million plus incentives. -AP-


Bowling Green seeks an Assistant Academic Coordinator, Student-Athlete Services to coordinate the academic support program/services for assigned varsity teams. Apply here.


The Bulldogs seek an Assistant Athletics Director for Ticket Operations responsible for all facets of the ticket office including the supervision of all ticket office staff while also coordinating ticket sales for all athletic events. E-mail cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript and at least three references to [email protected].


Indiana University athletics director Fred Glass received a firm endorsement of his job performance at his “state of the athletic department” presentation to IU’s board of trustees Friday. During his presentation, Glass offered figures illustrating how much money Indiana spent per varsity sport — it sponsors 24 — compared to its Big Ten counterparts. The Hoosiers ranked 13th in the 14-school league. “If we wanted to be No. 1,” Glass said, “we’d have to add $54 million to our annual budget, and everybody else would have to stand still.” -Zach Osterman, IndyStar- Read More.


Mike Slive officially retires as SEC commissioner July 31st. SEC employees, Mark Womack, an Alabama graduate, and executive associate commissioner, along with Greg Sankey, Chief operating officer are rummored as top internal candidates. Ron Higgins, of reports that the SEC office is being kept in the dark about the search. Korn Ferry is conducting the search.


Exactly three months after his final game coaching the Red and Blue, Al Bagnoli — Penn football’s winningest coach — has agreed to take the head coaching position at Columbia, the Columbia Spectator reported Sunday afternoon. A press conference with an official announcement is scheduled for Tuesday.- Riley Steele The Daily Pennsylvanian-


Athletic Director Scott Farmer comments on covering the full cost of attendance. “You have to be able say we’re doing it in order to remain competitive, because that’s exactly what it’s getting to. That’s exactly what’s sitting in living rooms with the potential student-athlete or the moms and dads (during recruiting). … They know it’s coming. It’s getting to that. So, yeah, in order to remain competitive we’re gonna have to.” For UL, that will mean an extra $5,888 per student-athlete per year on top of a scholarship valued at roughly $18,000 to in-state students and $26,000-plus for out-of-state students. -Tim Buckley, The Advertiser-


Shawn Green, who has worked in NCAA compliance at the University of New Hampshire since 2010, has been named the Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance at Southern New Hampshire University. Green will begin his duties on Monday, February 23.

February 20, 2015


Miami Athletics Director David Sayler has announced that Liz Bath has been promoted to Assistant A.D. for Business Operations. Bath has served as the Director of Business Operations with the RedHawks since 2012.


N.J.I.T. announced Thursday that it would break ground on a long-awaited $100 million multipurpose athletic facility this summer. The key component is an arena seating 3,500 fans for the institute’s highest-profile sport, men’s college basketball.


The Beavers are looking for a Major Gift Officer to manage a portfolio of 50 – 100 prospects rated at $25,000 to $5 million. Send cover letter and resume to Ms. Patricia Kenney, Senior Director, of Human Resources at [email protected].


It appears that the SEC Network may begin paying off for SEC schools quicker than anticipated, at least in the opinion of South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner. While speaking to South Carolina’s Board of Trustees on Friday, Tanner gave what he called a conservative estimate when telling member he believed SEC schools will receive a $5 million payout this summer. -Tom Fornelli, CBS Sports-

February 18, 2015


Louisiana State University seeks a Coordinator (Athletic Facilities Management). The Coordinator serves as an administrative assistant for the offices of Athletic Facilities Management and New Project Development and provides administrative support on a variety of matters including the critical area of maintaining and updating the facility maintenance database and work order system. Apply here.


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


Executive Associate Athletic Director Carla Williams has reportedly added the title Deputy Athletic Director. College AD recently listed Williams as one of the top 10 Senior Woman Administrators in the country.


Texas Tech University has agreed to a six-year contract extension with Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA) to remain as the exclusive official outfitter of the Red Raiders. The new agreement extends the partnership through June 30, 2020. In addition to outfitting the Texas Tech athletics department, the partnership also includes integration into the brand’s marketing, social media, in-store and grassroots activations.


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, Penn State athletic director, Sandy Barbour still supports the head coach, publicly declaring, “Patrick Chambers is my guy.”

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