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May 18, 2015


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 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.


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.


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.


The Division of Student Affairs at Toccoa Falls College is seeking a dynamic new leader for a full-time (12-month), Director of Athletics.The Director will work with students, faculty, staff, and alumni to manage all aspects of the men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic programs and maintain compliance with the NCCAA. Apply here.

May 13, 2015


Northeast Mississippi Community College has announced coach Kent Farris has been promoted to be the school’s new athletic director. Kent Farris has already cemented his legacy as one of the greatest coaches in the history of the Northeast Mississippi Community College baseball program. He also began a new role during the 2014 fall semester as Northeast’s assistant athletic director. Farris started his career as an assistant at North Alabama from 1983-84 and helped lead the Lions to the Gulf South Conference (GSC) title for the first time in school history in 1984. That team also finished second in the NCAA Division II South Central Region and featured five men that signed pro contracts.


The Crown College Athletic Department is saddened to announce that Director of Athletics Josh Dunwoody is resigning from his post, effective immediately. Dunwoody has served Crown College in various capacities for 11 years and will be greatly missed. Dunwoody arrived at Crown in 2004 as an assistant soccer coach. Josh will be taking on the role of Vice President for Dunwoody Construction in Des Moines, Iowa and will continue serving with the Minnesota National Guard.


Trinity University Director of Athletics Bob King has been chosen for the NCAA Division III Under Armour AD of the Year. The annual award is sponsored by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), and includes all NCAA Divisions, the NAIA, and junior/community colleges. King was one of only four athletic directors in Division III to achieve the honor. This marks the third time King has received the prestigious award, having previously been honored by his peers in 2000 and 2004. King was appointed as AD in 1993, and is in his 22nd year on the job.


The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced the 28 winners of the Under Armour AD of the Year Award (ADOY), which includes Wofford College Athletic Director Richard Johnson. The award spans seven divisions and winners will receive their awards during the James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, June 17 at NACDA’s 50th Annual Convention at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Fla.

May 12, 2015


Joseph A. Quinlan Jr., former Director of Athletics at Saint Peter’s University, has been named Senior Associate Athletics Director for Internal Operations, Peter Pilling, Columbia’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education announced today. Quinlan spent nearly four years as the Director of Athletics at Saint Peter’s University in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Prior to his appointment in 2012, he was the Interim Director of Athletics.


Northwest College recently named Stephen Burmaster as the college’s new athletic director. Burmaster, a native of Southern California, and his family will make the move to Powell sometime before July, and Burmaster will take the reigns on July 1. Burmaster takes over for NWC wrestling coach Jim Zeigler, who had been working as the interim AD for the past two years. Burmaster brings with him nearly 30 years of officiating, coaching, teaching and administration experience, most recently at Seaside Middle School in Monteray, California, where he served as an administrator and athletic director. – Joe Alberico, Powell Tribune. Read More.


Lynn University has appointed Devin Crosby as director of athletics for the NCAA Division II Fighting Knights. Previously, as deputy athletics director at Kent State University, Crosby helped raise funds for scholarships and facilities, improved student attendance at games and increased the national profile of the athletics program. He has also held leadership positions with other successful athletics programs at Northeastern University, University of Virginia and University of Houston.


Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart, who has held the position since 2002, was named one of four Under Armour Athletics Director of the Year Award winners this week by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NADCA). Barnhart and fellow 2015 award winners Chris Del Conte (TCU), Warde Manuel (UConn) and Ian McCaw (Baylor) will receive their awards on June 17 at a NADCA luncheon in Orlando. – Ethan Levine, SDSRead More.


Winona State Athletics Director Eric Schohhas been named a 2014-15 Under Armour AD of the Year, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced Tuesday. Schoh is one of four NCAA Division II athletics directors to earn the honor and among 28 throughout various divisions of collegiate athletics.


The award spans seven divisions (NCAA FBS, FCS, Division I-AAA, II, III, NAIA/Other Four-Year Institutions and Junior College/Community Colleges).  Tyler Junior College’s Dr. Tim Drain has been announced as one of the winners and will receive his award during the James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, June 17 at NACDA’s 50th Annual Convention at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Fla.


University of Dayton Vice-President and Director of Athletics Tim Wabler is one of 28 winners of the Under Armour AD of the Year Award (ADOY), announced by The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) today. The award spans seven divisions (NCAA FBS, FCS, Division I-AAA, II, III, NAIA/Other Four-Year Institutions and Junior College/Community Colleges). Winners will receive their awards during the James J.


Angelo State University athletic director Sean Johnson resigned Monday for unspecified reasons, according to a source. Assistant athletic director James Reid will serve as athletic director in the interim.

May 11, 2015


Director of Athletics, Bob De Carolis has announced he will step down effective June 30, 2015. Carolis is quoted in saying, “There is never an optimal time for decisions like this, especially after an incredible journey of 17 years. I am very proud of the coaches I have hired and retained over the years and believe this is the best group of coaches in the history of Oregon State both from a coaching standpoint and also from a measure of character, as well.  This collection of coaches will continue to compete for championships in the toughest conference in the country.”


University of New England President Danielle N. Ripich, Ph.D., announced today the appointment of Jack McDonald to the position of associate vice president and director of Athletics. Jack McDonald comes to UNE from NCAA Division I Quinnipiac University, where he served as the Bobcats’ director of athletics for 20 years. While at Quinnipiac, McDonald was instrumental in the Bobcats making the transition from being a NCAA Division II institution to its current status as a Division I member.

May 8, 2015


Chris Kenny, a 1986 graduate of St. Michael’s College and long-time administrator at the Colchester school, has been named the new director of athletics. Kenny will begin his new position in July. Kenny has worked 28 years at St. Michael’s, where he has held several different positions. He has held the role of senior associate director of athletics for a little less than a year after spending 11 years as the associate director of athletics. – Burlington Free Press. Read More.


After leading one of Canada’s most successful athletics departments for more than 7 years, Keith Hansen, Red Deer College’s Athletic Director is leaving his post to pursue his passion as a full time Instructor at RDC. Well accomplished as Athletic Director, Coach and Instructor at the College for the past 19 years, Hansen led the Kings Volleyball team for 12 seasons, winning 9 Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA) National Championships.


Michael Williams ’82, who has overseen the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of California, Berkeley on an interim basis for the past 10 months, has been named the school’s fulltime Director of Athletics, Chancellor Nicholas Dirks announced Friday, May 8, 2015.

May 6, 2015


Longtime associate athletic director Mike Wagner has been named to succeed retiring athletic director Dennie Bridges at Illinois Wesleyan University. Wagner’s appointment comes following a national search to replace Bridges, who will leave the post he has held since 1981 at the end of July. Wagner, who began working at Illinois Wesleyan in 1992, spent his first 16 years at IWU as an assistant football coach and coordinator of strength training.


Keith Kramme wasn’t 100 percent certain he wanted to be the Midland University softball coach when former athletic director Steve Schneider offered him the job in the summer of 1995. Kramme will remain at the school in his current position as assistant athletic director and director of athletic retention and compliance. His announcement caught his players off guard. – Brent Wasenius High Five, Fremont Tribune. Read More.

May 5, 2015


Laramie County Community College is pleased to announce Scott Noble as its new director of athletics and campus recreation. Noble comes to LCCC from Cheyenne’s South High School, where he currently serves as that school’s first athletics director. Noble will finish the school year at South High School, and he will begin his duties full-time as the LCCC director of athletics and campus recreation on June 8. – KGWN-TV. Read More.


After completing a nationwide search in which over 300 applications were received, the University is pleased to announce Mrs. Kimberly King as Ave Maria’s next Athletic Director. She will assume the duties as AMU’s Athletic Director in early May.  Mrs. King received her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from the University of Richmond and later earned her Master of Arts in Counseling from Franciscan University of Steubenville.


Ashley Gabler is the new Director of Athletic Communications and Technology for the Northern State athletic department. Gabler enters the position after spending the last two years as the department’s graduate assistant. “We are very excited for Ashley to lead the communication and technology efforts in our department,” NSU athletics director Josh Moon said. – Aberdeen News Read More.

May 4, 2015


Mike Vernon, Cal Athletics beat writer for the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Mike Williams is expected to be named Cal’s next Athletic Director. Michael Williams, a former wrestler at Cal is the vice chair of the UC Berkeley Foundation. Additionally, Williams has been serving as Interim Director of Athletics since July 2014 when Sandy Barbour left for Penn State.


Following a national search, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) today announced the appointment of Duane Bailey as its new director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation, effective June 1. Bailey is joining NYIT from Seton Hall University, where he served as the deputy director of Athletics for the past seven years. He will report to Patrick G. Love, Ph.D., NYIT’s vice president for Student Affairs.


Current AD Gary Clark, a 1974 graduate of Furman who has served in the role for 15 years, has decided to step down, and will remain at Furman for a period of time to assist in the transition, Davis said. “I felt it was time for a new voice and fresh perspective for Furman’s intercollegiate athletics program,” Clark said. “I have enjoyed being a part of the successful Division I program here, as a former player and administrator, and the relationships with the coaches and student-athletes remain among the most meaningful aspects of my tenure.

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