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(Listen) The Dynamic Leadership Podcast: UMBC’s Ryan Odom
Former Fresno State AD Bartko has filed a 13-page claim alleging he was let go as a result of "whisper campaign" conducted by Prez Castro which "like a stone thrown into a pond...caused a ripple effect that continues to cause damage" to Bartko's reputation. The claim, which seeks $3M in damages, also accuses VP Adishian-Astone and interim AD Robertello of undermining Bartko by privately telling donors and a prominent community member that Bartko "was going to get fired because he was an alcoholic and wasn't doing his job." Bartko attorney Dunn wants the court to determine whether Bartko's $75K severance is valid, arguing: "Fresno State publicly released documents suggesting that Mr. Bartko voluntarily and thoughtfully resigned and released any claims against the University. For a release of a claim to be valid, the release must be knowing and voluntary and signed without duress." Bartko also says Castro and Adishian-Astone were upset with him for hiring FB HC Tedford without consulting them about the terms of Tedford's contract. (link)
Maryland held a press conference yesterday to address the passing of FB student-athlete McNair, which occurred a couple of weeks after he was hospitalized after a team workout. Executive AD Evans says the conditioning session was a "baseline conditioning activity" & the student-athletes involved had plenty of water on hand to keep hydrated in the 80-degree weather. "Outside constituents" are aiding the Terps with a look at how the situation was handled. Evans: "We understand and recognize that when a young individual, especially an athlete, has an untimely and unexpected death, there are a lot of questions. I want you to know that these situations are ones that are unexpected, that we don’t look to be a part of what we do every day. And as you might expect, we have been looking into this situation since Jordan was hospitalized." (link); Here's video of the presser. (link)
Maine has tapped Turnkey Search and Managing Director/former Boston College and Villanova AD DeFilippo to assist in its AD search. DeFilippo is on campus this week meeting with the school's 14-member search committee, HR VP Lindstrom, athletic department members and Prez Hunter. The search committee will make a recommendation to incoming Prez Ferrini-Mundy with the goal of having a new AD in place on or before September 1. (link)
Interim Kansas AD Lester yesterday identified his primary duty in the interim role as maintaining internal focus while effectively communicating externally to KU fans and supporters. He added: "I just try to tighten things up so when the next athletic director comes in, there is an order and a direction for him to follow. Then, there will be a momentum of his or her hiring that we want to build on." Lester also acknowledged former AD Zenger, calling him a "personal friend and an unbelievable colleague," but noted that "you just have to put all that aside and focus on the job at hand. ... There’s a lot of student-athletes and coaches who need attention to know that things are stable. The best part of my job is I get up every day and come to work at a great university with great people, and we’ve got great coaches and great student-athletes." Meanwhile, Lester has plenty to focus on in terms of facilities projects, including a proposed $350M FB stadium, "so that when the new AD arrives, I can show him here's where we are, and then he or she can determine what to do going forward." (link)
Auburn AD Greene discusses a wide range of topics with AL.com, including progress toward building a new FB-only complex, about which he has had discussions with HC Malzahn. "I certainly understand we need to get people excited about it so we can raise enough money to actually build something...but we need to make sure that we keep on checking the pulse of the industry and, as the landscapes shift, we want to be prepared to move in the directions that we feel like we need to." Greene goes on to acknowledge that while it's imperative to deliver the "Auburn experience" to student-athletes across the board, FB success increases the opportunities for department-wide enhancements. "So, yes, there will be a focus on football. There has to be a focus on football if we want to serve our other sports and do it to the best of our ability." Regarding what he's learned so far at Auburn, Greene cites the university's commitment to developing "Auburn men and women," adding: "I think it's a really great fit for someone of my profile to be down here at Auburn. I'm looking forward to serving this department and this university, and hopefully be having great things to come in the future." Full interview. (link)
UTEP AD Senter this week briefed the media on a number of initiatives, including the launch of the 30-member UTEP Fan Council which met earlier this month to discuss the top ten issues raised at town hall meetings. Topics ranged from tailgating improvements and increased student engagement to adding Baseball and Men's Soccer and building a Spanish-speaking fan base. One step UTEP has taken to improve FB game experiences for fans is the addition of Fan Fest, a free, family-friendly event with food, music, entertainment and kid-friendly games. In addition, the FirstLight Federal Credit Union Miner Kids' Club now includes a free membership option courtesy of FirstLight. Free membership packages include admission to all Olympic sporting events and access to all free events, such as FB Fan Day and the Orange & White BB scrimmage. Gameday memberships, which include admission to FB, WBB and MBB are also available for $30. Full rundown inside. (link)
News & Observer columnist DeCock discusses the importance of the ACC Network as it relates to the ACC's upward mobility among Power 5 revenue earners. First, DeCock points out the network's importance to Disney and ESPN, citing the former's negotiation with cable provider Altice which included the network's inclusion as a requirement in any new deal. DeCock next submits that it's going to be "almost impossible" for the ACC, which ranks fifth among the Power 5 leagues in per-team revenue, to overtake the SEC and B1G networks considering their head starts, but "the ACC is counting on network revenue -- which even in its least optimistic projections should be at least $10M per year, once the network is up and running -- to move it past the Pac-12 and even with the Big 12." Meanwhile, the better the network does, "the more ESPN's deal with the ACC essentially pays for itself," an especially important component considering the national trend toward alternatives to cable and the $236M ESPN owes the ACC for 2017. (link)
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Puma has added two big (and reportedly expensive) names to its roster of pro athletes in former Duke MBB student-athlete Bagley III and Manchester United forward Lukaku. Bagley's five-year deal is reported to be Puma's largest rookie shoe deal since Kevin Durant's deal with Nike while Lukaku's is one of the "biggest in soccer history," according to ESPN's Rovell. Durant's initial Nike deal was for seven years, $60M and his second could be worth up to $300M over 10 years. Bagley would be the first NBA player to sign with Puma since Vince Carter in 1998. Carter eventually stopped wearing the shoes due to discomfort and never developed a signature shoe with the company. He ended up paying Puma $13.5M after the company filed a breach of contract suit. (link, link)
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Your updated 2017-18 Learfield Directors' Cup standings are in as the Pac-12 takes the top three spots with Stanford (winning, again), UCLA & USC. Rounding out the Top 5 is Florida & Michigan. The SEC leads the way with seven in the Top 25. Princeton is the highest non-'Power 5' at 38, Denver the top I-AAA at 44, Boise State at 58 the highest-ranked for a 'Group of 5' member. Only Baseball points left to earn. (link); Here's the entire standings. (link)
Oklahoma State FB HC Gundy tweeted the eye-rolling emoji, followed by the thinking man emoji, which many assume are in response to Pokes AD Holder's comments on Wednesday that he thinks Gundy could be recruiting better. (link); SportsSource Analytics lays two graphics side-by-side that show the hometowns of OSU signees for the last two classes against the hometowns of all 4- and 5-star recruits over those two years. The tweet includes "#NotARecruitingHotbed." (link)
Fox News host Sean Hannity's son, Patrick, is a redshirt freshman on the Wake Forest Men's Tennis team which captured the school's first NCAA Title in the sport just a week before getting invited to the White House to celebrate the occasion. The elder Hannity, no doubt, played a role in getting the Demon Deacons on the grounds so quickly, as visits to the WH by championship teams across all leagues have become a discussion topic of late. President Trump quipped that the team could use the White House tennis court for practice and wanted to see which student-athlete has the biggest serve. (link)
Oklahoma: A new Softball home to the tune of $22M could be on the horizon for the Sooners. OU Board of Regents will vote on the measure next Tuesday, which will replace current plans to renovate existing Marita Hynes Field as leadership has decided "the long-range vision for the existing facility was not best served investing further in the current location." (link); A slew of administrative & staff leaders are due for pay raises in Norman led by Senior Assoc. AD for Student-Athlete Development Ludvigson, who is due to go from $115K to $140K "based on merit and increased responsibilities." Another notable jump is Executive Director of Football Recruiting Hanson from $70K to $115K. More. (link); The BoR will also consider FB HC Riley's upgrade to $3.8M, plus pay enhancements of many of his coaching staff. (link)
More Personnel: COO of JaxSports Council and former Jacksonville AD Verlander will leave his current post at the end of the month to form his own sports entertainment marketing company, Airstream Ventures. (link); It appears Florida first offered then-UCF & current Nebraska FB HC Frost the same gig with the Gators, but that Frost turned it down because UF wouldn't allow him to bring his entire staff. (link); Troy AD McClain goes with former student-athlete and AC Vargas to lead the Trojans' Men's Tennis team. Vargas leaves his post as HC at Radford after just a year to return to his alma mater. (link); New deals for a bevy of New Mexico State HCs are in the works, including Football HC Martin, MBB HC Jans, Softball HC Rodolph (currently $82K base) and Baseball HC Green (currently $90K base). (link); Toledo AD O'Brien selects Illinois AC Coluccio as the new Women's Golf HC for the Rockets. (link); Iowa State has a new Women's Tennis HC in former Texas Tech/Vanderbilt/Oklahoma AC Saia. (link); Maine Women's Hockey HC Reichenbach gets a three-year extension. (link); The latest on the contract of North Carolina Baseball HC Fox, straight from AD Cunningham: "Have been working on Mike's contract for a while. It will get done soon." His current deal expires at the end of the month. (link); Western Carolina AD Eaton picks Coastal Carolina AC Gunter as the Catamount's next Women's Golf HC. (link); With his latest raise and extension (through 2022), Nebraska Volleyball HC Cook brings in $675K, up from the $600K he made last season when the Huskers claimed the national title. (link)
Listen: James Madison AD Bourne updates from Harrisonburg, says adding a Men's LAX program, which would be well-positioned for high-level success, "is not a matter of 'want', it's a matter of reality of fact. The fact is if we add another Men's program, we would have to balance out with another team or team and a half of females." Construction on the FB practice facility is moving forward, but has been delayed a bit with lots of rain. Bourne also says a unanimous belief within his peer group is, "change is coming." On the potential move to FBS, Bourne indicates it's a constant question on his mind & on the minds of other JMU leaders as they aim to always have the Dukes appropriately prepared for the coming industry shifts. (link)
New Transfer Rules: Portland AD Leykam to The Oregonian's Canzano, "Now you're not only recruiting prospective high school players, but you also have to recruit your own players. […] There's a real possibility that the mid-majors become farm clubs for the Power Five Conferences." (link); More from Florida AD Stricklin: "It was an archaic process. If a kid isn’t playing to their liking or not having a good experience, we certainly should not be in a position, as a school, to tell them where they can transfer. … When someone does feel the need to go somewhere else, they should have the opportunity to go where they think is best. This is a good move." FB HCs from around the nation also provide opinions with Texas Tech's Kingsbury pointing to a free agency model. (link); Pac-12 Hotline's Wilner looks at highly-ranked FB prospects from the west coast & how the new regulations could impact the flow of talent, "The pool of players who could seek an opportunity to come home (into the conference) is greater than the pool of players who could opt to leave for home (depart the conference.)" (link)
The Chronicle of Higher Education profiles the two recent sexual abuse situations involving Texas A&M student-athletes, which includes a screen shot of an email sent by Aggies Senior Assoc. AD/SWA Williams to one of the females involved & includes, "I regret your displeasure with the perceived impact, and I wish you all the best as you continue to seek healing." The two women connected to the incidents were on the Today Show on Wednesday & here's a notable comment, "They’ve messed with the wrong girls. I’m not letting it go, and we won’t let it go." (link); Here's TAMU's statement on the incidents, which includes, "Regarding student athletes, they must adhere to the same Code of Conduct investigative process required for all students." More. (link)
The premium tailgate vertical continues to grow & this time its Colorado State selecting Tailgate Guys for its pregame needs. Rams AD Parker: "Hosting football games on campus for the first time in 50 years gave our great fans the opportunity to immerse themselves in the pre- and postgame experience in more meaningful ways than ever before, and the partnership with a first-class organization like Tailgate Guys will enhance that experience for those who choose their services. It is one of numerous enhancements planned for 2018 that build off the momentum from last year's successful on-campus debut and inspired by feedback from a comprehensive survey of season ticket holders after last season." (link)
More Media Notes: In a bit of a bombshell, the New York Yankees are reportedly considering buying YES Network back from Fox if a sale goes through that includes the regional sports networks. Fox currently owns 80% of YES, which is believed to be the top valued RSN in Fox's portfolio. (link); The Wall Street Journal goes deeper on the potential of the RSNs being a sticking point for federal regulators in the Disney/Comcast proposals for Fox. Either suitor winning the RSNs could create an unfair competitive marketplace given their currents sports holdings. For Disney, "The addition of Fox’s 22 regional channels could give it tremendous clout both locally and nationally with pay-TV distributors, sports leagues and advertisers." (link); Forgotten 5's Lewis pens on the potential exit of CUSA.tv, which he believes is a good thing if ESPN doesn't allow simple scoreboard feeds to be used to show some Conference USA games. (link)
Also Noticed: DI-bound Cal Baptist wins the Division II Learfield Directors' Cup (link); Western Michigan renews with Aspire for a multi-year extension and some expanded responsibilities. (link); North Dakota State names Absolute Ice the official ice of the Bison. (link); UCF will host FAMU in Football in 2019. (link); BYU MBB student-athlete Emery gets reinstated, but will have to sit the first nine games of the upcoming season. (link); For clarity, the legalization of sports gambling in New Jersey does not allow for wagers on Rutgers games. (link); From Law360: "An expert on college sports and former college athletic director told a Dallas jury Thursday that the NCAA has, since its founding, put its own profits ahead of the safety of the athletes it promised to protect, during the first-ever trial concerning the NCAA’s alleged responsibility..." This during the second day of proceedings in the Ploetz trial. (link); More from the legal paywall: "The National Collegiate Athletic Association and Villanova University moved to nix the remaining claims in a former student-athlete's proposed class action alleging that student-athletes should receive wages, arguing that the updated complaint didn't fix the problems with the suit. The NCAA and Villanova on Tuesday argued..."(link)
'Become A More Productive Learner' is a quality Harvard Business Review entry from online employee training leader & former Bain & Company consultant Plummer and Zarvana's Wilson. 1) Focus the majority of your information consumption on a single topic for several months; 2) Put what you’re learning into frameworks ("To make this concrete, after reading this article, you could start building a framework of how to become a more productive learner."); 3) Regularly synthesize what you have learned ("An easy way to practice this skill is to ask yourself: 'What are my key takeaways from this article?'"); and, 4) Cycle between information feasting and information fasting. (link)
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(NEW!) Senior Associate Athletic Director (University of Southern Mississippi / Hattiesburg, MS): Oversight of the following operating units: Athletic Compliance, Athletic Academic Services (SAEP), Athletic Training, and Strength & Conditioning (including the nutrition program). More details HERE.

(NEW!) Associate Athletic Director for Marketing and Communications (University of New Mexico / Albuquerque, NM): The University of New Mexico Athletics Department is accepting applications for the Associate Athletic Director for Marketing & Communications. More details HERE.

(NEW!) ASSISTANT ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, ATHLETICS MARKETING (Eastern Michigan University / Ypsilanti, MI): Research, develop and execute comprehensive, integrated marketing communication plans for football, basketball and volleyball, and develop plans as needed for EMU's other Division I Athletic programs. More details HERE.

(NEW!) Assistant AD Sales and Corporate Sponsorhips (University of Missouri - Kansas City / Kansas City, MO): This position reports to AD, and is responsible for the overall corporate sponsorship and sales efforts for the department including planning, implementation & evaluation of annual & long-term goals. More details HERE.

(NEW!) Assistant Director, Marketing & Fan Engagement (Marquette University / Milwaukee, WI): The Assistant Director – Marketing & Fan Engagement will serve as the primary marketing director for women’s volleyball team and men’s lacrosse teams. More details HERE.

Associate Athletic Director for Compliance (CSUN / Northridge, CA): The Associate Athletics Director for Compliance Services is responsible for the overall quality and comprehensive nature of the Compliance Program for the CSUN Department of Athletics. More details HERE.

Manager of New Media (University of Wyoming / Laramie, WY): Manage official UW Athletics website; manage all UW Athletics social media efforts; manage the media trade program, assist in discovery of new social, mobile and digital advertising opportunities. More details HERE.

Head Men's Golf Coach (Ohio University / Athens, OH): Position is responsible for coaching and developing a highly competitive Division I men’s golf team with a full complement of scholarships and cost of attendance. More details HERE.

Athletics Ticket Office Intern (University of Kentucky Athletics / Lexington, KY): Currently seeking candidates for 2 paid intern positions in the Ticket Office. This internship is designed to provide learning opportunities & expose individuals to all aspects of ticket operations. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletics Director for Academic Support (Monmouth University / West Long Branch, NJ): Monmouth University is seeking applications for an Assistant Athletics Director for Academic Support in the Athletics department to serve as an athletic academic advisor for all 23 sports. More details HERE.

Associate Director, Development (University of California, Los Angeles / Los Angeles, CA): UCLA is seeking an experienced fundraising professional to cultivate and solicit major gifts for annual fund, endowments, capital projects, and individual sports funds. Search Requisition #28122. More details HERE.

Assistant Women's Basketball Coach (#10879) (University of Akron / Akron, OH): The University of Akron, a NCAA Division I (FBS) institution is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Women's Basketball Coach. Bachelor's required. EEO/AA. Employer/Veterans/Disabled. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletics Trainer (University of Akron / Akron, OH): The University of Akron, a NCAA Division I Institution and member of the Mid-American Conference is accepting applications for five full-time Assistant Athletic Trainer positions. More details HERE.

Director of Fan Experience/Community Outreach (University of Wyoming / Laramie, WY): Responsible for promoting Men's and Women's sports programs, oversee game presentation for all sports and be a point of contact/facilitator for community outreach initiatives. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletics Communications Director (Purdue University / West Lafayette, IN): Manage press relations & assist with publicity for Volleyball/Softball or Women's Soccer/Track & Field - including draft & post press releases, page design, writing and editing. Represents 2 positions. More details HERE and HERE.

Head Athletic Trainer (Brown University / Providence, RI): The Head Athletic Trainer manages the Sports Medicine Program, providing supervision and direction to the athletic training staff. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Development Marketing and Communications-Intercollegiate Athletics (Purdue Research Foundation / West Lafayette, IN): Strategize with the Director of Annual Giving and Premium Seating on communication and marketing techniques to increase membership, retain existing membership, and determine solicitation calendar. More details HERE.

Director of Development (Utah State University / Logan, UT):The Director of Development will oversee the day-to-day operations of the athletics development office, including annual giving, stewardship, and special events. More details HERE.

Associate Director of Creative Solutions - New and Creative Media (Clemson University / Clemson, SC): Strategist and content creator for high-visibility social platforms and management of athletics website as part of the creative team within athletics. More details HERE.

Assistant Director, Ohio Bobcat Club (Ohio University / Athens, OH): The Assistant Director of the Ohio Bobcat Club will focus on assisting the Associate Director with the day-to-day operations of the annual campaign. More details HERE.

Director of Ticket Sales (Rice University / Houston, TX): The Director of Ticket Sales will lead the ticket sales team in increasing athletic ticket revenue by selling tickets to Rice Athletics events, and elevating the Rice Athletics brand. More details HERE.

COORDINATOR, EVENTS (The University of California, Intercollegiate Athletics / Davis, CA): The University of California, Athletics Department is seeking the position of Coordinator, Events. To submit an application: www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=79764. More details HERE.

Assistant Women's Rowing Coach (San Diego State University / San Diego, CA): Functions include, but are not limited to: recruiting, administration, coaching, counseling, teaching, staging, fundraising, and public services. Works 10 months per year and is paid over 12 months. More details HERE.

Director of Athletics (Abilene Christian University / Abilene, TX): Lead ACU athletics:Strong faith integration, fund-raising skills, ability to attract and develop great talent & strong understanding of complex NCAA landscape and ability to navigate it strategically. More details HERE.

Senior Associate Athletic Director for Business Operations & Internal Affairs (University of Hartford / West Hartford, CT): Administrative oversight of financial and budgetary operations of the University’s athletics programs, oversee the Business &Ticket Office & Equipment Room & provide leadership, supervision of staff. More details HERE.

Director of Compliance (Rutgers University / Piscataway, NJ): This position will supervise all aspects associated with Bylaw(s) 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, and 20 for a subset of sports and liaison groups. See link, http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/66928, for info. More details HERE.

Dir./Asst. Dir. Compliance (College of William and Mary / Williamsburg, VA): The Asst. Director or Director of Compliance assists with day-to-day operations of the Compliance Svcs office. Position will coordinate all aspects of NCAA DI Compliance for assigned sports/depts. More details HERE.

Director of Strategic Communications and Stewardship (Razorback Foundation, Inc. (University of Arkansas) / Fayetteville, AR): Develop comprehensive communication plan using creative & innovative direct/indirect strategic communications and develop/implement storytelling & digital platforms to advance our mission/brand. More details HERE.

Video Producer (Purdue University / West Lafayette, IN): Responsible for shooting, producing, directing and editing of video content for Athletics. Bachelor's degree and 2 years experience in video production required. All applicants must apply online. More details HERE.

Director of Athletics (Austin Peay State University / Clarksville, TN): Position has oversight of strategic planning, fiscal affairs, staffing, fundraising and promotions, athletics facilities, compliance, and operations for a 16 sport NCAA D1 FCS athletics program. More details HERE.

Event Coordinator (Washington State University / Pullman, WA): Event Coord assists in the development, implementation, and execution of a comprehensive strategic event and facility mgt plan for all home athletic events; wsujobs.com through 6/13/18 EO/AA. More details HERE.

Head Coach, Softball (The University of Delaware / Newark, DE): The Head Coach for Softball is responsible for fostering a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness throughout the program, including but not limited to staffing, recruiting, and team development. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Marketing (Elon University / Elon, NC): Elon University is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as Assistant Director of Marketing. More details HERE.

Director, Accounting and Finance (Atlantic Coast Conference / Greensboro, NC): Responsible for day-to-day accounting functions of the ACC office while providing regular support for financial and business operations. More details HERE.

Compliance Coordinator (University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics / Tuscaloosa, AL): Position is responsible for all aspects of Bylaw 13 for all Olympic Sports, provide interpretive guidance to coaches and staff, process waivers and violations and other duties as assigned. More details HERE.

Chief Operating Officer (University of Connecticut - Division of Athletics / Storrs, CT): The Chief Operating Officer will work with the Director of Athletics with the overall planning, implementation, administration, direction, and supervision of the Athletic Department. More details HERE.

Senior Associate AD-Facilities & Operations (University of South Dakota / Vermillion, SD): Will serve as a key decision-maker and member of the senior leadership team while having oversight of athletics facilities and event operations for the universities 18 NCAA DI athletic programs. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director for Development (South Dakota State University / Brookings, SD): The Assistant AD for Development will maintain a portfolio of annual fund, capital, and endowment donors, with conjunctive oversight of development office day-to-day operations and budget management. More details HERE.

Director of Sales and Sponsorships (Belmont University / Nashville, TN): This position is responsible for growing sponsorship revenue through prospecting, securing, fulfilling, and retaining corporate sponsorships for Belmont's intercollegiate athletics program. More details HERE.

Regional Sales Manager (Tailgate Guys / Austin/Chicago): Opportunity to join Tailgate Guys as the Regional Sales Manager - Positions will work under our SVP of Sales & Business Dev & directly with each of our General Managers to assist w/ sales leadership. More details HERE.

Assistant Director-Media Relations (2 positions) (University of Tennessee / Knoxville, TN): Assistant Director for Media Relations in The University of Tennessee Athletics Department. (2 positions). More details HERE.

Business Office Manager (University of Tennessee / Knoxville, TN): The Business Office in the Department of Athletics is searching for a Business Office Manager. The primary purpose of the position is to manage and supervise the daily business activities in Athletics. More details HERE.

Director of Communications and Digital Media Strategy (Horizon League / Indianapolis, IN): We are seeking an innovative leader to oversee all aspects of media communications for league sports, including men's basketball, with an emphasis on creative social media strategies. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director for Annual Fund and Ticketing (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville / Edwardsville, IL): The position will oversee special fundraising projects, develop and implement fundraising initiatives and events, manage the Athletics Excellence Fund, and oversee all ticket operations. More details HERE.

Marketing and Promotions Manager (University of Colorado / Boulder, CO): The Athletics Department at CU Boulder is now accepting applications for a Marketing and Promotions Manager! This position oversees game day operations and entertainment to maximize the fan experience. More details HERE.

Associate Athletic Director for Leadership and Development (University of Richmond / Richmond, VA): The Associate Athletic Director for Leadership & Development will supervise, manage, and implement the department's leadership and development initiatives for student-athletes, coaches, and staff. More details HERE.

Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance (University of Richmond / Richmond, VA): This position ensures that all operations are carried out within the spirit and letter of the rules and policies of the NCAA, applicable conferences, and the University of Richmond. More details HERE.

Assistant/Associate Athletic Director for Strategic Communications (University of San Diego / San Diego, CA): Responsible for managing the Athletics Communications office, ensures integration with Athletics Marketing office to buildout the vision/set direction for our strategic communication & digital efforts. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletics Director for Development (Eastern Kentucky University / Richmond, KY): The Assistant A.D. for Development- is responsible for managing and leading a comprehensive program with the purpose of identifying, soliciting, & closing individual and corporate major gifts. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director, Athletics Marketing (University of Hartford / West Hartford, CT): Responsible for the year-round planning, development, implementation & execution of marketing & promotion for the Athletic Department, including generating revenue and enhancing the athletics brand. More details HERE.

Executive Director of Development, Major Gifts (University of Louisville Athletic Association / Louisville, KY): The Executive Director of Development-Major Gifts is responsible for developing/leading a comprehensive program with the purpose of identifying, soliciting, & closing individual/corporate major gifts. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Marketing (Northwestern University / Evanston, IL): Responsible for oversight of select sports. This position facilitates the creation & execution of strategic plans supporting brand awareness, ticket sales & other revenue-generating initiatives. More details HERE.

Head Coach - Baseball (Middle Tennessee State University / Murfreesboro, TN): Duties include : enhance and maintain a quality competitive baseball program by recruiting quality NCAA Division I student athletes who can compete in the field and in the classroom. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director for Development (Eastern Michigan University / Ypsilanti, MI): Incumbent will serve as a major gifts officer on behalf of Intercollegiate Athletics and University Advancement focused on pipeline building of prospects capable of giving $10,000+. More details HERE.

Director of Creative Media (Athletx Sports Group / Louisville, KY): Leading youth baseball & softball events & media company looking for a super-talented digital professional who has cut their teeth in college athletics & wants to put their fingerprints on building a portfolio of brands from the ground up on digital. Very competitive salary range & the Director will lead a media team of four, including a Director of Video & two Content Strategists. Athletx brands already have 500K+ social media likes/follows. More details HERE.

Director of Video (Athletx Sports Group / Louisville, KY): Leading youth baseball & softball events & media company looking for an outstanding video lead to capture the essence of the industry, Athletx's brands & its corporate partners. Excellent opportunity to shape the digital roadmap of a surging company. Very competitive salary range with significant creative freedom. More details HERE.

Director of Ticket Operations (Ohio University / Athens, OH): Assist with the management of all areas of the athletic ticket office. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Athletics, Compliance (University of Arizona / Tucson, AZ): Responsible for all activities associated with NCAA & Pac-12 eligibility for current & prospective student-athletes. Supervise:initial & continuing eligibility/hardships/waivers/transfers, & Bylaw 14. More details HERE.

Assistant Director, Athletics Communications (George Washington University / Washington, DC): The Assistant Director of Athletics Communications is the primary contact for five of GW’s 27 sports including women’s basketball, which generates significant external media coverage. More details HERE.

Head Coach, Baseball (San Jose State University / San Jose, CA): The Baseball Head Coach will report directly to the Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Relations. The incumbent will be a positive energetic leader with the ability to teach, motivate, and recruit student athletes. More details HERE.

Chief Financial Officer (University of Nevada, Reno / Reno, NV): The Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Athletics oversees the budgetary, fiscal, and business operations of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA). More details HERE.

Associate Athletic Director- Compliance (UC San Diego / La Jolla, CA): The Assoc AD- Compliance will coordinate and oversee the Intercollegiate Athletics’ compliance and recruiting daily operations; particularly the institution's transition from NCAA DII to DI. More details HERE.

Senior Director, Big Screens and Fan Entertainment (Virginia Tech / Blacksburg, VA): In-arena fan entertainment. Deliver personalized, significant and unexpected experiences to Virginia Tech's home venues. More details HERE.

Ticket Operations Director (UC San Diego / La Jolla, CA): Manages ticket operations, development of the ticketing platform, policies and procedures, including setting up venue seat mapping and digital ticketing programs for Athletic Department events. More details HERE.

Coordinator, Big Screens Motion GFX (Virginia Tech / Blacksburg, VA): In-arena fan entertainment. Assists in developing, producing, and directing content, shows, and presentations. More details HERE.

Coordinator, Women's Basketball Operations (Long Beach State University / Long Beach, CA): This position provides administrative support to the Women's Basketball program. More details HERE.

Associate Athletic Director, Strategic Communications (University of Arizona / Tucson, AZ): Seeking experienced professional to serve as primary communications and media contact for VP/Director of Athletics and the department; oversee and direct all aspects for 21 Division I sports programs. More details HERE.


Development & Events Coordinator for Athletics (University of Rhode Island Foundation / Kingston, RI): The dev/events coordinator assists with coordination and implementation of an athletics-focused donor relations and stewardship program, as well as oversees athletic development -related events. More details HERE.

Director of Intercollegiate Athletics (Oakland University / Auburn Hills, MI): Oakland University is searching for an AD to lead their D1 program. For all inquiries, please contact Glenn Sugiyama of DHR International c/o John Buechli, Associate at jbuechli@dhrinternational.com. More details HERE.

Senior Associate Athletic Director of Development (San Diego State University / San Diego, CA): Establish, develop, & implement goals. Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward of donors/prospects for major gifts. Overall planning, implementation and day to day operations of the Aztec Club. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletics Director for Development (Kennesaw State University / Kennesaw, GA): Responsible for developing and implementing strategies to acquire private support for Kennesaw State University (KSU) Department of Athletics, with an emphasis on major gifts. More details HERE.

Assistant AD for Marketing & Event Experience - Position # P100038805 (University of Miami / Coral Gables, FL): The Assistant Athletics Director, Marketing and Event Experience is responsible for the creating a first-class experience for all University of Miami athletics events. More details HERE.

Assistant AD for Business Operations - Position #P100038812 (University of Miami / Coral Gables, FL): The Assistant AD for Business Operations is responsible for oversight of all financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems for the University of Miami Department of Athletics. More details HERE.

Physician (Purdue University Chief of Athletic Medicine) (Franciscan Physician Network / Purdue University / Lafayette, IN): Franciscan Physician Network is seeking an experienced Board Certified Sports Medicine physician with five years of experience to serve as the Head Team Physician at the prominent Purdue University. More details HERE.

Graphic Designer - Position # P100038811 (University of Miami / Coral Gables, FL): The Graphic Designer supports the sales, marketing, communications and digital initiatives of the department through the design and layout of various creative elements. More details HERE.

Ticket Office Assistant (San Diego State University / San Diego, CA): Provide customer service & ticket sales in person & via telephone. Assist outbound ticket sales team. Assist with seat relocation requests. Serve in a supervisor role on game night for football. More details HERE.
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