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May 12, 2015


Winona State Athletics Director Eric Schohhas been named a 2014-15 Under Armour AD of the Year, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced Tuesday. Schoh is one of four NCAA Division II athletics directors to earn the honor and among 28 throughout various divisions of collegiate athletics.


Kenyon College invites applications for the position of Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach. The position is full-time with a generous benefits package. The Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach will be responsible for assisting with all phases of managing a successful lacrosse program. Kenyon College, a highly selective liberal arts college of 1660 students, is a Division III member of the NCAA and is a founding member of the North Coast Athletic Conference. Apply here.


The award spans seven divisions (NCAA FBS, FCS, Division I-AAA, II, III, NAIA/Other Four-Year Institutions and Junior College/Community Colleges).  Tyler Junior College’s Dr. Tim Drain has been announced as one of the winners and will receive his award 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.


University of Dayton Vice-President and Director of Athletics Tim Wabler is one of 28 winners of the Under Armour AD of the Year Award (ADOY), announced by The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) today. The award spans seven divisions (NCAA FBS, FCS, Division I-AAA, II, III, NAIA/Other Four-Year Institutions and Junior College/Community Colleges). Winners will receive their awards during the James J.


Lees-McRae College is currently accepting applications for the Head Women’s Soccer Coach. Responsibilities include but not limited to: direct the day-to-day operations of a NCAA Division II women’s soccer program following the rules and regulations of the NCAA, Conference Carolinas and Lees-McRae College. Recruiting and retention are critical points of this position. Apply here.


St. Lawrence University is currently seeking applicants for a Graduate Assistant Coach for Men’s and Women’s Diving. This 9-month, student position (August 15, 2015 – May 15, 2016) is targeted toward graduate students seeking a master’s degree. Remuneration includes a very competitive coaching stipend, student health insurance, and eligibility for tuition remission (6 graduate classes per year in the University’s graduate program), and some meals are also included. [email protected]


The Nebraska athletic department will save about $1.4 million in contract buyout pay to Bo Pelini with the former football coach’s hiring at Youngstown State. According to the revised payment schedule released by the athletic department Tuesday, Pelini will receive $128,009 a month from Nebraska through February 2019. That’s $21,991 less than the $150,000 a month he was owed before Youngstown hired him in December, shortly after his firing at Nebraska.


UNC Asheville on Monday celebrated its annual “Our Turn to Play” program that emphasizes female athletes by announcing the addition of a sport. A women’s golf team will be formed and begin play next year, with Breanne Hall, director of golf instruction at Mountain Air Country Club in Burnsville, as coach. – Keith Jarrett, Citizen-Times. Read More.


Augustana College director of athletics Slade Larscheid announced Monday that Dan Meske has been named the new head volleyball coach at Augustana. Meske (pronounced MESS-key), who becomes the eighth head coach in program history, takes over for Ashley Buckley who resigned on March 27 after seven seasons. Meske will officially begin his duties at Augustana May 15. Meske recently completed his eighth season as an assistant at the University of Nebraska where he spent the last five seasons as a full-time assistant.


Oklahoma State fired softball coach Rich Wieligman on Monday after his second straight losing season. Wieligman took over the program in 2007. The Cowgirls finished this season with a 21-31 record, including a 3-13 mark in Big 12 play. Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder said the program ”has lost its momentum,” and he felt it was ”time we move in another direction.” In 2009, he led the Cowgirls to the first of three straight NCAA regional appearances, which culminated with a 2011 trip to the Women’s College World Series. – Fox Sports. Read More.


May 11, 2015


Grand Canyon University is currently seeking a Head Coach, Men’s Volleyball. This position is responsible for the vision, direction and daily operation of a high level NCAA Division I men’s intercollegiate volleyball program. Apply here.



Grand Canyon University is currently seeking a Head Coach, Women’s Golf. This position is responsible for the vision, direction and daily operation of a high level NCAA Division I women’s intercollegiate golf program. Apply here.


Missouri State University seeks an Assistant Director of Athletics Development who will oversees the day-to-day operations of The Bears Fund and assists in the development and implementation of plans to increase the revenues generated by the intercollegiate athletics program through fundraising, donations, ticket sales, and underwriting of specific events and/or sports seasons. Apply here.


University of Texas System regents are set to approve new basketball coach Shaka Smart’s nearly $22 million contract, and most of that money is guaranteed. Smart is set to get a 7-year contract, with six years of guaranteed salary starting at $2.8 million in the first year and rising to $3.3 million by year six. The contract includes an optional seventh year at $3.4 million. The deal also includes a $500,000 payment to VCU and a two-game series starting next season. – KWTXRead More.


University of New England President Danielle N. Ripich, Ph.D., announced today the appointment of Jack McDonald to the position of associate vice president and director of Athletics. Jack McDonald comes to UNE from NCAA Division I Quinnipiac University, where he served as the Bobcats’ director of athletics for 20 years. While at Quinnipiac, McDonald was instrumental in the Bobcats making the transition from being a NCAA Division II institution to its current status as a Division I member.


The University of Kentucky women’s soccer program announced the addition of Jason Goodson to its coaching staff on Monday afternoon, as he joins UK as an assistant coach. Goodson comes to Kentucky from Ohio State, where he also served as the recruiting coordinator for the Buckeyes, helping to lead OSU to two appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including an appearance in the 2013 Lexington Regional, which Kentucky won 3-1.


Princeton University seeks First Assistant Coach, Women’s Softball. the role of the Assistant Softball Coach is to support a quality varsity program which will challenge and develop the physical, mental and personal abilities of student-athletes of a Division I program. Apply here.


Ball State University seeks Assistant Coach for Swimming and Diving–Men’s and Women’s. This provide support with coaching, organizing and administering the day-to-day operations of the swimming and diving programs; provide support with all team activities and responsibilities relating to the teams; develop and implement a season training plan for diving; coordinate and coach all diving practice sessions and competitive events. [email protected]


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. 


Springfield College invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Athletics. Springfield College provides its students with a unique athletic program that allows them to pursue athletic excellence without sacrificing their educational experience. Email to: [email protected]


Utah State University seeks Academic Coordinator/Football. This position is the primary sport counselor to football student-athletes and prospects. The Academic Coordinator/Football will also be the academic recruiting liaison for official and unofficial football visitations; process transcript evaluations and monitor initial and continuing eligibility. Apply here.


Craig Mullins, who spent the past two football seasons as Morehead State’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, lost his battle with cancer on Monday morning.  He was 45.  The MSU athletic department send its deepest condolences to his family and friends. Mullins, who had more than 20 years of coaching experience, joined the Morehead State staff prior to the 2013 season.  He previously spent 16 years as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at NAIA member Georgetown (Ky.), where he helped the Tigers to a 155-36 record (.812).


Bill Ferguson, who guided USC’s men’s volleyball team to three NCAA Final Four appearances in nine seasons, will not return as coach, Athletic Director Pat Haden announced Friday. Ferguson was the American Volleyball Coaches Assn. coach of the year in 2009 and 2012, but the Trojans did not qualify for the NCAA playoffs the last three seasons. USC finished 19-9 this season after losing in the semifinals of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament. – LA Times. Read More.



University of Cincinnati head men’s soccer coach Hylton Dayes has announced the addition of Taylor Thames to his staff as assistant coach. Thames joins the Bearcats following stints in a similar role at Stony Brook and Mount St. Mary’s. Thames spent the past two years at Stony Brook as an assistant coach. He assisted in recruiting, while overseeing equipment, travel, the program’s budget and NCAA compliance records. He also prepared and executed the conditioning and recovery programs, as well as team training with a specific emphasis on the goalkeepers.


University of Texas-Pan American which will transition its name in the Fall of 2015 to University of Texas Rio Grande Valley seeks an Associate Athletic Director for Development. This position manages the overall fundraising activities of the Athletics Department and will develop a comprehensive strategy to expand philanthropic and external support for the organization, and establish annual goals and objectives. Apply here. 


Jaclynn Yocum, who spent the last four seasons as head volleyball coach at Columbus State Community College in Ohio, has taken over as the seventh head coach in University of Tennessee at Martin history. The move was announced today by Skyhawk athletics director Julio Freire. It was also announced that assistant coach Julia Noe will be retained in the same role for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Noe had previously served as acting head coach after four years as an assistant coach.


Phil Wille is UW’s associate athletics director for internal operations. He said schools must go through their respective financial aid offices to help calculate the number and also take into consideration certain federal government guidelines. After all the numbers were crunched, UW came up with $3,240. That means that every student-athlete – male or female – who is on full scholarship will get an extra $3,240 per year for cost of attendance. – Robert Gagliardi, Wyoming Tribune EagleRead More.


Head softball coach Heather Bruder announced her resignation at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. This coaching change comes against an unfortunate backdrop of a public event that occurred during the May 1 HCAC tournament. as reported by the HCAC commissioner: “Following an ejection, while a coach is permitted to remain at the field beyond the outfield fence they shall not communicate verbally, electronically or visually with the team or coaching staff. Failure to comply to NCAA rules require that the game be forfeited. (Public statement by HCAC on May 1).


Jenny Rowland – former U.S. National Team member, collegiate All-American and current National Collegiate Assistant Coach of the Year-is the University of Florida gymnastics head coach, UF Athletics Director Jeremy Foley announced Saturday. Just last month, Rowland was named co-National Assistant Coach of the Year after helping Auburn reach the NCAA Super Six for the first time in 22 years. She is the seventh head gymnastics coach in the program’s 43-year history.


Northern Kentucky University Athletics will be moving to the Horizon League sources confirm to FOX19 NOW Sports. NKU spent its first three seasons in Division I playing in the Atlantic Sun Conference. The university will formally announce the transition after the NKU school board votes on Monday. The men’s basketball team completed its third-year of a four-year transition period to Division I. The team will be eligible for the NCAA Tournament in the 2016-17 season. – Fox 19. Read More.

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