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May 29, 2015


Augustana College is currently looking for an individual to fill the position of full-time Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. Successful candidates will assist with the implementation of strength training, conditioning, linear and lateral speed development, flexibility, and recovery workouts for 3 to 5 sports programs.  [email protected]

May 28, 2015


Western Kentucky University  seeks to hire an individual for the position of Coordinator, Athletic Compliance. This is a 12-month, full-time position. This position will report directly to the Associate Athletics Director of Compliance and Student Services. Applicants must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of WKU, Conference USA and the NCAA. Apply here.


University of Wisconsin – Madison seeks an Assistant Athletic Communications Director, the incumbent will provide the Athletic Communications Office with the publicity and media relations efforts for selected teams and serves as the primary media contact for the women’s hockey team and the men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s track and field programs. [email protected]


Florida State University seeks an Athletic Coordinator – Ticket Office. Responsible for the coordination of daily sales reconciliation for phone, walk-up, and internet transactions as well as reporting and depositing daily receipts with Athletics Business Office cashier in adherence with University and Athletics Department policies and procedures. Apply here.


Miami University is accepting applications for Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance.  This position is responsible for advising, monitoring, and assisting in the work required to comply with The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Mid-American Conference (MAC) and the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) rules and regulations which include but are not limited to:amateurism, eligibility, playing and practice seasons; financial aid, education and monitoring of student athletes, coaches, and athletic department staff. Apply here.


Loyola Marymount University is seeking a Head Coach Women’s Softball that Administer and coach Women’s Softball team to provide a successful intercollegiate competition experience for LMU student athletes. Select, develop, supervise, and evaluate assigned assistant coaches and support staff, and prepare task assignments based on job descriptions, for assistant coaches and support staff as well. Apply here.


Nicholls State University Athletics Director, Rob Bernardi, announced the hiring of Dr. Lori Richard as Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services. Richard started her tenure at Nicholls in 2009 where she served in the same capacity for two and a half years as Coordinator for Athletic Academic Services. In 2011, she transferred over to the University College department to serve as a freshman advisor, as well as instruct University Studies 101. Later in the year, she was promoted to Coordinator of Student Engagement where she was the director of the Tutorial and Academic Enhancement Center and oversaw a staff of three professionals and approximately 25 student workers.


Houghton College Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics H. “Skip” Lord was elected as the new second Vice President for the Empire 8 Conference, effective July 1, 2015. Under Coach Skip Lord’s direction, the athletics program at Houghton College has grown to be one of the most respected among small schools in the Northeast. Lord takes pride in directing a department known for sports ministry, character development, academic excellence and athletic achievement.


Former University of Alaska head coach Tavis MacMillan has been hired as one of  hockey coach Jim Montgomery’s assistants at the University of Denver.  MacMillan, a UAF alum, was an assistant coach at his alma mater from 1996-2003 under current Penn State coach Guy Gadowsky before taking the head coaching responsibilities when his predecessor left for Princeton. MacMillan replaces Joe Clark, who resigned from his post last month. MacMillan won’t be the only assistant on Montgomery’s staff with ties to the state of Alaska. – Jeff Cox, SB Nation. Read more.


Shorter University Athletics announced today that head men’s soccer coach Paulo Neto has accepted an offer to become head coach at NCAA Division I Saint Francis (PA) University. In three years as head coach of the Hawks, Neto posted 26 wins – 12 of which came this past fall when he guided Shorter to the program’s first-ever berth in the Gulf South Conference Tournament championship match. His teams increased their win total in each of his three seasons on the Hill as Neto successfully navigated the Hawks through the grueling transition into the Gulf South Conference.


Malone University  softball head coach  Tenequa Martin decided to resign after two years of coaching at the University. Coach Martin led the Pioneers to a 14-62-1 record in her two seasons as Malone’s head coach in the highly competitive Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). She also helped guide four players to the All-GLIAC Honorable Mention Team, one player to the All-Midwest Region Second Team and seven players to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Scholar Athlete Team.


Gannon Director of Athletics Lisa Goddard McGuirk has named Gannon alumnus Dale White as the University’s head men’s soccer coach. White replaces Rob van Rheenen, who resigned as the program’s all-time winningest coach in March.White returns to Gannon after a stellar five-year run as the head coach at Mercyhurst University. White was named NSCAA Atlantic Region Coach of the Year in 2012 and most recently selected as the 2014 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Coach of the Year after a season that included 15 consecutive victories.


University of North Dakota head men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach Chris Maiello announced the hiring of Ryan Rich as an assistant coach. A native of Minnetonka, Minn., Rich comes to UND after a decade of experience in college, high school and club level programs. He spent last season at Tulane University as a graduate assistant. He was a volunteer assistant women’s swimming coach at Purdue University. The Boilermakers took 25th at the NCAA Division I Championships and were seventh in the ultra-competitive Big Ten Conference.


The University of Arkansas Band program is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Benjamin Lorenzo to the position of Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands.  Dr. Lorenzo will serve as Director of the 335+ member Razorback Marching Band, conduct the Symphonic Band, and teach courses in the University of Arkansas Department of Music. Since 2012 Dr. Lorenzo has served as the Assistant Director of Bands at Oklahoma State University where he assisted with the teaching and administration of the OSU Cowboy Marching Band and Spirit Band, taught courses in music education, and supervised student teachers. -Arkansas Media Relations, The Daily Progress. Read more.


The Maritime Athletics Department has announced that Anthony Pedrotti  has been hired to serve as the department’s Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, and will also serve as an assistant coach on the Maritime football staff. Pedrotti comes to Maritime from Bethany College in Bethany West Virginia, where he served as the offensive line and tight ends coach and strength coordinator for the Bison as he helped the team to a 6-5 record, including four wins in Presidents Athletic Conference play.


The Mercer University Athletics Department is currently seeking an Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations. This position will be responsible for serving as the primary media contact for sports as assigned by the director.  Apply here.

May 27, 2015


Western Carolina University seeks an Assistant Director of Development. The successful candidate will have a visible role in the Western Carolina University Athletics Department working as a member of the Catamount Club Development team expected to meet and exceed annual fundraising goals for WCU Athletics. The individual will be charged with managing a donor portfolio with specific focus on membership renewals, giving level upgrades, identification of new prospects, and gifts for specific sports. [email protected]


Lindenwood University-Belleville seeks a new Athletic Event Management Graduate Assistant. This individual will assist with event management and marketing for all LU-Belleville home athletic events including game day operations. The candidate must be willing to work flexible hours, be a self-motivated worker, and effectively communicate with LU-Belleville coaches, staff, and administration. [email protected]


Drury University, an NCAA Division II institution invites applications for the position of Men and Women’s Swimming and Diving Assistant Coach. The appointment will be a full time 12 month position. Provides academic advising and mentoring to student-athletes and monitors academic progress throughout the academic year. Provides technical expertise in the fundamentals of the sport, instructs student-athletes in the basics as well as advanced techniques, and assists the Head Coach. [email protected]


Director of Athletics and Recreation Brad Koch has announced the following title changes, effective July 1, 2015: Orlin Jespersen, Associate Director of Athletics for Recreation and Community Engagement ,Brian Beacham, Associate Director of Athletics, Jess Huda, Assistant Director of Athletics and Recreation Laura Patton, Coordinator of Academic Services Rob Dallas, Coordinator of Facilities and Operations. These changes will allow  to meet the demands of that growth and help student-athletes reach higher levels of success both in and out of the classroom.



Bucknell University seeks a new Assistant Director of Athletics Development. The Assistant Director of Athletics Development is a full-time, benefits-eligible administrative staff position that reports directly to the Director of Athletics Development.  Apply here.



More than two-thirds of the new Sukup End Zone Club suites at Jack Trice Stadium are sold with the Iowa State University athletic department preparing to make another sales push later in the summer. ISU senior associate athletic director of external relations Frank Nogel said almost 2,100 club suite seats are already purchased. The entire project, which includes changes to Reiman Gardens, will not exceed $60 million, according to Iowa Board of Regent documents. Construction is expected to be complete for the season opener against Northern Iowa on Sept. 5. ISU football coach Paul Rhoads is looking forward to having his team take the field in the renovated stadium. – Ames Tribune. Read more.


Teel confirmed that he is leaving his post as a Rutgers graduate assistant coach to become the offensive coordinator at Don Bosco. Teel will be on a staff headed by his former head coach at the Bergen County-based powerhouse, Greg Toal. He replaces Drew Lascari, who took a head coaching position at a school in Florida. Teel returned to Rutgers, where he still holds most of the quarterback records set from 2005-2008, in February 2014 after giving up a career on Wall Street. – Ryan Dunleavy, APP. Read more.


Greg Bergeron has resigned as associate head coach of Tennessee baseball according to a tweet from the baseball program’s Twitter account. Bergeron came to Tennessee with head coach Dave Serrano in 2011, and ran the Vols offense and worked with infielders for four seasons.Bergeron has been on Serrano’s staff for all 11 of Serrano’s seasons as a Division I head coach including trips to the College World Series with UC Irvine in 2007 and Cal State Fullerton in 2009. – WBIR. Read more.


The University of Illinois (UI) athletic department launched additional “health and well being” support for student-athletes. UI’s new changes include hiring personnel to work directly with student-athletes, identifying and reporting potential health risks. The school will also provide training for coaches on student-athlete well being. The appointed officials UI plans to implement will also be reporting directly to athletic director Mike Thomas.


Football coach Charlie Partridge announced that Ben Strickland has been named secondary coach, replacing Nick Caley, who recently left to join the staff of the New England Patriots. Strickland played under Partridge when he was associate head coach and defensive coordinator at Wisconsin and spent the last three years on the Badgers’ staff as an assistant with a focus on cornerbacks and special teams. – Brian Biggane, Fau Focus. Read more.


Damon Coupe, women’s tennis head coach for the past four years at Cal Poly, has resigned. Coupe compiled a 26-56 dual match record over his four seasons at the helm, including a 12-23 conference mark, and the program produced 11 All-Big West Conference selections, including seven all-conference first-team honors. This season, the Mustangs were 5-16 and redshirt sophomore Louise Oxnevad earned first-team honors while the combination of Oxnevad and junior Dane Joubert collected honorable mention praise in doubles.


The USA Today does a tremendous job each year compiling the balance sheets of every public institution in Division I’s athletic department. In the 2013-14 fiscal, the Big Ten and SEC dominated the standings of moneymaking. Oregon held the top overall spot for this period, raking in almost $200 million in revenue. Michigan (2nd), Ohio State (5th), Wisconsin (8th), Penn State (12th), Minnesota (15th), Iowa (16th), and Michigan State (18th) gave the Big Ten seven of the top 20 schools in the rankings — a number matched only by the SEC. Indiana came in 9th among Big Ten teams, bringing in around $84 million in the 2013-14 fiscal. – Kyle Robbins, Crimson Quarry. Read more.


Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell announced that Andrew Warsaw has been hired as the director of football operations. He replaces Casey Nuss in the position. Warsaw spent the previous three seasons at the University of Arizona as the football program’s operations coordinator. His duties there included day-to-day operations, travel coordination, player personnel and recruiting logistics. He has also worked at Fordham, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Penn and Villanova. Penn was the 2010 Ivy League champions while he was there and Villanova won the 2011 FCS national championship.


Oregon State’s athletic department saw a noticeable drop in total revenue and rise in total expenses in 2014, according to a national database released by USA. OSU’s total revenue of $63,301,794 — a decrease from the $65,467,970 brought in during 2013 — ranks 50th nationally and eighth in the Pac-12 among public institutions. Contributing to OSU’s drop in total revenue was a decrease in key figures like ticket sales ($10,909,633 in 2013 to $10,080,314 in 2014) and contributions ($12,658,820 to $10,670,196). OSU spent more in 2014 on coaching staff salaries ($18,835,758 in 2013 to $20,015,180 in 2014), scholarships ($8,895,563 to $9,451,226) and building/grounds ($10,373,856 to $10,804,851). – Gina Mizell, Oregon Live. Read more.

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