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May 4, 2015


The Atheltics Department at Wheeling Jesuit University is seeking a Graduate Assistant for Wrestling. The GA will provide assistance with planning, directing, and evaluating all aspects of a successful wrestling program. Submit to: Wheeling Jesuit University, Director of Human Resources, 316 Washington Avenue, Wheeling WV 26003 or EMAIL: [email protected]


Samford head football coach Chris Hatcher completed his 2015 coaching staff with the hiring of Jeff Beckles as the team’s running backs coach, Hatcher announced Friday. Beckles comes to Samford after coaching the running backs at Troy University since 2010. In his first season Beckles worked with a talented pair of Troy runners in DuJuan Harris and Shawn Southward.


Xavier University, a Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition, invites applications for a full-time, 12 month position as an Athletic Trainer Assistant (Intern). Xavier is an NCAA Division I Institution in the Big East Conference. This position will start on August 1, 2015. Apply here.


Flagler College, located in beautiful and historic St. Augustine, Florida and a member of the NCAA DII and Peach Belt Conference, is seeking applicants for the position of Head Athletic Trainer. This is a full-time, 12-month position reporting to the Associate Director of Athletics. [email protected]


Gannon women’s lacrosse head coach Lindsey Lowman has announced her resignation to pursue opportunities in the private sector. As a result, Gannon Director of Athletics Lisa Goddard McGuirk has named assistant Carly VanTassel interim head coach. A national search for Gannon’s next head coach will begin immediately. Lowman concluded her four-year stay at Gannon with a 39-31 record. – Lax News. Read More.


Kansas State is constructing a new soccer facility that will serve as the practice home for its new women’s soccer team and also host the majority of its games, the school announced Monday. The project will cost an estimated $2.1 million, and will be funded entirely by revenue generated by the athletic department. K-State women’s soccer was created last year, when the athletic department decided to eliminate equestrian. It will play its first game in the fall of 2016. – Kellis Robinett, The Wichita Eagle. Read More.


Tuskegee University Athletic Director Curtis Campbell announced the hiring of former Troy University Assistant Media Relations Director, Travis Jarome, as the new Sports Information Director for the Golden Tigers Athletic Department. Jarome brings over 10 years of experience of media relations and communications to Tuskegee, serving in a variety of roles at three different institutions.


An era, of sorts is ending as Ron Ammons is retiring as the head softball coach at UF after 13 seasons. “I did not intend to retire when the school year began,” remarked Ammons, “but an early retirement incentive was offered, so I applied and was approved.” Ammons is only the sixth head coach in the program’s 31-year history. Sheryl Neff, the team’s second head coach, was at the helm for nine seasons.


The Hocking College Hawks are now a reality, with the college’s Board of Trustees voting Thursday night to implement a two-year intercollegiate athletics pilot program. It will include the first football team in the state of Ohio for a two-year college.Sports at this time will include football, archery, men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, wrestling, golf, baseball, softball, bowling and soccer. – David DeWitt, The Athens NEWS. Read More.


Brown University seeks Deputy Director of Athletics that serves as the primary advisor and liaison to the Director of Athletics and is the most senior among the administrative staff in the Department of Athletics. This position provides management and oversight of the department in the absence of the Director of Athletics. Apply here.


Erskine College Athletic Department seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach. The Assistant Coach is charged with assisting the Head Coach in the care and leadership of a designated sport and to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the Head Coach in his or her absence. The coach is expected to follow all NCAA, Conference Carolinas, and College policies. Apply here.


Bridgewater College, a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III, is seeking applications for the position of Head Softball Coach, to begin by June 1, 2015.  Apply here.


Bobby Cash has been named the department’s Director of Ticket Operations after spending the last two years as Coordinator of Ticket Operations at Middle Tennessee State University. He joined the Blue Raiders in April, 2012 and was promoted to coordinator after just one year. “Brooke has done an outstanding job leading our sales crew and is a valuable member of our External Leadership team,” said Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Operations Jeramiah Dickey.


Kansas State and athletic director John Currie have agreed to a restructured contract that will boost his salary to $775,000 per year and run through 2019-2020, the school announced Friday. The agreement adds one year to Currie’s current contract and raises his annual pay by $200,000, while removing all performance-related bonuses. The previous agreement allowed Currie to earn up to 55 percent of his $575,000 salary in performance-related incentives, with a maximum set at $316,250. – Kellis Robinett, Kansas City. Read More.


Fairfield University has named Zach Dayton ’09, ’11 the Associate Athletics Director for Sports Marketing and Communications effective April 20. Dayton concludes 10 years on campus as a student-athlete, graduate assistant, administrator and adjunct faculty member. During his tenure he was a pitcher on the baseball team then moved on to become the Marketing Coordinator for Athletics as a graduate assistant. Upon graduation he was elevated to the position of Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Promotions and later was promoted to Assistant Athletics Director for External Operations which oversees the marketing, communications and alumni relations units of the department.


Marty Meehan, the now former chancellor of UMass-Lowell, was officially chosen by the University of Massachusetts board of trustees Friday to replace Robert Caret as the school system’s president. And that’s a good thing for fans of UMass athletics. Meehan, who was picked unanimously over Harvard Business School Professor John Quelch, assumes the position coming from Lowell, where he spent the past nine years as chancellor helping UMass’ sister school to become the fastest growing in the university system. – Daniel Malone, Mass Live. Read More.


Chet DeVaughn’s teaching career follows a path of doing what made the most sense, but it’s also been a career he calls extremely rewarding. He is retiring from McCook Community College this year. A retirement open house is set from 3-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, at the Weeth Theater on campus for DeVaughn and Kathy Dernovich. The public is encouraged to attend. – NP TelegraphRead More.



Concordia University, Nebraska seeks Director of Strength Training and Conditioning. Under the direction of the Associate Athletic Director, this position serves as the Director of Strength and Conditioning with weight room supervision responsibilities. Includes HHP instruction to make this a full time – 1 FTE position. Apply here.

May 2, 2015


Grambling has tabbed Obadiah Simmons as the new interim athletic director, the school announced Friday. Simmons has spent 35 years at Grambling and most recently served as the interim head and director of the Department of Kinesiology, Sport and Leisure Studies since 2008. Simmons, who will oversee Grambling’s 17 athletic programs, has served as the chair of Grambling’s Athletic Council since 2008. – Sean Isabella, The News Star. Read More.

May 1, 2015


The Department of Athletics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is seeking applicants to fill the position of Head Cross Country & Nordic Ski Coach. UAF is America’s northernmost Land, Sea, and Space Grant institution, offering 28 certificates and 167 degrees ranging from bachelor’s to Ph.D. in 122 disciplines. Apply here.


The Department of Athletics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking applicants to fill the position for Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations. This is an 11-month position located on the UAF campus, the nation’s northernmost Land, Sea and Space Grant university and international research center. Apply here.


California University Of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for Temporary Pool Faculty Athletic Training. The Department of Health Science seeks applicants for two full time, temporary athletic training faculty members within the department. These are 9-month faculty positions with teaching and clinical athletic training responsibilities. Appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal. Apply here.


The Bridgewater College athletic department announced today that Heather Grant of Bridgewater, Va. has been named the college’s director of clinical athletic training after successfully filling the role in an interim capacity for the past year. Grant joined Bridgewater as an athletic trainer in 2013 and was named interim director of clinical athletic training in 2014. Prior to her time at Bridgewater, Grant was the head athletic trainer at Marywood University.


University Of San Diego seeks an Assistant Softball Coach that will assist the Head Coach in all aspects of the program, including recruiting, practice/game planning and coaching, individual skill development, and administrative tasks. The Assistant Coach will assist with the team’s offensive and defensive strategies and skills. Apply here.


Parkland College seeks an Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach. This is a member of the Athletic Department staff and will assist the Head Coach in the day to day operations of the Women’s Soccer Team. The Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach is a part-time, stipend appointment on a schedule established by the Director of Athletics. Internal and external events may occasionally necessitate an altered work schedule. Apply here.


Washington University in St. Louis Director of Athletics Josh Whitman announced the hiring of Bryan Lenz as the university’s first Director of Recreational Sports & Campus Fitness. Lenz will also carry the title of Associate Director of Athletics and will serve as a member of the senior leadership team in the Department of Athletics. Lenz will contribute to the final design of the Sumers Recreation Center and will lead efforts to plan for its grand opening in August 2016.


Over the past three years as the senior athletic administrator over finance and administration at the University of Memphis, Stacy Martin has had oversight in creating and making significant improvements to financial efficiencies within the department of intercollegiate athletics. She has also helped shape the department’s administrative staff into the leanest and most proficient in the American Athletic Conference. After having affected change and bolstering Memphis Athletics’ administrative endeavors the last three years, Martin has accepted a position within the American Athletic Conference. She will become the league’s Chief Financial Officer.


Brian Holcomb, who turns 35 next week, is a 17-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and has deployed multiple times overseas. Once cleared by the NCAA in early March, he became a student-athlete at Jacksonville University, earning a spot on the Dolphins’ roster. Holcomb is currently working on his nursing degree at the University so he can return to service with more knowledge to serve his country. A member of the Wounded Warrior Project, Holcomb’s return to the mound comes some 17 years in the making from his last level of competition when he starred at Mason High School in Michigan. At Mason, he owned a 4-1 record with a 1.90 ERA with 37 strikeouts his senior season before graduating and enlisting in the service.


Athletic Director Juan Mascaro has announced the promotion of Kristin Rosato to head coach of Brevard’s women’s lacrosse program. Rosato served as an assistant coach this season under Mascaro, who took over the program on an interim basis in January. Together, Mascaro and Rosato coached the Tornados to a 3-12 record in the program’s second season of existence. Brevard earned its first women’s lacrosse win in school history on March 21 and knocked off Lincoln Memorial in April for the team’s first-ever conference victory.


In the past few years, Utah State University has completed the $6.5 million ICON Sports Performance Center, the $9.7 million Wayne Estes basketball practice facility, landed a $2.4 million Nike apparel contract and announced a 21-year agreement with Maverik that will provide much of the funding for upcoming football-stadium renovations. Last month, state lawmakers approved $1.5 million in funding for USU athletics at the request of Senate Budget Chairman Lyle Hillyard, R-Logan. – LYA WODRASKA, The Salt Lake Tribune Read More.

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