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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.

Wednesday August 13, 2014

Morehead State: Athletics director Brian Hutchinson has been named interim assistant vice president/dean of students at Morehead State. He will continue in his role as AD. 

Illinois: Illinois has announced the hiring of Arkansas senior associate director of athletics Mike Waddell as senior associate athletics director for external relations.

North Dakota State: The Bison have identified seven candidates under consideration for their vacant athletics director job - Colorado State senior associate AD David Crum, North Dakota State senior associate AD Troy Goergen, Northern Iowa AD Rick Hartzell, Stony Brook senior associate AD Matthew Larsen, Idaho associate AD Tim Mooney, Idaho State AD Jeff Tingey, and St. Bonaventure AD Stephen Watson.

Tuesday August 12, 2014

Fresno State: The school has announced that athletics director Thomas Boeh will be "transitioning to a new role at Fresno State." He will be a special assistant to the president, beginning August 15. 

New Hampshire: Nicole Richard has been promoted to associate athletics director for marketing and revenue generation, and longtime sportswriter Allen Lessels has been hired as the first ever staff writer for UNHWildcats.com.

Oregon State: Corvallis City Manager Jim Patterson has joined the Oregon State athletics department as associate AD/senior director of development.

Augustana (D-II - SD): Lee Taylor has joined the staff as assistant athletics director according to KELO-TV.

Saturday August 9, 2014

Washington State: Athletics director Bill Moos has received a contract extension through 2020.

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