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May 28, 2015

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY-PORTLAND

After completing a national search, Concordia University-Portland announced Brian Jamros will join the university as the new director of athletics. Jamros will arrive in Oregon after serving as an associate athletic director for external relations at Concordia University-St. Paul. Jamros has held several positions at Concordia-St. Paul since 2005, beginning as the director of marketing and promotions before being promoted to the assistant athletic director for development and finally the associate athletic director for external relations. At Concordia-St. Paul, Jamros was responsible for overseeing nine sports, including baseball, golf, cross country and track & field. In addition, he was responsible for overseeing all athletic development, fundraising, marketing and promotions.

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

Chris Monasch will be let go as Athletic Director of St. John’s, per Jon Rothstein. Some in the know have said this was coming all season, and Monasch’s departure is no surprise. Chris Monasch has been the Atheltic Director at St. John’s for ten years, after spending time as the Commissioner of the America East Conference and before that, the Northeast Conference. For the school’s flagship basketball program, he was not the AD who hired Norm Roberts but maintained patience while Roberts rebuilt the program, and was in charge for the hiring of Steve Lavin. – Norman Rose, SBNation. Read More.


SHORTER UNIVERSITY

Kim Graham has been named the new director of athletics at Shorter University. He will begin his duties at Shorter on June 1. Graham comes to Shorter from Division I Campbell University in North Carolina, where he has served as senior associate athletics director since November 2008. At Campbell, he supervised internal operations of the athletic department, served as the NCAA athletics certification liaison, and was responsible for all scheduling. He was also sport administrator for soccer, softball, volleyball, strength and conditioning, and athletic training.

May 27, 2015

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY

Jana Doggett, Executive Associate Athletics Director for External Operations and Senior Woman’s Administrator, has been appointed interim Athletics Director by Utah State University President Stan L. Albrecht. College AD named Doggett a Top 10 SWA earlier this year. She will assume the duties of Scott Barnes, USU’s Vice President and Director of Athletics since March of 2008, who accepted the Athletics Director post at the University of Pittsburgh on April 24. Doggett is in her ninth year with the Utah State Athletics Department and fourth as Executive Associate Athletics Director after spending her first five years as the Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Operations.

ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE

Elizabethtown College is proud to announce that 1991 graduate Chris Morgan has been named the new Director of Athletics, taking over for Nancy Latimore, who is retiring after 20 years of service. Morgan moves into the position that is being vacated by Nancy Latimore, who is set to retire after a 20-year tenure leading Blue Jay Athletics. Morgan was a four-year letterwinner and captain for Elizabethtown’s men’s soccer team, where he was a member of the 1989 NCAA Division III National Championship squad and was named Defensive Most Valuable Player of the Final Four. He finished his career with All-America Second Team honors his senior year in 1990 and is still ranked fourth in Blue Jay history with 38 career assists.

May 26, 2015

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY

Concordia University Director of Athletics Devin Smith has been voted by his conference peers as the GPAC Athletic Director of the Year, as announced on Monday (May 25). Smith has overseen the athletics department at his alma mater since June of 2010.During Smith’s tenure, Concordia has won a combined 12 GPAC titles (including four conference tournament championships) and has recorded 21 top 25 national finishes.

POST UNIVERSITY

The search is over as Post University has found its new Director of Athletics. Ronnie Palmer will lead Post athletics into a new chapter when he takes the reins in June. Palmer spent the last eight years, including five as Athletic Director, at Davis and Elkins College, his alma mater. Prior to last year Palmer also spent seven seasons guiding the Davis & Elkins’ Senators baseball team. He finished his coaching career with 156 victories, the most in school history. Palmer also coached nine first team all-conference selections including a career-high three honorees in his final season in 2014.

May 25, 2015

FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY

The future of Fayetteville State’s athletic program is facing an important crossroad currently as it goes through the process of finding a new leader.  When FSU’s athletic director Ed McLean announced his plans to retire at the end of the academic year, the search for a replacement has generated interest from some well-qualified candidates, according to my sources. Here are five potential candidates to become FSU new athletic director;Kristene Kelly, Andre Springs, Keith McCluney, Kevin Wilson,Charles Waddell. – Ed McLean, Fay Observer.Read more.

VASSAR COLLEGE

Vassar College seeks a Director of Athletics & Physical Education who will provide creative, energetic, and forward-looking leadership to an outstanding Athletics & Physical Education Department. Vassar, a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of 2450 students in the beautiful mid-Hudson Valley of New York, is a member of the NCAA at the Division III level with the majority of teams competing in the Liberty. [email protected]

May 22, 2015

FURMAN UNIVERSITY

Furman University, is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Director of Athletics. The Director of Athletics will be responsible for the administration of all aspects of the athletics program and will provide strategic leadership and direction for a program that places a priority on academic achievement and athletic excellence. Apply here.


ST. OLAF COLLEGE

St. Olaf College invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Athletics.The Director will work with the President and other senior administrators to support the overall mission, vision, goals and objectives of St. Olaf College. Apply here.

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

University of Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity gets raise and extension. McGarity, who returned to Georgia nearly five years ago, was extended through June of 2019 and will make $575,000 beginning in July. McGarity’s salary will increase each year so that he’ll earn $650,000 after July 1, 2018. He’ll also receive a $50,000 retention bonus each year. – Fletcher Page, Online Athens. Read more.

May 21, 2015

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Oregon State University (OSU) is now accepting applications for the position of Athletics Director.  The AD will work closely with other Cabinet members to build a strong, positive athletics program and encourage support for the University among a broad range of internal and external stakeholders. [email protected]

SIMMONS COLLEGE OF KENTUCKY

Jerry Eaves just announced as the new athletic director and head basketball coach at Simmons College of Kentucky. Jerry Eaves enters his eighth season as the head men’s basketball coach at North Carolina A&T. He is the third longest tenured coach in Aggies history behind legendary coaches Cal Irvin and Don Corbett. Eaves also has the third highest tenure among MEAC coaches behind Coppin State’s Ron “Fang” Mitchell and Delaware State’s Greg Jackson.

 

STEPHENS COLLEGE

Stephens College President Dianne Lynch announced today that Ray Fron, head basketball and golf coach, will assume the role of interim Athletics Director, effective immediately. Fron will replace longtime athletics director Deb Duren, who retired this month after more than 30 years of service at the college. Fron is a veteran coach with more than 25 years of experience, having spent much of his career at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich., before arriving at Stephens a year ago. He has directed a successful first year of recruiting, with seven high school basketball standouts set to enroll for the 2015-16 academic year. Total student-athlete enrollment next year will hover around 100. – SC-Scene. Read more.

May 20, 2015

PENN STATE FAYETTE

Charles Patrick, chancellor and chief academic officer of Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, has announced the appointment of Louis “Lou” Zadecky as director of athletics. For the past 15 years, Zadecky has worked as a health and physical education teacher in the Yough School District. Also, as head coach of the Penn State Greater Allegheny women’s basketball team, he was named 2014 Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and 2013 Coach of the Year at Penn State Greater Allegheny.

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY

The search for a new athletic director at Utah State remains on schedule, according to university president Stan L. Albrecht. The Aggies must replace Scott Barnes who, in April, took the A.D. job at Pittsburgh. He leaves Utah State on July 1. Albrecht says the improvement in the Aggie program in recent years under its last two athletic directors, Randy Spetman and Barnes, has raised the job’s profile among hopeful candidates around the country. – Steve Luhm, SLTrib. Read More.

WEST LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

West Liberty University’s long serving Athletic Director, Jim Watson, announced his retirement on Wednesday during a press conference in the BoyleConference Center. Watson served as athletic director for 26 years and was employed at West Liberty for 44 years. McCullough also announced that Dr. Aaron Huffman would serve as interim athletic director beginning July 1.

DICKINSON COLLEGE

Dickinson has announced the hiring of Joe Giunta as the next director of athletics and chair of physical education. Giunta brings a wealth of experience and a strong background in athletic administration, having served in similar capacities at Neumann University, Cabrini College and Temple University. Giunta comes to Carlisle from Temple, where he has been the senior associate athletic director for sports administration since 2012.

May 19, 2015

EMORY UNIVERSITY

Emory University Senior Vice President and Dean of Campus Life Dr. Ajay Nair has announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Vienna as the Clyde Partin Sr., Director of Athletics. Vienna will begin his duties on August 3. Vienna comes to Emory from Salisbury University (MD), a member of the Capital Athletic Conference, where he has worked since 1989.  He was appointed Director of Athletics in May of 1993 after previously serving as the University’s Associate Director of Athletics.

QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY

At 64 years old and with 20 successful years as Quinnipiac University’s director of athletics and recreation under his belt, retirement seemed to be certain for Jack McDonald. As Director of Athletics and Recreation at Quinnipiac, McDonald oversaw the creation and growth of a women’s rugby program that reached the national semifinals this past season. Wanting to help the University of New England start up its women’s rugby program McDonald reached out to UNE President Danielle Ripich, Ph.D. – Andrew Badillo, Q30 Television. Read more.

CARTHAGE COLLEGE

Carthage College has announced the hiring of Phil Burwell as its new director of athletic communications. Burwell will replace Steve Marovich , sports information director, who will retire after completing his 21st year of service to Carthage. Burwell received his bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in December of 2010. He joins Carthage following three years at the Mid-American Conference as the director of media relations. Steve Marovich, Sports Information Director. Read more.

KENTUCKY WESLEYAN COLLEGE

Evansville native Rob Mallory has been hired as the athletic director at Kentucky Wesleyan College, replacing Jim Askins who had previously announced he would step down after the current athletic year. Mallory, a Mater Dei High School and University of Notre Dame graduate, has been the associate athletic director at Quincy University for the past four years, overseeing NCAA compliance issues, sports information and athletic training. He recently finished a three-year term on the NCAA Division II Regional Advisory Committee for Football. – Randy Beard, Courier Press. Read more.

POST UNIVERSITY

Post University announced on Monday that it has hired Ronnie Palmer as its new Director of Athletics. Palmer joins Post after spending eight years at his alma mater Davis & Elkins College, including five as athletic director. At Davis & Elkins, a Division II institution in Elkins W.Va., Palmer spearheaded the addition of both men’s and women’s lacrosse teams to bring the department total to 16 programs. He also oversaw the construction of a new soccer facility and softball field, and the renovation of Memorial Gym/Martin Fieldhouse.

CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY

Following a nationwide search, Chapman University’s Chancellor Daniele Struppa announced on Monday that current Associate Director of Athletics Terry Boesel has been named the Panthers’ next Director of Athletics. Boesel will succeed David Currey who announced his retirement in January, effective this summer. Boesel (pronounced BO-zul) becomes just the ninth director in Chapman’s 90-year history of athletics and the first one selected since 1990 when Currey took the helm. The appointment will officially begin on August 1.

May 18, 2015

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

Temple University President Neil D. Theobald today announced that Dr. Patrick M. Kraft, who currently serves as Temple’s Deputy Director of Athletics, would replace Kevin Clark as Athletic Director. Earlier today, the president nominated Clark to the newly created position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Kraft and Clark served together at Indiana University where Kraft oversaw marketing and ticketing efforts for all of the Hoosiers’ programs. His efforts at Indiana helped increase home football attendance to its highest mark in two decades.

ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY

After a nearly four-year legal battle to clear his name, a judge ruled in favor of former Alabama State University Athletic Director Stacy Danley with a $140,216 judgement in his favor Saturday. Baldwin County Circuit Judge James Reid was appointed to preside over the trial after a wave of judicial recusals delayed this case for months. The case went to trial in February, three years after the wrongful termination lawsuit was filed. – Jennifer Horton, WSFA. Read more.

May 14, 2015

MARYVILLE COLLEGE

Maryville College seeks Associate Athletic Director. Assist the Director of Athletics in carrying out all assigned and auxiliary duties pertaining to the administration of the Maryville College Athletics and Intramural Department. Apply here.

UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY

Todd Nebeker comes to UVU after working at Norwich University, where he oversaw all aspects of fundraising for the athletic teams. Here he is responsible for generating support for Wolverine Athletics, focusing on scholarships and larger projects. Previously Todd worked in the Athletics Departments at Queens University of Charlotte and Yale University. He holds a B.S. in Business Management from BYU and Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Sports Administration from The University of Massachusetts.

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND

Richmond’s Keith Gill has been named an Athletics Director of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). The award recognizes the efforts of athletics directors at all levels for their commitment and positive contributions to student-athletes, campuses and their surrounding communities. Gill is now in his third year as AD at Richmond, following a five-year stint at American University.

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