Wednesday April 16, 2014
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi: Jimmy Frush has been tabbed as the new associate athletic director for development. Frush most recently served as the director of athletic marketing and external affairs at Belmont University.
Princeton: Mollie Marcoux, a legendary student-athlete at Princeton, has been appointed the University's Ford Family Director of Athletics. She will officially take over on August 4th for Gary Walters, who has announced his retirement after 20 years.
Tuesday April 15, 2014
Missouri State (FCS): Athletics director Kyle Moats has been given a contract extension for "an indefinite term", bumping his pay to $160,302 per year.
Monday April 14, 2014
Big 5: Outgoing Penn athletics director Steve Blisky will become the executive director of the Philadelphia Big 5 - the organization uniting La Salle, Penn, St. Joseph's, Temple and Villanova - this summer, according to Philly.com. The Big 5 has not had an official executive director since 2006.
NCAA: Jonathan Duncan has been named the NCAA's VP of Enforcement. He previously held the title on an interim basis.
Pay-for-play and union talking points: AL.com has put together a great list of talking points for athletic directors to address the recent hot topics of player unionization and paying student athletes. Take a look at those points here.
Saturday April 12, 2014
Florida Gulf Coast (D-I): Athletics director Ken Kavanagh has signed a three-year contract extension, upping his pay to $225,000 per year with a three percent annual raise.
Friday April 11, 2014
Southern (FCS - LA): Southern has signed athletics director William Broussard to a three-year contract extension. He will remain on the job through June 30, 2017 and receive a raise from $115,000 to $138,000 a year.
Arkansas: Jeff Long has announced the addition of Julie Cromer as an assistant athletics director in charge of women's sports. Cromer comes to Fayetteville from Indiana.
Penn State: The school has appointed Tom McGrath as associate athletics director for business relations and communications. He comes to Happy Valley from Jet Set Sports, where he served as vice president of international business development.