AD SCOOP - CollegeAD

May 11, 2015


A small group of professors, coaches and athletes at California University of Pennsylvania hit the bricks Friday afternoon, protesting the elimination of six assistant coaching positions, as school officials scramble to deal with declining enrollment and financial pressures. President Geraldine Jones announced the need to realign the workforce with the school’s resources, she said Cal U will eliminate five assistant coaching jobs — one each in football, men’s and women’s soccer, softball and baseball — when the contracts for those positions expire on June 30. – Trib Live.  Read More.

May 8, 2015


Todd Dooley has stepped down as associate athletic director for compliance at UT. He’s moving to the human resources department at the university, where he will be a head hunter for executive-level positions. Dooley said the career move was his choice and that he wasn’t forced out of the athletic department. He earned a master’s degree in administration in 2000 and became a full-time employee thereafter. He was named assistant athletics director for compliance and operations in 2002 and was promoted to his current post three years ago.


Wingate University is accepting applications for a women’s lacrosse assistant coach. Primary duties include assisting the head coach in all phases of coaching, recruiting, practice planning and implementation, academic support, player development and evaluation, scouting/film analysis, team strategy, community service, team travel, day-to-day program administration and provide a positive collegiate experience for student athletes. [email protected]


Serves as Head Coach, Men’s and Women’s Alpine Skiing. May also serve as Head Coach of a second sport or be assigned an administrative responsibility. Apply here.


Knox College invites applications for the position of Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach. The position is full-time, 12 months, and begins no later than August 1, 2015. Salary and benefits for the position are competitive. Send cover letter, resume including contact information for three references, to Barbara Schulze at [email protected]



Coker College vice president of athletics and facilities Dr. Lynn Griffin announced today that Debbie McGuinness has been named the head women’s soccer coach for the Cobras. “We are excited to have Debbie lead the women’s soccer program,” said Griffin. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the program that will help take us to the next level.” McGuinness comes to Coker after serving as the assistant women’s soccer coach and head junior varsity women’s soccer coach at Lindsey Wilson College for the last eight years.


Texas Tech University seeks a Post-Graduate Athletic Intern – Promotions & Fan Engagement. The Texas Tech University Postgraduate Intercollegiate Athletics Administration Training Program is a 24-month program in the Athletics, intended to provide on-the-job learning experiences for college graduates interested in pursuing a career in intercollegiate athletics administration. Apply here.


Texas Tech University seeks Unit Coordinator – Asst Director of Promotions & Fan Engagement. Provides support in the coordination and supervision of programs in the area to which the job is assigned. May supervise subordinate staff, student employees and/or volunteers. Apply here.


The bid to revive the University of Alabama-Birmingham football program got another boost Thursday, when the UAB athletics assessment task force announced it had gotten pledges totaling almost $6 million from supporters who want to bring back football. Boosters stepped up with more pledges after language was altered on the school’s gift agreements to ensure that donors had the option of having their money returned if the football program does not get revived by Jan. 1, 2016.


Adrian College is accepting applications for the position of full-time head women’s softball coach. Coaching responsibility includes coaching in an NCAA Division III softball program. Coaching experience at the college level is preferred or a strong coaching background at the high school level. [email protected]


Hampton announced that it is adding men’s lacrosse as a varsity sport for the 2015-16 school year and named Lloyd Carter (Edmondson, Morgan State, UMBC) coach. Carter has coached the university’s club team since 2010. Carter became coach at Northwestern High in 1999 and won two regional, two city and six divisional championships. In 2003, he founded Blax Lax Inc., a club-level organization based in Howard County. – Baltimore SunRead More.


Stetson University seeks an Assistant Director of Athletics Marketing and Promotions. A Bachelor†s degree is required with professional experience in marketing, sports marketing, advertising, promotions, events, public relations or related field. Good communication skills and use of social media are particularly important. [email protected]


Menlo College is starting to make good on its efforts to expand the athletic department after dropping football. The school announced this week the addition of cross country and track and field for men and women. Veteran coach Dan Noel will head both cross country and track and field. He was previously an assistant coach at San Francisco State, where he was in charge of training hurdlers. – Palo AltoRead More.


Longtime San Jose State University athletics booster Al Crema’s team claimed a championship and Spartan student-athletes are the long-term winners of the fifth annual Spartan Bocce Battle hosted by senior associate athletics director John Poch on April 26. Twelve bocce teams raised more than $40,000 on behalf of the Spartan Foundation, the fund-raising arm of San Jose State Athletics whose purpose is to raise funds in support of student-athlete scholarships.

May 7, 2015


Alison Mercado will be parting ways with the Athletics Department after two years as the Marketing and Promotions Coordinator. Her time at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will be coming to a close at the end of this semester. The work that she has done will not be forgotten. Mercado, a California native, completed her undergraduate degree in telecommunications with an emphasis in sales and promotions from Ball State University in 2013.


Coastal Carolina University, a Division I member of the Big South Conference, is seeking an assistant coach for the men’s golf program. This is a full-time, 11-month position open immediately. Coastal Carolina seeks a coach who demonstrates a strong commitment to the university, the athletic department and the men’s golf program. Apply here.


Millsaps College seeks Head Softball Coach. This position will report directly to the Director of Athletics. This position shares responsibility for the success of the Athletics programs and Student Life programs at Millsaps College. The Head Softball Coach supports the Director of Athletics, but also the Department of Athletics and the Division of Student Life at Millsaps College. [email protected]


Misericordia University, a member of the NCAA Division III, located in northeastern Pennsylvania, invites applications for a Graduate Assistant of Men’s Lacrosse. The primary responsibility will be to assist the head coach in all facets of the program, including the recruitment of quality student-athletes, organization and planning of practices, game preparation, administrative duties, scouting and monitoring of student-athlete academic progress. Apply here.


The Albion College Department of Athletics invites applications for the position of Softball Head Coach. This is a 10 month administrative position with employment beginning August 1st, 2015. Albion College offers 21 intercollegiate sports as a NCAA Division III liberal arts institution and a member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association.  [email protected]


Quincy University received a $500,000 grant from an anonymous foundation on April 1 in support of the ongoing QU Stadium renovation project announced in December. To date, the grant represents the single largest contribution to the stadium plan. This grant, added to the funds already generated for the project through donor support, advertising and sponsorships, brings the total external support to $1.3 million.


Averett University, founded in 1859, located in Danville, VA, an NCAA Division III institution and member of the USA South Athletic Conference, invites applications for the full-time position as Head Women’s Soccer Coach. The head coach will be responsible for management of all aspects of this Division III program. [email protected]


In the fall, Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will be the only facility in the world equipped with the capability to detect the mechanism of a concussion in athletes in real time. The technology that predates the X-patch allows medical professionals to know the severity of the concussion, and the cognitive skills that are affected, but they aren’t able to link that to the impact and number of hits that caused the concussion. – Therese Apel, USA Today, Read More.


Bucknell is currently seeking an Assistant Softball Coach. Bucknell University is a highly selective, privately endowed comprehensive institution of 3,400 students that is a member of the NCAA Division I (FCS in Football) and the Patriot League for 23 of 27 varsity sports. Apply here.


Presbyterian College, a NCAA Division I institution and member of the Big South Conference invites candidates to apply for the position of Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach. The Assistant Coach will be responsible for supporting the head coach towards the successful operation of the Presbyterian College Women’s Basketball program.  [email protected]


Longtime Austin Peay assistant men’s basketball coach Charles “Bubba” Wells, the Governors’ all-time leading scorer, resigned Wednesday. Wells, who spent the past 10 years on coach Dave Loos’ staff, will pursue other coaching opportunities. Wells was the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year in 1996 and 1997 and the athlete of the year in 1997. He scored 2,267 career points, which ranks third all time in the OVC. – Mike Organ, The Tennessean. Read More.


Donny Crawford has resigned as head baseball coach at Stillman College after taking the Tigers to seven Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships and seven NCAA Division II Tournament appearances in his 11-year tenure. Crawford’s resignation comes at the end of a season that saw Stillman make it to the championship game of the SIAC Tournament. – Tommy Deas, Tuscaloosa News Read More.


The University of Arizona has named Tabitha Yim its new head gymnastics coach, Director of Athletics Greg Byrne announced on Wednesday. Yim comes to Arizona after serving as an assistant coach at Stanford for the last five seasons. A native of Irvine, Calif., Yim competed for the United States national team that placed third at the 2001 World Championships, the same year she won the floor exercise at the U.S. Championships.


Former St. John’s University hockey coach and St. Cloud State University men’s assistant hockey coach John Harrington has a new position. Harrington has been named the head coach of the Minnesota State University-Mankato women’s hockey team. Harrington was the head coach at St. John’s from 1993-2008 and led the Johnnies to a 241-142-31 record, five MIAC regular-season titles, five NCAA Division III tournament appearances and four MIAC playoff titles. – Mick Hatten, SCTimes, Read More.


Oakland University Director of Athletics Jeff Konya has announced that Marshall Foley will join the Golden Grizzly staff as Associate Athletics Director on Thursday. Foley will focus on sport supervision for several sports and serve as the Director of Championships. He will also oversee facilities, athletic performance and training, business operations and serve on the Director of Athletics’ Executive team.


Stephanie Hernesman has been named an assistant coach with the Clemson volleyball program, Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich and Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator Natalie Honnen announced. Hernesman has served as the co-head coach, along with her husband Hugh, at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La. for the past five years. Hugh Hernesman was named Clemson’s head coach in March.

A Briefing Of The Day's College Athletics News
To Your Inbox Tonight.

* indicates required