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April 8, 2016

TRINE UNIVERSITY
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TRINE UNIVERSITY

Trine University will add two new athletic buildings in a $16 million building project that will allow the university to add men’s and women’s hockey teams in 2017. Trine’s women’s hockey team will be the only women’s intercollegiate team in Indiana, and its men’s team will join nine others in the state. – Matthew Vader, WANE. Read More.

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY
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HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY

Huntington University is seeking to fill the position of Head Track & Field Coach. This coaching position reports to the Director of Athletics. Huntington University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and competes in seventeen sports. sent by email or fax to: [email protected] 260-359-4086 fax

QUEENS UNIVERSITY OF CHARLOTTE
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QUEENS UNIVERSITY OF CHARLOTTE

Queens’ volleyball team will have a new head coach next season, with Hannah Long joining the program March 30 after 12 seasons leading Southwestern University’s program. Long replaces Lettie Wilkes, who spent five seasons leading the Royals’ volleyball program. She compiled an 81-74 record overall and 56-42 in conference play in that time. Along the way, Long was named the SCAC’s coach of the year five times (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2014) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s South Region coach of the year in 2009. – Bill Kiser, Charlotte Observer. Read More.

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
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TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

TCU Athletics seeks Director of Athletics Video Production. The Director of Athletics Video Production serves as the lead point of contact for all matters relating to all produced video content intended for distribution to external constituents, including but not limited to stadium big screens, hall of fame displays, commercial broadcasts and TCU-sponsored groups (i.e., Frog Club, Alumni, Student Activities, and team functions). Apply here

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
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UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

University of Chicago seeks an Athletic Facilities Manager-Event Mgmt/CR.  Athletic Facilities Manager – Event Management/Community Relations: Assist in the management of the University of Chicago’s athletic and recreational facilities. Oversee the weekend management of the facilities. Coordinate the event management responsibilities for all events. Coordinate and oversee the use and rental of the facilities by non-departmental organizations. Supervise personnel needed to perform these tasks. Coordinate the department’s facilities risk management program. Apply here

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

When confronted by one of his harshest critics, Baylor President Ken Starr — a man who admittedly struggles to fight his own temper — didn’t blow me off but rather gave me a hug. He did not avoid the questions but instead encouraged more of them. The embattled president of the largest Baptist school in the world said on Thursday morning: “I am in favor of transparency. Stand up, take your medicine if you made a mistake. Other than a few press releases and emails, Baylor has remained quiet about allegations that it bumbled the cases of Baylor female students reporting being raped by football players. -Mac Engel, Star-Telegram, Read More

VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY
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VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY

Valparaiso University President Mark A. Heckler, Ph.D., and Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera announced that Matt Lottich has been hired as the 22nd head coach in the history of the Valpo men’s basketball program. Lottich, who has been a member of the Crusader coaching staff for the last three years, is just the program’s fifth head coach in the last 36 years. –Read More

UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD
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UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD

The University of Hartford Department of Athletics today announced a multi-year partnership with Under Armour to become its official all-sports footwear, apparel, and equipment provider beginning with the 2016-17 season. As part of the long-term agreement, Under Armour will exclusively design and supply the gameday uniforms, as well as footwear, apparel, and training equipment for each of Hartford’s 17 men’s and women’s varsity athletics teams. The partnership begins on July 1, 2016. –Read More

April 7, 2016

LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY
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LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY

Tyler Summitt resigned from his job as Louisiana Tech women’s basketball coach on Thursday and acknowledged having an inappropriate relationship.  Summitt is the son of Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt. He married his high school girlfriend AnDe Ragsdale on June 1, 2013, and Louisiana Tech hired Summitt in April 2014 after two seasons as assistant coach at Marquette. Now 25, Summitt went 16-15 in his first season and 14-16 this season. Louisiana Tech said Summitt’s resignation was accepted and effective immediately. -Teresa M. Walker,  wtop.comRead More

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA

Nebraska will pay former women’s basketball coach Connie Yori nearly $1.2 million under terms of her separation agreement released by the university Thursday. Yori stepped down on Tuesday following an in-house investigation into alleged mistreatment of players. Yori has denied any wrongdoing. Yori earned $732,913 a year under her contract, which last June was renewed through June 2020. Under the voluntary separation agreement, she’ll be paid $631,648 by April 15 and another $568,350 in January. The first payment includes $104,298 in vacation and holiday pay. -Eric Olson, The OlympianRead More

 

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
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PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

Princeton University’s men’s lacrosse team was preparing on Thursday for the rest of its season under a new interim coach a day after the Ivy League school fired its head coach for elbowing an opposing player during a game last week. Video footage of the incident, which occurred during a Saturday match, appeared to show Chris Bates elbowing Brown University’s John Yozzo-Scaperrotta as he left the field during a game in Providence, Rhode Island. -Marcus E. Howard, bangordailynews.comRead More

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT MARTIN
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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT MARTIN

In the absence of athletic director Julio Freire, UT Martin has installed two of its coaches in athletic department leadership roles. Women’s basketball coach Kevin McMillan is the interim athletic director, and football coach Jason Simpson is the interim associate athletic director. Additionally, the two coaches’ seasons overlap slightly but do not run concurrently, and Smith hopes that will allow one person to handle more of the athletic director business when the other coach is in a busier part of his calendar year. -Craig Thomas, jacksonsun.comRead More

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
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ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

A familiar name could play a key role in the Coyotes’ quest for a new arena. Former Arizona State and Texas athletic director Steve Patterson confirmed that he is serving as a consultant for “multiple parties” in the Valley through his company, Pro Sports Consulting. Two separate sources confirmed that Patterson is involved in some capacity with the Coyotes’ search for a new arena. Patterson declined to offer specifics. “Lots of different parties are looking at different business opportunities, be they arenas or other opportunities,” Patterson said. “People have approached various locations, whether it be communities or others and they have fielded all sorts of inquiries.” Patterson has experience in this area. As senior vice president and chief development officer for the NFL’s Houston Texans (1997-2003), he was responsible for the design, financing and construction of Reliant Stadium (now NRG Stadium) in Houston. He also played a key consulting role in the renovation of Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. -Craig Morgan,  arizonasports.comRead More

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

Just days after vowing to fight the university’s efforts to fire him, Cal assistant basketball coach Yann Hufnagel resigned Thursday, abruptly ending a high-profile effort to clear his name from a sexual harassment complaint, claiming a “toxic environment” surrounding scandals on campus made it impossible for him to stay. The sudden shift came as Hufnagel was appealing UC Berkeley’s decision to oust him after a university investigation determined he tried to lure a female reporter up to his apartment for sex and sent her sexually suggestive text messages over the course of months. -Thomas Peele, The Mercury NewsRead More

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND
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LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND

Terry Porter has been named an assistant athletic director at Loyola University Maryland and will continue to serve as the Greyhounds’ primary point-of-contact for compliance and legislation issues, assistant vice president and director of athletics Jim Paquette announced today. Porter, who joined the Loyola staff in May 2015 as an assistant director for NCAA eligibility, will continue to report to associate athletic director Bill Wnek and lead all compliance efforts on a day-to-day basis while continuing to serve as the department’s eligibility coordinator. Since joining Loyola’s staff, Porter has continued the department’s NCAA compliance education program, served as a liaison to the University’s Registrar and been the liaison to prospective student-athletes for initial eligibility certification, among other duties. Read More

POMONA PITZER – POMONA COLLEGE
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POMONA PITZER – POMONA COLLEGE

Pomona College: The Department of Physical Education is currently accepting applications for a Head Coach of Women’s Basketball/Assistant Professor of Physical Education, starting July 1, 2016. At Pomona College, physical education professors are full members of the faculty on continuing contracts instead of tenure. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of Pomona-Pitzer’s competitive NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball program, teaching activity classes in the physical education program and assigned administrative duties. Email: [email protected]

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE
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UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE

The University of Louisiana at Monroe is currently accepting applications for a marketing graduate assistant. The appointment will be August 2016 – May 2017 (one academic year, with annual review and option to renew
appointment for following academic year). Please email cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Daniel Freeman, Marketing Assistant, [email protected]

LUTHER COLLEGE
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LUTHER COLLEGE

Director of Athletics Renae Hartl announced today that the Luther College athletics department will begin a partnership with Nike for all of its apparel and footwear. Luther College graduate Tim Stork ’04, who will serve as the Nike representative working directly with Sports Page Sporting Goods and the Norse athletic department, had this to say about the new agreement. Read More.

STANFORD UNIVERSITY
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STANFORD UNIVERSITY

The Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Director of Athletic Facility Services. Reporting to the Assistant Athletics Director of Capital Planning and Facilities, this position will be responsible for the overall management of the maintenance and upkeep of the athletic buildings and grounds. Apply here.

APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
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APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Appalachian State University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Wrestling Coach. This is a full-time position reporting to the Head Coach and Athletics Director. The candidate will have a commitment to all rules and regulations of Appalachian State University, the Southern Conference, and the NCAA. Apply here.

SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE – FLORIDA
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SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE – FLORIDA

Seminole State College of Florida seeks a Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. This will provides strategic leadership and operational oversight for College-wide athletic programs, facilities and activities including budget management, fundraising, marketing, promotion and public relations. Apply here.

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

UConn submitted to the U.S. Department of Education shows that for the 2014-2015 academic year, the school incurred $6.7 million in expenses for its women’s basketball team while earning $4 million in revenue. For the same period, UConn’s men’s basketball team, which has won the national title four times since 1999, cost UConn $8.6 million while it earned $9.6 million in revenue. Expenses for the school’s lower-profile football team were $14.2 million, which overshadowed its $8.3 million in revenue. – Jonathan Berr, CBS News. Read More.

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY
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MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY

Mississippi State plans to break ground on a new baseball stadium next June, but a few hurdles remain in the path, athletic director Scott Stricklin announced. Stricklin said the project to build a new Dudy Noble Field was initially approved for $40 million. However, estimates now place the plans at $55 million. Mississippi State can’t break ground until it receives approval by the IHL. Once it does, MSU plans to start construction in June 2017 and have enough construction in place by spring 2018 to host baseball games. – Michael Bonner, The Clarion-Ledger. Read More.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE
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WASHINGTON COLLEGE

The Athletic Department at Washington College is seeking qualified candidates for the Coordinator of Campus Recreation position. This position is responsible for the coordination, supervision, scheduling, and security of campus recreation programs that include, but are not limited to, club sports, intramural sports, recreation outdoor trips, and group fitness activities. This position involves excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills, attention to detail, and problem solving abilities. The Coordinator must be well organized, flexible, and able to work nights and weekends. Apply here

NCAA
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NCAA

It may not happen again anytime soon, but beginning this week a group of current college football players will join NFL players in getting paid at least once for the use of their names, images and likenesses. Checks from the $60 million in settlements of lawsuits concerning college sports video games started being mailed Wednesday, said Leonard Aragon, one of the plaintiffs’ lawyers. The cases, filed in 2009, variously targeted the NCAA, video game manufacturer Electronic Arts and the Collegiate Licensing Co. Pre-tax amounts ranging from less than $100 to nearly $9,300 will go to players whose names and/or images appeared in EA Sports football or basketball games issued from 2003-04 through 2013-14 and who filed timely, valid claims Altogether, more than 24,900 checks are set to be issued. The average amount is about $1,750 and the median about $1,500, Aragon said. -Steve Berkowitz, USA Today, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
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UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

In advance of National Student-Athlete Appreciation Day, Penn Athletics announces the launch of the Penn Athletics brand refresh, with its “Champion Your Life” campaign. Penn worked with brand leaders Fred Popp and Sharlene Sones of teamupco.com, a company that specializes in athletic branding. About Penn, Fred said “Penn Athletics has a big story to tell and plays powerful roles across campus, uniting the community and unifying everyone around their core purpose: ‘Penn develops people who are uniquely prepared to exceed at life.’ And it is precisely this distinction that makes the brand unique nationwide.” Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA

A former Nebraska women’s basketball staff member confirmed to the Journal Star on Wednesday that she had filed a complaint against the University of Nebraska alleging discrimination. Jan Bethea, who was the program’s director of basketball operations for five seasons before leaving in 2015, said she filed the complaint this year. At NU, she coordinated the Huskers’ scheduling and team travel, among other duties, and also was on the bench during games. Connie Yori resigned Tuesday as head coach following a two-month athletic department investigation into allegations she mistreated players and fostered a negative, dysfunctional culture. As for Bethea’s complaint alleging discrimination, it was filed before the investigation into Yori’s program began, she said. -Brent C. Wagner, Lincoln Journal Star, Read More

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LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY
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LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY

Longwood University seeks Director of Sports Medicine. The Director of Sports Medicine will oversee the day-to-day operations and staff of the Athletic Training Department within the guidelines set forth by the NATA, NCAA and the Commonwealth of Virginia to ensure the health and welfare of Longwood University intercollegiate student athletes. Apply here

COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS

College of the Ozarks will add the men’s and women’s Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Program to their athletic roster, beginning with the 2016-17 season. According to Athletic Director Steve Shepherd, the 2016 teams will be coached by Justin Carswell, who also serves as the College’s vice president for Christian ministries. Carswell competed in the long, high, and triple jump while attending NCAA Division I Baylor University and is the son of a Hall of Fame high school track coach. -Valorie Coleman, Ozark Sports Zone, Read More

JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
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JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

The end of every sports team’s season consists of either satisfaction or disappointment. Satisfaction usually means a head coach’s job is safely secure for next season, however, a disappointing end to a season can be the beginning of a roller coaster ride of searching for a new head coach. The search process isn’t taken lightly, especially for major sports such as football and basketball, and to ensure all options are being explored, many schools are turning to consulting firms to find the right fit. Firms like Fogler Consulting offer vast experience and knowledge that can help an athletic department broaden its horizons on candidates. Most recently, Fogler was hired by JMU to help aid the Dukes in a search for a new men’s basketball coach. “He did an outstanding job of identifying a great group of candidates and a great group of finalists that we interviewed for this position,” Jeff Bourne, JMU director of athletics, said. Bourne also added that JMU will use a consultant named David Braine to help assist in the search for a head coach for JMU’s women’s basketball team. -Kevin Romm, The Breeze, Read More


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