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June 1, 2015


UAB will reninsate football in 2016. UAB school president Ray Watts is expected to make the announcement official at a 4 p.m. news conference. After’s report, Watts confirmed the news to the Associated Press.


Jeremy Haworth has been named the head baseball coach at Mississippi College, it was announced by athletic director Mike Jones on Saturday (May 30). A press conference to introduce Coach Haworth will be held on Wednesday (June 3) in the Rebounder’s Room in A.E. Wood Coliseum at a time to be announced. Haworth comes to MC after a four-year stint as the head coach at Ouachita Baptist in Arkadelphia, Ark. While at OBU, a member of NCAA Division II and the Great American Conference, he compiled a record of 102-96-1 (.515) with a 57-50 (.533) mark in league play.


Arcadia University is seeking a Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach. The person in this position will manage all aspects of the sport program, including, but not limited to, practice planning, game preparation/scouting, in-game coaching, recruiting, budgeting, scheduling, team travel, equipment/apparel purchasing, staff supervision (if applicable)and general supervision of student-athletes. Apply here.


Denison University invites applications for an Assistant Football Coach. This individual will assist the head coach with the organization and development of all aspects of a NCAA Division III football program. The hired candidate will perform additional coaching or administrative assignments as required. Apply here.


Fairleigh Dickinson Director of Athletics David Langford has announced the promotion of Jennifer Quirk to Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Academics effective June 1, 2015. Quirk came to FDU in 1999 as an Academic Counselor in the Academic Advising Center.  Three years later she was promoted to Director of Student-Athlete Support Services and in 2006 she was elevated to Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services. She held also the position of Athletic Academic Counseling Intern at Indiana University for a year and a half.


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside athletic department announced the hiring of Brittany Nikolic on Monday as the new head coach for the storied Ranger women’s soccer program. Nikolic served as an assistant coach at Northwestern University, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 2004-2008. She helped UWM to a Horizon League regular season and tournament title in 2008 and UNLV to a Mountain West Conference Tournament crown in 2006 along with a regular season title for the Rebels in 2007.


Centre Athletics will be adding a familiar face to its team when 2006 Centre graduate Andrew Gavin returns to his alma mater as the Associate Athletic Director for Advancement and External Relations. Gavin will not only have the opportunity to return to his alma mater, but will also have a chance to reconnect with Brad Fields, Centre’s Director of Athletics and Recreation. After graduating from Centre, Gavin began his career in collegiate athletic administration working under Fields at the University of South Carolina Aiken. With nearly 10 years of experience in collegiate athletic administration, Gavin also served in athletic communications roles at USC Aiken from 2006-2008 and at the University of Central Florida from 2008-2010 before arriving at Green Bay.


When NCAA officials decided shortly before 9 p.m. CT Sunday to postpone No. 1 LSU’s game against North Carolina Wilmington in Baton Rouge because of expected bad weather, LSU athletic director Joe Alleva brought down the thunder. The game was rescheduled for noon CT Monday, rescuing Wilmington from a second consecutive long day. If LSU wins Monday, it advances to the best-of-three Super Regional round. A Wilmington win forces a second game between the teams at 7 p.m. Monday — weather permitting. – Bob Hille, Sporting News. Read more.


Iconic Wilkes coach Rollie Schmidt passed away. Schmidt had been an iconic figure for Wilkes University whether he was leading a team to inspiring victories as a head coach or just offering other coaches his support. Schmidt, who coached Wilkes’ football program for 20 seasons, is best known for leading the team to standards no other local college football squad has ever seen. Heck, there are only less than a handful of collegiate teams in the entire nation to do what Schmidt accomplished in the 1960s as he led Wilkes to a 32-game winning streak in 1965 through 1969. – Dave Rosengrant, Times Leader. Read more.


After building a pair of strong and successful programs for the Green Bay Phoenix, Jim Merner is retiring following a 25-year mainstay as head coach of both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs effective June 30. Merner began his tenure, the second longest of any active head coach at Green Bay, back in 1990, when he was hired as the women’s swimming and diving head coach. During his 25 years as head coach, Merner’s teams made consistent appearances on both the Horizon League All-Academic Teams and the CSCAA Scholar All-American Teams. – Swim Swam. Read more.


Seattle University has an exciting, dynamic opportunity for a part-time Head Men’s & Women’s Tennis Coach to join our community. This position is responsible for planning and implementing a competitive and well-rounded intercollegiate men’s and women’s tennis program to include the holistic development of the individual student-athletes. Apply here.


William Woods University in Fulton, is seeking a graduate assistant coach for Women’s Volleyball team. Duties include, but are not limited to, recruiting, academic/sport administration, assist with all facets of team travel and day to day coaching and training of student athletes. Tuition, room(if available) and board are provided. Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. [email protected]


Weber State University seeks an Assistant Tennis Coach. Responsibilities in this position include assisting the Director of Tennis in recruiting, preparation of student-athletes for competition, practice and game strategy preparation, ensuring the academic success of student-athletes, engaging in public relations activities within the community, and administrative functions as assigned by the Director of Tennis. Apply here.

May 29, 2015


Ben Herman has been named the Assistant Athletics Director for Equipment Operations at Eastern Michigan University, Vice President and Director of Athletics Heather Lyke announced. Before coming to Ypsilanti, Herman worked as the Assistant Director for Athletic Equipment Services at San Diego State University where he was responsible for budgeting, purchasing, and issuing athletic equipment for baseball, football, volleyball, lacrosse, swimming, water polo, tennis and golf. Prior to his time at San Diego State, Herman did a two year stint as the Assistant Equipment Manager at the University of San Diego where his primary equipment responsibilities where related to football.


Syracuse University, a Division 1 institution in the Atlantic Coast Conference, is seeking an Assistant Coach for the women’s volleyball program. This is a full-time, 40+ hours varied position, open July 1, 2015. Syracuse seeks a candidate to assist the head coach with all facets of a varsity sports program including organizing and preparation of practices and game strategies, managing video tape exchange, editing and statistical film analysis. Apply here.


Boston University , is accepting applications for the position of Head Softball Coach. The Head Coach will oversee all aspects of the softball program. Responsibilities include organization and supervision of games and practices, oversight of the program’s budget, management of a comprehensive recruiting program, and the implementation and coordination of fundraising with the Development Office. Apply here.


University of Wisconsin – Madison seeks a Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach. Perform assistant coach functions for a Division l program in accordance with NCAA, Big Ten, and University regulations. Areas of responsibility include: recruiting, organizing and conducting practices, performance of administrative and public relations duties, and other duties as assigned. [email protected].


The Nebraska Huskers Volleyball team announced the hiring of Chris Tamas as assistant coach.  Tamas replaces Dan Meske, who took the head coaching job at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He spent the last two seasons at Cal Poly, where the school recorded the 23rd ranked recruiting class nationally according to  Prior to that, he was on the staff at Minnesota under Hugh McCutcheon for two years.  During that time, the Gophers made the NCAA Sweet 16 both years, advancing to the Elite 8 in 2012. – Ty Peteranetz, Conrnation. Read more.


Bill Simpson has been named head coach for men’s and women’s tennis at Coker College. He had served as interim head coach since December 2014. Under Simpson, the Cobra women had their best season in school history, finishing 6-5 in South Atlantic Conference play. On the men’s side, the Cobras fell just one match short of the SAC Championship, earning a seventh place finish in league standings. In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Simpson was the assistant tennis professional at the Greenwood Country Club in Greenwood, S.C. He also spent summers from 2006-10 at the Smith Stearns Tennis Academy in Hilton Head where he taught private lessons and group clinics.


Santa Clara Athletics has hired Leslie Osborne as Assistant Athletic Director for Intercollegiate Sports and Student-Athlete Leadership and Kyle Eisenmann as Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance. Osborne is a 2005 graduate of Santa Clara where she earned her B.A. in Communications. From 2005 to 2013 Osborne was a professional soccer player with FC Gold Pride, Boston Breakers, and Chicago Red Stars. She was elected team captain on all three teams. She also earned 61 caps with the US National Team from 2004-10 and played on the 2007 World Cup Team where she was a U.S. Soccer Player of the Year finalist.


Dallas Baptist University has announced the hire of Chip Dutchik as the new Head Coach of the Division II Patriot Men’s Soccer Program.  Dutchik comes to Dallas Baptist after coaching at Lynn University from 2009-2014. He is a graduate of Missouri Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.  He started his collegiate soccer career as a student-athlete at Missouri Baptist University, where he was a three year varsity captain and received Player of the Year honors in 2002. In 2009, he was hired as the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.


California Baptist University’s men’s volleyball program will have a familiar face taking over the helm in former assistant coach Derek Schmitt, announced Wednesday evening by Director of Athletics Dr. Micah Parker. Schmitt, who joined the Lancer staff last season, brings a wealth of head coach experience after previously serving as the head men’s volleyball coach at Erskine College. In two years with the Flying Fleet, Schmitt led the team to claim both the Conference Carolinas 2014 regular and tournament championships in just the program’s second season.


Minot State University has named Spencer Hilde as its new head women’s golf coach. He replaces Whitney Aberle, who stepped down at the end of the 2014-15 season to spend more time with family. Hilde, a Moorhead, Minn., native, started his collegiate career with a bang, winning the Concordia Invite at The Meadows in 2007. He was a three-time Summit League All-Academic Team member. He placed 43r d at the Summit League Championship in 2011 and 49th in 2010.


The members of the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) have elected New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia as President of the Association. Moccia’s two-year term, ending in June 2017, will begin immediately following the MOAA’s June Symposium. Prior to SIU, Moccia was the Senior Associate AD at Missouri, where he worked for seven years and oversaw all components of Mizzou’s vast external operations. Before joining the Tigers in 2000, Moccia served as the Associate Athletic Director for External Operations at Southwest Texas University and the Director of Sales at the University of New Mexico.


Kent Reiber, assistant cross country coach at Saint Leo University for the past four seasons, will be the new head coach for the Lions’ men’s and women’s cross country and distance track programs. Reiber recently completed his fourth season as an assistant coach at Saint Leo, and has been the program’s interim head coach since mid-April. He was instrumental in coaching Saint Leo men’s and women’s cross country to Sunshine State Conference Championships in 2014, the first conference titles in either program’s history.


Lynn University Director of Athletics Dr. Kristen Migliano announced the resignation of head women’s golf coach Danny Randolph on Wednesday, effective immediately.  Randolph has been named the assistant women’s golf coach with the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs.Since joining the Fighting Knights in 2011, Randolph has led the team to unprecedented heights.  Under his guidance, Lynn’s women’s golf program claimed back-to-back NCAA Division II National Championships, won its first Sunshine State Conference Championship and NCAA South Regional tournaments, and won a total of 23 tournaments overall.


Gannon Director of Athletics Lisa Goddard McGuirk has announced the resignation of Gannon women’s golf head coach Ben Deets to become an Assistant Golf Professional at Dye Preserve Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida. Deets spent one season as the head coach in 2014-15. The Lady Knights recorded six top-five finishes in 10 events this season, including a team championship at the Mercyhurst Spring Invitational. The squad placed third at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championships, posting its fourth consecutive top-three finish.


Garden City Community College hired John Green as the new golf  head coach and he already has begun his duties. Green spent more than 25 years at Frank Phillips, serving in a multitude of positions, highlighted by the athletic director and golf coach responsibilities. While there, he was golf coach from 2007 to 2010 with the team qualifying for multiple NJCAA Golf Championships, finishing as high as ninth. Green becomes the fifth GCCC golf coach in four years since the program was reinstated in the fall of 2011 after an absence of 18 years. – 



Sterling College Athletics  seeks an Assistant Softball Coach to assist the head softball coach in all areas of coaching a NAIA collegiate softball program. Coaching duties would include but not limited to: daily coaching at games and practices with a concentration on skill development via pitching strategies, techniques, and mechanics. [email protected]


The Lebanon Valley College Office of Marketing and Communications seeks an assistant director of athletic communications/web content specialist to assist with the execution of all LVC marketing and communications goals related to athletic communications and web content. Reporting jointly to the director of athletic communications and the web communications specialist and assists in all phases of the Athletic Communications Office for LVC’s NCAA D-III athletic programs. Apply here.

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