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October 19th – October 25th 2014
 
 
(D1) University of Arkansas at Little Rock
 

  • October 25th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is open at UALR. Apply here by November 7th.

 
(D3) Colby College
 

  • October 25th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open at Colby College. For more information on applying, contact jrhoden@parkersearch.com. The position will be open until November 18th.

 
(JC) Missouri State University – West Plains
 

  • October 24th, 2014— Dr. Angela Totty has been chosen to serve as dean of student services and athletic director at MSU-WP. Totty, who served the past two years as vice president of student success at Three Rivers College, will replace Dr. Herb Lunday, who announced his retirement in June 2014 after a nearly 30-year career with the Missouri State University System and a 21-year tenure with Missouri State-West Plains. Totty’s first day on the job will be November 3. -Ozark Area Network-

 
(D1) Loyola University Chicago
 

  • October 24th, 2014— Sources tell College AD that the AD search is still ongoing. The university is in the midst of contacting select people for the job. At this point, no names have surfaced. We will update you as we hear more.

 
(NAIA) University of Great Falls
 

  • October 22nd, 2014— According to Thomas Wylie, Sports Director at KRTV in Great Falls, Gary Ehnes is resigning as athletics director at UGF. Ehnes is in his fourth year as AD. Under his guidance, the athletic department has experienced tremendous growth and success. It has added men’s and women’s rodeo, and men’s lacrosse. Ehnes oversees a total of 17 men’s and women’s athletic programs. Argo athletic teams have had much success, both athletically and academically. In the 2013-14 academic year, 14 different Argonaut athletic teams earned NAIA “Scholar-Team” recognition.

 
(D1) Jacksonville State University
 

  • October 22nd, 2014— Warren “Moose” Koegel announced today he will retire Dec. 31 as Jacksonville State’s athletics director. Koegel was hired June 1, 2011, and during his time at JSU, the athletics program has won 11 Ohio Valley Conference championships. In addition, he oversaw facilities upgrades. The university’s President, Dr. William Meehan, said the university will announce the plans to seek a replacement in the coming days. -Mark Edwards, The Anniston Star-

 
(JC) South Puget Sound Community College
 

  • October 22nd, 2014— The school confirmed the resignation of athletic director Pam Charpentier on Monday after serving in the post since 2001. Charpentier, who resigned citing personal reasons and moving onto opportunities on the east coast, had been at SPSCC since 1991 serving multiple roles inside and outside athletics. Second-year men’s basketball coach Aaron Landon will serve as interim athletic director. -Meg Wochnick, The Olympian-

 
(D1) University of California
 

  • October 22nd, 2014— The search for Cal’s next athletic director will start this month, according to a Tuesday announcement from the University. Cal has formed a search committee tasked with identifying up to three potential candidates for Chancellor Nicholas Dirks to consider. The committee’s goal is to finalize its candidates by the middle this spring. Interim Athletic Director Mike Williams is not on the search committee. Chancellor Dirks will assemble a group to work within the committee to lay out the requirements and expectations for the University’s next Athletic Director. -Mike Vernon, SF Gate-

 
(D1) Ball State University
 

  • October 21st, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open at Ball State. Apply here. The position is available January 1st.

 
(D3) Salem State University
 

  • October 21st, 2014— Tim Shea, who has spent the last 33 years as an academic advisor, coach and adminstrator at Salem State University, will be retiring in June 2015. Shea has been head of Salem State’s athletic department for the past 13 years. Under Shea’s leadership, Salem State’s outdoor athletic facilities have received significant updates. More recently, he expanded the department of athletics and fitness and recreation with the addition of the new Gassett Fitness Center. We will update you on Salem State’s plans towards finding a replacement as we hear it. -The Salem News-

 
(NAIA) St. Gregory’s University
 

  • October 21st, 2014— SGU announced yesterday that it has promoted John Martin to serve as its next athletic director. Martin will continue to lead the Cavalier men’s basketball program, a position he has held for six seasons. He had been serving as interim athletic director since September 1. Martin has been a coach for 18 years – 12 of them as a head coach. Prior to St. Gregory’s, Martin was the head coach for three years at Moore High School. He was also the head coach at John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City for two seasons, guiding the Bears to the Class 5A state title in 2003.

 
(D3) Alfred State University
 

  • October 20th, 2014— Dr. Kelly Higgins is the new athletic director, announced in June. Higgins brings more than 20 years of successful management and leadership of NCAA DI, DII, and DIII intercollegiate athletic programs to the Pioneers. Higgins joins the Alfred State athletic staff as the college prepares for year two of the NCAA Division III provisional process. He replaces Dr. Daryl Arroyo who left the college in September to take a similar position at San Joaquin Delta College. Jennifer Enke became Interim Athletic Director back in January.

 
(D1) New Mexico State University
 

  • October 20th, 2014— There are 48 applicants vying to replace athletics director McKinley Boston, who is set to step down as AD after 10 years at his post on Dec. 31. leaving the 15-person search committee to whittle the group down to three or four finalists to submit to President Garrey Carruthers. The committee meets next week with the hope of identifying between eight to 10 for interviews to begin in the middle of November. -Jason Groves, The Lac Cruces Sun News-

 
 
October 12th – October 18th 2014
 
 
(D3) College of Saint Benedict
 

  • October 17th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open at the College of Saint Benedict. The position will be open until it is filled. Apply here.

 
(D1) Appalachian State University
 

  • October 16th, 2014— The process of finding a new athletics director to replace Charlie Cobb, who left in August for a similar role at Georgia State, is still in the early stages. Alan Hauser, faculty athletics representative and committee chair for 19-members, said “We have interviewed some search firms, but we have not yet put one of those search firms under contract”. Hauser said that there is no set timeframe for hiring a new AD. Rick Beasley is serving as interim AD. Beasley, a potential candidate, has been at Appalachian since 2006 and was deputy athletics director before being named to the interim position. Hauser said the search committee will most likely submit names of two or three finalists to Chancellor Sheri Everts, who will then choose the new AD. -Tommy Bowman/Winston-Salem Journal-

 
(D1) Grand Canyon University
 

  • October 15th, 2014— Grand Canyon University has named Mike Vaught its new Athletics Director. He has spent the past six years as Deputy Athletics Director at Southern Methodist University. He replaces Keith Baker, who is now in a different role in the athletics department.

 
(D1) Grand Canyon University
 

  • October 15th, 2014— Sources tell College AD that GCU will be announcing its AD this morning. Live streaming for the announcement can be viewed here. We will keep you updated with a name as we hear it.

 
(JC) El Camino College – Compton Center
 

  • October 14th, 2014— After six years as Porterville College Athletics Director, Eric Mendoza is stepping down to accept a similar position in Los Angeles. Mendoza’s final day at PC was Friday. He begins a new post as Director of Student Development and Athletics at El Camino College Compton Center today. PC President Dr. Rosa Flores-Carlson said the college will soon announce plans for an interim director and a full-time replacement. In the meantime, Vice President Val Garcia will oversee PC athletic programs. The position at El Camino has been open since May. -The Recorder-

 
(D1) Abilene Christian University
 

  • October 13th, 2014— Sources report that Cory Driskill will take over as interim Athletics Director. Driskill is currently the university’s Associate Director of Athletics of Operations. The search for a permanent replacement still continues. Former AD Jared Mosley, who announced his resignation Aug. 22, has been heavily involved in the process. Mosley promised he would stay on with ACU until October to help search for a replacement.

 
(USCAA) Penn State Greater Allegheny
 

  • October 13th, 2014— PSUGA Athletics today saw the arrival of Korie Morton-Rozier as the new Athletics Director. Morton-Rozier, who succeeds interim AD Tracy Gibbs, coached the girls basketball team at Woodland Hills High School for the past 11 seasons, leading the Wolverines to seven WPIAL Class AAAA playoff appearances. She also is the school’s all-time leading scorer. Gibbs stepped in temporarily on Aug. 15, when former AD Jim Chester resigned to become baseball coach at Lock Haven. -Dave Mackall, Trib Live-

 
 
October 5th – October 11th 2014
 
 
(D3) Cedar Crest College
 

  • October 11th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open. Apply here by November 3rd.

 
(JC) Edison Community College
 

  • October 10th, 2014— After an extensive search, ECC has hired Nathan Cole as the new athletics director. A seasoned coach and higher-education professional, Cole brings more than 19 years of experience to the table. Cole has spent the past six years of his career as a director of admissions with his most recent experience having been at Miami Jacobs Career College in Dayton where he was responsible for all recruiting and admissions functions. Cole replaces Chip Hare, who resigned in July of 2013. The position has been open since May. -Sidney Daily News-

 
(D1) Fresno State
 

  • October 10th, 2014— Fresno State has named a search committee of 15, chaired by Provost Lynnette Zelezny to interview candidates and help President Joseph Castro select a new athletic director. It also includes interim co-ADs Cynthia Mason and Steve Robertello; three community representatives, three faculty members, men’s basketball coach Rodney Terry, swimming/diving coach Jeanne Fleck; athletics communications staff member Stephen Trembley; student Zach Contreras; and non-voting members Mike Dunn and Michelle Nelson. Previous AD Thomas Boeh was reassigned Aug. 12 to a new position as Castro’s special assistant following an eight-year tenure. -The Fresno Bee-

 
(D1) University of California
 

  • October 9th, 2014— This week has reached the 100 day mark since Sandy Barbour stepped down as Athletics Director at Cal. So far, the school has not progressed past the process of getting organized.The search may get serious in January or February, with a decision to then be around February or March. It is safe to say that the Bears can seek out an AD with a strong all-around skill set. -Jon Wilner, San Jose Mercury News-

 
(JC) Barstow Community College
 

  • October 8th, 2014— Barstow names Reggie Ellis its new Athletics Director. The position has been open since June. Prior to joining the Barstow staff Reggie Ellis was the Interim Athletic Director/Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at El Camino College. Prior to his position at El Camino Reggie Ellis was an assistant women’s basketball coach at Claremont McKenna College. Reggie Ellis also served as an assistant basketball coach at Saddleback College, Long Beach City, and Ventura College. During his six seasons at Ventura he helped lead the Pirates to a .836 winning percentage, the 2002 state championship, two state Final Fours, and six WSC North Division championships.

 
(JC) St. Louis Community College
 

  • October 8th, 2014— Sources say that Pat Atwell is a finalist for the Athletics Director position. Atwell was previously the Athletics Director at Drury University, a job he held since June 7th, 2007. He resigned in July.

 
(D1) United States Air Force Academy
 

 
(D1) Portland State University
 

  • October 8th, 2014— Valerie Cleary, associate athletics director, has been named the interim athletic director (AD) at PSU following the resignation of Torre Chisholm. Cleary will take on the duties of the AD on Oct. 13, and will serve until the University hires a permanent replacement for Chisholm. Cleary came to PSU in 2013 after spending three years as associate director of admissions and event coordinator at Pacific University. AD Michael “Torre” Chisholm will be leaving PSU to pursue other career opportunities.

 
(D1) Ball State University
 

  • October 8th, 2014— Ball State today announced the selection of a 12-member search committee charged with finding the university’s next athletic director. The search committee will be chaired by Charlene Alexander, faculty athletics representative. In addition to naming the committee, President Paul Ferguson announced the appointment of Brian Hardin as interim athletic director. Hardin has served Ball State as a deputy athletic director since February 2013,

 
(JC) St. Louis Community College
 

  • October 8th, 2014— Sources tell College AD that the St. Louis Community College District will have interviews for the AD position this week. The action starts this evening with coaches and student-athletes meeting the AD finalists, followed by interviews tomorrow. We will update you as we hear more.

 
(JC) McHenry County College
 

  • October 8th, 2014— Sources tell College AD that MCC completed their AD interviews yesterday. The plan was for the AD search committee to make their decision yesterday, and for an offer to go out by the end of the week from the Human Resources Office. We will update you as we hear more.

 
(D2) Holy Names University
 

  • October 8th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open at HNU. The position will be open until it is filled. Apply here.

 
(D3) Beloit College
 

  • October 8th, 2014— Tim Schmiechen will immediately assume the role of athletic director following the sudden resignation of Peggy Carl on Monday. Carl, Beloit’s AD since 2008, resigned the post for personal reasons. Schmiechen has been a coach at Beloit College since 1990. He has the most overall and conference victories of any men’s soccer coach in Midwest Conference history. He has also served as Associate Athletic Director for the past eight years. Schmiechen is expected to continue as head men’s soccer coach for the foreseeable future. Fourteen of his 23 teams have qualified for the MWC Tournament and, in 2006, the Bucs won their first MWC Championship in 32 years. -BDN Staff-

 
(JC) Kishwaukee College
 

  • October 7th, 2014— Craig Jackson is the new Athletics Director at Kishwaukee College, listed on the Athletics Department page. Prior to this, he served as both the Head Women’s Basketball Coach and the Athletics Director at Montreat College. Jackson replaces Karen Wiley, who left for the head women’s coaching job at McHenry County College after coaching for 14 seasons. The position had been open since April 30th. An announcement and bio have yet to be made.

 
(NAIA) University of Michigan-Dearborn
 

  • October 6th, 2014— After a careful and detailed search, the University of Michigan-Dearborn has named Matt Beaudry as the new Athletics Director. The news is now confirmed, a week after sources told College AD about the news. Since June 13, 2013, Michigan-Dearborn has been led by Interim Director Dr. Ann Lampkin-Williams, who will continue her role as the Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Inclusion and Special Projects after Beaudry has settled in as AD. Beaudry will begin on October 13th. Matt Beaudry most recently served in administration at the Big Ten Conference with oversight and management of several Olympic sports.

 
(D1) U.S. Air Force Academy
 

  • October 6th, 2014— Now that the application window for the Air Force Academy’s next athletic director has closed, Academy officials say the next step in the hiring process involves a five-member screening panel scheduled to meet this month. The Academy received 50 applications for its athletic director position and Carroll said a number of highly qualified candidates have applied. She expects the final number of those meeting minimum qualifications to be about 40. Dr. Hans Mueh, the current athletic director, is scheduled to retire in 2015.

 
(NAIA) Harris-Stowe State University
 

  • October 6th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open at HSSU. The position will be open until it is filled. Apply here.

 
 
September 28th – October 4th 2014
 
 
(D3) College of Saint Benedict
 

  • October 2nd, 2014— Carol Howe-Veenstra, who came to CSB in 1985 and served as the head volleyball coach for 15 years and the school’s athletic director for the past 28 years, is retiring June 19, 2015, she announced today. Leaving won’t be easy for Howe-Veenstra, who is rooted firmly in the sports community in both St. Cloud and Minnesota. Howe-Veenstra’s successor is slated to start July 1, 2015.

 
(D3) Springfield College
 

  • October 2nd, 2014— Athletics Director Dr. Cathie Schweitzer has announced that this will be her final academic year and she will step down from her position, effective June 30, 2015. Under her direction, Springfield College Athletics is perennially one of the top programs in the country according to the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup. She became the school’s first female AD on July 17, 2000. Prior to her current position, she had served as associate athletic director under Ed Bilik from 1996 to 1999, and was named acting AD when he retired.

 
(NAIA) Montana Tech of the University of Montana
 

  • October 2nd, 2014— Montana Tech announced today that head football coach Chuck Morrell will step into the school’s vacant Athletic Director position. Morrell will continue as head coach of the football program. He replaces Dave Lau, who resigned for family reasons after a three-month stint this summer. Morrell has served as head football coach since December 2010. He takes over for Nick Bowsher, who became interim AD on September 10th – a couple of days after AD David Lau resigned. -Gordon Voit, MTN Sports-

 
(D2) Bowie State University
 

  • October 1st, 2014— Sources tell College AD that the Athletics Director search committee has narrowed down the candidates to five. The position has been open since June 4th. President Dr. Mickey Burnim announced the appointment of Ms. Donna Polk as Interim AD on June 23rd; she assumed the role effective July 12th and replaced Anton Goff, who left the AD role after four years for the same position at the University of Hartford. We will update you as we hear more.

 
(D1) CSU Bakersfield
 

  • September 30th, 2014— Sources tell College AD that, after a national search, CSU Bakersfield has decided to keep Interim AD Kenneth “Ziggy” Siegfried in that position until at least July 2015. Two previous finalists for this job were Mr. David Harris – Senior Associate AD at Iowa State, and Bill Lansden -Associate AD at the University of Memphis. The position had opened up in July after Siegfried became Interim AD. He replaced Jeff Konya, who left for the AD position at Oakland University.

 
(D1) University of Michigan
 

  • September 29th, 2014— Michigan has supposedly gauged the interest of UConn director of athletics Warde Manuel and Boston College athletic director Brad Bates about their interest in the same position at Michigan. Current Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon has been under heavy scrutiny for an extended period of time for decisions that have alienated much of the Wolverines fan base. -Pete Roussel, Coaching Search-

 
(NAIA) University of Michigan-Dearborn
 

  • September 29th, 2014— Sources tell College AD that Michigan-Dearborn has named Matt Beaudry the new Athletics Director. Beaudry has worked at the Big Ten Conference since August 2012, serving as Assistant Director of Championships. Prior to that, he spent two years at Tulane University as the Assistant Director of Development. The AD search has been ongoing the last few months. Beaudry will replace interim AD Dr. Ann Lampkin-Williams, who took over for Steve Rotta who stepped down after nine years into the job.

 
 
September 21st – September 27th 2014
 
 
(D1) Abilene Christian University
 

  • September 26th, 2014— The athletic director search is still in progress, as President Phil Schubert and others are review applicants for the position. The ideal AD will be a leader who can “demonstrate how to weave your faith into the administration”. Another attribute considered in the search for names is experience at the Div. 1 level. Current AD Jared Mosley, who announced his resignation Aug. 22, has been heavily involved in the process. Mosley promised he would stay on with ACU until October to help search for a replacement. -Daniel Zepeda-

 
(NAIA) Graceland University
 

  • September 26th, 2014— Sources told College AD on Monday that Joe Worlund will be the new Athletics Director at Graceland. This afternoon – four days after we gave the first unofficial announcement- the news became official through a press release. Joe comes with 33 years of experience in athletics and most recently held the Associate Director of Athletics position at Washington University in St. Louis. “I enjoy working with student athletes, on and off the field,” stated Worlund. “It has been my life calling and I believe I can make a difference for Graceland. At Washington University, Worlund spent 15 years as the Assistant Athletic Director before being promoted to Associate AD in July 2010.

 
(D2) Georgia Southwestern State University
 

  • September 25th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open. The position will be open until it is filled. Apply here.

 
(NAIA) Edward Waters College
 

  • September 24th, 2014— Sources tell College AD that the final two names for the Athletics Director spot were selected and sent to President Glover. The process is getting closer to the end, and we can expect a final name sometime soon. We will update you as we hear more.

 
(D1) New Mexico State University
 

  • September 24th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open at NMSU. Apply here by October 15th.

 
(D2) Clark Atlanta University
 

  • September 24th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open at Clark Atlanta University. For more information on applying, contact Human Resources.

 
(NAIA) Graceland University
 

  • September 22nd, 2014— Sources tell College AD that Joe Worlund will be the new Athletics Director. Worlund has been the Associate Athletics Director at Washington University St. Louis, having been in administration there for the past 32 years. Worlund replaces Jeff Falkner, who left for the AD job at New Mexico Highlands University. We are working on full confirmation.

 
(D1) North Dakota State University
 

  • September 22nd, 2014— Matt Larsen will be the new Athletics Director at NDSU. He officially starts October 14th. He was the final person to interview out of four this past month. Other candidates were David Crum – Senior Associate AD at Colorado State University, Troy Goergen – Senior Associate AD at NDSU, Matthew Larsen – Senior Associate AD at Stony Brook University, and Stephen Watson – AD at St. Bonaventure University. Larsen replaces Prakash Mathew, who became interim AD in June after Gene Taylor stepped down after 13 years to become the deputy athletics director at the University of Iowa.



 
September 14th – September 20th 2014
 
 
(D1) Sacramento State
 

  • September 19th, 2014— President Alexander Gonzalez will retire at the end of the 2015 fiscal year, June 30th, having led the school for 11 years. Sources tell College AD that the new President will most likely hire the new Athletics Director. We also learn from our sources that interim AD Bill Macriss could very well be the next AD. However, if not Macriss, then the job will be posted most likely in the Spring. As far as the successor to President Gonzalez, the search is closed, and a name won’t emerge probably until the Spring.

 
(JC) St. Louis Community College
 

  • September 18th, 2014— Sources tell College AD about a couple of events in conjunction with the AD Search. Two dates stick out: October 8th which will hold a meet and greet with coaches and athletes, and October 9th which will hold formal interviews with administrators and the AD search committee. We will update you as we hear more.

 
(D1) North Dakota State University
 

  • September 18th, 2014— Sources tell College AD that the AD search committee will meet tomorrow. They will send their pros, cons, and a summary of the four interviewed candidates to President Dean Bresciani. From this point, all decisions will be up to Bresciani. He will most likely evaluate the candidates and make a decision on a final name early next week. Either David Crum, Troy Goergen, Stephen Watson, or Matthew Larsen will be the new AD.

 
(NAIA) Edward Waters College
 

  • September 18th, 2014— Sources tell College AD that EWC is in the process of interviewing three candidates for the new AD position. Out of these three, the search committee will narrow the list down to two names. The committee will send these names to President Nathaniel Glover, who will make the final call.

 
(D1) North Dakota State University
 

  • September 17th, 2014— Sources tell College AD that Matthew Larsen – Senior Associate AD at Stony Brook University completed his final interview Monday. He was the last of the final four to interview. We are told the search committee is meeting later this week to begin making their final decision on the Bison’s next athletic director. We will keep you updated as we hear more.

 
(JC) Owens CC
 

  • September 16th, 2014— Sources tell us that Owens CC has identified their finalists for the vacant AD position. This update comes a couple of weeks after the college wrapped up phone interviews. The position has been vacant since Rudy Yovich departed for a similar position at Defiance College. We are working on full confirmation of names.

 
Brian Wickstrom
 

  • September 15th, 2014— College AD continues to hear from multiple sources that ULM athletic director Brian Wickstrom is a hot name on many athletic director searches, and for good reason. Wickstrom is making major progress at ULM in just a little over a year on the job in Monroe, all on a modest budget. We hear he is a leading target for Ball State University, as athletic director, Bill Scholl is leaving to become the vice president and director of athletics at Marquette University. Wickstrom has strong ties to the MAC, working at Ohio University and receiving his Doctorate from Eastern Michigan University. It will be interesting to see if someone can lure him away from Monroe. We will keep you in “the know” as we hear more.

 
September 7th – September 13th 2014
 
(D1) North Dakota State University
 

  • September 12th, 2014— Sources tell College AD that the fourth and final interview will take place next week for the AD position. The following finalists have received interviews: David Crum – Senior Associate AD at Colorado State University, Troy Goergen – Senior Associate AD at NDSU, and Stephen Watson – AD at St. Bonaventure University. The interview to take place next week will be with finalist Matthew Larsen – Senior Associate AD at Stony Brook University. We are told a new athletic director will follow this last round of interviews.

 
(D1) CSU Bakersfield
 

  • September 12th, 2014— Two finalists have emerged for the AD job: Mr. David Harris, who will meet with community members and CSUB supporters on campus Wednesday, and Mr. Bill Lansden, who will meet with community members and CSUB supporters on campus Tuesday the 23rd. Harris has served as Senior Associate Athletics Director at Iowa State since 2006. Lansden, a veteran athletics administrator who spent nine years as an Associate AD leading the University of Memphis athletics development operation, joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham staff as Senior Associate AD for External Affairs in July 2013.

 
(D1) Ball State University
 

  • September 12th, 2014— On Monday, a transitions meeting will take place and will include key players from the faculty and athletic staff, according to President Paul Ferguson. This group will help form a 10-member Athletic Director search committee that will represent faculty, athletic staff and administrators, and a student. Ferguson is in no rush to name an interim AD, as AD Bill Scholl will stay until mid-October and the decision will come within the next few weeks. There is indeed a timeline for the hire – to name somebody to put in place by the end of the year. -The Star Press-

 
(NAIA) College of the Ozarks
 

  • September 12th, 2014— Athletics Director Al Waller will retire at the close of the 2014-2015 school year. Waller has worked at the College for 37 years in a variety of roles. Currently he is serving as Athletic Director, Co-Director of the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship, and Head Cross Country Coach. Head Men’s Basketball Coach Steve Shepherd will replace Waller as AD beginning June 2015.Shepherd holds an overall record of 261-138 and will continue as Head Coach alongside his Athletic Director responsibilities.

 
(D1) University of Arkansas at Little Rock
 

  • September 12th, 2014— UALR Chancellor Joel Anderson today named Bob Denman, the school’s vice chancellor for advancement, to be interim athletic director. Chris Peterson resigned after 13 years as director. Denman, a 14-year UALR employee, will continue in his advancement job. Petersons’ resignation is effective Monday. Chancellor Anderson said Denman will serve until a new AD is in place, with January 1, 2015, as the target date. Anderson hopes to have a search process underway by the end of the month. Denman is a 1974 UALR grad and former vice president at KARK TV.

 
(D1) Colorado State University
 

  • September 12th, 2014— The committee formed to help CSU hire a new athletic director is putting together a list of candidates but won’t narrow that pool to a group of finalists until it knows whether or not the university will continue to pursue an on-campus stadium. A decision on whether or not to move forward with the proposed $254 on-campus stadium is scheduled to be announced at the Oct. 2-3 Board of Governors meeting in Fort Collins, CSU President Tony Frank told a community advisory group on the stadium earlier this week. -Kelly Lyell-

 
(NAIA) Culver-Stockton College
 

  • September 11th, 2014— The school announced Thursday afternoon Greg McVey had tendered his resignation as athletic director, effective immediately. McVey had served as the leader of the school’s athletic department since 2010 and oversaw substantial projects such as the addition of artificial turf to Ellison Poulton Stadium and the construction of Himsl Field, the home of the C-SC softball program. According to the release, C-SC will begin the search for the next athletic director immediately. -Matt Schuckman-

 
(D2) Kentucky State University
 

  • September 11th, 2014— KSU athletics has appointed Harry Stinson as interim athletics director. Stinson, who has served as assistant AD for external operations and compliance since 2009, replaces Dr. Denisha Hendricks, who recently accepted the athletic director position at Chicago State University. Prior to coming to KSU, Stinson served as the director of championships, communications and marketing at the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) for nearly five years. He also served as interim commissioner during 2008-09.

 
(D1) Fresno State
 

  • September 10th, 2014— Sources tell College AD that Fresno State has hired DHR International, a search firm based out of Chicago, to find its new Athletics Director. Fresno State will pay DHR Intl. $70,000 to conduct the search. State funding will not be used to pay the contract. The search is now in its first stages, and the firm will start working immediately. Thomas Boeh was the athletics director until he left the post to accept a new role at the university as Special Assistant to the President. President Castro plans to name the next AD by Christmas.

 
(NAIA) Montana Tech of the University of Montana
 

  • September 10th, 2014— Montana Tech has named Nick Bowsher as interim Athletic Director. Bowsher has been at the university since August 2011 serving most recently as the Assistant Athletic Director of Facilities and Communications. Currently, he directs sports information, marketing, communications, facilities, and game day management in the Athletic Department. He will bring his experience with corporate sales and fundraising to his new interim role. Prior to coming to Montana Tech, he served as the Assistant General Manager of the Helena Brewers Baseball Club, minor league affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. The university will begin the search for a permanent Athletic Director shortly.

 
(D1) Boston University
 

  • September 10th, 2014— Drew Marrochello, who has served as the head of the Boston University athletic department in an interim role since July, is officially the University’s new Athletics Director. Senior vice president Todd Klipp announced the news to the entire athletic department at a meeting. Marrochello joined BU in 2005 as associate athletic director for internal affairs and a year later was promoted to deputy director of athletics, a position he has held for the past seven years. He replaces Mike Lymch, who left the position as of June 30th after being the AD since 2004.

 
(NAIA) Montana Tech of the University of Montana
 

  • September 10th, 2014— Montana Tech University officials will announce the name of the school’s interim athletic director today. David Lau, who was hired as the school’s athletic director in May, abruptly resigned his position over the weekend citing personal family issues. Lau was dismissed to replace Charles Bradley, who was fired in January after about seven months on the job. -Al Balderas-

 
(D1) Columbia University
 

  • September 10th, 2014— Athletics Director since 2004, Dr. M. Dianne Murphy has announced that this will be her final academic year at Columbia and she will step down from her position, effective June 30, 2015. Murphy has guided Columbia Athletics through arguably the most successful and transformative period in the history of the athletics program. During Murphy’s 10-year tenure, the Lions captured 26 Ivy League titles in 11 different sports, the most of any decade in Columbia Athletics history. Columbia also won 128 Ivy League Individual event championships, fourth most in the Ivy League during that time period and the most of any span in school history.

 
(D1) Marquette University
 

  • September 9th, 2014— Bill Scholl, athletics director at Ball State University, will be the new athletics director starting mid-October, President Michael R. Lovell announced. Scholl has led the Ball State Cardinals since 2012, during which eight programs have reached the postseason and 13 teams placed either first or second in the Mid-American Conference. Ball State has boasted four All-Americans in each of his two years and the Cardinals placed 54 student-athletes on all-conference teams in 2013-14, a 14.9-percent increase over Scholl’s first year and a 54.3-percent increase over the year before his arrival.

 
(D1) Portland State University
 

  • September 9th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open at Portland State. The position will be open until finalists are identified. Apply here. The proposed start date is December 1st.

 
(NAIA) Montana Tech of the University of Montana
 

  • September 8th, 2014— Montana Tech Athletic Director, David Lau, resigned from his position on Friday, September 5. Lau indicated that he is returning to Missouri for personal family reasons. He became Athletic Director on April 30th. He came from Missouri Western State University, where he arrived as an assistant baseball coach and administrator in 1999. Next week, Montana Tech will provide additional information regarding the administration of the athletic department.

 

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