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May 27, 2015


Athletics department officials at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke announced Tuesday that Robin Langley, a 16-year veteran of the department, has been named Assistant Athletics Director for Academic Support and Student Success. Langley, who collected 160 victories as the head coach of the tennis program for the last 16 years, will be charged with assisting student-athletes in UNCP’s 16 varsity sports with balancing their academic and athletic demands. She will also serve as a lecturer in UNCP’s Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER) department.


Sources tell College AD that John David Wicker will be announced shortly as the new Associate AD for Operations at Georgia Tech. He is the current Senior Associate Athletic Director at San Diego State. A 1992 graduate of Mississippi State, Wicker made about $120,000 annually at SDSU. He previously worked At Washington State, who served as associate athletic director for events and facility operations. He also worked at the University of Southern Mississippi in a similar role before his hiring at WSU in 2001.


Bluefield College interim Athletic Director Mike White has announced the hire of Shelley Newton as head softball coach, with her duties beginning immediately. Embarking upon her first head coaching position, Newton brings seven years of collegiate softball experience to the BC program. Newton—a native of Chesapeake, Virginia—spent last season as an assistant at Alderson-Broaddus University, as the team went 21-17 and had five All-GMAC selections, including Freshman of the Year.

May 26, 2015


Just two days after his 11th season ended with an extra-inning win over Stanford, Donnie Marbut has been fired as baseball coach at WSU, the school announced. Marbut had one year remaining on his contract after receiving a roll over extension from Bill Moos last summer. Marbut was hired before the 2005 season and tasked with getting the school’s most prosperous program back on track after a dismal decade following Bobo Brayton’s retirement. It took him a few years, but Marbut was able to get the team back to the postseason with two straight appearances in 2009 and 2010. The team didn’t make it out of the regional either year, but the team seemed to be back on the right track. – SBNation. Read More.


The New York University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is accepting applications for a full-time Assistant Varsity M/W Swim Coach/Assistant Natatorium Manager. Assist with day to day management of Coles and or The Palladium Natatorium operations, including scheduling, maintenance, event management and pool safety procedures. Apply here.


University of North Carolina at Greensboro  is seeking a Head Men’s Tennis Coach/Director of Tennis. The Director of Tennis is the person responsible for administering the year-round on court activities for the men’s tennis program and administrative duties for both the men’s and women’s tennis programs. Apply here.


University of Alaska Director of Athletics Dr. Gary Gray has announced the hiring of Chris Caskey as the Assistant Athletic Director of Communications. He will join the Nanook Athletic Department on July 1. Prior to Arkansas, Caskey spent two years as the Assistant Sports Information Director at William Woods University, a NAIA institution in Fulton, Missouri. He was the primary contact for cross country, track and field, volleyball, women’s basketball and women’s soccer for two years and the primary for baseball and softball for a year.


The Lindenwood University–Belleville athletic department has announced the hiring of Angelo Crinzi as the head coach of the men’s and women’s wrestling programs. Crinzi was most recently a graduate assistant for the past two seasons at LU–Belleville. Last season Crinzi coached one all–American men’s wrestler and a women’s wrestler that took fifth at the U.S. Open, which qualified her for the World Team Trials. – Sports College. Read more.


The University of New Orleans Department of Athletics has named Blake Dean its Interim Head Baseball Coach. Dean, who has spent the previous two seasons as the hitting coach for the Privateers, will become the team’s interim head coach effective Monday, May 25. The former LSU standout and 2009 College World Series champion replaces Hall of Fame coach Ron Maestri, who announced his retirement from the program earlier this week.


Assistant Director of Athletics for Marketing and Operations  Jeff Bowerman has resigned, effective May 29, to pursue a new career opportunity and to have more time for his growing family. Bowerman joined TWU in October 2006 as the sports information director.  In January 2009, he transitioned to the assistant AD role where he has been responsible for the operations and home event management for the Pioneers’ five varsity women’s sports in addition to coordinating the use of Kitty Magee Arena, Pioneer Field, and the TWU Soccer Field.


Jay Jacobs wants to make sure everyone will be on a level playing field in college athletics, and that’s why the Southeastern Conference is considering proposals to limit recruiting satellite football camps and making sure the cost of attendance supplementsto athletes reflect the true cost of every student. The league will also begin to reap the benefits of the SEC Network, with an announcement Friday that will include payments of millions to each school reflecting the last 10 months of revenue generated by the new venture.


Post University announced Heath Isaacson as the first head coach of the women’s ice hockey team. Isaacson most recently served as the assistant coach at New England College in Henniker, N.H. Prior to New England College, Isaacson was the head women’s coach for the South Dakota State University club team. During his nine years in Brookings, he led the Lady Jackrabbits to three National Championship appearances and was named American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Women’s Division II National Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2011.


Brevard Athletic Director Juan Mascaro has announced the hiring of Michael Bayne to lead the Tornados’ track program. Bayne will serve as the Head Coach of the track team and as the Special Teams Coordinator for the Tornados football program. Bayne has spent the last eight seasons coaching special teams at the Division II level, including five years at North Greenville following a three-year stint at Brevard under head coach Paul Hamilton.


University of Massachusetts Director of Athletics Ryan Bamford announced today the appointment of Thomas P. McElroy as Senior Associate Director of Athletics for External Relations. McElroy adds a wealth of marketing, public relations, and administrative experience from the collegiate, conference and private sector. From 1981 to 2001, McElroy was a senior administrator at the BIG EAST Conference rising to the position as Senior Associate Commissioner. At the BIG EAST, he supervised and coordinated interdepartmental functions for basketball and football, championships, finances, and public relations and marketing.


The Big Ten received a record number of berths to the NCAA baseball tournament Monday. Oregon, a team that MSU swept on the road in nonconference play during the regular season, earned an at-large berth to the 64-team field. The Spartans, though, got left out again and were one of the final teams to miss the field, similar to what happened in 2013. MSU was one of the final teams left out of the NCAAs in 2013 after missing the Big Ten Tournament. –  Chris Solari, Lansing State Journal. Read more.




Andy Lopez is retiring after a 14-year stint as Arizona’s baseball coach that included a pair of College World Series appearances and the 2012 national title. The 61-year-old Lopez had quadruple bypass surgery in 2013, but didn’t miss a game while winning 487 times in the desert. He won 1,174 games during a 33-year career that included stops at Cal State Dominguez Hills, Pepperdine and Florida. He coached 39 All-Americans and had 131 players who went on to sign professional contracts, including seven who were first-round picks in the Major League Baseball draft. – The State. Read More.


Shay Berry stepped down in his role as Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities & Operations and Men’s Basketball coach on Monday May 18th, after four years at both positions. In Berry’s four years on the bench for the Hawks he guided the Hawks to the CUNYAC Tournament each year, including a trip to the semifinals during the 2013-2014 season.


The University of Toledo seeks qualified candidates for the position of Athletic Development Operations Assistant.The Athletic Development Operations Assistant manages all operations, events and activities of the Athletic Development and Office of Athletic External Affairs. Examples include management of donor recognition programs and administration of donor benefits. Directs and coordinates all booster group activities. Manages special fundraising events, and serves as VIP services  coordinator. [email protected]

May 25, 2015


The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference is seeking candidates to serve a one-year internship in the field of strategic communications beginning August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2016. The successful candidate will support the growth of the league’s digital and social media initiatives by assisting in the creation of engaging web, social and mobile content. [email protected]


Morrisville State College seeks candidates for the position of head coach for women’s softball with a secondary duty within the office of sports information. Softball duties to include management of all aspects of the college’s NCAA Division III softball program including recruitment and retention of team members and support of program needs across the athletic department. Apply here.


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is seeking a Head Men’s Tennis Coach. The Head Men’s Tennis Coach reports to the Director of Athletics and the Senior Associate Athletic Director and must subscribe to the SIUE Principles Governing Athletics. This position is responsible for the organization and administration of the men’s tennis program. [email protected]


Paul Hamilton, head football coach and Shannon Reid, head women’s basketball coach, attended Wednesday’s press conference with Dr. David Joyce, college president, and Juan Mascaro, athletics director.Both were in agreement with President Joyce that the reclassification will level the playing field at the college and fit more closely with the school’s academic direction. –  Robbie Robertson ,Transylvania Times. Read more.


Grand Canyon University’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is currently seeking an Assistant Professor/Director of Athletic Training. Responsibilities: Remains current with new trends and development in his/her field of expertise and faculty responsibilities include: plan, implement, and evaluate athletic training degree curriculum, participate in university and community service activities, satisfy committee appointments, and engage in professional activities. Apply here.


After a bounce-back season that exceeded most expectations, the Coastal Carolina baseball team is headed back to the NCAA Regionals as a No. 2 seed and will start its playoff push in College Station, Texas.The players and coaches were joined by university president David DeCenzo, Chants football coach Joe Moglia, assistant basketball coach Stacey Palmore and fans and supporters for a live watch party at Handley’s Pub and Grub in Carolina Forest. – Ryan Young, Myrtle Beach Online. Read more.


Southern Connecticut State University is seeking for the position of  Women’s Lacrosse – Head Coach. This position will provide leadership for all aspects of SCSU Women’s Lacrosse program. Knowledge of and commitment to compliance with NCAA and identifies, evaluates and recruits academically prepared students in accordance with University policies and NCAA regulations. [email protected]


Liberty University, a Division I member of the Big South Conference, is seeking qualified applicants for Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Operations. This is a full-time, 12 month position. This position reports to the Director of Athletics and will oversee all aspects of the athletic department’s external areas, including athletics communications, sales and promotions, ticket office, and Flames Club.  [email protected]


Washington State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director of Athletics, Football Head Athletic Trainer (Senior Athletic Trainer). Under the guidance of team physicians and administrative supervision by the Senior Associate Director of Athletics, this position coordinates and manages all athletic training services provided to WSU football student-athletes. Apply here.


Brad Berry has long been associated with the University of North Dakota men’s hockey program. He played for three seasons in the 1980s and has spent nine as an assistant coach under Dean Blais and Dave Hakstol. His role is now changing. Last week, Berry was introduced as the head coach of the UND men’s hockey program, where he will essentially be the CEO in charge of running the perennial powerhouse team. He has played an essential role in nearly every area of running the program to this point – recruiting, developing and game-day coaching. –


Cougar baseball coach Donnie Marbut is trying to raise funds to build a $6.5 million clubhouse at Bailey-Brayton Field. The longest, loudest base-race in baseball occurs every day of spring on Cougar Way in Pullman.  Cougar baseball players have always taken the trek, which used to be just one more quirky, old-school thing the players did that may have been distinct to Washington State, but wasn’t uniquely burdensome. And so solving that problem falls to baseball coach Donnie Marbut, who says he is disappointed the WSU athletic department isn’t doing more to support his efforts to build a $6.5 million clubhouse, and as a result is trying to raise the funds himself. – Bailey-Brayton, Spoke Mans. Read more.


After 14 months as the No. 2 official in the UH athletic department under close friend and predecessor Mack Rhoades, Yurachek is now in charge of continuing the progress of the past few years: the transition to the American Athletic Conference, the opening of $120 million TDECU Stadium and current construction of a $25 million basketball development center and big-time coaching hires Kelvin Sampson and Tom Herman. – Joseph Duarte, Houston Chronicle. Read more.

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