Thursday February 20, 2014
Morehead State: Brad Smith has been named assistant athletic director for external affairs at Morehead State. Smith most recently served as the assistant athletic director for marketing at UAB, and has also had stops at Texas A&M and Middle Tennessee State.
Colorado State: Senior associate AD Gary Ozello is leaving the athletic department after 35 years of service. Will move into the role as Executive Director of Community outreach and Engagement.
Nebraska: Athletic director Shawn Eichorst has assigned Steve Waterfield, the Huskers senior associate athletic director for performance and strategic research, to oversee the day to day operations of the football program. Last season, Jamie Williams (associate AD for leadership, student-athlete recruitment and diversity initiatives) served as the supervisor of the football program.
Wednesday February 19, 2014
Marian (D-III - WI): Athletics director Jason Murphy has been named the head women's soccer coach at Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Big Ten: Big Ten athletic directors are exploring adding more conference games at night in the first few Saturdays of November, in an effort to boost attendance.
Tuesday February 18, 2014
Long Beach State: AD Vic Cegles has announced that Wayne Stickney has been hired as the senior associate AD for major gifts and resource acquisition.
Manhattan: Senior associate athletic director Noah LeFevre will become the schools new AD, the school's president Brennan O'Donnell announced.
IPFW: Kelley Hatley Hutton has had the interim tag removed as is now the school's athletic director.
High Point: Vice President for Athletics Craig Keilitz has left his post to become the American Baseball Coaches Association's Executive Director.
Monday February 17, 2014
Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne (IN): IPFW will name their new athletic director later this afternoon. The search had been narrowed to interim athletic director Kelley Hartley Hutton, Oregon State associate AD Mark Spencer, UC-Davis senior associate AD Nona Richardson, and Wisconsin-Stevens Point AD Daron Montgomery according to the Journal Gazette.
Friday February 14, 2014
Virginia Tech: Whit Babcock details his four guiding principles of success as an athletic director to the Roanoke Times. Those principles include; a commitment to comprehensive excellence, supporting the academic mission of the university, focus on the student-athlete experience, and engaging the community.