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June 14, 2019

STONEHILL COLLEGE
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STONEHILL COLLEGE

Stonehill College has announced the hiring of Craig Martin as its next head coach of the volleyball program. The announcement was made today by Dean O’Keefe, ’94, Director of Athletics at the College. “We are excited to welcome Craig Martin to the Stonehill athletic family as our new head volleyball coach,” said O’Keefe. Martin, a 2007 graduate of Southern New Hampshire University, where he was a member of the men’s volleyball club, will bring a range of knowledge as he has worked with NCAA Division I and III programs around New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He takes over as the 13th head coach in the Stonehill volleyball program’s 40-year history, after Kathleen Colpoys recently took over as head coach at her alma mater, College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Massachusetts after four years in Easton. Read More.

SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY
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SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY

Saint Louis University Director of Athletics Chris May announced today that Jonathan Zych has stepped down as head men’s and women’s tennis coach after guiding the Billikens for 18 seasons. “For 18 years, Jon Zych has epitomized what it means to be a Billiken,” May said. “He has represented the University, the athletics department and the tennis programs with class, pride, a positive attitude and infectious enthusiasm. Zych, who received the 2014 Billiken Spirit Award from SLU’s Division of Student Development, is the longest-tenured and winningest coach in the history of both programs. He led the women’s team to 212 victories and the men’s team to 148 wins. Read More.

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

The Syracuse University Orange and Nike will continue their more than 30-year relationship through the signing of a multi-year agreement. Syracuse student-athletes and coaches will continue to benefit from Nike’s industry-leading expertise in design and manufacturing of athletic footwear, apparel and equipment. “We are pleased to continue our longstanding partnership with Nike. This agreement benefits all 20 varsity sports and every student-athlete at Syracuse University,” said Director of Athletics John Wildhack. Syracuse teams, coaches and staff will use Nike-provided products, including gear, uniforms, shoes and specified equipment and accessories for games, practices and clinics. Nike will provide increased royalty revenue for all licensed products, performance-based bonuses, and base cash compensation. The agreement also includes the creation of the Nike experiential learning internship program that will provide opportunities for Syracuse students to work at Nike headquarters each summer. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
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UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

University of Houston has launched an investigation after new details emerged about the training that led to several members of the UH women’s soccer team being diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, also known as rhabdo, a severe syndrome caused by muscle damage. About a dozen students were diagnosed with rhabdo after a grueling workout in January. But that wasn’t the first time, according to a KPRC-TV 2 report. KPRC broadcast an interview with an anonymous student Wednesday night, in which the athlete stated that she and her teammates were “tortured almost” in an extreme, punishment workout in February 2018 after two teammates were accused of taking food designated for the football team. -Brittany Britto, Houston Chronicle. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
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UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO

CU Boulder, through its research and Athletic Department practices, is recognized as a national leader for student-athlete health and wellness programs, a panel of university experts told the University of Colorado Board of Regents on Thursday. “We come to work every day with student-athlete safety and wellness at the forefront of what we do,” said Athletic Director Rick George, who moderated the panel. In recent years, the Athletic Department has expanded programming for mental health services, nutrition, career development, sports medicine and strength and conditioning. For example, with additional staffing, mental health counselors now see around 35 student-athletes a week. About three-quarters of student-athletes take advantage of this service during their time at CU. –colorado.edu. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
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UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

It’s been a memorable first year on the job for Utah athletic director Mark Harlan. Since leaving South Florida for the Utes’ head job, Harlan has witnessed incredible highs paired with lows that no administrator wants to face. And through it all, he has steered the Utah athletic program with a vision toward what he hopes is a promising future at Utah. Harlan sat down with UteZone to discuss his first academic year on the job, Utah’s successes and failures, and what’s next on the hill. In this first of a two-part series, Harlan discusses some of the highlights in his first year on the job, his vision for the future of the program, and his philosophy on fundraising and what it will take to get Utah to become a leader in the Pac-12 in raising money. Harlan has high expectations of the Utah athletic department. And although the changes he oversaw in year one were relatively limited, Harlan believes that he has the team and vision in place in order to lead the Utes into the future. -Dan Sorensen, 247sports. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

More Minnesota Gophers fans could have access to beer and wine during upcoming games. It’s one of the major items the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents is expected to vote on Friday. There hasn’t been significant opposition to the proposal, which extends sales to basketball and hockey games, since alcohol is already being sold at football games. The goal, school officials said, is to bring in more fans and revenue. The proposal would allow everyone of age, whether they have premium tickets or general admission tickets, to be able to purchase alcohol at games. Officials said the one-time cost in order to make necessary adjustments to facilities to allow for alcohol sales would be about $70,000. Looking at the bigger picture, officials said the projected annual revenue would be about $250,000. The university’s Director of Athletics Mark Coyle is proposing starting alcohol sales an hour before games, when gates open. –KSTP. Read More.

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
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OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Mitch Canham, an All-America catcher and two-time national champion, has been selected Oregon State’s 21st head baseball coach in the 112-year history of the program, Beaver Vice President and Director of Athletics Scott Barnes announced Thursday. Canham was the captain for Oregon State’s 2006 and 2007 College World Series champions and was a part of the 2005 Beaver club that started the most significant 15-year stretch in program history that has included five Pac-12 Conference titles and 13 postseason appearances. “Mitch Canham is the type of person and coach who embodies what Oregon State University is about. His character and skill as a coach speaks volumes about why he has been so successful on and off the field in life, college and professional baseball,” said Barnes. Read More.

June 13, 2019

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
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COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

Colorado State University seeks Assistant Athletic Director Equipment and Operations. Position is responsible for the management and oversight of the equipment operation for 16 men’s and women’s sports competing as members of NCAADI-FBS and the Mountain West Conference, coordination of the university’s relationship with its apparel providers and student employment at Canvas Stadium. – Apply Here

NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
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NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

Northern Kentucky Universit seeks Assistant Director of Athletic Development. The Assistant Director of Athletic Development will serve as a gift officer for Northern Kentucky University’s intercollegiate athletics program. Develop and implement a vital and comprehensive fund raising program with the primary purpose of generating community, corporate, and alumni support as well as private funding for the identified priorities of the athletic department and the University in association with the Director of Development-Athletics. – Apply Here

UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
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UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO

University of Idaho seeks Athletics Director. The University of Idaho seeks an experienced individual to administratively lead, manage, and advocate for the University’s 16 NCAA, Division I Intercollegiate Athletics programs. The Athletics Director will be responsible for establishing a strategic plan to ensure responsible fiscal management, commitment to academic and programmatic integrity and support, development, supervision, evaluation and retention of staff with adherence to University of Idaho policies, NCAA and conference regulations; reporting directly to the President. – Apply Here

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY
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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY

Paciolan, the leading provider of ticketing, fundraising, marketing and analytics solutions for college athletics, has entered into a relationship with Florida Gulf Coast University Athletics. Paciolan will provide FGCU with a cohesive solution that integrates digital ticketing, fundraising, marketing and CRM solutions. FGCU’s fans and donors will take advantage of rich mobile ticketing options including the ability to purchase mobile tickets, scan upon entry with their phone and manage their accounts directly from their phone.  Fans also have the ability to seamlessly transfer or exchange tickets via mobile for events they cannot attend. Additional ticketing  purchase opportunities will be seamlessly integrated into the FGCU Athletics website, which is powered by SIDEARM Sports. As a partner, FGCU will receive Paciolan’s signature service and support.  – paciolan – Read More

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
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ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Arizona State University head football coach Herm Edwards, who spent nearly a decade at ESPN, is joining the faculty of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Edwards, entering his second year at the helm of Sun Devil football, will become a professor of practice at the school in addition to serving as football head coach. He will serve as a guest lecturer in classes and conduct regular discussions on sports and the media at Cronkite. “Coach Edwards has deep professional experiences in sports media, serving as an on-air analyst and commentator for ESPN,” said Cronkite Dean Christopher Callahan. “Our students, particularly our growing cadre of sports journalism students, will benefit greatly from his expertise in both worlds.” Before joining ASU in December 2017, Edwards worked at ESPN from 2009 to 2017, appearing regularly on SportsCenter, NFL Live, ESPN Radio and coverage of Super Bowl Week. – Read More

UNC CHARLOTTE
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UNC CHARLOTTE

Charlotte Director of Athletics Mike Hill has announced the hiring of Ragean Hill (no relation) as the 49ers Executive Associate Athletics Director. Hill has served as the Associate Athletics Director at Old Dominion for the past four years and has also worked at Arkansas, Kansas State and Wisconsin. “I’m so excited to join Niner Nation,” Ragean Hill said. “From the moment I stepped foot on campus I knew it was a special place. The administration, coaches and student-athletes are all top notch. A special thank you to Mike Hill and Darin Spease for selecting me to be a part of the Niner Nation team. Mike Hill’s vision is clear ‘gold standard’ in all that we do and I can’t wait to get started.” “Ragean is a tremendous addition to our executive team,” Mike Hill added. “Her outstanding tenure at Old Dominion and her experience at schools in the SEC, Big 12, and Big Ten will serve us well. Hill is moving into the role being vacated later this summer by Whitestone, who announced her retirement after 30 years with the program. – Read More

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
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UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

Kentucky men’s basketball head coach John Calipari, who owns more wins, more NCAA Tournament wins, more Final Four appearances, more Elite Eight berths and more Sweet 16 showings than any other coach since his arrival at UK, has signed a new long-term contract with the school that will offer him the opportunity to end his career in Lexington. Calipari signed the new contract Thursday. See attachment for details of the full contract. “One of the truly unique things about Kentucky men’s basketball is its legacy of head coaches who have made their own lasting mark on this program. John is a perfect illustration of that,” Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said. The new deal, with total guaranteed compensation – which includes base salary and media/endorsement payments – is valued at $86 million over the lifetime of the contract. With a base salary of $400,000 per season from the university, Calipari will make $8 million in total compensation over the next two seasons with increases starting in 2021-22 ($8.5 million per year for four seasons) and 2025-26 ($9 million per year for four seasons). – Read More

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
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UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

From the unveiling of the Crimson Standard masterplan for facilities to setting up future home-and-home series for football, Greg Byrne has been active in laying the groundwork for the direction of Alabama’s athletic department. During his visit on Inside the Locker Room, the University of Alabama’s director of athletics touched on a numerous topics including the football program’s future schedule, rebuilding Crimson Tide baseball into a winner and the timetable for beginning the renovation to Coleman Coliseum. Over the next 15 years, Alabama football will have home-and-home series with Texas, South Florida, West Virginia, Notre Dame and Oklahoma. After explaining the process of scheduling a home-and-home series, Byrne provided an example of how Alabama and Oklahoma came to an agreement on their future series. Following the upcoming football season, renovation work will begin on Bryant-Denny Stadium. In addition to improving the overall experience at home football games, Alabama’s director of athletics mentioned how the money generated from football will go toward helping other sports. – JAMES HARDY, tide1029 – Read More

NCAA
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NCAA

The NCAA took the unusual step on Thursday of giving insight into the infractions process in the flurry of cases tied to the federal basketball investigation. Most notably, the NCAA said in a statement that “at least six Division I men’s basketball programs will receive NCAA notice of allegations within the coming months.” The statement confirmed the comments of one of its executives earlier this week. The NCAA also confirmed that there are additional schools targeted past those six, saying that “likely additional schools” will be added. The NCAA added in the Thursday statement: “Colleges and universities have a responsibility to run their athletics programs within NCAA rules. Our membership expects us to hold accountable those who fail to do so.” The announcement of the upcoming notices of allegations underscores the feeling around college basketball that the NCAA needs some type of action in the wake of the federal basketball cases that resulted in both felony guilty pleas and felony jury findings for multiple assistant coaches and people affiliated with the sport. – Pat Forde and Pete Thamel, sports.yahoo – Read More

ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY
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ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY

Robert Rosa has joined the St. John’s staff as the Assistant Athletic Director for Creative Services and Branding. In this role, Rosa will guide the department in some of its most visible aspects, including graphic design, publications and branding strategy. Rosa comes to Queens following two years at the Big 12 Conference, the last of which was spent as the league’s creative services coordinator. In that position, Rosa managed and maintained the conference’s brand strategy and asset library while fulfilling design requests from internal and external entities. Read More.

JUNIATA COLLEGE
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JUNIATA COLLEGE

Scott McKenzie has been tabbed as Juniata College’s associate athletic director for athletic operations, Athletic Director Greg Curley announced on Thursday. McKenzie will become a full-time administrator, stepping down as the head women’s soccer coach after spending the past 19 seasons at the helm of program. A national search for his successor will begin immediately. “We are grateful for all Scott has done for our soccer programs,” stated Curley. McKenzie will oversee all aspects of event management for home athletic contests, equipment services for all programs, and provide oversight and support for several sports. Read More.

HUNTINGDON COLLEGE
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HUNTINGDON COLLEGE

Huntingdon College President J. Cameron West recently announced the promotion of Eric Levanda to Director of Athletics. Levanda has spent more than a decade as Huntingdon’s Associate Director of Athletics and Director of Operations. “Eric Levanda has provided steady, detail-oriented leadership for the Huntingdon athletic department for the past 13 years,” West said. “He understands and supports Huntingdon’s uniqueness as a member of NCAA Division III, and he has been a champion at Huntingdon for upholding the principles of sportsmanship of the USA South Athletic Conference. Levanda replaces Mike Turk as Director of Athletics. Turk, who has served as Director of Athletics and head football coach since 2013, will continue as head football coach and Associate Director of Athletics. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

New Michigan basketball coach Juwan Howard will receive a maximum of $2.5 million in compensation in the fifth year of his five-year contract. Howard’s compensation will begin at $2 million for 2019-20 and will increase to $2.1 million for 2020-21, to $2.2 million for 2021-22, to $2.4 million for 2022-23 and to $2.5 million for 2023-24 for a total of $11.2 million. There is a buyout provision in the contract that begins at $5 million the first year and decreases by $1 million annually in each of the next four years. That is what UM would pay Howard should he be terminated without cause. If Howard leaves UM before the end of his contract for basketball-related employment, Howard would be responsible for paying UM a buyout equal to half of UM’s buyout amount. Additionally, Phil Martelli will be the highest-paid assistant on Howard’s staff with a base salary of $450,000, followed by Howard Eisley at $375,000 and Saddi Washington at $330,000. -James Hawkins, The Detroit News. Read More.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
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MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY

This fall Middle Tennessee State University football fans will be adding a new area for patrons to enjoy beer at field level by one end zone. The University began selling beer at football games in 2018, and new for the 2019-2020 football season will be a field level area devoted to 21-and-up beer consumption. Located in the south endzone, MTSU AD Chris Massaro says it’s an effort to add almost a street-fair feel to Blue Raider Football home games. “We visualize this area to be a festival/street fair-type area in the south end zone for all of our fans over 21 years old to enjoy,” Massaro said in a statement. All ticketed fans over the age of 21 are free to enter the area when the gates open, and enjoy a few selections of local or regionally brewed beers, along with a unique beer for each home game crafted by students of MTSU’s Fermentation Sciences program – studying the science behind beer-making. -Derry London, WSMV. Read More.

ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
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ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

Following a month-long search for a new head softball coach, the ACU Wildcats have picked Abigail Farler to become the fourth head coach in program history. Farler comes to Abilene from Salem, Oregon, where she was head coach at NAIA member Corban University for the past three seasons. Farler replaces Bobby Reeves, who resigned following ACU’s season in mid-May. The Wildcats finished the 2019 campaign 13-31 overall and 6-21 in the Southland Conference. Reeves led ACU for nine years, including the transition from Division II to Division I softball. “I’m so excited to see how God has led Abigail and her family to ACU,” athletic director Allen Ward said. “The women who have the privilege to be part of ACU Softball are about to experience something very special.” -Evan Nemec, KTXS. Read More.

COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY
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COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY

William & Mary Director of Athletics Samantha K. Huge began at William & Mary in May of 2017. W&M News caught up with Huge after two years at the helm of William & Mary Athletics to discuss the experience, forward momentum in intercollegiate sports and what’s on the horizon. On question of how has the experience been in her first two years, she stated “Being at William & Mary has been fantastic. It’s been incredible to meet so many wonderful members of the W&M community — students, faculty, alumni, donors and fans — all around the country. It’s a phenomenally strong community. In terms of pride, I’m really proud that we continue to graduate student-athletes at such a high rate. William & Mary has the highest graduation rate for public institutions in the country, and we’re not backing away from that.” –wm.edu. Read More.

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY
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FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY

Florida A&M University is investigating the improper transfer of up to $3 million to cover shortfalls in its athletics department. The school made the disclosure Thursday to the state university governing board and it’s started an internal investigation. The transfer of money from university auxiliary funds to athletics is barred by the state university system governing board. Florida A&M University has fired its Budget Director Ronica Mathis and Comptroller Tiffany Holmes. At one point, Mathis oversaw the budget for the school’s athletics program. Chief Financial Officer Wanda Ford quit Friday. University trustee chair Kelvin Lawson told the board the illegal transfers were discovered through a routine audit. He called the situation a system failure. Lawson says the amount transferred is between $1.5 and $3 million. FAMU had procedures in place regulating the transfer of funds which involved the CFO and University President to sign off, but President Larry Robinson says he never saw the paperwork. -Lynn Hatter, wfsu. Read More.

AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY
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AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY

An Austin Peay State University women’s golf legend is coming home. Jessica Cathey, a three-time All-Ohio Valley Conference selection and two-time individual medalist for the Govs in her record-shattering senior campaign, has agreed to become the sixth head coach in Austin Peay women’s golf history, Director of Athletics Gerald Harrsion announced, Thursday. “I am excited to welcome former Governor student-athlete Jessica Cathey back to Austin Peay as our head women’s golf coach,” Harrison said. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA
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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH GEORGIA

University of North Georgia Director of Athletics Lindsay Reeves has announced Sierra Campbell as the second head women’s golf coach in program history on Thursday. Campbell comes to UNG following a highly successful stint as the men’s and women’s golf assistant at NCAA Division II power Dallas Baptist. “We are extremely excited to welcome Sierra as the newest member of the Nighthawk Athletics family,” Reeves said. In her two seasons at DBU, she assisted head coach Kenny Trapp in guiding the team 17 tournament victories including the NCAA Division II West Region Championship in both 2018 and 2019. This past season, the second-ranked Lady Patriots team finished reached medal match play at the NCAA Division II National Championships in West Palm Beach, Fla. after finishing seventh in stroke play. Read More.

PURDUE UNIVERSITY
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PURDUE UNIVERSITY

Greg Goff is remaining part of the Purdue baseball staff and taking over as the Boilermakers’ head coach, bringing over 450 victories and 14 years of experience to the top position at Alexander Field. Previously a head coach at four universities, Goff originally joined Purdue as an assistant coach in July 2017. He succeeds his friend and longtime colleague Mark Wasikowski, who returned to the University of Oregon as the Ducks’ new head coach this week. “Greg is highly respected by our student-athletes and was an important part of Mark Wasikowski’s staff as we have worked to position Purdue baseball for sustained success,” Purdue vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics Mike Bobinski said. Read More.

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
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TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

Texas A&M University is expanding the availability for the purchase of beer and wine to the general public at Kyle Field starting this fall. A&M’s implementation plan will comply with SEC alcohol management expectations, University policy, and state and local regulations governing alcohol sales and consumption. Beginning this fall, a variety of domestic and imported beer and a selection of wine will be available for purchase to the general public until the end of the third quarter. “This is another way we are enhancing the amenities at Kyle Field,” Interim Director of Athletics R.C. Slocum said. “We are extending the availability of alcohol beyond the premium areas which have had this option for many years. Fans, 21 and older, will have the option to purchase alcohol, regardless of seating area.” Read More.

ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE
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ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE

Athletic Director Darin Monroe announced Head Baseball Coach Chad Herren has been promoted to the role of Assistant Athletic Director within the department. In three years at the helm for RVC Baseball Herren has compiled a record of 91-69, while breaking school records for wins in 2018 with 34 and again in 2019 with 38. In 2018, Herren was named the N4C Conference Coach of the Year. In 2019, Herren guided the Golden Eagles to new heights earning the #1 seed in the Region IV Tournament and RVC Baseball was ranked in the Top 10 nationally in the NJCAA DIII rankings. “The success of our baseball program has been nothing short of amazing in Chad’s three-year stint at the helm, and he has made a positive impact on our campus community”, stated Athletic Director Darin Monroe. Read More.


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