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January 15, 2020

NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY
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NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY

Norfolk State University President Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston announced Wednesday that Marty Miller, NSU Director of Athletics, has agreed to accept a senior administrative position to assist her. This new role will work closely with the President to provide support for the development and continued success of the University. The institution has hired a search firm to conduct a national search for NSU’s next Director of Athletics. Miller will continue to serve as NSU Athletics Director until the role is permanently filled. “I am honored that Dr. Adams-Gaston has selected me to serve in another significant role in her administration,” said Miller, who has served as NSU’s Athletics Director since December 2004. Read More.

January 7, 2020

EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
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EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

Matt Roan will be the next AD at Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Progress Sports reports. Roan currently serves as the AD at Nicholls State University.

January 3, 2020

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

Tom Kleinlein has resigned as Director of Athletics at Georgia Southern University. WJCL News has learned that Kleinlein shared his intentions with university leadership Friday morning in Statesboro. WJCL’s Frank Sulkowski reports. ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg reports Kleinlein is expected to join Keith Carter’s staff at Ole Miss.

December 16, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
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UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI

The school is expected to hire Minnesota deputy athletic director John Cunningham as its new athletic director, multiple people with knowledge of the situation tell The Athletic’s Matt Fortuna and Justin Williams. Cunningham joined the Gophers in July 2016 to work alongside newly hired athletic director Mark Coyle, whom Cunningham had previously served under while Coyle was AD at Syracuse and Boise State. Cunningham oversaw the day-to-day administrative operations at Minnesota, including all 25 athletics programs and external units. -Justin Williams, The Athletic, Read More

INDIANA UNIVERSITY
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INDIANA UNIVERSITY

IU Athletic Director Fred Glass, who over the course of more than a decade oversaw the remaking of the university’s athletics campus, revitalized multiple flagship programs and made significant hires in both football and men’s basketball, will retire at the end of academic year. University President Michael McRobbie will choose Glass’ successor. “It’s time,” Glass said in the news release distributed Monday announcing his decision. An outsider choice when a search committee tipped him to replace Rick Greenspan in Fall 2008, Glass has been on the job since Jan. 1, 2009. -Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star. Read More.

December 10, 2019

UMBC
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UMBC

UMBC has selected Brian Barrio to continue the momentum of Retriever Athletics as Director of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation effective January 2020. Barrio comes to UMBC after serving as Director of Athletics at Central Connecticut State University and in other leadership positions at the University of Nevada, Pepperdine University, University of Southern California, and the America East Conference. Barrio will direct UMBC’s 17-sport NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics program, all campus recreational programs (intramurals, club sports, recreational activities), and the physical education program. UMBC will hold a welcome event and press conference on campus early next week. Read More. 

WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

Western Carolina University Chancellor Kelli R. Brown has announced that Randy Eaton, director of athletics at WCU since 2011, will no longer serve in that role, effective immediately, and the university will not be renewing his contract, which expires in June 2020. Brown made the announcement Tuesday, Dec. 10. Eaton was named to lead WCU’s athletics program in December 2011. Before coming to WCU, he served as senior associate director of athletics at the University of Maryland. Until a permanent director of athletics is named, WCU athletics staff will report to Mike Byers, WCU’s vice chancellor of administration and finance. Plans for the launch of a national search for a new director of athletics will be announced soon, Brown said. Read More.

December 4, 2019

WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY
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WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY

Weber State University announced Tim Crompton as the new Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, a role he has filled as interim since May 2019. “Tim is a perfect fit for Weber State,” said Norm Tarbox, vice president for Administrative Services, who oversees the WSU Athletics Department. Prior to his selection, Crompton coached WSU women’s soccer for 15 years. As both a coach and athletic director, Crompton said he is most proud of the quality of individuals Weber State educates. Crompton earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Weber State. He and his wife, Dani, are the parents to two children, Chansi and Rheese Crompton. Read More.

November 22, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

Ole Miss will officially name Keith Carter as its new athletic director today. Dr. Glenn Boyce, chancellor of the University of Mississippi, confirmed to the Ole Miss Spirit this morning that Keith Carter has been tabbed as the new university’s athletic director ending a weeks-long search process. A press conference is expected to be held at 1 p.m. CT today on the Ole Miss campus, but those details have not yet been released. Carter has served as Ole Miss’ interim athletic director since May 27, 2019, replacing Ross Bjork who left for the same job at Texas A&M. -David Johnson, 247sports. Read More.

November 18, 2019

CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY
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CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY

Chicago State University President Zaldwaynaka Scott, Esq. announced today the hiring of Elliott Charles as the University’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. Charles has more than 14 years of intercollegiate athletics experience, including leadership positions at Clemson University and Florida A&M University. Charles will join Chicago State on December 16, 2019. He will succeed Eric Hyman, who served as the Interim Director of Intercollegiate Athletics for the past few months. Charles comes to Chicago State after two years at Clemson University. As Associate Director for Compliance Services at Clemson, he is responsible for day-to-day operations of the department with direct oversight of compliance and student services for athletics. –Read More

November 7, 2019

USC
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USC

USC President Carol L. Folt announced today that Mike Bohn will become the university’s next Director of Athletics, effective Nov. 11. Bohn will hold the Charles Griffin Cale Director of Athletics’ Chair. Starting his career at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Bohn has held key leadership roles in different conferences and successfully led athletics departments at the University of Cincinnati, University of Colorado, San Diego State University and the University of Idaho. –Read More

November 1, 2019

USC
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USC

USC is reportedly “nearing a deal” with current Cincinnati AD Mike Bohn to be the Trojans next Director of Athletics, Bruce Feldman of The Athletic reports. Sports Illustrated now reports Bohn and USC have reached an agreement in principle. Bohn has served as Cincinnati’s AD since 2014. The Athletic adds that an official announcement from USC is expected Monday.

October 30, 2019

SAINT PETER’S UNIVERSITY
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SAINT PETER’S UNIVERSITY

Saint Peter’s University today announced the hiring of Rachelle Paul as the 10th Director of Athletics in school history. Paul, who boasts more than 15 years of experience in collegiate athletics, arrives after most recently serving as Senior Associate Athletics Director at Seton Hall University. Paul brings more than 15 years of athletic administration experience to Saint Peter’s, most recently as senior associate athletics director, senior woman administrator and deputy Title IX coordinator at Seton Hall University. She has been responsible for the leadership and management of all areas of student-athlete development, including the organization and application of a comprehensive NCAA and BIG EAST rules compliance program and the implementation of relevant and effective programming that promotes and enhances the personal growth and development of student-athletes. –Read More

October 20, 2019

EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
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EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

Eastern Kentucky University and athletics director Steve Lochmueller are parting ways. The school said an official announcement will come on Monday. Lochmuller was hired by EKU in March of 2015. Lochmueller succeeded Mark Sandy, who resigned to become the AD at Ball State. WKYT has learned that Sandy will return to Richmond to serve as EKU’s interim athletics director. –WKYT, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD
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UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD

University of Hartford athletic director Mary Ellen Gillespie has resigned from her position according to an email sent to athletic department staff members by school president Greg Woodward and obtained by The Courant. “I have recently accepted her formal resignation,” Woodward said in the email sent Friday night. A school spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment Friday. Gillespie has been on leave, which The Courant confirmed last month. The university had declined further comment including the reason for the leave. Gillespie was hired in 2017 after serving as athletic director at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The department has seen a high rate of turnover since her hiring. -Dan Brechlin, Hartford Courant. Read More.

October 17, 2019

TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
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TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY

In a letter to the Tennessee State community, Director of Athletics Teresa Phillips announced plans to retire at the end of June. “The decision is one that I have contemplated for several years and I have finally decided that this year is the right time,” Phillips said, “I shared my intention with President Glenda Glover in mid-August of this year, and she is supportive. I want to thank Dr. Glover for her continued support of me during the last five-plus years and I wish her the best as her administration works to move the university and athletics to new heights.” Additionally, Phillips announced a $5,000 donation to the Athletics department to fund the Teresa Lawrence Phillips TSU Student-Athlete Completion Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to bridge the gap and fund the “last dollar” post semester financial needs for TSU student-athletes, up to $500 each, to graduate. –Read More

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
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HARVARD UNIVERSITY

In a letter to the Harvard community, Bob Scalise, The John D. Nichols ’53 Family Director of Athletics, announced today that he will retire at the conclusion of this academic year. During Scalise’s tenure, Harvard Athletics has experienced tremendous success on and off the field of play. The Crimson has won 144 Ivy League titles and 22 national team championships, and has led the nation for the fourth-straight season with the highest NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR). Scalise will have served as athletic director for 19 years and will continue to serve as an advisor on athletics to Claudine Gay, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, throughout the 2020-21 academic year. Read More.

October 15, 2019

UIC
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UIC

Chancellor Michael Amiridis has named Michael Lipitz the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Lipitz has more than 20 years of intercollegiate athletics experience, including leadership positions at North Carolina State University and the University of Maryland. Lipitz begins at UIC on October 28, 2019. He will succeed Garrett Klassy, who served as the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics for the last two years. Lipitz joins the Flames after eight years at North Carolina State University, a Division I, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) program. Read More.

October 11, 2019

LITTLE ROCK
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LITTLE ROCK

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chancellor Christy Drale has named George Lee, current senior associate athletic director and CFO, as the new athletic director for the UA Little Rock Trojans. Lee, who joined the Athletics Department 23 years ago as business manager, assumes the position Nov. 1. He replaces Chasse Conque, who left the university in August to become vice chancellor and AD at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The new athletic director pointed out that this is the university’s inaugural year of men’s wrestling, and many fans are enthusiastic about starting the state’s only Division I wrestling program. Lee commended the members of the Trojan Athletic Foundation for their support and assistance in raising funds for the program and helping raise the profile of the Trojans. Read More.

October 8, 2019

SAINT FRANCIS UNIVERSITY
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SAINT FRANCIS UNIVERSITY

In a very surprising development, Saint Francis Athletic Director Susan Robinson Fruchtl announces she’ll be stepping down in March. –Cory Giger reports.

September 19, 2019

UCLA
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UCLA

UCLA AD Dan Guerrero will retire June 30, 2020, Nathan Fenno of the LA Times reports. According to Fenno, a University of California system committee will vote today on extending Guerrero’s contract from Dec. 31 through the retirement date.

September 18, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF
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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has relieved Melvin Hines of his duties as Athletic Director by Chancellor Laurence B. Alexander. The Pine Bluff Commercial will have more information as it is made available. The Pine Bluff Commercial, Read More

September 16, 2019

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE
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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE

Southern Illinois University Director of Athletics Jerry Kill announced on Monday he is leaving his position at SIU to accept a job on the football coaching staff at Virginia Tech, effective immediately. Kill will serve as special assistant to fourth-year head coach Justin Fuente. “The opportunity to serve as an administrator at SIU has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my professional career, and it was a difficult decision to leave so many wonderful friends and colleagues at Southern Illinois,” Kill said. A three-time national coach-of-the year, Kill is a beloved figure in southern Illinois, where he led the Saluki football program to five-consecutive NCAA playoff appearances from 2003 to 2007. Chancellor John M. Dunn has appointed Liz Jarnigan to replace Kill as athletic director. Jarnigan joined the athletics staff in July 2018 as associate director of athletics, overseeing all aspects of the program’s internal operations. Jarnigan came to SIU after serving for two years as senior women administrator for the Air Force Academy’s athletics program. Read More.

September 9, 2019

USC
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USC

USC AD Lynn Swann has resigned. The announcement was made by USC president Carol Folt on Monday. Dave Roberts, the school’s former VP of athletic compliance will serve as the Trojans interim AD. Folt’s letter reads: “I am writing to share my sincere appreciation for Lynn Swann, who has decided to resign from his position as the Director of Athletics effective today. Lynn has been a leader on and off the field at USC for nearly five decades, and he will forever be a valued member of the Trojan family,” Folt wrote in a message addressed to the “Trojan Community.” “Lynn has led our Athletics Department to five national championships in five different women’s and men’s sports during his tenure. Our student-athletes’ cumulative GPA for the past two years and our graduation rate of 86% last year were all-time highs for USC Athletics. We appreciate Lynn’s leadership of the department over these past three years and will continue to be grateful for his historic contributions to USC.”

August 19, 2019

THE COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE
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THE COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE

After a nationwide search, Lori Anctil, a 20-year veteran of collegiate athletics who currently serves as assistant vice president/deputy director of athletics at Siena College, has been hired as the associate vice president and director of athletics at The College of Saint Rose. She will replace Cathy Cummings Haker, who retired in July and led Golden Knights athletics since 1983. Anctil begins her work at Saint Rose on August 26. – Read More

August 15, 2019

OHIO UNIVERSITY
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OHIO UNIVERSITY

Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis has named Julie Cromer the next Director of Athletics. She will join the Bobcats as OHIO’s first female athletics director in University history on Aug. 31. Cromer comes to Ohio University from the University of Arkansas, where she has served most recently as senior deputy athletics director, associate vice chancellor and senior woman administrator for Razorback Athletics. –Read More

August 12, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF THE INCARNATE WORD
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UNIVERSITY OF THE INCARNATE WORD

UIW Director of Athletics Brian Wickstrom is leaving his post immediately the university announced late Monday afternoon. Richard Duran will serve as UIW’s interim AD.

August 9, 2019

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY
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PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY

Mike Prince of The Mike Prince Show reports that Prairie View A&M University AD Fred Washington will step down.

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS
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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS

Laird Veatch has been named University of Memphis athletic director, school President Dr. M. David Rudd announced in a tweet Friday morning. Veatch, a 2016 NEXT UP honoree, comes to Memphis from the University of Florida where he served as the Gators Executive Associate Athletics Director for Internal Affairs.

August 7, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
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UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO

KLEW’s Armen Araradian reports Terry Gawlik will be the next AD at Idaho. The Idaho Board of Education has a meeting scheduled for later Wednesday afternoon. –Read More 


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