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When will ECU hire a new permanent AD? Special Athletics Advisor & former multi-stop AD Hart: "The chancellor (Cecil Staton) will be the one that will make that decision, and at this point there is no definitive timeline." Hart also says no internal search committee has been created yet to assist with the process. On the FB front, Hart continues to point to a "week by week proposition" as the Pirates have performed well in some games under third-year HC Montgomery & not so well in others. Hart believes the lack of a permanent AD hasn't slowed down decision-making for the department, indicates he's in touch with acting AD/COO Workman every single day. (link)
The end of the first MBB-FBI trial may be near as the U.S. Attorney's office circulated a letter to participating parties indicating that both the government & defense will likely rest this Tuesday. The Courier-Journal's Lerner: "That means the case could be in the jury's hands this week." (link)
The Athletic's Spatola: The NCAA's rules are illogical, but most are still playing by them. Big Ten Commish Delany earlier in the week, "I would say as negative as it is — no doubt that they are storm clouds of a significant magnitude — we have 300 Division I institutions and we have 1,000 players that are being recruited every year. While these are not isolated, I think they are at a certain level of recruitment and at certain institutions appear to be a pattern. These are not to be dismissed (and are to be) taken seriously. There are hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of players recruited properly and hundreds and hundreds of programs that are clean." Spatola's core argument, "Regardless of what this trial exposes, a perspective that we should all share is that there are a large number of people with high character in college basketball serving as guardians of not only the game but of what’s right." (link)
Yahoo's Forde with 10 takeaways from yesterday's gridiron action, includes thoughts on the College Football Playoff race narrowing with some notable losses, a number of fake kicks that made a big difference, Nebraska remaining as the only 'Power 5' winless squad & Iowa State HC Campbell continuing to excel in Ames. More. (link); USA Today's Wolken goes with 11, points to the likelihood that the Pac-12 will miss the CFP again, "Michigan has become really interesting," Baylor & UCLA "showing signs," also more. (link)
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ESPN College GameDay is making its first trip to Washington State as the 5-1 Cougars host 5-1 Oregon next Saturday in Pullman. Lead analyst Herbstreit notes the always-visible WSU flag that has flown for 15 straight years at every GameDay location & now gets to do so at home for the first time. (link)
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Boise State AD Apsey confirms he's working on a new deal for FB HC Harsin. Harsin's current base is $1.55M, a number that goes up by $100K annually for the next four years & automatically extends by a year for winning eight games (Harsin has never won less than nine since taking over in 2014). Apsey wants to add years, increase guaranteed comp & add a larger buyout should another school come along & want to hire Harsin away from the Broncos. Right now, there is no buyout if Harsin were to exit. Apsey: "It just protects us to be honest. […] Bryan understands that. The contract is what it is, it got to zero after the fourth year, but he knows that’s important to me. But at the same time we have to give a little also and he has to give a little and I think he’s willing to do that. I’m hopeful we can come to an agreement on something." (link)
USAT money man Berkowitz with yesterday's FB HC bonus updates: Buffalo's Leipold to get $15K for bowl eligibility. Texas' HC Herman picks up $25K, as do LSU's Orgeron and UCF's Heupel. North Texas boss Littrell a bit more, at $35K, while Florida's Mullen pockets $100K for the Gators' sixth win. (link)
Super testy moment in yesterday's Vanderbilt-Florida game in Nashville as Commodores HC Mason was on the field tending to an injured student-athlete & ended up jawing with the UF staff, including HC Mullen & DC Grantham. Benches cleared & headed to mid-field to have a chat. (link); After the game, Mason & Mullen were kosher. Mullen: "Derek and I are really close friends. He's great. He's done an amazing job here. Look at what he's accomplished, how they compete. He and I are close friends." (link - post-game handshake, link - post-game comments)
Syracuse.com's editorial board believes college athletics needs "less barriers" to get females into key leadership ranks, like HC jobs. The position is in response to a study by the publication that recapped a low percentage of women-led squads for Syracuse. Thesis: "It's not a matter of filling a quota. It should go without saying that the best, most qualified person for the job should get the job. But women can't compete for a job if they're not in the pool of candidates. Women need to be on coach search committees, and the search committees need to cast a wider net to capture female coaching candidates. Wildhack says he'll conduct national searches to fill future coaching vacancies, to improve the odds that women are in the mix." (link)
The shortening tenure length of ADs is a data point we all commonly point to as evidence of the job's difficulties. The Wall Street Journal's Stoll goes in on the same trend line in corporate America, refers to a study by Temple's Fox School of Business professor Luo, "CEOs are most effective in the initial years because they are more open to outside opinions and less risk-averse." Co-author Andrews: "It eventually becomes a situation where the CEO surrounds themselves with a lot of ‘yes’ people. At a certain point, there are diminishing returns." Optimal tenure length, per the study, 4.8 years. (link)
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Northern Arizona is in the midst of "massive upgrades" to its visual technology inside the Walkup Skydome, to the tune of $2.926M. Part of the renovation is being funded by the $75-per-semester-per-student fee while the rest is covered by "other revenue streams." Anthony James Partners assisted with the design while Daktronics is involved for the installation. Also stemming from this project is the creating of a student advisory committee, the purpose of which is to "work with athletics on using student funds, including the athletics fee, and how to make projects mutually beneficial for students and athletics." (link)
Florida Executive Assoc. AD for Internal Affairs Veatch on the proposed $50M baseball stadium for the Gators: "Conceptually, we’ve tried to make sure it looks like a Florida facility, with palm trees, and pines and all the things. We’ve got some good opportunities out there based on the functionality of the space." The proposal comes amid a campus-wide push for more green space, pedestrian walkways and defined/visible entry points around campus, while expanding the school's foot print by some six million square feet. The new stadium "could present a new campus gateway to the west" and UF has commissioned a transportation study to see how the stadium will impact traffic flow on that side of campus. (link)
Have any of you taken a donation or gift commitment in the form of cryptocurrency yet? Is it even possible within your institution? The Information's Victor details how a handful of schools - Harvard, Stanford, North Carolina, Dartmouth & MIT - have reportedly started to invest part of their endowments in crypto funds. Victor: "A move by endowments into funds that will directly bet on cryptocurrencies signals a major shift in investor sentiment toward the asset class, in the same way that institutions over the past decade became more willing to invest in private tech companies." (link)
Also Noticed: Alabama FB players generally pleased to hear Dixieland Delight again in Bryant-Denny Stadium yesterday, though some noted hearing some students still sing it "the wrong way." (link); Take a look at the new cannon for UTSA. (link); Sixty former FCS level student-athletes have signed to play in the newly forming Alliance of American Football. Each player gets a three-year, $250K contract with medical benefits and an "out clause" to go to the NFL. 50 players per roster, 10 week season, more details here, including the names of several former CFB HCs who will lead teams in the new league. (link)
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Development Coordinator (San Diego State University / San Diego, CA): Clerical/administrative support & project coordination; donor prospect research/identification, coordinate/disseminate communications; prepare documents/ presentations & maintain database/files. More details HERE.

Development Assistant (University of Oregon / Eugene, OR): Support the execution of emerging annual giving campaigns and annual giving stewardship. This position will support fundraising efforts, including: direct mail, email, telefund, crowdfunding, etc. More details HERE.

Assistant/Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance and Student Services (Fairfield University / Fairfield, CT): Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administration and operation of a comprehensive compliance and rules education program for 20 varsity sports and 450 student athletes. More details HERE.

Assistant Coach 1 - Strength & Conditioning (Middle Tennessee State University / Murfreesboro, TN): Assist the Assistant Athletic Director for Strength & Conditioning and the Head Football Strength & Conditioning Coach with general oversight of the Strength and Conditioning Program. More details HERE.

(UPDATED TITLE!) Assistant Athletic Director Marketing and Promotions (Florida Atlantic University / Boca Raton, FL): Reports to Senior Associate AD for External Relations. The position will develop & execute annual marketing plans, create & implement marketing strategies, develop event scripts. More details HERE.

Assistant Ticket Director, Job #443336 (Ohio State University / Columbus, OH): Manages ticket operations for selected events including programming, invoicing, allocation, distribution, season database maintenance and assisting customers with inquiries and ticket purchases. More details HERE.

Assistant Ticket Manager - Sales (Brown University / Providence, RI): This position will provide support to the Assistant Director of Athletics – Marketing & Ticketing, specifically in the area of Ticket Sales. Ticket Supervisor for select paid athletic events. More details HERE.

Assistant Coordinator (Athletics) (Mississippi State University / Starkville, MS): Provides customer service to Bulldog Club members & season ticket holders on a daily basis; makes in person contact with potential donors for the purpose of giving financial support to MS State Ath. More details HERE.

Learning Specialist/Academic Advisor (Washington State University / Pullman, WA): WSUAthletics is accepting applications for the position of Learning Specialist/Academic Advisor. Applications are accepted through October 21, 2018. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletics Director (Kansas Athletics, Inc. / Lawrence, KS): The Assistant Athletics Director assists with fundraising efforts, serves as Sports Administrator for Track & Field and Cross Country, and chairs a diversity recruitment committee. More details HERE.

Director of Photography (University of Minnesota / Minneapolis, MN): Direct all facets of photography for 25-sport Intercollegiate Athletics Department. Serve as the primary photographer for the athletics department including all studio, specialty, event and live games. More details HERE.

Assistant Coach, Strength & Conditioning (University of North Carolina Wilmington / Wilmington, NC): Under the direction of the Head Coach, Strength & Conditioning, the Assistant Coach, Strength & Conditioning, will develop and manage effective individual and group strength/conditioning programs for. More details HERE.

Associate Director/Director of Licensing (University of Arkansas / Fayetteville, AR "Best Place to Live in the SEC"): Looking for a revenue-generation focused creative to join the Razorback team. This individual will manage our licensing program and help shape one of the most unique brands in sports. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of the Phoenix Club, Special Events and Hospitality (Elon University / Elon, NC): The Assistant Director of the Phoenix Club, Special Events and Hospitality is responsible for building relationships with alumni and friends of Elon University. More details HERE.

Website/Digital Specialist (Ohio State University / Columbus, OH): The Website/Digital Specialist is responsible for the daily maintenance and updating of OhioStateBuckeyes.com, the official website for the Department of Athletics. Job #443337 More details HERE.

Deputy Director of Athletics (Virginia Commonwealth University / Richmond, VA): Oversight and leadership of maximizing all revenues and awareness of the formal strategic objectives of the athletic department and provides leadership of the daily operations of the department. More details HERE.

Director, Video Content (University of Miami / Coral Gables, FL): Miami is seeking a dynamic, energetic and creative visual storyteller to help direct video content for one of the most iconic brands in collegiate athletics, with a special emphasis on UM Football. More details HERE.

Associate Director of Promotions (UGA Athletic Association / Athens, GA): Directly responsible for development and coordination of promotional plans, emphasizing awareness, attendance and event atmosphere for softball and men’s basketball. More details HERE.

Head Women’s Volleyball Coach (Old Dominion University / Norfolk, VA): The Head Women's Volleyball Coach position is primarily responsible for the management of the women’s volleyball program and instruction and counseling of student-athletes in the program. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director, Communications (Florida Gulf Coast University / Fort Meyers, FL): The Assistant Athletics Director, Communications oversees all media relations and social media platforms for FGCU’s NCAA Division I programs. Please visit https://jobs.fgcu.edu/postings/6039. More details HERE.

Assistant Director, Development (Stanford University / Stanford, CA): This position will serve as a field fundraiser for the Buck/Cardinal Club and manage the priority seating program. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Development/Annual Fund (Ole Miss Athletics Foundation / Oxford, MS): This position is a member of the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation staff charged with the identification, solicitation and raising of annual fund gifts to support Ole Miss Athletics. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director for Athletics Business Operations (California State University, Fresno / Fresno, CA): Assistant Athletics Director is responsible for daily management & oversight of accounting & budgetary transactions for CSU, Fresno Athletics Corp. To apply: http://apptrkr.com/1304265. More details HERE.

Senior Associate Athletic Director (AD) for Compliance (Florida Atlantic University / Boca Raton, FL): Under the direction of the Chief Compliance Office, the Senior Assoc. Athletic Director will be responsible for leading, planning, and organizing all phases of a Division I NCAA compliance program. More details HERE.

Director of Development (Texas State University / San Marcos, TX): Responsible for the daily operations of the Bobcat Club annual fund, executing solicitations and stewardship, maintaining accurate records/reporting and special events, including Bobcat Bonanza. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Ticketing Services (Kansas State University / Manhattan, KS): Point-of-contact for w-volleyball & baseball ticketing responsibilities; hire/train/manage student staff; dev/manage customer service program; liaison to Ahearn Fund for premium seating & parking. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Compliance (Purdue University / West Lafayette, IN): Monitor and educate our staff on the NCAA, Big Ten and Purdue University rules and policies. Provide research and recommendations with educational outreach regarding NCAA or Big Ten rules. More details HERE.

Associate Athletics Director for Finance & Business Ops/Director of Finance (Seattle University / Seattle, WA): Seattle University is hiring an Associate Athletics Director for Finance & Business Ops/Director of Finance. This role will oversee all financial and administration operations in Athletics. More details HERE.

Director of Content Strategy & Innovation (Purdue University / West Lafayette, IN): Member of Creative Services team that focuses on developing and implementing a comprehensive social media strategy that supports the values, mission and brand of the Purdue University Athletics Dept. More details HERE.

Assistant-Associate Director, Army A Club (Army West Point Athletics / West Point, NY): The West Point Association of Graduates (WPAOG) is dedicated to furthering the ideals and promoting the welfare of the United States Military Academy (USMA), and to supporting and serving its graduate. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Communications/Creative & Emerging Media (Ball State University / Muncie, IN): Ball State University Intercollegiate Athletics invites applicants for an Assistant Director of Communications/Creative and Emerging Media. More details HERE.

Director of Athletics Communications and Creative Services (Elon University / Elon, NC): Elon University invites applications for the Director of Athletics Communications and Creative Services role.The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree and 4 years related experience. More details HERE.

Coordinator, Development Operations and Benefits Fulfillment (University of Arizona / Tucson, AZ): This position will manage internal development operations for the Arizona Wildcat Club, including parking, benefits fulfillment, database management & analytics in support of the Athletics department. More details HERE.

Assistant Director-Athletics Premium Seating (University of Iowa / Iowa City, IA): Assist with managing premium seat allocations and customer service issues while providing elite level services for game day patrons. More details HERE.

Assistant Director, Human Resources (Stanford University / Stanford, CA): Stanford's Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation seeks a highly-motivated, energetic and team-orientated individual with strong communication skills to fill the role of Assistant Director, Human Resources. More details HERE.

Athletic Director (University of Missouri-Kansas City / Kansas City, MO): The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) seeks a visionary leader who is innovative, engaged and experienced to direct their NCAA Division 1 athletic department. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance (University at Albany / Albany, NY): Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:manage and monitor all aspects of Bylaw 13, 14, 15 and 17; coordinate and create rules education initiatives for athletics department staff, coaches... More details HERE.

Director, Ticket Sales (University of Arizona / Tucson, AZ): This position will develop and implement ticket sales strategies and best practices for individuals and businesses through comprehensive sales campaigns. More details HERE.

Director, Compliance for Financial Aid (University of Arizona / Tucson, AZ): Responsible for all activities associated with Bylaw 15 to meet NCAA/Pac-12/institutional guidelines. Directs Athletics financial aid awards, the NLI program and institutional/federal aid eligibility. More details HERE.

Director of Advancement for Athletics (George Mason University / Fairfax, VA): George Mason University is seeking a Director of Advancement for Athletics. This position plans and manages all development-focused programs jobs.gmu.edu. More details HERE.

Assistant Director- Athletic Compliance Office (University of Minnesota / Minneapolis, MN): Responsible for all compliance tasks for their assigned sports including interps, waivers and violations. Will serve as point of contact for the respective coaches and student-athletes. Job ID:326723 More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director of Human Resources (University of Wisconsin - Madison / Madison, WI): This position is a strategic, operational and a leadership position that is responsible for leading a team in executing a broad range of human resource management functions. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of the Phoenix Club (Elon University / Elon, NC): The Assistant Director of the Phoenix Club will create and manage multi-channel communications for the Phoenix Club including solicitations, events, and special projects. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletics Director, Engagement (Stanford University / Stanford, CA): This position will manage the athletics development engagement team and lead the strategy for the communications, events, and stewardship in support of the department’s fundraising goals. More details HERE.

Athletic Communications Director (University of Missouri-Kansas City / Kansas City, MO): The primary function of this position is to research, develop, design, and execute complex and strategic communications, educational and/or media projects for UMKC Athletics Department. More details HERE.

Associate Athletics Director of Compliance (Colgate University / Hamilton, NY): Colgate University Associate Athletics Director for Compliance serves on the VP/Director of Athletics leadership team with primary oversight of compliance, academics, and student-athlete development. More details HERE.

Staff Psychologist (Purdue University / West Lafayette, IN): The Staff Psychologist will provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, psychotherapy, and other mental health services to student-athletes. More details HERE.

Director of Media Relations (Ohio University / Athens, OH): Responsible for arranging and coordinating media coverage for assigned varsity sports (women’s volleyball, men’s basketball, and baseball). More details HERE.

Assoc Director/Director of Development/Major Gifts (Ole Miss Athletics Foundation / Oxford, MS): Assoc Dir/Dir of Dev/Major Gifts is a member of the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation staff charged with identification, solicitation, raising of philanthropic gifts to support Ole Miss Athletics. More details HERE.

Vice President of Texas Region (Tailgate Guys / Austin, TX): Tailgate Guys is seeking an executive to head up our TX Region - dynamic leader with proven track record in a service oriented hospitality business, managing a team, and driving revenue and growth. More details HERE.

Associate or Assistant Athletic Director for Development (Utah Valley University / Orem, UT): Raises funds from external constituencies. Manages an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects. Identifies and qualifies prospects. Engages and cultivates current and prospective donors, etc. More details HERE.

Director of Clinical & Sport Psychology (University of Wisconsin-Madison / Madison, WI): The Director of Clinical Psychology for student-athletes will oversee the delivery of clinical and sport psychology services to student-athletes within the established medical model. More details HERE.

Compliance Coordinator (University of Richmond / Richmond, VA): The Compliance Coordinator independently coordinates, plans, organizes and implements all monitoring systems of the Athletics Compliance program, developing/implementing programs and procedures. More details HERE.

Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance (San Jose State University / San Jose, CA): Job ID: 24742, Classification: Administrator II, Hiring Salary: Commensurate with experience. More Details HERE.

Coordinator of Student-Athlete Development (University of Oregon / Eugene, OR): Assist student-athlete development staff to develop and implement innovative programs and individualized support services that empower student-athletes to succeed in college and in life. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Media Relations (College of the Holy Cross / Worcester, MA): Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations - College of the Holy Cross - Please apply at http://apptrkr.com/1295249 More details HERE.

Assistant Coach, Men's Lacrosse (University of Richmond / Richmond, VA): This position is responsible for assisting with all phases of the Division I Men’s Lacrosse program at the University of Richmond. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: coaching an. More details HERE.

Director of Sports Nutrition (University of Louisville Athletic Association / Louisville, KY): Position oversees all aspects of the Sport Nutrition program to advance the development and delivery of nutrition services for 23 sports. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletics Director for Communications (California Baptist University / Riverside, CA): Oversee the day-to-day communications and media relations for all 18 NCAA Division I sports under the supervision of the Associate AD for External Relations. Serve as primary men’s basketball contact. More details HERE.

Assistant Director, Multimedia Services (Boise State University Athletics / Boise, ID): The individual will work with Bronco Athletics staff members to design, create and implement the department’s graphic identity for production, print, digital and web applications and special projects. More details HERE.

Assistant Coach, Cross Country/Track & Field (Brown University / Providence, RI): Assist Director of Cross Country, Track/Field in all phases of the program, recruiting, coaching, training, with a particular emphasis on coaching distance events and cross country. More details HERE.
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