Friday June 27, 2014

Utah Valley: Preston Darger has been hired as director of athletics marketing.

Alcorn State: The school has announced the appointment of associate director of athletics/senior woman administrator LLJuana Weir as its interim AD, effective July 1.

The Citadel: The AD job is open.

American Athletic Conference: Commissioner Mike Aresco has announced the promotions of Mark Hodgkin to assistant commissioner of digital media, Robert Weygand, Jr., to assistant commissioner of Olympic sports administration, and Kenneth Schank to senior director of compliance.

Rutgers: The university has promoted senior associate athletics director Jason Baum to chief communications officer, Kevin Lorincz to assistant athletics director for athletic communications, Kimberly Zivokvich to director of athletic communications, and Jimmy Gill to associate director of athletic communications.

Georgia State: Bharath Parthasarathy has been named the interim athletics director at Georgia State. He currently serves as the general counsel for the university. Cheryl Levick, the school's AD for the past half-decade, will transition to a role assisting Georgia State president Mark Becker next week. 

Penn State: Penn State has appointed a six-person committee to find outgoing athletics director David Joyner's replacement. Applications will be accepted through July 18 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hampton: Queens (N.Y.) College interim deputy athletics director Eugene Marshall, Jr., has been announced as Hampton's new athletics director. 

Cal: Athletic director Sandy Barbour will be reassigned within the athletic department. According to the San Jose Mercury News, she will transition to a role on the academic side in a sports management program at the university. Per ESPN a "prominent alum and former student-athlete will be named interim AD". 

Thursday June 26, 2014

Eastern Michigan: Erin Kido has been named the senior associate athletic director for administration. Kido spent the past seven years at Xavier where she most recently served as the associate athletic director and senior woman administrator.

Ohio State: Gene Smith will rework his contract to remove bonuses for Buckeyes national championships, according to Jeff Svboboda of BuckeyeSports.com. Smith came under scorn in March after receiving an $18,000 following an Ohio State wrestler winning an individual national championship. 

Temple: Business manager Tim Thiess has been promoted to associate athletics director for finance and administration. Thiess is a 2008 Temple graduate.

Houston: Bruce Gregory has been announced as Houston's new associate athletics director for auxiliary services. Gregory worked at Coastal Carolina for the past 11 years, the last five as associate athletics director for internal operations.

Wednesday June 25, 2014

Oklahoma: Sooner athletic director Joe Castiglione will make $1.03 million this year, per John Shinn.

UC Santa Barbara: Athletics director Mark Massari will leave UCSB to become the deputy athletics director at Oregon State. 

Rocky Mountain College (NAIA): Per source, Bruce Parker, Carroll College (NAIA - MT) athletic director is the new AD at Rocky Mountain College.

Murray State: Athletic director Allen Ward has announced a reorganization within the department of athletics. Effective July 1, 2014 Steve Harrell will assume the role of associate AD for external affairs, Megan Short will become the assistant AD for academics, and Brad Corbin will take the role of assistant AD for compliance.

Tuesday June 24, 2014

Rice: The university has announced the hiring of Tanner Gardner as the senior associate athletics director/chief revenue officer. His duties begin August 1. 

Sierra College (JC - CA): San Diego State associate AD for student-athlete support Lucas Moosman has been tabbed as the AD at Sierra College. 

Northern Illinois: Murray State director of marketing and promotions Morris E. White III announced on Twitter he will join Northern Illinois' staff as the assistant AD for marketing and game experience on July 1. 

Post University (CT): Head football coach Michael Mannetti, who has served as the interim AD this past year, has been promoted to full time athletic director.

Friday June 20, 2014

South Carolina: Athletic director Ray Tanner has been awarded a contract extension (through 2019), and a $50,000 raise. Tanner will now make $725,000 annually, per David Cloninger.

Big 12 Conference: The conference has announced a two-year contract extension for commissioner Bob Bowlsby. His contract now runs through the 2018-19 athletic year. 

North Dakota State: Prakash Mathew has been named interim athletic director at North Dakota State. Mathew has spent 38 years at NDSU.

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