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November 23rd – November 29th 2014
(D3) Luther College

  • November 28th, 2014— Joe Thompson, Luther College’s director of intercollegiate athletics and associate professor in Health and Physical Education, has announced he will retire at the end of the 2014-15 academic year after a 20-year career at the college. Thompson was named director of intercollegiate athletics at Luther College in June of 1995. He came to Luther following a successful 18-year coaching career that included stints as head track and field coach at University of St. Thomas, 1987-95, and UW-La Crosse, 1983-87.

(JC) Columbia State Community College

  • November 28th, 2014— Columbia State’s Louis Conner will retire Dec. 31 after 26 years as basketball coach and athletic director, the community college announced recently. Conner, 64, was Columbia State’s basketball coach for 17 years before being named athletic director in 2005. Softball Coach Johnny Littrell, 58, will become interim athletic director. – The Daily Herald-

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(D1) Portland State University

  • November 26th, 2014— Head football coach Nigel Burton was dismissed earlier today from his position. Oregon Live says the new Athletics Director will make the hire. However, College AD’s sources say that the university is not close to naming its next Athletics Director. The whole process could take some time before a new head football coach is named. The Vikings went 21-36 during head football coach Nigel Burton’s five years on the job, including a 3-9 record this season. Burton replaced Jerry Glanville as PSU head coach in 2009. Prior to his arrival, Burton was the defensive coordinator at the University of Nevada.

(D1) University of Michigan

  • November 26th, 2014— There’s a growing sentiment that current interim athletic director Jim Hackett will stay on as Michigan’s athletic director for the foreseeable future. He met with the media last Saturday before Michigan’s game against Maryland and laid out some of his plans for the future in reference to the football program. Hackett did not lay out a timetable regarding the future of Brady Hoke, but the belief is that if Michigan does not qualify for a bowl game, they will make a decision shortly after the game on Saturday against Ohio State. -Steven Lorenz, Michigan Insider-

(JC) Landmark College

  • November 26th, 2014— Sources tell College AD that phone interviews for the AD position will be taking place next week. In total, eight to 10 individuals will be interviewed by phone, and three to four of those individuals will be brought to campus. The goal is the hire by December 19th for the new AD to start in January. We will keep you updated as we hear more.

(JC) Foothill College

  • November 25th, 2014— Sources tell College AD that Foothill College is conducting interviews in early December. Five to six candidates will be interviewing on the 3rd and 5th, and one to two of those names will have an interview with the president before Christmas. A hire will surface for January.

(JC) Owens CC

  • November 25th, 2014— Over 100 people were candidates for the Owens Community College AD position, which closed at the end of October with no selected candidate. The search started immediately after AD Rudy Yovich accepted the job of AD at Defiance College back in July. Here’s the list of names.

(D2) University of Hawaii, Hilo

  • November 25th, 2014— Former Vulcan Baseball Coach Joey Estrella will assume the position of interim athletic director at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo on January 1, 2015, and the search for a permanent athletic director will begin in early January. Estrella, who headed the Vulcan baseball program he founded for 37 years, brings extensive experience to the position. From 1980 to 1989 he served as both head baseball coach and athletic director. He also served as an assistant athletic director from 2009 until his retirement in 2013. Estrella will replace Tim Moore, whose appointment as interim athletic director ends on December 31, 2014. -Alyson Kakugawa-Leong-

(D3) Colby College

  • November 24th, 2014— Sources tell College AD that Colby College AD search is ongoing. The first round of interviews will occur on December 1/2. No invites have been extended as of yet. The position has been open since late October. We will keep you updated as we hear more.

(NAIA) Life University

  • November 24th, 2014— For the second time in four months, Life University introduced a new athletic director, turning to the man behind the university’s renowned rugby program. Dan Payne, director of rugby since 2009 was promoted to the athletic director role earlier this week. Payne replaces Bill Firnbach, who succeeded John Barrett as athletic director in August, with Barrett retaining his role as men’s basketball coach. Firnbach, however, ultimately declined to stay in the AD position, according to a university spokesman, and will remain an assistant to Barrett with the basketball team. Payne’s latest promotion will necessitate taking a reduced role with the Life rugby program.

(D1) New Mexico State University

  • November 24th, 2014— A few weeks after two frontrunners emerged for the New Mexico State Athletics Director position, sources have confirmed to us who will be the new Athletics Director. We have been told for awhile who it would be. Here’s the name!

(D1) Fresno State

  • November 24th, 2014— The Athletics Director search had concluded recently with the naming of Jim Bartko as Athletics Director. However, we have learned much more about the process behind-the-scenes, and we know who were actually in it. Here are the final details and the full list of the candidates.

(D3) Alma College

  • November 24th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open at Alma College. The position will be open until it is filled. Apply here.

November 16th – November 22nd 2014
(D1) University of Michigan

  • November 21st, 2014— Jim Hackett’s appointment as Michigan interim athletic director was approved during Thursday’s University of Michigan Regents meeting. The athletic department request for a $5.8 million upgrade of the Yost ice rink floor and refrigeration system also was approved. Funding for the project will come from athletic department resources, and construction is expected to be completed by next summer. -Angelique Chengelis, The Detroit News-

(D1) Fresno State

  • November 20th, 2014— College AD is the first to confirm that the Fresno State Athletics Director search is finally over. The press conference will take place tomorrow at 10AM PT. Want to know the name of the new AD? We have it here!

(D1) Fresno State

  • November 20th, 2014— College AD has learned this morning from sources close to the search that Stephen Ponder, Senior Executive Associate AD for External Relations at the University of Mississippi is no longer in contention for the athletics director position at Fresno State. We will keep you updated as we continue to call and follow up on candidates.

(D1) Fresno State

  • November 19th, 2014— After extensive research today, College AD has learned from Multiple sources that Dr. Renee Baumgartner, Deputy Athletic Director at Syracuse University is no longer in the mix for the Athletics Director position at Fresno State. Of the four candidates mentioned in our article this morning, we are told there were two more names that made the final six candidates for the position. We will keep you updated as we hear more.

(D1) Fresno State

  • November 19th, 2014— Sources tell College AD that Fresno State is extremely close to naming its next Athletics Director. We are also told when the decision could come about at the earliest. Five candidates are in the running, and the final name could be one of these five or could be someone outside of the list. Here are the candidates so far.

(D2) Drury University

  • November 19th, 2014— Drury has selected Mark Fisher as its next Athletics Director, effective July 1st. Fisher is currently the Athletics Director for Springfield Public Schools, where he has been AD since 2003. Beginning Jan. 5, 2015, former DU athletic director Edsel Matthews will return to campus to serve as interim AD until Fisher’s full-time arrival in July. Scott Puryear, associate AD for marketing and communications, has served as the interim AD for the past five months.

(D1) University of Michigan

  • November 19th, 2014— University of Michigan president Mark Schlissel intends to make the position of interim Athletic Director Jim Hackett official. “I am pleased to recommend the appointment of James Hackett as interim director of intercollegiate athletics…” wrote Schlisser in a letter to the university’s Board of Regents. Hackett replaced former Athletic Director Dave Brandon, who resigned on October 31. -Jeremy Allen, MLive-

(D2) Indiana University of Pennsylvania

  • November 18th, 2014— IUP President Dr. Michael Driscoll has appointed Steve Roach to serve as the interim athletic director upon Dr. Frank Condino’s retirement on Jan. 9, 2015. Roach will begin his appointment on Jan. 10th. A search for an AD will begin in the coming year. Roach, who is in his second full year as the associate athletics director, is a 2001 alumnus of IUP. He came to IUP in February 2013 after spending more than five years in the same capacity at Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

(D1) New Mexico State University

  • November 17th, 2014— With the departure of NMSU athletics director McKinley Boston at the end of the year, a field of 48 applicants is now down to current Southern Illinois AD Mario Moccia, current Indiana State AD Ron Prettyman, current University of Nevada deputy AD Rory Hickok and former UNLV deputy AD Gerard Koloski. Interviews could begin in Las Cruces this week. -Jason Groves, Lac Cruces Sun-

November 9th – November 15th 2014
(D2) Franklin Pierce University

  • November 14th, 2014— When Franklin Pierce Director of Athletics Bruce Kirsh ’71 announced his retirement this past summer, more than a few people on campus wondered how the University would replace such a valuable person. Kirsh has spent more than 40 years at the University building Franklin Pierce’s Department of Athletics into one of the strongest Division II sports programs in the country. But Franklin Pierce won’t need to replace Kirsh after all, as the University announced today that Kirsh will stay on as director of athletics.

(D1) Colorado State University

  • November 13th, 2014— Sources tell us that the Colorado State Athletics Director Search has begun reaching out to candidates to gauge their interest. The firm being used for the search is DHR International, having been announced in August. This is an initial reach out to people nationwide based on interest and fit for the position.

(D2) California State University Dominguez Hills

  • November 13th, 2014— With over 35 years of intercollegiate administrative and coaching experience including 11 years as the Senior Associate Director of Athletics at Cal State Fulleton, Cal State Dominguez Hills has named Dr. Maryalyce Jeremiah its Interim Director of Athletics, it was announced by the University. The position opened in August.

(D2) Georgia Southwestern State University

  • November 13th, 2014— GSW has named head coach of the Hurricanes basketball team Mike Leeder to the position of athletic director. Leeder entered his ninth year as the men’s head basketball coach at GSW during the 2014-15 season. In Early May, Leeder was announced as the interim to replace Jaclyn Donovan who resigned in December. The original plan was for the national search to reopen in a year. Leader replaced interim AD Randolph Barksdale on June 1st. -Americus Times Recorder-

(D2) Lane College

  • November 13th, 2014— Lane College has announced the resignation of the school’s interim athletic director and interim head football coach. Interim Athletic Director Penny Minter and Interim Head Football Coach Malik Hoskins both resigned their positions Monday effective immediately. Lane President Logan Hampton accepted the resignations and appointed Roger Ogden, Lane’s sports information director and head softball coach, as the athletic director on an interim basis. The college will conduct a national search for athletic director and head football coach. -WBBJ News-

(D1) Abilene Christian University

  • November 13th, 2014— The day after we reported the news, ACU announced today the hiring of Lee DeLeon as the new Athletics Director. DeLeon is currently in his fourth year at the University of New Mexico as the Associate Athletic Director for Development and Executive Director of the Lobo Club. The AD search at Abilene Christian has been going on since August, when Jared Mosley announced his resignation to become the new CEO and president of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco. Last month, Cory Driskill assumed the interim role.

(D2) University of Hawaii, Hilo

  • November 13th, 2014— Almost a year ago, in November 2013, Athletics Director Dexter Irvin left for similar post at the College of Southern Nevada. A couple of months later, in January, Tim Moore took over as interim Athletics Director. Since then, no word has floated around about a permanent replacement. Sources tell College AD that there is currently no search being initiated, nor has there been a search at all this year. We can expect that Tim will retain his post for quite some time.

(D1) Ball State University

(D1) Abilene Christian University

(D1) Loyola University Chicago

  • November 12th, 2014— Less than 24 hours after we came out with the first unofficial announcement, the news is now official! Steve Watson will be the new Athletics Director at LUC. Watson comes from St. Bonaventure, where he was the AD since 2006.

(D1) University of Michigan

  • November 12th, 2014— Now in his second year as Boston College’s athletic director, Brad Bates is one of the most established athletic department figures in the nation. With his professional resume combined with his background as a walk-on football player at Michigan under Bo Schembechler, it’s inevitable many would speculate he could be a candidate for U-M’s open athletic director position. Bates, on the speculation, says “It really doesn’t distract me at all. I love it here at Boston College, my values align with the institutional mission and we’ve really enjoyed living in New England.” When asked if he knows if UM has been contacting candidates or has even contacted him, he elected not to directly comment. -Matt Sheehan, Times Herald-

(D1) Appalachian State University

  • November 12th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open at App State. Review of applications begins in January. For more information on applying, contact

(D1) Loyola University Chicago

(D1) University of Michigan

  • November 11th, 2014— President Mark Schlissel is concerned about the role of academics in the athletic programs, so he’s carefully assessing candidates to replace athletic director Dave Brandon, who resigned last month. “That’s why I’m taking a bit of time with the search for Dave’s successor,” Schlissel told the school’s the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs on Monday.”I want to take the time to make sure we get someone who is not only technically adept but can ensure that the program has financial and academic integrity — and also someone who shares the value system of realizing our mission.

(D2) University of Texas-Permian Basin

  • November 11th, 2014— UTPB athletics director and head volleyball coach Dr. Steve Aicinena has announced he is stepping down after 21 seasons of coaching UTPB volleyball. He will continue in his current roles as athletics director and professor. Aicinena ends his time at UTPB as the program’s only head coach with a career mark of 337-321. A two-time conference coach of the year, his teams won two conference championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2008. A national search for a new head coach will begin immediately.

(D3) Willamette University

  • November 11th, 2014— Athletics Director David Rigsby has accepted a position across campus as Associate VP for Advancement. He will continue to work closely with coaches and staff on a successful transition until his successor arrives on campus. Rigsby ’00 was in his fourth year as AD. He previously served Willamette in a variety of positions, including assistant dean, interim director of career services, associate dean of campus life and interim co-dean of campus life. Willamette will soon launch a national search to hire the next director of athletics.

(D3) Alma College

  • November 10th, 2014— John Leister announced his resignation as Director of Athletics at Alma College at 11 a.m. on Monday morning. The long-time administrator was named Director of Athletics in 2007 and had coached at Alma College on both the football and baseball teams dating back to 1993. A national search for a successor will commence immediately. -Jim Lahde, The Morning Sun-

(D1) Fresno State

  • November 10th, 2014— The athletics director search committee will start the interview process this week with a deep group of D1 athletics directors and administrators with extensive development and fundraising backgrounds. Those linked to the position through sources include but are not limited to Brian Wickstrom, AD at Louisiana-Monroe; Stephen Ponder, senior executive associate AD for external relations at Mississippi; Jim Bartko, executive senior AD for development at Oregon; Terry Tumey, AD at UC Davis; and Dr. Renee Baumgartner, deputy AD/chief of staff at Syracuse. -Robert Kuwada, Fresno Bee-

(D1) United States Air Force Academy

  • November 10th, 2014— Coast Guard Academy Athletics Director Tim Fitzpatrick stated the following regarding the Air Force Athletics Director Search: “Late last week, it was publicly disclosed that I had been offered an opportunity to personally interview for the Director of Athletics position at the Air Force Academy. After serving for 12 years at West Point and now, the Coast Guard Academy, I have the utmost professional and personal respect for my colleagues at Air Force and was honored by the chance to compete for the position. However, after further reflection and careful analysis, I have chosen to withdraw my name from further consideration.”

November 2nd – November 8th 2014
(D1) Loyola University Chicago

(D1) New Mexico State University

(D1) University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

  • November 7th, 2014— The UTRGV announced yesterday that Chris King, who has been serving as the Director of Athletics at the University of Texas-Pan American since 2009, will continue in that role with UTRGV. Now in his sixth year as the Director of Athletics at UTPA, King has led UTPA Athletics through an unprecedented period of growth, while laying a solid foundation for continued improvement. -Your Valley Voice-

(D1) Fresno State

  • November 7th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open at California State University, Fresno. The position will be open until it is filled. Apply here.

(D3) Dickinson College

  • November 4th, 2014— After serving almost three decades as the director of athletics and chair of physical education, Leslie Poolman has announced that he will be retiring from his position at Dickinson this January. During his time at Dickinson, Poolman created and improved many athletic facilities. But the highlight of his career is arguably the new Kline Fitness Center, which Poolman considers one of his greatest accomplishments as athletic director. -Katie Henwood, The Dickinsonian-

(D1) University of Michigan

  • November 4th, 2014— In an interview with The Michigan Daily Monday afternoon, University President Mark Schlissel made one thing clear: That search hasn’t begun quite yet. “I would imagine that we’ll begin the process of organizing a search in the coming weeks,” Schlissel said. “I can tell you with certainty I haven’t talked to anybody at all — no matter what you read in the media — about whether they’re interested in a permanent position here.” -Alejandro Zúñiga, Managing Sports Editor-

(NAIA) Louisiana State University at Alexandria

  • November 3rd, 2014— LSUA Athletic Director and Head Softball Coach Charlie Zeilman stepped down from LSUA this morning in order to pursue other professional opportunities. Head Baseball Coach Brent Porche will take over as Interim Athletic Director. Michael Poropat is returning to his previous position as Head Soccer Coach effective immediately. -KALB-

(NAIA) Jarvis Christian College

  • November 3rd, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open at Jarvis Christian College. For more information on applying, contact the Office of Human Resources.

(D1) Air Force Academy

  • November 3rd, 2014— Virginia Military Institute Athletics Director Dr. Dave Diles issued the following statement regarding the Air Force Academy AD search: “While I have the deepest respect for the United States Air Force Academy, and I am honored to have received an invitation to discuss their Athletics Director position, earlier this week I informed them that I would not be accepting the offer of an interview. I have had close professional connections to several members of the Air Force staff, and it’s understandable that my name would surface. However, I am looking forward to continuing our work at VMI and advancing the vision for our department. We have made substantial progress and we will continue our collective efforts.”

(D1) University of Michigan

  • November 3rd, 2014— According to sources close to the Central Michigan University athletics department, CMU AD Dave Heeke was contacted by Michigan earlier this week to gauge his interest in the open AD position, which Heeke is interested in. Heeke was contacted prior to Michigan’s press conference on Friday announcing that Brandon had delivered his resignation. Heeke has been with CMU as AD since December of 2005. Prior to CMU, he spent 18 years working at the University of Oregon. -Drew Ellis, The Oakland Press-

(D1) University of Michigan

  • November 3rd, 2014— Michigan has targeted Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips as a candidate to succeed Dave Brandon, according to a source. This is an indication that Michigan will seriously consider candidates without university ties. Phillips has served two years as the AD Chair of the Big Ten while also working as a member of the Rose Bowl Management Committee. Northwestern has had more than 200 Academic All-Americans in each of the past four years. – Joe Schad, ESPN-

(D1) University of Michigan

  • November 3rd, 2014— With his alma mater searching for a new athletic director, Warde Manuel is near the top of every list speculating on just who will replace the departed Dave Brandon at Michigan. Michigan officials had not contacted Manuel. “I’m in a great job,” Manuel said. “Obviously, my alma mater means a lot to me, but I love it here. So what I want as an alum is in the best interest of Michigan and obviously for the football program to improve — like all my former teammates and friends.” -Paul Doyle and Desmond Conner, Hartford Courant-

October 26th – November 1st 2014
(D3) Elms College

  • November 1st, 2014— Ellen McEwen was appointed Director of Athletics in August. Ellen brings more than 30 years of collegiate athletics administration, teaching and coaching experience to her position at Elms and has completed stints at all three NCAA division levels as well as the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Ellen most recently spent the last year as the Director of Athletics at Huston-Tillotson University, where she managed the day-to-day operations of the Rams’ athletics department. She replaces Peter Krasny, who spent two years on the job.

(D1) University of Michigan

(D1) University of Michigan

  • October 31st, 2014— Former Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett will serve as interim athletic director after Dave Brandon’s resignation from the post today, U-M president Mark Schlissel announced. Schlissel named Hackett as the university’s interim AD during a press conference held Friday at Fleming Hall announcing Brandon’s departure after five years leading the Wolverine athletic department. Hackett, who retired in February 2014, was credited with steering the company through a major reorganization that shed half the company’s Grand Rapids workforce. According to Schlissel, Hackett will assist the department in finding a new full-time athletic director.

(D1) University of Michigan

  • October 31st, 2014— Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon is resigning and will not return next season, a source told ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. The university will hold a news conference this afternoon. Brandon has been at the center of controversy all season, including the football team’s mishandling of quarterback Shane Morris’ head injury and issues with students’ ticket prices.

(D1) UC Riverside

  • October 30th, 2014— According to James Grant of Inside UCR, Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox announced today that veteran athletics administrator Janet Lucas will lead the UC Riverside Division I Athletics program on an interim basis. Lucas, who has been working as the executive associate athletics director and senior woman administrator at UC Riverside since 2006, has agreed to take over following the resignation of Jim Wooldridge, which takes effect today. This story comes out the day after our story on the several departures happening within UCR athletics.

(D1) New Mexico State University

  • October 30th, 2014— Two more names are out of the race, according to Yesterday, the list dwindled to 11 from the previous 48 names. Now, the number of names is at nine. The two who have dropped out are John Cordova and Marlin Musch. Want to know who these two are? Here is the previous list of 11. Committee chairman Larry Lujan said interviews are being scheduled for over the next 10 days. The intent is to recommend “three to five” choices, Lujan said, for NMSU President Garrey Carruthers, who will make the hire.

(D2) Urbana University

  • October 30th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open at Urbana University, a division of Franklin University. The position will be open until it is filled. For more information on applying, contact

(JC) Landmark College

  • October 30th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open at Landmark College. For more information on applying, contact Human Resources. Applications are due by December 28th.

(D2) Franklin Pierce University

  • October 30th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open at Franklin Pierce University. Apply here by December 15th.

(D3) St. Lawrence University

  • October 30th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open at St. Lawrence University. The position will be open until it is filled. Apply here.

(D2) Lynn University

  • October 29th, 2014— Kristen Migliano has decided to step down after 13 years Athletics Director to pursue her passion for teaching. She will remain in her current post through the 2014–15 academic year, and as of fall 2015, will become associate professor of management in Lynn’s College of Business and Management. Migliano became AD in 2006, and under her leadership, the Fighting Knights have earned five national championship titles in baseball, women’s golf, men’s soccer and men’s tennis. The university currently is conducting a nationwide search to replace Migliano. Qualified candidates may apply here.

(D1) Quinnipiac University

  • October 29th, 2014— Jack McDonald will retire in June after 20 years as athletics director. He made the announcement at an athletic department staff meeting this morning. Hired in the fall of 1995 to oversee Quinnipiac’s transition from Division II, on his watch, the school built a dual-sport facility for basketball and hockey, upgraded conferences in all sports, came within one win of a hockey national championship and enticed the women’s Frozen Four to come to Hamden. -Chip Malafronte-

(D1) New Mexico State University

(D3) Suffolk University

  • October 28th, 2014— Suffolk University has announced the appointment of Cary McConnell as Director of Athletics. McConnell has served as interim AD since August of 2013 following the retirement of James Nelson earlier that year. McConnell becomes Suffolk’s third athletics director in the program’s sixty eight year history. McConnell joined the University in 1996 as associate director of athletics and head baseball coach. He had been head baseball coach position at the University of Rochester.

(NAIA) Culver-Stockton College

  • October 28th, 2014— Pat Atwell, former director of athletics at Drury University (Mo.), has been named the new athletics director at Culver-Stockton College, President Kelly M. Thompson announced today. Atwell has nearly 30 years of successful experience in intercollegiate athletics as an athlete, coach or administrator. He has been with Drury University for the past seven years, and served in the same capacity at Quincy University (Ill.) for six years prior to his appointment at Drury. -Quincy Journal-

(NAIA) Life University

  • October 28th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is open at Life University. The position will be open until it is filled. Apply here.

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 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-


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