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March 20, 2016

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY
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HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY

Legendary Huntington University cross country and track coach Tom King announced his retirement from coaching effective at the conclusion of the track season. “We are extremely grateful for Coach King’s many years of loyal service to Huntington University,” said HU athletic director Lori Culler “Throughout his 4 ½ decades of leading our student-athletes, he not only has paved the way for hundreds of young men and women to reach their athletic goals, but he’s also given them the opportunity to pursue their academic ambitions and the guidance to grow in their faith. Coach King came to Huntington University in 1970 as the Dean of Men. He also took over as the Foresters’ track and field teams and began to build a cross country program. During his 47-year tenure, King has been selected by his peers as Conference Coach of the Year 33 times, District 21 Coach of the Year seven times and NCCAA (National Christian College Athletics Association) Coach of the Year two times. Read More

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
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UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

The University of Kansas band pulled double duty on Thursday in Des Moines. The Jayhawks’ band, in town for the NCAA Tournament first round, helped out a former Missouri Valley rival by skipping across town for Drake’s WNIT game. After the 105-79 victory over Austin Peay, the band traveled about three miles from Wells Fargo Center in downtown Des Moines to Drake’s Knapp Center, where they performed during the Bulldogs’ 95-59 win over Sacred Heart. Drake’s band was unavailable because the school is on spring break. -Andrew Doughty, campusrush.comRead More

MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
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MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

Missouri State officials have said frankly in recent months that the school’s athletics spending needs to be reined in. Battered by declining ticket revenue and budget overruns, the athletics department increasingly has relied on support from the university’s general fund to pay its bills. A recent change in the way MSU reports athletics expenses to the NCAA now shows that the budget number the university has been citing — $16.1 million — underplays the true scope of its sports spending. In reality, Missouri State spent $25.2 million on intercollegiate athletics during the 2014-2015 school year. The multimillion dollar discrepancy stems from sports-related expenses, mostly facilities and administrative support, that Missouri State doesn’t include in the athletics department budget. For a decade, MSU also left out those costs (and related sources of revenue, such as various student fees) when filing annual reports with the NCAA. -Amos Bridges, news-leader.comRead More

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

Coach Steve Pikiell piloted Stony Brook to a 26-7 record and a berth in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Next year, he’ll have the chance to do the same at another underdog school. But this one will be in a major conference. CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported that Pikiell will start a new challenge next season: trying to revive the Rutgers basketball program.  At 7-23 and the No. 293 team in KenPom’s rankings, Rutgers was arguably the worst major-conference team this season. Pikiell has a 195-173 record as a head coach, including a 190-155 mark at Stony Brook. But that doesn’t reflect the job he did there. Stony Brook won a total of 20 games in his first three seasons combined, but won 22 or more games in six of his last seven seasons, including four America East regular season championships. -Kevin Flaherty, 247sports.comRead More

NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY
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NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY

Nicholls State University officials are asking the athletic department to tighten up their spending as the regional school faces midyear budget cuts and possible reductions next year.  The Athletic Department, like other departments on campus, are facing midyear cuts as lawmakers fell approximately $70 million short in filling a midyear budget deficit for the year ending June 30. Despite tax hikes and hundreds of million dollars in cuts, the worse-than-expected shortfall is putting colleges and health services back on the chopping block. No timeline on specific cuts has been released. -Jacob Batte, houmatoday.com- Read More

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
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UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO

Several years ago, Colorado’s athletic department was curious how much it could raise in funds, and associate athletic director Kurt Gulbrand hired a firm to conduct a feasibility study and find out. “They went out and visited with our donor base and came back and told us we could raise $35 million here at Colorado,” Gulbrand said. “Our team took that as a sort of a call to action to say, ‘Let’s prove them wrong.’ ” CU has done just that, with more than $94.2 million raised in its “Drive for $105M” sustainable excellence initiative (SEI). Add in the money raised for the annual operating fund and CU has generated more than $100 million in its fundraising efforts in the 31 months since hiring athletic director Rick George. For an athletic department that never raised more than $15 million in a single year before George’s arrival, it’s been an astounding fundraising effort that has resulted in a nearly completed $166 million facilities upgrade. -Brian Howell, dailycamera.com- Read More

BALL STATE UNIVERSITY
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BALL STATE UNIVERSITY

There’s a new building coming together at the Southwest corner of Scheumann Stadium big enough to hold all 140 members of Ball State’s football team. For the first time, coaches will have a space to meet simultaneously with players, trainers, video managers and others that fit under the Cardinals’ personnel umbrella. This auditorium with extra coaching offices overlooking the one-year-old turf shows progress in the modern era for the 92-year-old football program. The Ball State athletic department has lagged behind other Mid-American Conference schools in recent years, despite often fielding competitive teams. “Everybody got into some part of the arms race, and Ball State chose, or just didn’t decide to keep up,” said Ball State athletic director Mark Sandy. “Now we’re catching up. If you look around, these facilities — they’re pretty nice.” -Dakota Crawford, thestarpress.comRead More

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
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OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY

Oklahoma State Director of Athletics Mike Holder and basketball coach Travis Ford have mutually agreed that the school and Ford will part ways. Ford concludes his eight seasons at Oklahoma State with an overall record of 155-111, including a conference record of 63-75. The Cowboys ended the 2015-2016 season at 12-20 and 3-15 in Big 12 play, ending a string of three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. Read More

DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE
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DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE

Cal Cochran resigned as head coach of women’s basketball at Daytona State on Friday morning. Cochran’s Falcons finished the season with a 28-3 record, losing 93-84 in overtime to ASA New York (22-2) in the second round of the NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship in Lubbock, Texas. “Cal had a good run with us as the coach for eight seasons,” Daytona State athletic director Will Dunne said Friday afternoon. “Certainly, he helped the program get better and better every year. -Jeff Wilen, news-journalonline.comRead More

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY
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HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY

Huntington University athletic director Lori Culler has announced the hiring of Amanda Burge as the Forester women’s soccer coach. Burge is the program’s seventh head coach since its inception in 1997. A 2004 alum of HU, Burge brings a wealth of experience to the position having most recently helped guide Canterbury High School to back-to-back IHSAA state championships. The Fort Wayne native has nearly ten years of coaching experience including stints with Snider High School and WaSoNaMa Travel Club. Burge is a certified CrossFit coach and along with her husband owns CrossFit Praus in Fort Wayne. Additionally, she serves as the technical director of performance for United Futbol Club to provide CrossFit-style strength and conditioning for over 300 athletes per week. Read More

March 18, 2016

TAYLOR UNIVERSITY
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TAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Taylor University is seeking applications of candidates for Head Volleyball Coach. This is a full-time, 12 month, exempt position located in Upland, Indiana. Resumes will be accepted until position is filled./Or designate a specific date. Apply here.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO
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CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO

Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, Illinois invites applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach. The position is a full-time assignment, reporting to the Head Football Coach and the Director of Athletics. Apply here.

UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY
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UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY

The University at Albany, a NCAA Division I institution and member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), invites applications for a full-time (12-month) position as Director of Football Operations. Apply here.

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS
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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS

University of Memphis seeks an Assistant Athletic Director for Development. Work directly with athletic department business and finance on Gift-In-Kind donation usage and tracking, annual fund reporting, ticket receivables, and post-season planning. Work directly with Senior Associate AD for Finance on strategic planning and forecasting. Apply here.

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY
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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY

Florida Gulf Coast University seeks an Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach. Assist with identifying, recruiting, and retention of student-athletes. Conduct on-the-field coaching and tape exchange. Monitor study tables, help in department fundraising and community involvement and schedule contests. Apply here.

FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE
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FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE

Florida Southern’s former assistant athletic director for development made national news for inflammatory tweets he made about heckling PGA Tour professional Ian Poulter at the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor last week. By Wednesday, he no longer worked at Florida Southern. J.J. Downum, an assistant AD since 2014, made the tweets Saturday while still employed at FSC. – Del Milligan, The Ledger. Read More.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS
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LOYOLA UNIVERSITY NEW ORLEANS

Loyola University New Orleans seeks an Associate/Assistant Athletic Director. his person will have a role in all aspects of the department including game management, external affairs, student athlete welfare as well as supervising coaches and support staff. For consideration, please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to the attention of Dr. Kurt Patberg of Athletics Staffing Consultants at [email protected] Position inquiries and questions can be forwarded to [email protected]

OHIO DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY

Aimee Haywood has been hired as Ohio Dominican’s Head Women’s Soccer Coach, Athletic Director Jeff Blair announced today. Haywood, an all-conference performer for the Panthers during her playing career, has spent four seasons as an assistant coach with the program and another season as an assistant coach at Denison. Read More.

GOLDEY-BEACOM COLLEGE
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GOLDEY-BEACOM COLLEGE

Bob Trinsey, who has built a formidable resume during his time as a club coach, has been named the new Volleyball Coach at Goldey-Beacom College. Trinsey in 1996 co-founded the Brandywine Volleyball Club and since has served as a coach. Among his accomplishments include leading the U15 team in 2010-11 team to nationals in Atlanta, the U14 squad in 2009-10 to nationals in Reno, NV and the U16 team in 2014-15 to nationals in New Orleans. Read More.

HIRAM COLLEGE
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HIRAM COLLEGE

Hiram College invites applications for the position of Graduate Assistant in women’s soccer. The successful candidate will be actively involved in the recruitment, retention, and day to day operations of the Hiram College women’s soccer program. Hiram College is a member of the North Coast Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III. [email protected]

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

Mike Eaves is one of the most distinguished figures in Wisconsin athletic history, which is why this moment is particularly difficult. Eaves has been relieved of his duties as UW men’s hockey coach after 14 seasons, which included an NCAA championship in 2006, a national runner-up finish in 2010 and, at last count, 26 players who’ve reached the NHL. Eaves is also the all-time leading scorer in program history, a three-time captain, a two-time Most Valuable Player, an honor student and member of the UW Athletic Hall of Fame. Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez made the decision after the six-time national champion Badgers labored through consecutive losing seasons for the first time since 1995-97 and saw fan support at the Kohl Center dwindle. –Read More

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA MORRIS
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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA MORRIS

The University of Minnesota, Morris, Intercollegiate Athletics seeks an Assistant Coach – Women’s Soccer & Softball. This position is a 75% time, 10 month position reporting to the Head Coach. The Assistant Coach will provide coaching, a high quality experience for student athletes, and administrative assistance to the Head Coach. Apply here.

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE
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UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE

For the last six months or so, Mike Alden who for 17 years was athletic director at the University of Missouri, has been examining the UL athletic department.  Alden was hired as an outside consultant, and asked to concentrate on specific facets of the department that are vital to its development. -Tim Buckley, The Advertiser, Read More

NCAA
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NCAA

The Division II Legislation Committee recommended three concepts that would substantially change the way financial aid is awarded to Division II student-athletes. The concepts, which were recommended during the committee’s March 7-8 meeting in Indianapolis, are the result of a three-year effort to review the financial aid legislation, gain membership feedback and ultimately develop new financial aid rules that better serve Division II student-athletes and administrators. Read More.

NCAA
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NCAA

After the Purdue-Little Rock game went to double overtime, all fans had to quickly clear out of Denver’s Pepsi Center, so that new fans could enter for the evening session. The only problem: the next game, between Utah and Fresno State, started well before the arena could re-fill. The problem here boils down to the NCAA not scheduling enough time between sessions. Understandably, everyone involved wants to optimize tip times for the TV audience, but the casualty of that calculus is the in-person crowd, including those who have tickets to both sessions but have to leave and re-enter between them. -Alex Putterman, The Comeback, Read More

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
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ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Arizona State University seeks Coordinator, Athletic Special Events.  Under general direction, plans, organizes, schedules, implements, and coordinates all fundraising events for Sun Devil Athletics (SDA) and Sun Devil Club (SDC). Collaborates with appropriate staff from Athletic Operations and Facilities regarding security, technical arrangements, and other applicable services where and when necessary. Reports to the Manager for Marketing and Special Events. Adheres to NCAA and Pac-12 rules and regulations, as well as the policies and procedures of the department, the University, and the Arizona Board of Regents. Apply here

NCAA
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NCAA

Michigan State’s athletic director, Mark Hollis, will be the chairman of the 10-member men’s basketball selection committee when the 2017 N.C.A.A. tournament tips off next March. He will already have something on his plate when he takes over: soothing fans, athletes and viewers who criticized this year’s selection show, which dragged on for two hours on CBS last Sunday even as the official bracket leaked online. “We’ll talk about all aspects of the production with CBS and Turner in our summer meetings,” Hollis said. “The goal is to provide fans and student-athletes the best show possible.” Hollis said he could not comment on possible alterations to the show. It is likely, however, that in the future the tournament selections will be made in the first 30 minutes and the rest of the show will be left to commentary and analysis. Hollis predicted CBS and Turner Sports, which share the broadcasting rights to the tournament, and the basketball committee would have little trouble making the fixes. -Ray Glier, NY Times, Read More

NCAA
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NCAA

As a flurry of college basketball games tip off Thursday and Friday, two top teams are notably absent. The University of Louisville withheld itself from this year’s NCAA Division I championship, also known as March Madness, amid allegations of recruiting misconduct. The NCAA, meanwhile, banned Southern Methodist University in Dallas from the tournament because of academic violations. The financial blowback of their absences extends well beyond the teams themselves. Louisville and SMU ended the year ranked 16th and 24th, respectively, in The Associated Press rankings. Both teams likely would have qualified for March Madness and might have made deep runs. The NCAA distributes the roughly $200 million basketball fund to conferences partially based on their teams’ postseason performances in a rolling six-year period. For every March Madness game won, the NCAA awards a “unit,” which is worth about $260,000 this year. “The biggest short-term impact is forgoing the revenue the conferences would have received if they played in the postseason,” said Manish Tripathi, an Emory University marketing professor who studies sports. -Jacob Pramuk, CNBC, Read More

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

Colorado State University seeks an Athletics Development Coordinator/Denver. Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director for Athletics Development/Major Gifts, this position is responsible for the development and execution of a comprehensive strategy of programs and efforts to increase philanthropic support for the Ram Club, to sell and promote the sale of tickets for Colorado State University Athletics events, and to develop general engagement activities for alumni and the community in the six-county Denver metro area as it relates to CSU Athletics. This individual’s office is located in the CSU-Denver Center in downtown Denver, Colorado. Apply here

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS
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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS

The University of Memphis men’s basketball program is in limbo given the uncertain future of coach Josh Pastner and star freshman forward Dedric Lawson. The Daily Helmsman asked its three sports reporters Austin Reynolds, J.T. Mullen and Chip Williams their thoughts on Pastner, the buyout clause, Lawson chances of returning next season and their favorite NCAA tournament moment of all time. –Read More


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