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January 25th – January 31st 2015
(JC) Chipola College

  • January 28th, 2015—Long-time Chipola College baseball coach Jeff Johnson was recently named the college’s Athletic Director. He will continue in his role as head baseball coach. In 18 seasons at the helm of the Chipola baseball program, coach Johnson has led the Indians to an NJCAA National Championship in 2007, three FCSAA State Titles and nine Panhandle Conference Championships. -The Jackson County Floridan-

(D3) College of St. Benedict

  • January 28th, 2015—Glen Werner, a 1993 St. Benedict graduate, was back on campus Tuesday as one of two finalists for the school’s athletic director job. The other finalist is Robin Baker, an assistant athletic director at Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She will visit campus Thursday. The job is open because Carol Howe-Veenstra, who has held the position the past 28 years, announced her retirement last September. Her last day on the job is scheduled to be June 19. -Frank Rajkowski, St. Cloud Times-

(D2) Metropolitan State University of Denver

  • January 27th, 2015—The Athletics Director position is now open at MSU Denver. The position will be open until it is filled. Apply here.

(NAIA) Ave Maria University

  • January 27th, 2015—The Athletics Director position is now open at AMU. Apply here by February 24th.

(D3) University Of New England

  • January 26th, 2015—Sources tell us that the University of New England athletics director position will not be filled by an internal candidate. The search will focus on an external candidate. We will keep you updated as we hear more

(D1) Alabama State University

  • January 26th, 2015—The Athletics Director position is now open. The position will be open until it is filled. Apply here.

January 18th – January 24th 2015
(D1)Grambling State University

  • January 23rd, 2015—The Athletics Director position is now open at Grambling State. Apply here by February 20th.


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(D3) Nichols College

  • January 21st, 2015—The Athletics Director position is now open at Nichols College. Apply by March 1st. If interested in applying, contact Assistant Director of Human Resources Katie Cushing.

(NAIA) Huston – Tillotson University

  • January 21st, 2015—The Athletics Director position is now open at HTU. The position will be open until it is filled. Apply here.

(D2) California State University, Dominguez Hills

  • January 20th, 2015—Sources tell College AD that CSUDH has cancelled its Athletics Director search. The position opened up in August, and Dr. Maryalyce Jeremiah currently serves as Interim AD, having been named to the role in November. We will keep you updated as we hear more.

(D1) University of the Incarnate Word

  • January 20th, 2015—Today, a press conference was held that promoted Mark Papich from Athletics Director to Director of Marketing and Development for Student Life & Athletics and John Williams to the Athletics Director role. Papich took over as the AD in the summer of 2001 when the program was only two years into NCAA Division II and was a member of the Heartland Conference. Williams joined the UIW staff in the summer of 2014 and has been working extensively on a strategic plan for the athletic department. Prior to that, Williams was a Director of Championships and Alliances for the NCAA for 10 years.

(D3) Illinois Wesleyan University

  • January 20th, 2015—Athletics Director Dennie Bridges, whose association with the school dates back to enrolling as a freshman in 1957, has announced he will retire on July 31, 2015, the end of his current contract with the University. A national search will begin immediately to find a replacement for Bridges. Bridges, who will be 76 next month, took over as athletic director in 1981 and served a dual role as men’s basketball coach and athletic director until 2001.


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(D1) Lehigh Carbon Community College

  • January 20th, 2015—Sources tell College AD that Lehigh Carbon CC has begun their interview process for their open AD position, and that there are 5 candidates. Sources also tell us that Matthew Ruiz, a former Assistant AD at Raritan Valley CC, is one of the candidates. We will keep you updated as we hear more.

(D1) St. Bonaventure University

  • January 20th, 2015—The Athletics Director position is now open at SBU. Apply here by February 4th.

(JC)Fullerton College

  • January 20th, 2015—The Athletics Director position is now open at Fullerton College in the North Orange County Community College District. Apply here by March 13th.

(D3) Springfield College

  • January 20th, 2015—The Athletics Director position is now open at Springfield College. The position will be open until it is filled. Apply here.

(JC) Pennsylvania State University – Fayette

  • January 20th, 2015—The Athletics Director position is now open at Penn State Fayette. The position will be open until it is filled. Apply here. (#55364)

(D1) St. Bonaventure University

  • January 19th, 2015—Sources tell College AD that Alden & Associates will be the executive search firm in charge of the Athletics Director search at St. Bonaventure. Sources also tell College AD that Canisius College Athletics Director Bill Maher and St. Peter’s College Athletics Director Joe Quinlan are prospective candidates.

January 11th – January 17th 2015
Edward Waters College

  • January 13th, 2015—Former National Football League (NFL) wide receiver, Willie Bernard Jackson, Jr. was officially named the new Athletic Director for Edward Waters College (EWC) by President Nathaniel Glover. Jackson played college football for the University of Florida from 1990 to 1993 under coach Steve Spurrier.

(D3) University of New England

  • January 15th, 2015—Kim Allen has resigned as athletic director at the University of New England after nearly nine years on the job. Curt Smyth, the sports information director will serve as interim athletic director.


(D1) University of Hawaii

  • January 14th, 2015—University of Hawaii said Tuesday that it has formed a search committee to find its next athletic director. Warren H. Haruki, president and CEO of Grove Farm Co. and chairman and CEO of Maui Land and Pineapple Co. will serve as committee chair. The committee members are John Dean, chairman and CEO of Central Pacific Bank; David Ericson, UH faculty athletics representative; UH John A. Burns School of Medicine Department of Surgery Assistant Professor Elizabeth M. Ignacio; UH Assistant Athletics Director Marilyn Moniz-Kahoohanohano; UH Director of Compliance Amanda Paterson; Allen Uyeda, former president and CEO, First Insurance Company of Hawaii; and UH John A. Burns School of Medicine Professor Kelley Withy.

(D3) Piedmont College

  • January 14th, 2015—Piedmont College athletic director John Dzik has announced that he will be stepping down from his position effective June 30, 2015. Dzik originally came to Piedmont in April of 2005 as the college was moving from affiliation in the NAIA to membership in Division III of the NCAA.


  • January 13th, 2015—Earl D’Wayne Robinson has been announced as Florida A&M’s new interim athletic director.He takes over for Nelson Townsend, who died from a sudden heart attack Thursday after one month on the job. Townsend was named interim athletic director by FAMU president Elmira Mangum after Kellen Winslow resigned on Dec. 15.

(D1) Howard University

  • January 13th, 2015—Athletic Director Louis “Skip” Perkins has resigned to pursue other professional endeavors. Shelley Davis has been named Interim Director of Intercollegiate Athletics while Howard launches a search for a permanent successor. Davis joined Howard University in July 2011 as the Senior Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator (SWA).

(D2) Ashland University

  • January 13th, 2015—Ashland University has named Al King as its director of athletics, effective immediately. King had assumed the role of interim director of athletics on July 7, 2014, following the retirement of former director Bill Goldring. King is in his 22nd year at Ashland University.

(D3) Willamette University

  • January 13th, 2015—Sources tell College AD, confidential review of applications has begun and it will continue until the end of January, 2015. Following initial review of applications, the search committee will schedule individual Skype/phone interviews for February 11-12, 2015. On-campus interviews will then be held the first two weeks of March.


The University of Pittsburgh’s search committee for a new athletic director will be chaired by interim athletic director Randy Juhl. The university is still finalizing who will serve on the committee

(D3) Smith College

  • January 12th, 2015—Smith College, the largest independent women’s college in the country, seeks a dynamic and proven leader to serve as Director of Athletics and Recreation. Potential candidates attending the NCAA Convention who are interested in a preliminary conversation with the Dean of the College should send a one-paragraph summary of their experience and interests to Please put “Athletic Director” in the subject line.

January 4th – January 10th 2015
(D3) Emory University

  • January 8th, 2015— Tim Downes, the Athletics Director since 2007, has announced his resignation effective June 30th. Downes will assume the athletic director duties at the Westminster Schools in Atlanta. During his tenure, Downes oversaw and played a direct role in numerous accomplishments that had a positive and profound impact on the fortunes of the 18-sport program. No further information has been given on finding a replacement. We will keep you updated as we hear more.

(D1) Florida A&M University

  • January 8th, 2015— After being taken to a hospital this morning, interim athletic director Nelson Townsend has passed away. The cause of death was not released. President Elmira Mangum said in a statement, “The University lost a dear friend, excellent leader, and administrator. We will miss Nelson Townsend. We join his wife and family in mourning this great loss.” Replacing Kellen Winslow who resigned last month, Townsend was in the midst of his third stretch as FAMU athletic director after stints from 1986-87 and 2005-07. -AP-

(D1) University of Arkansas at Little Rock

  • January 8th, 2015— As we reported first, on January 5th, Chasse Conque was named Athletics Director at UALR January 6th. Conque worked for four years in the UALR Department of Athletics as Director of Development before leaving in 2011 for UAMS where he currently serves as senior director of development for the Medical Center.

(D1) Ball State University

  • January 8th, 2015— Mark Sandy has officially been introduced as the next athletic director at Ball State. Sandy has served as AD for nine years at EKU. Full Story on the search.

(D1) Ball State University

  • January 7th, 2015— Ball State has found a new athletics director. President Paul Ferguson will introduce the new athletic director at a news conference tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the Worthen Arena Lounge. It will also be streamed live on the Ball State website. Deputy athletic director Brian Hardin has served as the university’s interim athletic director since former director Bill Scholl left for Marquette University in mid-October. A College AD Recap on the search. -BSU Daily News-.

(D3) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • January 7th, 2015— Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute today named Dr. Lee A. McElroy, Jr. as interim director of athletics. The appointment is effective March 1, 2015. In this capacity, Dr. McElroy will assume responsibility for overseeing the Institute’s 12 men’s and 11 women’s NCAA intercollegiate teams, involving more than 550 student-athletes, as well as intramurals. For the past 14 years, Dr. McElroy served as Vice President and Director of Athletics at the University of Albany.

(D3) University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

  • January 7th, 2015— The Athletics Director position is now open at UW-La Crosse. Apply here by February 9th.

(D2) Lynn University

  • January 7th, 2015—The Athletics Director position is now open at Lynn University. The position will be open until it is filled. Apply here.

(NAIA) Hastings College

  • January 7th, 2015—Effective June 30th, Athletic Director Jerry Schmutte will be stepping down. Since arriving in 2012, Schmutte recruited and hired new head coaches. Additionally, he oversaw key internal changes to the Athletic Department including the addition of a full-time strength coach – a first in the GPAC and a full-time sports information director. The search process for a new AD will begin when everyone returns to campus for the start of the spring semester on January 28th.

(D3) Amherst College

  • January 6th, 2015— Sources tell College AD that Amherst College will conduct personal interviews on January 20th-21st for the athletic director position. The Parker Executive Search firm will be conducting the search, and candidates will have a form to fill out by the end of the week. We will keep you updated as we hear more.

(D3) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • January 6th, 2015— Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has announced the resignation of Athletic Director Jim Knowlton from the post he has held since March 2008 in order to accept the position of athletic director at the United States Air Force Academy, effective March 1, 2015. An interim director of athletics will be named shortly while the Institute commences a national search for a permanent director.


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(D2) Lane College

  • January 6th, 2015— After a one-year absence, Derrick Burroughs confirmed yesterday evening he has been hired as both the football coach and athletic director. Burroughs served as Lane’s athletic director in 2010 and 2011 and coached the football team from 2010 to 2013, improving the team’s win total in each of the later three seasons. He left after that to become defensive coordinator at Division I Jackson (Miss.) State but was released in November. -Craig Thomas, The Jackson Sun-

(D1) University of Arkansas at Little Rock

  • January 5th, 2015— Sources tell College AD that Chasse Conque will be the new Athletics Director at UALR. Conque currently serves as Senior Director of Development at the University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences Medical Center. He worked in the Athletics Department at UALR from 2007-2011. The position had been open since late October. The month before, in September, the UALR Vice Chancellor for Advancement Bob Denman took over as interim AD, replacing Chris Peterson who resigned after 15 years as AD. College AD is working to confirm. We will keep you updated as we hear more.


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(D1) West Virginia University

(D1) West Virginia University

  • January 3rd, 2015— A candidate for the next WVU Athletics Director has emerged. Sources confirmed to WVSports on Thursday, current University of Alabama deputy athletics director and chief operating officer Shane Lyons is a leading candidate for the job. Additionally, Lyons is supposed to get to Morgantown to meet with WVU officials this weekend. Lyons is expected to make the trip with his family and all will be able to see the school and surrounding areas. -WV Sports-

(D1) Portland State University

  • January 2nd, 2014—Following a national search that was conducted this past fall, Portland State kicks off the new year with the hiring of its new AD. Want to know who it is?

(D2) Holy Names University

  • January 2nd, 2014—Holy Names University proudly announces that Greg Sempadian will serve as Director of Athletics, effective immediately. Sempadian will bring an award-winning background to HNU Athletics with experience in athletics administration, event coordination, and fundraising. Prior to HNU, Sempadian served in athletic leadership roles at Seattle University and the University of San Francisco. The AD search had opened up in early October.


  • January 1st, 2015—Our staff at College AD wishes everybody a Happy New Year!

(D1) Marshall University

  • December 30th, 2014—Marshall University today announced it has agreed in principle with both athletic director Mike Hamrick and head football coach John “Doc” Holliday on new contract terms that include increased compensation and six-year contracts. The exact terms of the contracts will be finalized over the next several weeks. Holliday ended this season with a 40-25 record. His teams won 19 of their last 20 games. A Marshall graduate and former football player, Hamrick returned to his alma mater as director of athletics in July 2009.

(D1) West Virginia University

  • December 29th, 2014—WVU President Gordon Gee wants to move quickly following the moving on of AD Oliver Luck. “First of all, we want to make sure we have the best candidates available and we can talk to them quietly. Second of all, we want to make sure those candidates are interested in us,” Gee said. The president said he’s been reaching out to a lot of people he knows. Gee learned of Luck’s expected departure for a new position with the NCAA and that helped give the search a jump start. -Jeff Jenkins, WVU Metro News-

December 21st – December 27th 2014
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(D2) Post University

  • December 24th, 2014—The Athletics Director position is now open at Post University. The position will be open until it is filled. Apply here.

(JC) Landmark College

  • December 24th, 2014—Sources tell College AD that Landmark College has finished conducting interviews. However, none of the candidates had been selected for the job, as we are told that no one was the right fit. We will keep you updated as we hear more.

(D3) Dickinson College

  • December 23rd, 2014—Dickinson College has announced that Dr. Les Poolman is retiring as athletics director. Arriving at Dickinson in 1988 from a similar position at Mount Holyoke College, Les has served nearly three decades as the head athletics administrator, overseeing the most successful years in Dickinson athletics history. This is evidenced by a pair of national champions in track & field, 48 Centennial Conference championships in 12 different sports, postseason championship play in 18 sports and a national ranking of 41 out of 450 Division III schools in the 2013-14 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup.


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(D2) Post University

  • December 21st, 2014—Sources tell College AD that Post University will be posting its Athletics Director job. We will keep you updated as we hear more. Stay tuned for the job announcement on our Open AD page.

December 14th – December 20th 2014
(D2) Stonehill College

  • December 19th, 2014—Stonehill College has accepted the resignation of athletics director Brendan Sullivan, who has been hired as the Associate athletics director for Finance & Business at the College of the Holy Cross. The announcement was made this morning by Sullivan and confirmed by Pauline Dobrowski, VP for Student Affairs, and Stonehill President, Rev. John Denning, C.S.C. There has been no information on an interim AD or a search for a permanent replacement as of yet. We will update you as we hear more.

(D1) Jacksonville State University

  • December 19th, 2014—Greg Seitz has been named as interim athletic director at JSU. Seitz will be serving in the role after Warren Koegel announced his resignation after spending the last three-plus years as the Gamecocks’ Athletic Director. Seitz has previously served as interim athletic director twice over the last four years.

(D3) Willamette University

  • December 19th, 2014—The Athletics Director position is now open at Willamette University. Apply here by January 30th.

(D2) California State University, East Bay

  • December 18th, 2014—Following an extensive national search, Metropolitan State University of Denver Director of Athletics Joan McDermott has accepted the position of Director of Athletics at California State University, East Bay. McDermott has spent the past 20 years at Metro State, serving as head volleyball coach for three seasons before taking over as athletic director in 1998. She will begin her duties at Cal State East Bay on April 1, 2015. She replaces Sara Lillevand Judd, who decided to step down in September after two years.

(D2) Northwest Nazarene University

  • December 18th, 2014—After a brief and successful stint leading Crusader Athletics, Bill Rapp announced he is stepping down as Northwest Nazarene University’s Director of Athletics. Rapp’s resignation takes affect immediately. President Dr. Alexander announced that Associate Athletic Director Kelli Lindley will serve as Acting Director of Athletics for NNU. Lindley has spent the past year as Crusader Athletics’ NCAA compliance officer and the Senior Women’s Administrator.

(D1) University of Pittsburgh

  • December 18th, 2014—There was mutual agreement yesterday between Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and athletics director Steve Pederson to make a change in athletic department leadership, following the resignation of Paul Chryst. Gallagher has appointed Dr. Randy P. Juhl, Vice Chancellor for Research Conduct and Compliance, to serve as Pitt’s acting athletic director effective immediately. A full national search for the next AD will begin immediately. Joe Rudolph, the Panthers’ assistant head football coach and offensive coordinator, has been named interim head coach and will lead Pitt into its final game, the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl against Houston on January 2.

(D3) Blackburn College

  • December 18th, 2014—The Athletics Director position is now open at Blackburn College. Apply here. Applications will be reviewed by the Search Committee on a rolling basis, with the primary review occurring on January 30th.

(D1) West Virginia University

  • December 17th, 2014—Jason Kirk of the SB Nation reports that WVU athletics director Oliver Luck is leaving for an NCAA job. Luck has run WVU’s athletic department since 2010, following a career mostly in pro sports. In that time, the school escaped the collapsing Big East for the Big 12. He’s also the conference’s only current member of the College Football Playoff selection committee. WVU’s next athletic director will be hired in part by school president E. Gordon Gee.

(D1) Idaho State University

  • December 16th, 2014—Four athletic officials at Boise State and Idaho State could have new contracts approved when the Idaho State Board of Education meets via teleconference Thursday. Three coaches and one administrator are up for new deals – Boise State women’s basketball coach Gordy Presnell, Boise State volleyball coach Shawn Garus, Idaho State football coach Mike Kramer and Idaho State Athletic Director Jeff Tingey. Presnell’s contract is set to expire March 31st and Garus’ deal is set to expire Jan. 31st. -Idaho Statesman-

(D3) Eastern Connecticut State University

  • December 16th, 2014—The Athletics Director position is now open at Eastern Connecticut State University. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply here.

(D1) Colorado State University

  • December 15th, 2014Sources tell College AD, search firm, DHR International, was on campus this past Thursday and Friday to begin the search for the next Colorado State athletic director to replace Jack Graham. We are told DHR International met with many groups within the athletic department to help the firm narrow their search for a candidate that fits the specific needs of Colorado State athletics.

(D1) United States Air Force Academy

  • December 15th, 2014— Sources tell College AD the search for the next athletics director at the United States Air Force Academy is still ongoing. We are told to expect an announcement in mid-January. College AD will keep you updated as we hear more.

(D1) Florida A&M University

  • December 15th, 2014— It’s official: Athletics Director Kellen Winslow has resigned from his post, effective immediately. The news follows heavy criticism for suspending the men’s golf and tennis programs as well as dismissing coach Earl Holmes the week of homecoming. Winslow received a vote of No Confidence by the FAMU Board of Trustees in November. President Elmira Mangum is expected to make a formal announcement 3:30 p.m. today. -WCTV-

(D1) Florida A&M University

  • December 15th, 2014—Multiple reports say that Athletics Director Kellen Winslow has resigned from his post and that Nelson Townsend is taking over as interim AD. Winslow has been the AD since May 2013, about a year and a half ago. Townsend, a member of the President’s Alumni Advisory Board for Athletics, served two terms as athletic director of at FAMU. Townsend also served as athletic director at Maryland Eastern Shore University and the University of Buffalo. We are working on full confirmation.

(D2) Roberts Wesleyan College

  • December 15th, 2014—The Athletics Director position is now open at RWC. The position will be open until it is filled. Apply here.

December 7th – December 13th 2014
(JC) Community College of Beaver County

  • December 12th, 2014— After an extensive search, John Ashaolu of Cheswick, PA has been appointed as the first Director of Athletics and Student Programs at Community College of Beaver County and brings with him more than 10 years of successful teaching, coaching, and athletic administrative experience. In his most recent position, Ashaolu served as the Director of Athletics, Transportation Director, and Head Girls Basketball Coach for Seton-LaSalle Catholic High School in Pittsburgh.

(JC) Lehigh Carbon Community College

  • December 12th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open at LCCC. Apply here by December 23rd.

(D2) Elizabeth City State University

  • December 12th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open at ECSU. The position will be open until it is filled. Apply here.

(D1) Columbia University

  • December 12th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open at Columbia University. The position will be open until it is filled. Apply here. (# 076288)

(D1) Jacksonville State University

  • December 11th, 2014— Sources tell College AD that there is no current AD search ongoing at JSU. With University President Dr. William Meehan having already announced his retirement, the decision has been made to delay filling the AD position on a permanent basis until a new president is onboard at JSU. The time table for that process will be set after June 2015. We have also learned from sources that all current JSU sports are healthy and continuing, and that the temporary AD vacancy won’t impact any of the sports.

(D1) St. Bonaventure University

  • December 11th, 2014— Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News reports that St. Bonaventure is bringing back Dr. Ron Zwierlein to serve as its interim athletic director. Zwierlein previously held Bona’s athletic director job from January 2004 to January 2007. He retired and was succeeded at Bona by Steve Watson. Now Zwierlein returns to oversee Bona athletics in the wake of Watson’s departure. Watson last month accepted the job as AD at Loyola Chicago. Zwierlein starts in his role on Dec. 29.

(NAIA) Simpson University

  • December 11th, 2014— The Director of Athletics position is now open at Simpson University. Apply here. The position will be open until it is filled.

(JC) Lehigh Carbon Community College

  • December 10th, 2014— Sources tell College AD that Lehigh Carbon Community College athletic director Jocelyn Beck resigned her position, effective immediately. Marge Beahm has been named interim AD. Beahm had been the school’s head women’s basketball coach for six seasons before resigning in May. We will keep you updated as you hear more.

(D1) Southern Illinois University Carbondale

  • December 10th, 2014— SIU’s next permanent athletic director will inherit solid coaches and some of the best facilities in the country, but could face big financial challenges. Mario Moccia, the Salukis’ outgoing athletic director, said his permanent successor will likely need to continue what he has started to battle those challenges. Dr. Harold Bardo, the new interim athletic director, is scheduled to take over Jan. 1st. President Randy Dunn said he prefers not to use a search firm to hire Moccia’s permanent replacement, but will leave it up to the SIU Board of Trustees. -Todd Hefferman, The Southern-

(D2) New York Institute of Technology

  • December 10th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open at NYIT. Review of applications will begin immediately. For application information, contact Andy Fellingham.

(D1) Portland State University

  • December 9th, 2014— Portland State University will have two on-campus interviews with candidates for the open Director of Athletics position this week. The second candidate will be Mark Rountree, who will be on campus Wednesday. The campus community will have an opportunity to meet both candidates during an open forum each day they are on campus. Members of the campus community will also be allowed to provide feedback on each candidate. Rountree is currently the Deputy Athletics Director at Miami University of Ohio, a Mid-American Conference school.

(D1) Portland State University

  • December 8th, 2014— Portland State University will have two on-campus interviews with candidates for the open Director of Athletics position this week. The first candidate will be James Sarra, who will be on campus tomorrow. Information on the second candidate will be released tomorrow morning with that candidate on campus on Wednesday.

(D2) Saint Michael’s College

  • December 8th, 2014— Athletics Director Geri Knortz announced that 2014-15 will be her final academic year in the position, and that she will retire at the conclusion of her 18th year with the College on June 30, 2015. A search for Knortz’s successor will begin within the next few months. Knortz spearheaded the formation of the current faculty affiliate program, set team grade-point average expectations, and supported the Purple Knight Academic Challenge Cup, which has helped the Saint Michael’s student-athletes’ overall GPA reach 3.0.

(D3) Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

  • December 8th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is open at MCLA. Apply here by January 5th.

(D1) UC Santa Barbara

  • December 8th, 2014— University of Massachusetts athletic director John McCutcheon is a finalist for a similar position at UC Santa Barbara. McCutcheon, one of six finalists being considered for the position, has already interviewed for the job. It is unclear when McCutcheon interviewed and which side initiated contact. The job McCutcheon and others are vying for is the vacated position of former UCSB AD Mark Massari, who stepped down in July after six years as AD to take the same position at Oregon State. Other finalists for the UCSB job include Saint Mary’s AD Mark Orr, Indiana State AD Ron Prettyman, Idaho AD Rob Spear, Santa Clara AD Dan Coonan and the school’s own senior associate athletic director, Andy Fee. -Daniel Malone, MassLive-

(D1) Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

  • December 8th, 2014— Harold Bardo, who recently retired as director of the SIU Carbondale Medical/Dental Education Preparatory Program and served as faculty representative to the university’s athletic program for 15 years, will serve as interim athletics director effective Jan. 1. This will be the second time Bardo has served in the interim role. He was interim AD in 1999 and 2000 prior to the appointment of Paul Kowalczyk. Bardo will serve in the role during the search for a replacement for Mario Moccia, who has accepted the AD position at New Mexico State University beginning in January. The search for a permanent director will begin shortly after the new year.

November 30th – December 6th 2014
(D2) University of Southern California

  • December 5th, 2014— Athletics Director Pat Haden on rumors regarding a resignation: I hear from friends that there are rumors about me stepping away from this job, but that is not in my plans at this time. I am fully engaged in this job and love working with our great staff, coaches and student-athletes here. We have a lot of work to do in the future. Yes, I am getting older, but my health is fine. I am looking forward to a great 2015 in USC athletics. -The Ripsit Blog-

(D2) Bowie State University

  • December 5th, 2014— Clyde Doughty, Jr. has been named the new athletics director at Bowie State University, beginning Jan. 7, 2015. Doughty was director of intercollegiate athletics and managed the recreation and intramural programs at the Old Westbury campus of NYIT from 1988-2014. He served as the academic advisor to student athletes in 1982 and became the assistant director of athletics in 1984. A native of Queens, N.Y., Doughty first went to NYIT on a basketball scholarship in 1976 and enjoyed a playing career that included two appearances in the NCAA Division II Tournament, including the national championship game in 1980.

(D1) University of Hawaii

(D3) Tufts University

  • December 4th, 2014— Effective July 1, 2015, William (Bill) Gehling will step down as director of athletics to take on new responsibilities as senior advisor to University Advancement. Gehling has been part of the Tufts community for more than 40 years — as a student-athlete, coach and administrator. In 1979, he began a 20-year tenure as coach of the new women’s soccer program, guiding the Jumbos to the NCAA national quarterfinals in 1998, his final season. He was appointed athletics director in 1999. A search for the next AD is currently underway. The position is currently open and can be found here.

(D1) University of Hawaii

(JC) MacMurray College

  • December 3rd, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open at MacMurray College. Apply here. The position will be open until it is filled.

(D1) University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • December 2nd, 2014— UAB Athletic Director Brian Mackin will step down from his post after 12 years to take a newly-created administrative position designed to aid student athletes affected by the discontinuation of programs. According to a release issued by the university today, Mackin will no long serve as athletic director and will be replace by Senior Associate Athletic Director Shannon Ealy on an interim basis. We will update you as we hear more

(JC) Bakersfield College

  • December 2nd, 2014— President Sonya Christian announced that Sandi Taylor has been selected as the college’s athletic director. Taylor has spent the past 15 months as the school’s interim athletic director, taking over for Ryan Beckwith in August 2013. Before that, she was BC’s associate athletic director and, for 24 years, the Renegades’ softball coach. -Zach Ewing, The Bakersfield Californian-

(JC) Dallas County Community College District

  • December 1st, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open at DCCCD. Apply here by December 10th.

(D1) UAB

  • December 1st, 2014— Sources give College AD the latest information on the UAB situation with Athletic Director Brian Mackin, President Ray L. Watts, and head football coach Bill Clark. Here’s what we’ve got so far.

(D1) UC Santa Barbara

  • November 30th, 2014— Sources tell College AD former Portland State Athletics Director Torre Chisholm has been in communication with UC Santa Barbara. Chisholm resigned from Portland State to “pursue other career opportunities”. Consequently enough, this past summer, UC Santa Barbara Athletic Director Mark Massari left to assume the Deputy Athletic Director position at Oregon State. We’ll keep you updated as we hear more.


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