Tuesday August 19, 2014
Arkansas: Chris Freet has been hired away from Miami as senior associate director of athletics for external operations and strategic communications at Arkansas. He replaces Mike Waddell, who took a similar position at Illinois.
Virginia Tech: Carly Northup has been announced as the assistant athletics director for external engagement. Northup arrives in Blacksburg after six years at Missouri.
Northern Illinois: Jerome Rogers has been hired as senior associate athletics director for compliance and administration.
Sheridan College (JC - WY): Athletics director/head basketball coach Steve Smiley has stepped down to join the basketball staff at Weber State.
Monday August 18, 2014
Conference USA: The league has announced the hiring of director of C-USA Digital Network Jordan Foreman, assistant director of communications Tim McNamara, and Allyson Willker as business and events coordinator. Additionally, Olivia Klesper has been promoted to director of communications, Kelly Ninemire to director of sport services, Sara Gallagher as director of events, and Quentin Jordan to academics and sport services coordinator.
Saturday August 16, 2014
Air Force: The search for a new athletics director to replace the outgoing Dr. Hans Mueh is officially open. Salary ranges from $152,000 to $167,000. Read more here.
Delaware: Jason Cichowicz has been named assistant AD for ticket operations.
Appalachian State: Deputy athletics director Rick Beasley has been named interim AD following Charlie Cobb's departure.
Chicago State: Denisha Hendricks is the new athletics director at Chicago State. She previously worked as the AD at Kentucky State.
Friday August 15, 2014
Paine College (D-II - GA): Head coach Greg Ruffin has added the title of senior associate athletic director and associate AD Selina Kohn has been named the new athletic director.
Georgia State: New athletics director Chris Cobb will earn $300,000 per year over a five-year contract with an option for an additional two years according to Doug Roberson of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Louisiana Tech: Marco Born has been announced as La Tech's new senior associate athletics director for external relations. Born previously spent 10 years in the Middle Tennessee athletics department.
Ole Miss: AD Ross Bjork has announced the hiring of Jennifer Saxon as assistant athletics director for student-athlete development. Saxon previously served as the SWA and assistant AD for academic enhancement at South Carolina State.
Arkansas State: Brenna McConaughey is joining the athletic department as the assistant athletic director for marketing. McConaughey has been the marketing and event coordinator at Syracuse since 2011.
Thursday August 14, 2014
Texas: Deputy director of athletics Butch Worley has announced his resignation. Longtime sports information director Bill Little has also told the Austin American-Statesman his intention to retire from day-to-day duties. Both will step down at the end of the month. Combined, the pair had close to 80 years of service at Texas.
Georgia State: Finalists for the Georgia State athletics director position are Appalachian State AD Charlie Cobb, Southern Illinois AD Mario Moccia and an unidentified SEC assistant athletics director according to a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Update: Cobb has gotten the job according to Doug Roberson of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.