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April 22, 2015

PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY

Pittsburg State football coach Tim Beck pivoted, indoors, for the first time, holding the scrimmage in the Gorillas’ brand-new, 150,000-square foot Robert W. Plaster Center, which houses a 100-yard turf football field. In it, there’s also an 11,000-square foot weight room (Alabama’s is 13,000), the football locker room, athletic offices and a 300-meter indoor track that will host the NCAA Division II indoor track and field championship in 2016 and 2018, and the NJCAA indoor track and field championships in 2017 and 2019. the unveiling of the new athletic facility, was built for around $14 million. -Tony Adame, Kansas.com.Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON

The University of Mary Washington’s rugby field is currently undergoing a full renovation—though the men’s club team may not be able to play on it in the fall. The field, along Hanover Street at the school’s Battleground Athletic Complex, is in the midst of a $250,000 renovation, according to UMW athletic director Ken Tyler. The school is also about to begin a $2 million renovation of the track team’s facilities in the same outdoor complex. – Lindley Estes,Fredericksburg.com. Read More.

BRENAU UNIVERSITY

Construction is underway on a future Brenau University athletic complex. Brenau athletes, coaches and representatives were present Tuesday for a groundbreaking event at the site of the future Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park on Jesse Jewell Parkway. Barnett said the softball complex will take up about 25 percent of the land. It will include a softball field, parking lot, field house, dug outs, stands, a press box, etc. The new park will be a major asset to athletes in these three sports.- Kristen Oliver, The Times-Gainesville. Read More.

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich unveiled Clemson’s commitment to its student-athletes’ welfare through “The Clemson Will,” a series of tenets established for the benefit, development and protection of student-athletes. This outlines the promises to any student-athlete to represent Clemson University. Radakovich said that Many of these guarantees and promises are not new, as Clemson has long been a leader in student-athlete welfare. In a structure guided by the 12 items listed in Mr. Clemson’s will, the Clemson athletic department has developed the 12 tenets. – The Times and Democrat. Read More.

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY

Scott Cameron was named Illinois State’s head swimming coach, Illinois State Director of Athletics Larry Lyons announced Tuesday. Cameron comes to Illinois State from the University of Idaho, where he has served as an assistant women’s swimming coach since 2012. He had previously served in several capacities, assisting the University of Michigan men’s and women’s teams, between 2008 and 2012. – College Swimming. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS

In an ongoing effort to expand student opportunities, the University of Sioux Falls will add women’s swimming and diving for the 2016-17 year, according to USF Director of Athletics Josh Snyder. USF will look to hire a head coach for swimming and diving to begin recruitment of prospective student-athletes to fill the squad during the 2015-16 academic year. – Keloland Tv. Read More.

ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY

Robert Morris University, an NCAA Division I member of the Northeast Conference, invites applications for a full-time assistant coaching position in Men’s Soccer. The successful candidate will assist the head coach in all phases of the program, including player development, practice planning, game preparation, recruiting, counseling and mentoring of student athletes, as well as all other assigned duties. This is a twelve month full-time position. Apply here.

FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY

Frostburg State University is seeking a Graduate Assistant Coach for Women’s Volleyball. This position is responsible for providing athletic coaching, supervision, recruiting, academic monitoring, and other duties related to the sport of volleyball as assigned by the head coach. [email protected]

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

Georgetown University seeks Assistant Field Hockey Coach. Reporting to the Head Field Hockey Coach, the Assistant Coach recruits, retains, supervises, and coaches student-athletes, under the guidelines of Georgetown, the BIG EAST Conference and NCAA. Carries out duties within the stated philosophy of Georgetown athletics and its educational mission. Apply here.

April 21, 2015

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

Temple University seeks Director of Ticket Operations. Reporting to the Associate Athletic Director for Marketing & Sales, the Director of Ticket Operations will oversee the day-to-day management of the Athletics Ticket Office. All candidates are also asked to email their cover letter, resume, and list of references to [email protected]

MONMOUTH COLLEGE

Monmouth College (IL), a member of the Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III, invites applications for the position of Baseball Coach. The head coach is responsible for managing all aspects of the baseball program as well as being committed to the academic mission of the college. This is a full time, 12 month position. [email protected]

ST. EDWARD’S UNIVERSITY

St. Edward’s University seeks Head Volleyball Coach. This will assist the university in meeting the stated goals of the mission and the athletic department through professional management of the volleyball program. Apply here.

BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY

Buena Vista University, a NCAA Division III institution and a member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach. The Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach will assist the Head Coach with all duties of successfully operating our men’s soccer program, including but not limited to recruiting student-athletes, assisting with training sessions/game preparation/gameday coaching, monitoring the student-athletes academically and managing game day [email protected]

ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY

Robert Morris University, an NCAA Division I member of the Northeast Conference, invites applications for a full-time assistant coaching position in Women’s Volleyball. Qualified candidates should email their resume (referencing this listing) to [email protected]

GRACE COLLEGE

Grace College, a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts college, is accepting applications for the position of Women’s Volleyball Coach/ Assistant Athletic Director. Grace College, a member of the NAIA and the National Christian College Athletic Association, competes in the very competitive Mid-Central Conference. [email protected]

WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY

Wichita State athletic director Eric Sexton has been promoted to vice president of student affair and executive director of athletics, university president John Bardo announced on Tuesday. The moves hands daily responsibility for the athletic department to Darron Boatright, promoted to deputy director of athletics and chief operating officer. Sexton became WSU’s athletic director in 2008 after serving as executive director for Government Relations and Board of Trustees. Boatright, formerly senior associate athletic director, was named deputy director of athletics and chief operating officer. He will report to Sexton.

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

After six years as an assistant coach with the University of Pennsylvania wrestling program, Matt Valenti has been named Assistant Athletic Director for Recruiting as announced by the University’s Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics. He will transition from the coaching staff and begin his new duties immediately.

LEARFIELD SPORTS

Collegiate marketer Learfield Sports announced two senior-level staff changes for its Chicago-based National Sales division. Matt Gamewell has been promoted to vice president, national sales, from his role as senior director, business development, national sales. Having also served as a senior account executive for Learfield’s Mizzou Sports Properties representing University of Missouri Athletics.  Scott Malaga, with 25 years of sports marketing and sales experience, recently joined Learfield Sports as senior director, national sales to oversee efforts in the Midwest. Most recently, he was senior vice president, business development for MKTG, Inc. in Chicago.

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI

The University of Missouri is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Athletic Director – Athletic Performance. This is a full-time, benefit eligible position. This position will be responsible for training student-athletes in proper strength training techniques, speed, agility and plyometric techniques as well as flexibility and recovery techniques, providing expertise in the area of strength training and physical conditioning as requested by Head Coaches. Apply here.

ST. AMBROSE UNIVERSITY

St. Ambrose University seeks Director of Athletic Development and Marketing. The Office of University Advancement has a new position opening for a Director of Athletic Development and Marketing. The successful candidate will be asked to lead a comprehensive athletic fundraising program that engages former SAU athletes as well as friends of the university in the life of the institution. [email protected]

FRESNO PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

Fresno Pacific University Director of Athletics Leslie Schuemann has announced the hiring of Rob Podeyn as head women’s soccer coach. An experienced coach that has been successful at multiple levels, Podeyn comes to FPU after leading Southwest Baptist (Mo.) to a Top 25 national ranking and back-to-back NCAA Division II tournament berths the past two seasons.

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

After 40 seasons as the Utah gymnastics head coach, Greg Marsden is retiring. Megan Marsden, Greg’s wife, and Tom Farden will take the reins as co-head coaches. Megan Marsden has been Utah’s co-head coach for six years and an assistant the previous 25. Farden, Utah’s assistant coach for the past five years, was formerly the head coach at Southeast Missouri State. – Holli Joyce, KSL.com. Read More.

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY

Old Dominion extends the contract of football head coach Bobby Wilder through December 31, 2019. Wilder has a 52-20 overall record as Monarchs head coach. The Monarchs are coming off a 6-6 overall record and 4-4 record in first season in Conference USA play. Wilder’s original five-year contract ran from 2013-2017 as this is the second consecutive, one-year contract extension. – ABC NewsRead More.

HUSSON UNIVERSITY

Kate Thomas-Moody, who spent four seasons as the head coach of the SUNY Canton Kangaroos, has been named the new head women’s soccer coach at Bangor’s Husson University. She replaces Carly Gettler, who led Husson to a 26-32-3 record (18-81 in the North Atlantic Conference) and three consecutive league semifinal appearances. Gettler left to take a coaching position in the Richmond (Virginia) Strikers club program. – Bangor Daily. Read More.

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY

The San Jose State athletic department will receive an additional $1.6 million from the university in 2015-16 to cover expenses related to changes in NCAA legislation, athletic director Gene Bleymaier said Monday. The funding will enable the Spartans to pay for cost-of-attendance stipends and additional meals for student-athletes in every sport beginning Aug. 1. – Jon Wilner, Mercury News. Read More.

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Michigan State volleyball coach Cathy George has announced the hiring of Emily Wiegand as the Director of Volleyball Operations for the Spartans. The former Spartan soccer letterwinner begins her duties on April 20. Wiegand comes to MSU after a year in the Athletics and Physical Education Department at Kalamazoo College.

BIG 12 CONFERENCE

The Big 12 Conference has announced the lineup for its third “State of College Athletics” Forum to further examine the issues facing college athletics. The third “State of College Athletics” is made up of two Forums. The first of the two Forums titled “The Voice of Those Impacted by Reform” features student-athletes discussing the issues facing college sports and offering their opinions. The second Forum, “Where Do We Go From Here?” takes a broad look at college sports today and its future. – Read More.

 

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA

Eighteen months ago, the aesthetic revolution began, when North Carolina and Nike met to discuss changes to UNC’s athletic identity. UNC Athletics unveiled the changes at the Rammy Awards in Carmichael Arena on Monday night: a unified design for all 28 varsity sports, including increased use of argyle; consistent fonts, logos and colors; and a slightly refined interlocking ‘NC.’ – Daniel Wilco And Robbie Harms. The Daily Tar HeelRead More.

DEPAUW UNIVERSITY

Depauw University seeks assistant to the director of athletics who will work collaboratively with all members of the athletics department to manage all home athletics contests, coordinate all NCAA and NCAC post season championship events, encourage fiscal responsibility, and monitor NCAA eligibility. Apply here.

April 20, 2015

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Teamworks, a leading provider of collaboration and communication software for athletics organizations, announces a licensing agreement with the athletics program at The University of Texas. Teamworks allows centralization of Texas Athletics staff and varsity team communication and information. 20 varsity teams, more than 500 student-athletes and 330-plus employees will utilize Teamworks to synthesize player schedules, access secure documents, store contact information, track performance data and much more. The app’s messaging module will allow coaches and staff to send text, email, voice or push notifications for schedule changes, wake-up calls and appointment reminders.


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