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May 25, 2015

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor has fired longtime baseball coach Steve Smith after the Bears had their fewest wins since 1981. Smith’s firing after 21 seasons was announced in a release from the school Sunday, a day after the Bears lost 4-0 to Texas in the Big 12 tournament to finish with a 23-32 record. Athletic director Ian McCaw said a nationwide search for Smith’s replacement would begin immediately. – The Associated Press. Read more.

May 22, 2015

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY KINGSVILLE

A graduate assistant is needed at Texas A&M University- Kingsville for the Women’s Tennis Program. Applicant must have completed their bachelor’s degree and have collegiate playing experience, preferably at a NCAA Division I or II institution. The preferred candidate would aspire to work within the field of collegiate coaching with the goal of coaching at the collegiate level. [email protected]

CORBAN UNIVERSITY

Corban University seeks a part time Graduate Assistant-Softball. This position will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of the softball program as defined by the head coach, including spiritual, academic, and athletic development. Responsibilities may include assisting with practice planning, fundraising, game management, field maintenance, academic monitoring, running JV practices, and coaching JV games. Apply here.

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA–LINCOLN

University of Nebraska–Lincoln; Athletic Department invites applications for the position of  Assistant Athletic Director – Marketing & Fan Experience. Manage, lead and mentor marketing team on event dates/office assignments to best represent Nebraska Athletics, its stakeholders and their professional development. Serve as the direct contact for all head coaches across each of the 24 varsity sports within the Athletic Department in development of annual marketing strategies, plans and timelines. Apply here.

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

Tilghman Moyer, who has served in a leadership role for Temple University’s Office of Institutional Advancement since 2008, has been named to the position of Senior Associate Athletic Director/Associate Vice President for Athletic Development. In his new role, Moyer will focus his attention on raising private funds in support of Temple University student-athletes, while also having oversight of the athletic development operation.

POST UNIVERSITY

Post University is currently accepting applications for the role of Head Coach – Track and Field. Oversees the activities of an athletic team for Track and Field at the Division II level. Plans and directs training of student athletes, and assesses individuals’ abilities and skill level to determine appropriate team position. Apply here.

NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

Northern Kentucky University is seeking a  Head Women’s Softball Coach. He is responsible for the organization and administration of the women’s softball program in accordance with the rules and regulations of the University, Atlantic Sun Conference and NCAA. Apply here.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced the campus had received a notice of allegations from the NCAA as the next phase in its investigation of academic irregularities and possible bylaw infractions. In a joint statement, Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham said the University had begun reviewing the NCAA’s notice. – UNC Athletic Communications . Read more.

MACALESTER COLLEGE

Macalester director of athletics Kim Chandler has announced the hiring of Bob Dignazio as the department’s recruiting coordinator. Dignazio joins the Scots’ staff after four seasons as the men’s lacrosse coach at Beloit College (Wis.), where he guided the lacrosse program through its first three years and, this past year, served as the athletics-admissions liaison for the Buccaneers’ athletic programs.

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

The timetable and location for Georgia’s indoor athletic facility is confirmed public knowledge. The construction will alter the current outdoor practice fields, but McGarity anticipates there being a 100-yard outdoor field, at least another 90-yarder and two more partial fields once everything is completed. Previous estimates were in the $30 million range. Construction could begin as early as January. – Fletcher Page, Online Athens. Read more.

FRANKLIN PIERCE UNIVERSITY

Franklin Pierce University Director of Athletics Bruce Kirsh has announced that Bruce Marshall has been named the fourth head coach of the University’s men’s ice hockey program. Marshall previously spent 25 seasons as the head coach at University of Connecticut, where he ushered the program through its transition from Division III to Division I and laid the groundwork for the program’s move to Hockey East.

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

The Catbacker Tour’s Western Swing has always been a special week for K-State’s Lon Floyd. As the Assistant Athletics Director of Development Events, Floyd has spent the past two decades working on the Catbacker Tour and has made countless relationships along the way. However, this year – his final on the tour before retiring from K-State in just nine short days – has added meaning.

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

University of Houston Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Hunter Yurachek announced Friday the promotion of Jeramiah Dickey as the program’s Deputy Athletics Director. The promotion is the fourth of Dickey’s tenure at UH since arriving in May of 2010 and the latest since being promoted to Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Relations in the spring of 2014. Dickey came to Houston after serving for more than three years as assistant athletics director for development at the University of Akron.

DUKE UNIVERSITY

The Duke University Athletic Department will hold a surplus sale Friday, May 29, and Saturday, May 30. The Friday event is scheduled to run from 2-6 p.m. and the Saturday times from 8 a.m. – 12:00 pm, or as long as supplies last in Card Gym, which is located adjacent to Cameron Indoor Stadium on West Campus. Cash and credit cards will be accepted but checks will not. All sales are final as no exchanges or returns will be allowed.

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Robert Giovannetti, a name synonymous with Texas Tech Athletics over the past decade, has been named the Senior Associate Athletics Director for external operations and strategic communications, Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt announced Friday. Giovannetti, the television play-by-play voice for Texas Tech TV broadcasts, will assume his new position on June 1 where he will have direct oversight over several of the department’s external units, including athletics communications, sports broadcasting, promotions and fan engagement, ticket sales and ticket operations.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Plans to move forward with the University of Michigan’s new $15 million golf course clubhouse are stuck in the mud following the Board of Regents’ May 21 meeting. The clubhouse featured dynamic glass windows and bricks that are similar to Michigan Stadium across the street, and it would take the club from its existing 16,000 square feet to just under 24,000 square feet, and it will optimize operational functions, increase energy efficiency and include modern and spacious banquet facilities for the use of the entire university community, officials said. – Jeremy Allen, MLIVE. Read more.

RMUL

Robert Morris University Illinois Director of Athletics Megan Smith Eggert has announced the hiring of Jessica Gregory as the new Head Women’s Volleyball Coach for the 2015 season. Coach Gregory’s playing and coaching experiences date back over the last two decades and she was most recently the Director of Midway Momentum Volleyball Club in Burbank, Illinois. In addition, she also filled the roles of tier trainer, skill-specific session trainer, and mental toughness training.

COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS

The College of the Holy Cross, in conjunction with Crusader Sports Properties, has announced a multi-year strategic partnership with Sports Radio 1440 WEEI Worcester to become the new flagship radio home of the Crusaders. In this new partnership, all of Holy Cross’ football and men’s basketball games during the 2015-2016 school year will be aired. Selected women’s basketball games will also be a part of the package, while the majority of the women’s games will continue to air on 1230 AM Emmanuel Radio.

CITADEL

The Citadel Brigadier Foundation named Rob Hoak as its Executive Director on May 19, 2015. Hoak, who earned his business administration degree from The Citadel in 1978, spent his 37 years in banking, most recently with TD Bank. Along with his daily professional responsibilities Hoak has served as a fundraiser for the $100 million capital campaign for The Citadel Foundation along with treasurer and executive committee member for The Citadel Brigadier Foundation.

SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY

Seventeen years ago, Sandra Chambers started the softball program at Sul Ross State University when she became the program’s first head coach. Chambers, who coached the program during its first three seasons and returned as head coach for the 2006-2007 season, has been named Sul Ross State’s Assistant Director of Athletics. In that position, she will also serve as the Lobos’ Senior Women’s Administrator, take full charge of SRSU’s compliance effort, and handle game day administration for home events while retaining her position as a professor of mathematics. She will step down from her position as head softball coach.

UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY

The University of Detroit Mercy Department of Athletics announced Wednesday plans to install a four-sided, center-hung videoboard/scoreboard at historic Calihan Hall in time for the 2015-16 basketball season. The centerpiece of the project is a four-sided, high-definition main videoboard that will hang directly above Dick Vitale Court, with full LED video capabilities, including video and instant replay. The display will be used for highlights, graphics, game presentation and other animation to enhance the fan gameday experience.

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The Pennsylvania State University invites candidate’s for the job of Assistant Athletic Director for Business and Sport Operations. The Assistant Athletic Director reports to COO and is responsible for the overall management of various intercollegiate sports including the quality and integrity of programs; academic achievement; promoting the University’s vision, mission, and supervision of coaches and support staff members. Apply here.

MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY

Monmouth University is seeking a Multimedia Coordinator. The candidate would be expected to: help manage the overall operation of Monmouth’s live web streaming on ESPN3 and Monmouth Digital Network while working to improve the overall quality of the broadcasts and working a large percentage of the University’s home events. Apply here.

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY

Creighton University  is seeking an Assistant Ticket Manager-Athletics.  Assist in the daily operations and management of the Athletic Ticket Office. Manages the ticket office operations to include maintain and cultivate new season ticket holders and provide direct assistance for ticket related and athletic events. Apply here.

May 21, 2015

CITADEL

Sources tell College AD, Derek Satterfield will be the named director of media relations at The Citadel. Most recently he was at the University of Michigan as the Director of Football Communications during the Brady Hoke era. Prior to Michigan, he spent four years as an assistant communications director at the University of Arkansas.

NORWICH UNIVERSITY

Former Norwich University Director of Athletics and multi-sport coach Robert Priestley passed away at the age of 95 on Wednesday morning at the Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Mass. Priestley coached five sports and served as NU Director of Athletics for 15 years. In addition to coaching the baseball and track teams, he spent 20 years coaching golf, 15 years on the football staff (10 as head coach), and 28 years as head coach of the men’s ice hockey team.

MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY

Marquette University Vice President and Director of Athletics Bill Scholl has announced promotion of Adrienne Ridgeway to Associate Athletic Director for Academic Support & Student Programs. Ridgeway, who is completing her 12th year with the University, was promoted to her current position of Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services and Life Skills in 2008. She is replacing Tom Ford, who is retiring this summer after working for 25 years in the athletics department at Marquette.

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

Patrick Sterk will join the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation this summer as Associate Director of Athletics. Sterk, who most recently served as Senior Associate Director of Athletics at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, will begin his duties on July 6. Since 2011, Sterk has served as an athletics administrator at UNC Pembroke. Following two years as Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance and Student Success, Sterk was named Interim Director of Athletics and led the department from November 2012 to April 2013.

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

University of Oklahoma is seeking applicants for the position of Managerial Associate II- Director of Ticket Operations. Responsible for management of all phases of ticket operations, including order processing, printing and distribution of tickets of all athletic events sponsored by The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department. Must be excellent in Paciolan ticketing software, eVenue and all elements of game day ticketing processes and box office management. Apply here.

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

Steve Snapp, a member of the Ohio State Department of Athletics from July of 1973 through July of 2011 (38 years) died Thursday at the age of  69. During his career, Snapp worked more than 30 bowl games, traveled to two men’s Final Fours with the Buckeyes and helped promote countless individual award candidates, including four Heisman Trophy winners. Additionally, he initiated the jersey retirement system to recognize former Ohio State athletes. Snapp won several national awards for his media guides and feature writing efforts.


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