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August 24th – August 30th 2014
 
(D2) Gannon University
 

  • August 25th, 2014— Sources report that Lisa Goddard McGuirk will be the new athletics director at Gannon. McGuirk is currently the athletics director and head softball coach at Cedar Crest College, having held the positions since July 2012. She replaces Mark Richard, who left the university last month to become the athletics director at the University of Montevallo.

 
(D2) Stillman College
 

  • August 25th, 2014— Cassandra “CC” Moorer has been named interim director of athletics at Stillman College, starting Tuesday. Paul Bryant left the position after one year to become athletics director at South Carolina State University. His last day was Friday. Moorer is in her fifth year with the Lady Tigers basketball team. Prior to her arrival at Stillman, she was an assistant coach at the University of Alabama from 1997-2005. In 1996, she was drafted by the Women’s National Basketball Association’s New York Liberty and played professionally in Europe from 1986-1994.

 
 
August 17th – August 23rd 2014
 
(JC) Fresno City College
 

  • August 23rd, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open at Fresno City College. The start date will be January 2nd. Apply here.

 
(D3) Sweet Briar College
 

  • August 23rd, 2014— Head tennis coach Teresa Boylan has been named the Interim Director of Athletics at Sweet Briar College, as announced by Dean Amy Jessen-Marshall this week. Boylan is entering her seventh season as the Vixens’ head tennis coach. She has brought multiple nationally-ranked recruiting classes to Sweet Briar, along with coaching an NCAA national qualifier in 2011.

 
(D1) North Dakota State University
 

  • August 22nd, 2014— Lynn Dorn, director of women’s athletics at North Dakota State University, has announced her retirement effective March 31, 2015. In Dorn’s tenure as the director of women’s athletics, NDSU’s women’s teams have won seven national titles, 62 North Central Conference titles, 36 Summit League championships and nine conference all-sports trophies, including the Summit League Dr. Helen Smiley Women’s All-Sports Award four straight years.

 
(JC) Illinois Valley Community College
 

  • August 22nd, 2014— A softball coach and instructor will oversee sports at Illinois Valley Community College at least for the time being. Cory Tomasson is the new interim athletic director. College officials made the announcement Friday. Tomasson has been at IVCC since 1994. He replaces Tommy Canale who left the position this summer. -wlponews-

 
(D1) Abilene Christian University
 

  • August 22nd, 2014— Athletics director Jared Mosley announced this morning that he will resign to become the new CEO and president of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco. His resignation is immediate, but Mosley will stay on with the university until mid-October while also beginning his new position. President Phil Schubert has not named an interim director, but the search for Mosley’s replacement will begin immediately. Mosley was brought on as AD in June 2004. Since then, he has overseen the transition into Div. I athletics, finalized a three-year deal with Adidas to be the official outfitter of Wildcat athletics and raised the overall student-athlete GPA from 2.74 when he began to 3.0.

 
(JC) Clark College
 

  • August 22nd, 2014— Ann Walker of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has been hired as the new athletic director at Clark College. Walker, who begins work in Vancouver, Washington on Sept. 2, was the associate athletic director for compliance and internal operations at Nova Southeastern. She has served for 23 years in athletics in roles ranging from administration to coaching. Walker served as an assistant basketball coach at Creighton University before being hired to head the women’s program at Minnesota State University. From there, she moved into athletic administration. -The Columbian-

 
(D3) Wells College
 

  • August 21st, 2014— Following a nationwide search, Wells College has hired Michael Lindberg as the Director of Athletics, Provost and Dean of the College Dr. Cindy Speaker announced Thursday afternoon. Lindberg currently serves as the Associate Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Ithaca College where he has served various roles dating back to 1986. Lindberg joins Wells after nearly 30 years at Ithaca, most recently serving as the Associate Director of Intercollegiate Athletics for 27 varsity programs and 80 full-time coaches, staff members and graduate assistants dating back to 1998.

 
(D1) South Carolina State University
 

  • August 21st, 2014— South Carolina State has hired Paul Bryant of Stillman College as the Bulldogs’ new athletic director. Bryant confirmed in an email to The Associated Press today that he has accepted the job. Bryant takes over for Charlene Johnson, who left in April to take a fundraising position in athletics after 10 years as the school’s first female AD. Octavio Miro had been heading up the athletic department the past four months. Bryant spent the past year in charge of Stillman athletics. Before that, he was athletic director at Eureka College in Illinois for five years. Bryant was also basketball coach and associate director for athletics at Urbana University. -AP-

 
(JC) Owens Community College
 

  • August 21st, 2014— Sources tell College AD that Owens CC is in the process of calling candidates to schedule interviews for the AD job, which will start next week. The position has been vacant since Rudy Yovich departed for a similar position at Defiance College. We will update you as names surface.

 
(D1) New Mexico State University
 

  • August 20th, 2014— Sources tell us that NMSU Athletics Director McKinley Boston will step down after December 31st. Boston’s current contract will extend until that date. In the meantime, he will continue to work with President Garrey Carruthers on a number of issues facing the Athletics Department, including conference realignment, athletic finances and the day-to-day operation of the department. A national search will immediately begin to find the next AD. Carruthers will soon name a search committee with representation from NMSU’s faculty and staff as well as community members. We will update you as we hear more.

 
(D1) University of Albany
 

  • August 20th, 2014— Sources report that, after a two-month-long search, Mark Benson will be the new Athletics Director. Benson was at Old Dominion University for the past 13 years, currently the senior associate athletics director. He replaces Dr. Lee McElroy, who announced his retirement mid-June effective June 30th.

 
(JC) Southwestern Community College
 

  • August 20th, 2014— Southwestern Community College announced Monday, Todd Lorensen, who was recently named SWCC head men’s basketball coach, has been selected as athletic director/athletic fundraiser for the college. He will continue as men’s basketball coach as well. Lorensen replaces Bill Krejci, who has been a longtime fixture in SWCC athletics. Krejci will leave the college on August 28 to move to Des Moines.

 
(D1) North Dakota State University
 

  • August 19th, 2014— Multiple sources report that the Athletics Director search has narrowed down even further to four candidates. The chosen candidates will soon have on-campus interviews. The names are as follows: 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. We will keep you updated as we hear more.

 
(JC) Sheridan College
 

  • August 19th, 2014— Sheridan College men’s basketball coach and athletic director Steve Smiley has accepted an assistant coaching position at Weber State University. Sheridan College assistant coach Matt Hammer will take over as interim head coach and AD. In his six years at Sheridan College, Smiley paced the Generals to an overall record of 153-44, the best in the Region IX conference during that period. Smiley was named the Region IX North Coach of the Year twice. -The Sheridan Press-

 
(D1) United States Air Force Academy
 

  • August 19th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open at USAFA. Apply here by September 16th.

 
(D1) Chicago State University
 

  • August 19th, 2014— Chicago State University has a new athletic director. Denisha Hendricks, who served six years as athletic director at Kentucky State University, will formally be introduced as the university’s athletic director at a 10 a.m. news conference today at the school’s Jones Convocation Center, 9501 S. King Drive, said Thomas Wogan, a spokesman for Chicago State. Hendricks will replace Dan Schumacher. Prior to working at Kentucky State, Hendricks served as assistant athletic director at Johnson C. Smith University in North Carolina, and senior woman administrator, dean of the Academic Village and an Assistant professor at Livingstone College also in North Carolina. – Wendell Hutson-

 
(JC) Southern State Community College
 

  • August 18th, 2014— Matt Wells, head women’s basketball coach since 2012, has been selected to serve as the college’s athletic director. A graduate of Western Brown High School, Wells is a veteran on field, court, and diamond. Throughout his high school and college tenure, he played football, basketball, baseball, and tennis. He has 18 years’ experience coaching football, basketball and track for several local high schools, including Western Brown, Williamsburg, Amelia, and East Clinton. Wells is taking on a dual role, serving as both head coach and athletic director. He credits his background in a variety of sports with helping him oversee the department. – The Times-Gazette -

 
(D2) Paine College
 

  • August 18th, 2014— Paine College announced at a Friday morning that Selina B. Kohn will be the first female athletic director. Kohn previously served as Paine’s associate athletic director and senior women’s administrator. She replaces Tim Duncan, who stepped down last month to become AD at Clayton State. Kohn served two stints as the school’s interim athletic director. Kohn came to Paine in 1998, interviewing for the women’s basketball coach with Spry. By the end of the interview, she got the job. And she got the volleyball job. And then she got another job, assisting the track and field program. In 2011, Kohn was inducted into the Paine College Athletic Hall of Fame.

 
(D1) Georgia State University
 

  • August 18th, 2014— Georgia St. named Charlie Cobb its new Athletics Director. Cobb was most recently the Athletics Director at Appalachian State University. During his tenure, App State won three consecutive FCS football national championships and eight consecutive Commissioner’s Cup championships- recognition of the top men’s sports program in the Southern Conference. Cobb’s salary will be $300,000 with potential bonuses for academic and athletic achievements. He signed a five-year contract with an option for an additional two years. Cobb succeeds Cheryl Levick, who stepped down in May to take a position as special assistant to President Mark Becker. Cobb was selected after a national search.

 
 
August 10th – August 16th 2014
 
(NAIA) University of Michigan-Dearborn
 

  • August 14th, 2014— The athletic department announced Monday that it will host campus open forums this week for three Athletic Director candidates. According to a university email, Bryan Rizzo will be showcased Tuesday. He is the athletic director at Madonna University, a position he’s held for 12 years. Prior to his current gig, Rizzo was Madonna University’s assistant athletic director from 1994-2002. The two remaining candidates will be announced 24 hours before the respective forum is scheduled to begin. -Rick Lindsay-

 
(D2) Western State Colorado University
 

  • August 14th, 2014— Three finalists for the Western State Colorado University Athletic Director position have been selected. These finalists, selected by a search committee, will participate in on-campus interviews throughout the week of Aug. 17. The finalists are Jason Carmichael, Kent Johnson and Steven Rackley. Johnson, who participates Monday August 18th, is in his seventh year at West Texas A&M University and currently serves as Associate Athletic Director for Facilities and Event Operations. Rackley, who participates Tuesday August 19th, is in his 16th year as the director of athletics at the University of Findlay. Carmichael is in his second year as Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations and Compliance at Western State and has served as the Interim Athletic Director since May 20.

 
(D1) Georgia State University
 

  • August 14th, 2014— At least two of three finalists for Georgia State’s athletic director have been identified by a source with knowledge of the situation. The source said two of the finalists are Charlie Cobb, athletic director at Appalachian State, and Mario Moccia, athletic director at Southern Illinois. The third candidate is an assistant athletic director at an SEC school who wasn’t identified. Another person with knowledge but who couldn’t be named confirmed that two of the three were correct. The search for the athletic director has been led by the Atlanta-based firm of Parker Executive Search. We will update you as we hear more. -Doug Roberson-

 
(D2) California State University Dominguez Hills
 

  • August 14th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open. Apply here by September 9th. (# 2494)

 
(JC) Owens Community College
 

  • August 14th, 2014— The Athletics Director position is now open. Apply here by August 18th. (# 2196)

 
(D3) University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
 

  • August 13th, 2014— UMass Dartmouth Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. David Milstone announced the appointment of Ms. Amanda Van Voorhis as Director of Athletics, effective immediately. Van Voorhis previously served as the Interim Director of Athletics for the past 11 months, when Mr. Ian Day was promoted to Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment. She joined the UMass Dartmouth athletics staff in 2008 as the head women’s basketball coach and was promoted to Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator in March of 2012. She will step down effective immediately from her post as the head women’s basketball coach to focus on her new responsibilities.

 
(D1) Fresno State
 

  • August 12th, 2014— Thomas Boeh, who has been Fresno State’s Athletics Director since July 2005, and astutely guided the department to stability, reform and revitalization, will leave his position to accept a new role with the University, President Joseph I. Castro announced. Effective Aug. 15, Boeh will assume the position of special assistant to the president. A national search for the next director of athletics will begin immediately. Effective immediately, President Castro has appointed as interim co-directors of Athletics Mr. Stephen Robertello, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Intercollegiate Services, and Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, CFO, VP for Administration and Athletic Corporation Board Chair. -Shirley Armbruster-

 
(D1) Colorado State University
 

  • August 12th, 2014— CSU has tapped a retired chancellor of the University of Tennessee who has held multiple leadership roles at CSU to lead the search for a new athletics director. Loren Crabtree, who retired to Fort Collins, will help find a replacement for former AD Jack Graham. Representatives from CSU’s faculty, staff, student body, athletic department and the Fort Collins community will also be included in the search. Membership on the committee will be finalized and announced in the coming weeks, according to a news release from the university. Crabtree worked as the system vice president of the University of Tennessee and the chancellor of UT-Knoxville from 2001 to 2008. -Allison Sylte-

 
(D1) North Dakota State University
 

  • August 12th, 2014— Multiple sources report that the NDSU athletics director search has narrowed from 24 candidates to seven. The names are as follows: Colorado State University senior associate athletics director David Crum, Stony Brook University senior associate athletic director Matthew Larsen, NDSU senior associate athletic director Troy Goergen, University of Idaho associate athletics director Tim Mooney, Idaho State University athletics director Jeff Tingey, St. Bonaventure University athletics director Stephen Watson, and University of Northern Iowa former athletics director Rick Hartzell.

 
(NAIA) Ashford University
 

  • August 11th, 2014— For the last 16 years as both a head coach and the Director of Athletics, Meg Schebler has been instrumental in the growth and success of the Ashford University athletics department. Schebler has accepted the position of Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management at Ashford University where she will be in charge of the campus admissions office and all related activities. After serving as Associate Athletic Director for the last five years, Andy Eberhart will take over as the new Director of Athletics, effective immediately. Eberhart, now entering his 21st year as a member of the Ashford athletics staff, will oversee the day-to-day operations of the entire athletics department.

 
(NAIA) Central Christian College
 

  • August 10th, 2014— Central Christian College Chief Student Affairs Officer, Chris Smith, is pleased to announce that Chad Broadus has been hired as the new CCC Athletic Director, replacing Chad Kerr, who left to coach softball in West Virginia. Broadus returns to CCC having worked at the college from 2005 – 2009 as an admissions counselor, assistant soccer coach, assistant basketball coach, and head cross country coach. Broadus left the college in the spring of 2009 to take a job as a at NCRA where he began in the utility pool and worked his way up to materials specialist.

 
 
August 3rd – August 9th 2014
 
(NAIA) University of Antelope Valley
 

  • August 8th, 2014— The University of Antelope Valley announced the addition of new Athletic Director Jeff Bussell tonight. Bussell was part of a highly successful era at William Jessup University, where he was instrumental in building the championship athletic department beginning their first year in the NAIA (2004-2005). Named the 2012-2013 California Pacific Conference Coach of the Year, the 2013-2014 California Pacific Conference Sports Information Director of the Year and he led the WJU Warriors men’s basketball team to the 2012-2013 California Pacific Conference Championship. The position has officially been open since June 16th, after AD Chase Tigert resigned.

 
(D1) Colorado State University
 

  • August 8th, 2014— President Tony Frank dismissed athletics director Jack Graham today, stating in an email to his staff that “While I am grateful to Jack for the energy he’s brought to CSU . . . there have come to exist some substantial differences in our views. Based on our differences, I have chosen to exercise the termination for convenience clause within Jack’s contract to allow the university and the athletic department to move forward, building on the successes that Jack brought to our program.” A national search will begin immediately for Graham’s replacement. Deputy Athletic Director John Morris will serve as interim AD during the search. Graham was hired Dec. 1, 2011. -Kelly Lyell, The Coloradoan-

 
(D1) Alcorn State University
 

  • August 8th, 2014— President Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr. named Derek Horne as the new athletic director during a news conference today at the Vicksburg Expansion Center. Horne previously served as director of athletics at Florida A&M. Prior to that post, he had an impressive 15-year tenure at his alma mater, the University of Mississippi, in athletics administration. Horne replaces interim AD LlJuna Weir, who took the position in June after former AD of two years Dwayne White resigned.

 
(NAIA) St. Gregory’s University
 

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

 
(D1) Loyola University Chicago
 

  • August 7th, 2014— Sources tell College AD that the university has eight candidates for the AD position coming in between today and tomorrow. Between two and three candidates will most likely emerge within the next couple of weeks. The search has been going on since March, when previous AD Grace Calhoun left for a similar position at the University of Pennsylvania. We will update you as we hear more.

 
(NAIA) University of Michigan, Dearborn
 

  • August 7th, 2014— Check out our new Tredwell Report on the UM-Dearborn AD Search.

 
(JC) Owens Community College
 

  • August 7th, 2014— Check out our new Tredwell Report on the Owens CC Search.

 
(D1) Grand Canyon University
 

  • August 6th, 2014— GCU is launching a nationwide search for a vice president of athletics who will lead the athletic department and oversee its transition as an NCAA Division I university. Keith Baker will continue to serve as athletic director during the search process, and will remain with the university once a candidate is selected. Baker served as Grand Canyon’s sports information director until 1989 before becoming assistant athletic director. He succeeded former GCU President Dr. Gil Stafford as athletic director in 1994, holding that position for 20 years. Under his watch, GCU won back-to-back Learfield Sports Directors’ Cups in 2011-12 and 2012-13 as the top-performing Division II institution in the country.

 
(D3) Silver Lake College
 

  • August 6th, 2014— Mike Flentje is retiring as the athletic director at Silver Lake College but will be staying on as the Lakers women’s basketball coach. Flentje has been the Lakers athletic director since the 2010-11 academic year. This will be his seventh season as the women’s basketball coach. Flentje will remain as athletic director until a replacement is hired.

 
(JC) College of Lake County (Il.)
 

  • August 5th, 2014— CLC announces the hiring of Nic Scandrett as its new athletic director. Scandrett has worked as assistant commissioner/sports information director for the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference since 2007. He starts at the college on Aug. 13. In addition, he is associate executive director for the NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Association and basketball director for the Iowa Sports Foundation. Scandrett previously served as head varsity boys basketball coach and head middle school boys track and field coach for the Gilbert Community School District in Gilbert, Iowa.

 
(NAIA) Bluefield College
 

  • August 5th, 2014— Peter Dryer, who has guided BC Athletics through the re-emergence of a football program, conference changes, and an athletics re-visioning process, while also taking a men’s soccer program to new heights, will step down as Athletic Director in early September and has already stepped away from the men’s soccer program. Dryer and his family will be relocating to Scottsdale, Ariz., upon his wife Kris’ acceptance of an opportunity at a Level I Trauma Center. Dryer joined the BC family as head men’s soccer coach in 2010 and guided the Rams to four wins in his first season. The following spring, Dryer stepped into the Athletic Director role and maintained his head coaching duties as well.

 
(D1) North Dakota State University
 

  • August 4th, 2014— Sources tell College AD that NDSU has identified 24 candidates for athletic director. We are told next week that the search committee will look to reduce the pool to five or six candidates. The school will most likely name a final candidate by the end of the month. We have no confirmation of names at this point. We will update you as we hear more.



 
(D1) The Citadel
 

  • August 4th, 2014— The Citadel will name University of Colorado Senior Athletic Director Jim Senter as their new Athletic Director at a press conference later this week two sources confirmed to Live 5 this afternoon Senter, who was entering his 9th season at Colorado and 1st as Sr. Athletic Director after being promoted in the spring of this year, said he couldn’t confirm or deny the news when he was reached by phone Monday afternoon. The Citadel had been looking for a new AD since Larry Leckonby announced he would be stepping down after 6 years with the Bulldogs to take the AD job at Catawba back in late May. -Live 5 WCSC-

 
 
July 27th – August 2nd 2014
 
(NAIA) Doane College
 

  • August 1st, 2014— Doane College announced today the appointment of new Athletic Director Jill McCartney, the assistant athletics director for compliance and academics and senior woman administrator at Washburn University since 2009, following a national search. McCartney will be the second full-time athletic director in school history, replacing Greg Heier whom sources confirmed in late April that he would no longer be working for the university, and will begin her duties leading the Doane Tigers in September. Before Washburn, McCartney served a similar role at Metropolitan State University of Denver. McCartney becomes the only female AD in the Great Plains Athletic Conference entering this year.

 
(D1) The Citadel
 

  • July 31st, 2014— The committee searching for next athletic director will meet this morning in Charlotte, apparently to interview candidates for the job. Sources said yesterday that one of the candidates to be interviewed is Mike Buddie, associate AD for administration and development at Wake Forest. Buddie has worked at Wake Forest for nine years and is a former Deacon pitcher who played for the New York Yankees and Milwaukee Brewers, spending two seasons with New York and three with Milwaukee. The Citadel is seeking a replacement for Larry Leckonby, who left the military school after seven years to become AD at Catawba College. -Jeff Hartsell-

 
(D2) Drury University
 

  • July 30th, 2014— Check out our updated Tredwell Report on the Drury University AD Search.

 
(JC) Chaffey College
 

  • July 29th, 2014— Jeff Klein will officially be the new athletics director. He succeeds Carl Beach, who is now fully retired. Klein recently competed his 13th season as head men’s basketball coach and his 29th season overall in athletics, specifically coaching basketball. Prior to Chaffey College, Klein was the Head Basketball Coach at Upland High School for eight years. He also became the youngest head coach in Southern California when he took the job at South Pasadena High School at age 23.

 
(D2) Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
 

  • July 29th, 2014— Sources tell us that three candidates for the AD position will visit the campus within the upcoming weeks. Dr. Rick Goeb is visiting July 30th, Dr. Thom Gioglio is visiting on August 7th, and Ms. Deb Solfaro is visiting August 8th. Goeb is currently an Athletic Consultant at Rgoeb Sportswide. Prior to that, he served as the athletics director at Bemidji State University for 12 years, stepping down last July. Gioglio is currently the athletics director at East Stroudsburg University, having held the position since 2004. Solfaro is currently the Senior Associate Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

 
(NAIA) Loyola University New Orleans
 

  • July 28th, 2014— Athletics Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Dr. Michael Giorlando announced his retirement from university today to pursue a professional opportunity in dentistry. Associate Athletic Director Brett Simpson will be promoted to the AD position, while Assistant Basketball Coach Stacy Hollowell will be named Head Men’s Basketball Coach. Since taking the reins in 2004, Giorlando guided the men’s basketball program to success on and off the court. During his 10 years at Loyola, the department has seen an increase in revenue of development programs for the athletic teams. Simpson takes over as the after recently completing his ninth year as Associate AD and his 18th year working for the University.

 
(NAIA) University of Michigan-Dearborn
 

  • July 28th, 2014— Sources tell us that UM-Dearborn is in the phone stage of interviews for its AD position. This can only mean that the search process is moving further along. The selected hire will replace Steve Rotta, who stepped down after nine years into the job. We will update you as we hear more.



 
(JC) University of Wisconsin-Barron County
 

  • July 28th, 2014— Matt Bessen has accepted the athletics director position at UW-Barron County. Bessen is currently at UW-Stout, having served five seasons as the top assistant to head men’s basketball coach Eddie Andrist. Bessen possessed the energy and enthusiasm that helped the UW-Stout men’s basketball program become one of the toughest defensive teams in the nation.

 
(JC) Illinois Valley Community College
 

  • July 28th, 2014— Check out our new Tredwell Report on the IVCC AD Search.

 
(JC) Modesto Junior College
 

  • July 28th, 2014— Check out our new Tredwell Report on the Modesto Junior College AD Search.

 
(D3) Defiance College
 

  • July 28th, 2014— Sources told College AD last night that Rudy Yovich has been selected as the new AD at Defiance College. Yovich will be announced at a press conference at the college this morning. He is currently the Athletics Director at Owens Community College, having held the position since October of 2011. Prior to his new position at Owens, Yovich served as the Assistant Athletic Director/Media Services for Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne since 2003.

 
 
July 20th – July 26th 2014
 
(D1) Pennsylvania State University
 

  • July 26th, 2014— Penn State, at a press conference this morning, announced Sandy Barbour as its new AD. Barbour was the Athletics Director at the University of California since 2004. Under her direction, Cal has become one of the consistently elite programs in the country, all while maintaining its commitment to a mission that seeks to match its level of excellence with that attained by the entire institution. During Barbour’s nine years overseeing Cal’s 30-sport program that supports nearly 850 student-athletes, Golden Bears have captured 18 team national titles and another 88 individual crowns.

 
(D1) Pennsylvania State University
 

  • July 25th, 2014— Multiple sources report that Penn State will hold a press conference tomorrow, during which the school will most likely announce its new athletics director. President Eric Barron sent a letter to Penn staff and coaches informing them about the selection. We will keep you updated as we hear more.

 
(JC) Modesto Junior College
 

  • July 24th, 2014— Nick Stavrianoudakis, whose father, Strat, played football for MJC in 1942 and a nephew – also named Strat – ran the hurdles for the Pirates last spring, will lead the school’s 21-team program as interim athletic director. Stavrianoudakis takes over at MJC after serving as public affairs director for the Yosemite Community College District for more than 13 years. He succeeds Bill Kaiser, who retired after a 14-year tenure at MJC and a 42-year career in education that included stints as athletic director at Seattle University and Potsdam State. -Ron Agostini-

 
(NAIA) Cardinal Stritch University
 

  • July 24th, 2014— Dr. Tim M. Van Alstine, a higher education professional with more than 25 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics as student-athlete, coach, and administrator, has been named athletics director at Cardinal Stritch after a three-month long search. He will start Aug. 1. Van Alstine joins Stritch after serving as assistant vice-president/director of athletics for the Western Illinois University Athletics Department, which competes in NCAA Division I. Under Van Alstine’s leadership over the past 12 years, Western has captured 28 conference championships, won three Conference Commissioner’s Cups (2003-05) and three consecutive runner-up finishes (2006-08).

 
(D1) North Dakota State University
 

  • July 24th, 2014— Check out our updated Tredwell Report on the NDSU AD Search.

 
(D3) Illinois Institute of Technology
 

  • July 24th, 2014— Illinois Institute of Technology President John L. Anderson has announced the appointment of Joe Hakes as the new Director of Athletics. Hakes will join the university on August 1. Hakes served as Athletic Director at Millikin University, Gordon College (Massachusetts), King College (Tennessee), and the Moody Bible Institute. In addition, he has coached basketball, soccer and tennis teams.

 
(D1) University of California, Santa Barbara
 

  • July 24th, 2014— Check out our updated Tredwell Report on the UCSB AD Search.

 
(JC) Illinois Valley Community College
 

  • July 23rd, 2014— Sources say that Tommy Canale will be resigning as the athletics director and head men’s basketball coach at IVCC. Canale held both positions since 2007. He has made this decision for a job with the National Scouting Report. We will keep you updated as we hear more.

 
(JC) Williston State College
 

  • July 23rd, 2014— Dan Artamenko will begin his official duties as full-time Athletic Director for WSC on August 1st. This is the first time there has ever been a full-time AD at Williston State College. Terry Olson, Executive Director of the Williston State College Foundation, said, “Dan came to the top from a very solid group of 20+ applicants. His experience in the national junior college office and experience as an assistant athletic director/athletic coordinator at Blinn College in Texas was the kind of experience we were looking for to move our athletic program in a new era.”

 
(NAIA) Wayland Baptist University
 

  • July 23rd, 2014— WBU names former Pioneer player and coach Rick Cooper as its new athletics director. Cooper, who played and coached basketball at Wayland before an extended coaching career at nearby West Texas A&M University, replaces Dr. Greg Feris, who recently resigned after 24 years as director of athletics. Cooper played basketball at Wayland from 1977-81. He served as an assistant coach at WBU for five years and head coach for six, from 1987-93. Cooper went on to West Texas A&M in Canyon where he spent 20 years as head men’s basketball coach. In 26 years as a head coach at Wayland and WT, Cooper never had a sub-.500 season.

 
(NAIA) Simpson University
 

  • July 23rd, 2014— Check out our new Tredwell Report on the Simpson University AD Search.

 
(D2) University of Bridgeport
 

  • July 23rd, 2014— Check out our new Tredwell Report on the University of Bridgeport AD Search.

 
(D1) Long Island University, Brooklyn
 

  • July 22nd, 2014— Check out our new Tredwell Report on the LIU Brooklyn AD Search.

 
(D1) Sacramento State
 

  • July 22nd, 2014— A member of the Sacramento State Athletics family since 1996 and a Hornet administrator since 2000, Bill Macriss was named the Interim Athletics Director on July 1st. Macriss previously served as the Deputy Athletics Director since August of 2007. Prior to that, Macriss served as the Championship Director for the 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007 NCAA Division I Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships and as the Media Operations Director for the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track & Field. He was also instrumental in helping the University serve as the host site for the UFL’s Sacramento Mountain Lions in 2010 and 2011.

 
(NAIA) Indiana University East
 

  • July 22nd, 2014— Joe Griffin has been named the Director of Athletics at Indiana University East, the school announced today. Griffin comes to IU East from Simpson University, where he served as Athletic Director for the past seven years. Griffin oversaw the addition of six intercollegiate sports teams (four of them NAIA programs) at Simpson in a five-year span. The school increased its number of student-athletes by 100 during Griffin’s tenure, a 71 percent increase. Griffin was athletic director at Dallas Christian College and Atlanta Christian College (now Point University) prior to his time at Simpson. Griffin will begin his duties at IU East on Aug. 18th.

 
(D1) Marquette University
 

  • July 21st, 2014— President Michael R. Lovell has appointed a search committee to recruit a new vice president and director of athletics. As President Lovell shared in his letter to the campus community on July 1, the committee will be chaired by Dr. William Henk, dean of the College of Education. Henk has served as dean and professor of literacy at Marquette since 2004. Bill Cords has been the interim AD since December, when Larry Williams stepped down after two years on the job.

 
(NAIA) Presentation College
 

  • July 21st, 2014— Check out our updated Tredwell Report on the Presentation College AD Search.

 
(D2) Drury University
 

  • July 21st, 2014— Check out our new Tredwell Report on the Drury University AD Search.

 
(NAIA) Carroll College
 

  • July 21st, 2014— Check out our updated Tredwell Report on the Carroll College AD Search.

 
(JC) Southwestern Illinois College
 

  • July 21st, 2014— SWIC announces Mike Juenger as the new athletics director. Juenger takes over for Jay Harrington, who retired last month after more than 30 years. Harrington also retired as the men’s basketball coach. Juenger had been the interim AD for the past several weeks. Juenger will remain as the women’s basketball coach. Under his guidance, the Blue Storm has developed into a strong program. In 17 seasons, Juenger has a record of 335-182 and led the Blue Storm to the NJCAA Division I National Tournament five times, including each of the last three years. Juenger is a five-time NJCAA Region 24 Coach of the Year.

 
(NAIA) St. Gregory’s University
 

  • July 20th, 2014— Check out our new Tredwell Report on the St. Gregory’s University AD Search.

 

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