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May 13, 2015


When Head Athletic Director Lisa Melendy departed for a year-long sabbatical, she left the department in the reliable, knowledgeable hands of one of the College’s own. Bud Fisher has been a stalwart member of Williams Athletics for the past 40 years.  Bud Fisher returned to the College this past fall for one final year, acting in Melendy’s place as the Interim Athletic Director (AD). However, with this year finally drawing to a close, Fisher’s time at the College is almost up. He will fully retire this spring, passing the Athletic Department back to Melendy before he departs from Williamstown for good.


BGSU seeks head softball coach who will direct all phases of the day-to-day operations of the BGSU softball program, including but not limited to: recruitment, instruction, development and competitive coaching of student-athletes. Also to include scheduling, coordination of travel, fundraising and camps, and to represent and promote the women’s tennis program within the established guidelines of BGSU, the Mid-American Conference and NCAA. Apply here.


Trinity University Director of Athletics Bob King has been chosen for the NCAA Division III Under Armour AD of the Year. The annual award is sponsored by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), and includes all NCAA Divisions, the NAIA, and junior/community colleges. King was one of only four athletic directors in Division III to achieve the honor. This marks the third time King has received the prestigious award, having previously been honored by his peers in 2000 and 2004. King was appointed as AD in 1993, and is in his 22nd year on the job.


As one era ends, another one begins for the Western Illinois athletic department. Nearly two weeks ago Tommy Bell stepped down as Western’s athletic director for the same role at Southern Illinois. On the same day, Matt Tanney was appointed as the interim athletic director in Macomb. Over the next few days Bell’s office will be cleaned out and he’ll be on his way to Carbondale, and Tanney will take over until a permanent replacement is found. Hired almost three years ago as Associate Athletics Director, Tanney was quickly promoted to Deputy AD, and now he’s shouldering the load of the entire department.- Ben Marth, WGEM. Read more.


The athletic department announced Wednesday it will give all scholarship athletes a full cost of attendance stipend based on their scholarship. It is a move CSU felt it needed to make to remain competitive, not just with schools in the Mountain West, but nationally. The school estimates it will add $2,400 to an in-state athlete on a full-ride scholarship, $3,100 for out of state student-athletes. – Mike Brohard, REPORTER  HERALD. Read more.


Western Oregon University’s Athletic Department announced that John R. Potter II will join the university June 15 as the new director of media relations and external operations. He comes to WOU from Dixie State University, where he served the athletics program as assistant coordinator of media relations. Potter II has also worked with the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association for the past four years.


Bill Guthridge, the longtime assistant to Dean Smith who succeeded him as North Carolina’s head coach, has died. He was 77. Guthridge spent three decades as an assistant to Smith, helping him bring national championships to Chapel Hill in 1982 and 1993. Guthridge went 80-28 from 1997-2000, reaching Final Fours in 1998 and 2000 before retiring that June. – TIMES UNION. Read more.


The New Mexico State softball team will leave for Tucson, Ariz., on Wednesday at 3 p.m. to participate in the NCAA Tucson Regional, the Aggie Athletic Department invites all fans to wish the team luck during a send-off at 2:45 p.m. in the Pan American Center north parking lot (in front of main entrance to Pan Am).


East Carolina University, a Division I institution and a member of the American Athletic Conference, is seeking highly motivated candidates for a 2-year Graduate Assistantship in the Strength and Conditioning program through the East Carolina University Department of Athletics. [email protected]


GROVE CITY — Dr. Don Lyle, director of athletics and chairman of the Department of Exercise Science and Athletics at Grove City College, will retire from the college at the conclusion of this academic year. Lyle is in his 13th year as athletic director and 19th year as department chair. The 2014-15 academic year is Lyle’s 43rd overall year at Grove City. He currently oversees the college’s intricate fitness and wellness program, its rapidly-growing exercise science major and Grove City’s 21-sport varsity athletics program.- Allied News Staff Report. Read more.


South Dakota State University Director of Athletics Justin Sell was named Tuesday as a recipient of the Under Armour AD of the Year Award by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). – KDLTRead More.


Emily Dorko has been appointed Assistant Athletic Director for Strategic Communications for New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), effective June 1, as it was announced by Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Duane Bailey on Tuesday, May 12. Dorko will manage all sports marketing and promotions, and supervise all sports information activities. –  ECCSPORTS. Read more.


Le Moyne College Assistant Vice President and Director of Athletics Matt Bassett announced this morning that Steve Evans has been promoted to the administrative position of Associate Director of Athletics. In moving to the Athletic Department’s Senior Leadership Team, Evans leaves the sidelines as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach, a post he has held for the last 15 seasons.


FORT WAYNE, Ind. – IPFW Director of Athletics Kelley Hartley Hutton has announced that longtime IPFW assistant coach Ryan “Rock” Perrotte has been tabbed as the second head coach in IPFW men’s volleyball program history. Perrotte has spent the last 12 seasons as an assistant coach with the IPFW men’s volleyball program, and has helped lead the team to the 2007 National Title game, two NCAA Final Four appearances, and two MIVA Championships. . Read more.


New athletic director Scott Barnes will take control of Pitt’s athletic department June 15. Fundraising and increasing the department’s budget are priorities as it tries to move up from the bottom third of the ACC in budget and revenue generation. Part of that will be setting what he calls “longer-term strategic priorities.” “Some of those slap you in the face right away,” he said. – Jerry DiPaola, Trib Live. Read More.


The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced the 28 winners of the Under Armour AD of the Year Award (ADOY), which includes Wofford College Athletic Director Richard Johnson. The award spans seven divisions and winners will receive their awards during the James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, June 17 at NACDA’s 50th Annual Convention at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Fla.


The Rutgers athletic department has consistently run large deficits; indeed, since the 2005-6 academic year, deficits have exceeded $20 million a year. In the last academic year, Rutgers athletics generated $40.3 million in revenue, but spent $76.7 million, leaving a deficit of more than $36 million. In other words, revenue barely covered half the department’s expense. – Paul Caron, TAXPROF. Read more.



Friends Vice President of Student Affairs Carole Obermeyer will add athletic director to her title, with current athletic director Joe Zimmerman moved to Business Operations Specialist for Student Affairs beginning June 1.Obermeyer, who was the athletic director at Newberry (S.C.) College in 1994-95, said the move was approved by incoming Friends president Amy Bragg Carey and the school’s board of trustees and announced to Friends employees on Monday.- TONY ADAME,The Wichita EagleRead more.


AUSTIN (AP) — Testifying in a legal fight between two Big 12 rivals, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy says his assistant Joe Wickline made a lateral move to join Texas and that his new duties with the Longhorns sound identical to his old ones. Oklahoma State’s breach-of-contract lawsuit contends Texas assistant Shawn Watson is really the play-caller and is seeking damages from Wickline, who has the titles of offensive line coach and offensive coordinator. – JIM VERTUNO , KXANRead more.


Holy Names University is pleased to announce a search for Graduate Assistants for the 2015-2016 academic year. The primary emphases of these positions are to assist the Head Coach to coach, recruit, manage game operations, and support the mission of HNU. [email protected]

May 12, 2015


Upper Iowa University is conducting a search for a Student Athlete Admissions Counselor. We are looking for a high energy, goal-oriented person with strong interpersonal skills to recruit students to the Fayette campus. The ideal candidate will have admissions and/or sales/marketing experience as well as knowledge of the higher education market. [email protected]


Neil Sinclair, a Middlebury graduate from the Class of 1993, has been named the head coach of the Middlebury men’s hockey program. Sinclair comes to Middlebury from Skidmore, where he has served in the same role for the past 10 seasons. The former Panther All-American was Middlebury’s interim head coach in 2002–03, after serving three seasons as an assistant coach for the recently retired Bill Beaney. Sinclair is just the fourth men’s hockey coach at Middlebury since 1946.


Officials from the Southern University System Foundation joined administrators from Southern University Baton Rouge to unveil plans for facility improvements for SU athletics during a public ground-breaking ceremony Monday. Estimated at $500,000, Jaguar Park aids SU athletics ongoing efforts to display and maintain NCAA compliance as a part of the departments gender quity plan. Jaguar Park set to open Fall 2015.



Joseph A. Quinlan Jr., former Director of Athletics at Saint Peter’s University, has been named Senior Associate Athletics Director for Internal Operations, Peter Pilling, Columbia’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education announced today. Quinlan spent nearly four years as the Director of Athletics at Saint Peter’s University in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Prior to his appointment in 2012, he was the Interim Director of Athletics.


Joe Roberts, the University of Maine’s associate athletic director for external operations, has resigned after nearly 25 years at the university.Roberts’ primary responsibility was marketing and promotion. Roberts has worked in various capacities at the university. He been involved in sports information, and he spent four years as the development director, which is a fundraising position. His latest job paid him $75,803.42 per year as of April 8, 2014. As for future employment, Roberts said he has some irons in the fire. “We’ll see how it goes. I have experience as a fundraiser, and I hope to put that to work,” he said. –  Larry Mahoney, BDN. Read More.


The Athletics Department at Towson University invites applications for an Assistant Field Hockey Coach to assist the Head Coach in all aspects of the Field Hockey program including planning/coaching practices and games, recruiting, scouting, travel coordination, alumni outreach, fundraising, community service, and academic tracking. Apply here.



Ithaca College seeks Assistant Coach – Men’s Soccer. As a member of the coaching staff responsibilities include working closely with the Head Coach to develop and coach an NCAA Division III athletic team. Actively ensure compliance with all NCAA and Ithaca College rules and regulations; participate in establishing goals and objectives for each season; assessing overall standings, division rank, and identifying a strategy for improving and/or maintaining the team’s national standings and the NCAA Division III ranking.  Apply here.


Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart, who has held the position since 2002, was named one of four Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year Award winners this week by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NADCA). Barnhart and fellow 2015 award winners Chris Del Conte (TCU), Warde Manuel (UConn) and Ian McCaw (Baylor) will receive their awards on June 17 at a NADCA luncheon in Orlando. – Ethan Levine, SDSRead More.


Manhattan College , an NCAA Division I Institution and member of the Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), is seeking applications for the vacant position of Head Men’s Golf Coach. The successful candidate will direct all aspects of the Manhattan Men’s Golf program. [email protected]


Ashley Bingaman has been named the new women’s soccer coach at Alma College. Bingaman joins the Scots from Elmira College in New York, where she has been Head Coach since 2010. Bingaman is a native of Petoskey, Michigan, where she graduated from high school in 2003. Before coaching at Elmira, she was Head Soccer Coach at Northland College (WI), her alma mater. Her role at Northland included the planning and administering of the total operation of the Division III program.

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