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Transfers: The DI Transfer Working Group continues to press forward as chair & South Dakota State AD Sell says in an NCAA release, "We have strong support from the membership for allowing student-athletes to transfer and be recruited without losing their scholarships. We will ask the Division I Council to move forward with a vote on that proposal in June. This is meaningful change that will benefit student-athletes, schools and coaches." Feedback on potential options has been varied as the group will pause next week to consider the outcomes of the Rice Commission. Still getting strong support: Allowing student-athletes who have signed an NLI, but see their respective HC leave the ability to transfer & play immediately, as well as the creation of a national transfer database, though there's been a push for only two days between a student-athlete notifying their current institution & getting entered into the database. On the graduate front, some like the idea of a scholarship counting against a program for the completion length of the individual's graduate program. More. (link); The DI Committee on Academics stands behind its recommendations passed along to the DI Transfer Working Group, including the opportunity for student-athletes to transfer once without penalty if they hold a GPA above an established threshold. (link)
MBB-FBI: ACC Commish Swofford says he expects "substantive" change from the Rice Commission's decisions due out next week. SEC peer Sankey wants an "impactful outcome." More Swofford as he expresses aggravation at having two schools involved. More Sankey: "I think the attention's been raised and the attention will be raised again when that report is released. And then there will probably be a lot of new work in determining how we meet whatever new expectations may exist." (link); N.C. State releases a thorough timeline of how it handled various claims connected to the current developments. Surprised we haven't seen more schools roll out this type of defense publicly. (link); Yahoo's Wetzel writes on what he sees as the biggest issue facing the Rice Commission, "College basketball is its own multibillion-dollar business. It has its own motivations. Age rule or no age rule, tickets will be sold, television deals inked and coaches expected to win. The game was no less competitive or cutthroat before the age-limit rule when the best high schoolers went directly to the NBA. Just because LeBron wasn’t available, revenue, salaries and competition went up. Rice has to know that there are no rules or regulations that can stop the wheels of capitalism. The free market will win in America, even if it must go underground." (link); NABC Executive Director Haney: "What can the Association do to encourage ethical behavior by our coaches more effectively than we are now? Clearly, what we have done to date is not enough. Should we hold an orientation for first-time head coaches? Should all first-time assistant coaches have an orientation? Can we require attendance in some way? Similar to accountants and other professionals, should college coaches be required to attend a specific number of ethics training clinics annually? Secondly, what punitive action should the NABC take for coaches who have been arrested, indicted or named in an NCAA investigation? Is a public reprimand appropriate? Should the coach's membership be suspended? Are there other considerations?" (link)
LEAD1 boss McMillen says he told attendees at the Collegiate Sports Summit in Santa Monica about the "blue sky possibilities" at Maryland, like being the only FBS in the D.C. market, as the Terps sort through selecting a new AD. McMillen spent some time with UMD Executive AD Evans, who has run the department for the last six-plus months, as well as former Tennessee/Kansas State AD Currie. McMillen on Evans, "The advantage he has is that he know the players [those with power in College Park] and the situation. And he’s got a financial bent. That’s big." More perspective, this from a "longtime West Coast AD," "It’s an outstanding academic institution with plenty of athletic tradition in a very fertile recruiting area, and the virtue of being in the Big Ten, they’ve got the TV money and resources to be able to compete at the highest level. Maryland will have a very, very deep pool." However, "There’s a lot of people in the industry that think Damon is a strong candidate. People who have good jobs don’t want to get into a search where they think it’s already a fait accompli." Former Arkansas AD Long, Hofstra leader Hathaway, UCF AD White & USF boss Harlan also mentioned as possibilities. One drawback for a sitting 'Power 5' AD could be how university Prez Loh handled the exit of former AD Anderson, "something like that could make someone take a much deeper look [before getting involved]." (link); WaPo's Stubbs & Dougherty dive in on what the Terps really need in a new leader & the quick feedback from key voices is someone who can raise some serious cash. Then there's this from one anonymous "high-level" donor, "The athletic department is a mess. There’s not a culture of excellence. They need to bring in a sophisticated leader who can bring this place to the next level. There has been a leadership void there forever." Oklahoma's Castiglione mentioned as a desired target by some key supporters, but there's also questions about how much the Terps are willing to pay as Anderson made $578K in 2017, "among the lowest for Big Ten ADs." (link)
The Deseret News' Facer asks the questions we've all been wondering, "Could Utah deputy athletic director Kyle Brennan be heir apparent to Chris Hill?" Facer notes the university plan to execute a national search with a new boss to be selected by June, but Hill himself isn't shy about pushing his star pupil, "Although I want to be respectful to the process, I think it’s also important for people to know that I think he would do an excellent job as the athletic director." Utes FB HC Whittingham is also a major fan, "He’s a guy that’s very familiar with everything that goes on here. I would be elated if it’s Kyle Brennan, you bet." Count MBB boss Krystkowiak & Women's Gymnastics Co-HC Marsden as two more endorsements. (link)
Washington Prez Cauce says Huskies AD Cohen is due a pay increase: "There is no question (a raise is due), if you look at her salary compared to her peers. She came in somewhat less tested, and that made sense. But I think it’s unquestionably time to look at a correction. ... When she was hired there were questions about how tested she was, and could she do the hard stuff — quite frankly, questions that I think tend to be asked more about women than men. And I think that she’s really shown that she surrounds herself with great people. She’s built a really strong team. It’s obvious with the level of coaches but also it’s there in the business office she’s put together. I’ve just been very impressed." Cohen's five-year deal began on June 1, 2016 with an annual base of $460K, plus a $60K retention bonus each year at the end of May. Sources indicate Cohen's new deal could be closer to $700K annually, 35% better than her current salary, but still below the $755K median pay of Pac-12 ADs. (link)
Utah Valley AD Otoupal was the first up on campus in Eastern Washington's AD search. Otoupal: "This place is on the precipice of greatness. Let’s not start something big, let’s continue something big." Otoupal also pointed to his record of fundraising success in Orem, but says the right ingredients include "we have to make sure that we have the right team in front of the donor making the ask." Also, "We are going to do some crazy things. Half of them aren’t going to work, but half of them are going to work." EWU Interim boss & former UTSA AD Hickey up on Thursday. (link)
The New Mexico Board of Regents voted 6-1 in favor of a proposed athletics department budget that includes a "reduction in sports" in the future. Former Lobo FB student-athlete and current student regent Adcock was the lone objector. Lobos AD Nunez hasn't completely closed the door on the possibility of a $1.9M reduction without eliminating sports: "As a former student athlete myself, believe me, I’m going to do everything I can to see if we can do this without cutting a sport." New Prez Stokes doesn't share his optimism: "I can’t imagine a scenario where we wouldn’t have to cut sports. I just can’t at this point. We don’t have other revenue sources to fill that kind of recurring deficit. … It’s a really unfortunate place to be." The department must get to the $1.9M from sports reductions and find an additional $550K in savings annually. Nunez has until July 1 to decide which sports could be cut. More details on the plan approved by the BoR, which includes a 10-year repayment of the $4.7M accumulated deficit ($487K annually) that won't start for another two years. Athletics will get $885K from land sales, $641K from unspecified institutional support, $750K from "grant-aid subsidies" and $250K in "room and board discounts" from the university during FY19. (link)
Variety's Wallenstein & Holloway report ESPN & Fox will split the UFC's premier TV rights with the Worldwide Leader paying $120M to $180M a year that could push 15 fights to the new ESPN+ & Fox doling out $200M annually for more bouts on both terrestrial & FS1 outlets. If the numbers are right, they fit into the $300M to $400M Endeavor has been trying to get for its prize property. Of course, if the Disney-Fox deal clears, the Mouse House would single-handedly own a majority of the rights under discussion. (link); Another key media read comes from Ad Age's Poggi on TV programming having less commercial load to keep viewers engaged, but the challenge of still producing increasing ad revenue. (link)
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SBJ/SBD's CAA World Congress of Sports got moving in L.A. & there was a bevy of interesting content on Day 1: Pac-12 Commish Scott says he welcomes more disruption in the media space. thinks college sports will benefit as new & growing players "come to us." (link); ESPN EVP Magnus indicates new Worldwide Leader boss Pitaro allows the company to "reset" on the NFL, which notable author & company expert Miller thinks means ESPN will renew a deal with the top FB property. (link); USC AD Swann has his own time slot, explained his thoughts on why additional compensation for student-athletes won't work. (link); Lots more. (link)
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USA Today's Berkowitz keeping close tabs on when the NCAA may be back in the courtroom: "Alston/Jenkins plaintiffs make filing opposing NCAA’s request for lengthy delay to start of trial now set to begin in December. Alston/Jenkins plaintiffs say that if trial date is changed from December, it should to be moved to an earlier date." (link)
The push by California Assemblyman Holden to enact the 'College Athletes Civil Rights Act of 2018' got approved by the Committee on Higher Education yesterday, next up would look to be a second reading in the House. As a refresher, "The recently amended version of Assembly Bill 2747 allows college athletes to receive earnings through a degree completion fund, and creates safeguards for college athletes from abuses by college coaches, trainers, and other athletic staff. [...] Holden’s legislation would allow a higher education institution to create a degree completion fund whereby college athletes could receive income while competing and retain their amateur status. The athletes would be able to access the fund upon graduation or when they no longer are eligible to participate in college sports in order to fund their education." (link)
Delaware AD Rawak hires UCLA Assoc. AD for Compliance & Recruiting Vining-Smith as her new Senior Assoc. AD for Compliance & Governance/SWA. Rawak on Vining-Smith, "She is seasoned in evaluating, coordinating and effectively managing robust compliance programs at both the university and conference level and will support us in the build out of these processes and strategies here at Delaware." Vining-Smith also spent time at Notre Dame, the Big Ten office & Northwestern. (link)
"I have a tremendous amount of respect for Hugh Freeze as a coach. I think he did a fabulous job when he was at Ole Miss. He has been a friend that I've shared ideas with and spent time with and know his family, as Miss Terry does know his family. So we have a tremendous amount of respect for him. We also have a lot of respect for the SEC and what they think is, in some cases, best for the league relative to circumstances that people created for themselves. [...] I think he'll be back in our profession, and we wish him and his family the very best, and if we can do anything to help him, we'll be happy to do that." That's Alabama FB HC Saban when asked about reports that the SEC office pushed for member institutions not to add Freeze to their staffs. (link)
More changes at Nike as Senior Brand Director for Nike Basketball in North America Singh, VP of Global Brand Digital-Marketing Innovation Tawiah & VP of Diversity & Inclusion Andrews have all exited the company. The Wall Street Journal's Germano: "It wasn’t immediately clear what led to their exits from the sportswear giant, but their departures were abrupt, the people said. […] The three men didn’t respond to requests for comment. A Nike spokesman confirmed the three executives were no longer employees." (link)
More Personnel: Here are your 14 selections for the fifth annual Learfield Minority Academy in conjunction with MOAA. (link); Nebraska AD Moos extends MBB HC Miles by one year, leaving him with three total, says it's the best move for the university at the present time. (link); Boston U. AD Marrochello goes with UConn WBB AC & BU alum Moseley as the new boss for the Terriers. (link); Siena AD D'Argenio will use a search firm to help him with the hire of a new MBB HC. We may know which firm today. (link); Cleveland State AD Thomas goes with Wayne State (DII) WBB HC Kielsmeier for the same role with the Vikings. (link); Hofstra MBB HC Mihalich gets an extension. (link); Former Louisville MBB HC Pitino seems to leave the door open a bit on the Siena job. (link); Wisconsin AD Alvarez turns to Cal AHC Suguiyama as the new Swim & Dive HC for the Badgers. (link); Purdue Prez Daniels gets an extension "allowing the president to serve in the role until such time either party gives one year's notice." (link); Michigan State AVP for Alumni Relations/Alumni Association Executive Director Westerman resigns as a Title IX probe is launched. (link); There's also a Title IX situation surrounding former Washington State Assoc. AD of Compliance Lucier who exited Pullman last year. (link)
Iowa State AD Pollard goes deeper on the expanded Bergstrom Football Complex project and a new student-athlete academic and sports nutrition performance center, "It consolidates everything for football so that the football team, other than sleeping at night and going to class, will never have to leave the football building.” More: "It will always be a race to continue to have the biggest, best and brightest. What we’ve really prided ourselves in is having the most efficient and I’ve spent a lot of time over the winter visiting other places just to see how they do it. We’re excited where we’re at, now we have to continue to get our donors excited about it." (link)
Northern Arizona inked a new five-year deal with adidas that will run through the 2022-23 competition seasons. No dollar values noted, but here are the deliverables, "...uniforms, apparel, footwear and accessories for all of their intercollegiate athletic teams. In addition to all 15 intercollegiate athletic Lumberjack teams, adidas will also provide apparel and accessories for coaches and athletic staff." NAU AD Marlow: “This important relationship ensures each of our student-athletes and coaches will continue to have access to state-of-the-art training products and competition attire in their pursuit of excellence. We appreciate the increased commitment from adidas and expect it to pay dividends in the form of additional championships!" (link)
In an effort to boost attendance, Louisville passed a dynamic ticket pricing proposal for MBB that will offer tickets to exhibition and regular season games for $49, non-conference games for $39, and three premium games for $60. Cards Asst. AD for Finance Spoelker: “We’re trying to boost attendance for games that are not as well attended." New permanent AD Tyra added that student ticket prices will remain flat and students will now be able to purchase hoops and FB season tickets separately. As a side note, maybe I'm the one who has the strategies mixed up, but isn't this really variable pricing? (link)
Facility Notes: Oregon unveiled plans for renovations to Hayward Field, calling it "the Finest Track and Field Facility in the World." It will open in 2020 with classroom space, a new nine-lane track and observation deck. Check out these renderings. Pretty, pretty sharp. (link, link); Oklahoma State will install a new jumbotron in Boone Pickens Stadium. (link); Jacksonville State officials still confident that Pete Mathews Coliseum will be ready by November 1, after last month's tornado resulted in extensive damage to the venue. (link); Syracuse continues to explore potential renovations to the Carrier Dome. Advice from "outside experts" includes exterior signage, statues of famous university figures, opening up the concourse, upgrading the WiFi and better food options. (link)
The Chronicle of Higher Education interviewed Crystal deGregory, a historian and director of the Atwood Institute at Kentucky State (DII), to get her thoughts on the public perceptions of historically black colleges after Beyonce’s headlining performance at the Coachella music festival last weekend in which the singer wore a yellow hoodie that featured Greek letters with references to black colleges. deGregory: "This presents an opportunity to talk about the ways we’ve been undervaluing our own HBCU culture. Beyoncé has shined a light on our cultural uniqueness, and she has demonstrated that popular culture has an appetite for it. Unless HBCUs are in a better position to feed that appetite, we are going to be left hungry, either at the table or not at the table at all. Someone else is going to be serving up our culture." (link)
Also Noticed: NBA G League base salaries will increase from $26K or $19K to $35K next season for five months of play. More context on a potential college work-around for prospective student-athletes, "About 25% of players on NBA G League contracts earned average of $44K in NBA-affiliate player bonuses. Record 50 NBA G League players earned a record 60 call-ups to NBA this season, generating more than $11M, or approx $225K per player." (link, link); The Women's Basketball Coaches Association has passed a new code of ethics built around integrity, athlete experience, education & empowerment, as well as professionalism. (link - release, link - full code); University of Michigan police have launched an investigation into threatening tweets sent by FB student-athlete Mbem-Bosse directed, apparently, at Wolverines HC Harbaugh. (link); No PASPA ruling yesterday from SCOTUS, otherwise you would already know the decision. (link); Under Armour won't start making official MLB uniforms until 2020 now, one year later than original execution plans. (link); UTEP is the latest to build a fan council. (link); New Mexico State now has an official spirit hand sign in the two pistol formation. (link); Penn State & Uber partner. (link); FiveThirtyEight leaving ESPN, will now be housed with ABC News. (link)
Correction: Incoming Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Chair Knight, a former MBB student-athlete at UMKC is currently a student assistant for the Roos, not a student trainer as noted in a clip yesterday. 
Sports Illustrated's Feldman spent some time with new Nebraska FB HC Frost & here were some key leadership takeaways, "There’s a formula that worked at Nebraska for 30 years. If you were in any business and your company was the best-performing business in the sector or in the top two or three—and Nebraska was arguably the best program for 30 years—and then for the next 15 years you have average-to-poor performance, you’re stupid if you don’t look back and say, ‘What made our company the best in our sector?’ Well, the leadership on campus and in the AD office ruined this place because it was either guys who thought, I wanna do it my way, let’s go get a West Coast offense guy, or they didn’t understand what made Nebraska so good for all of those years. [...] Barry Alvarez came from here and saw what worked, and he used Nebraska’s blueprint more than Nebraska has. We should be able to out-recruit Wisconsin. We’re not anywhere near huge talent bases, but we’re closer to it than they are. People say Lincoln’s cold. Wisconsin is cold. Michigan is cold. Minnesota is cold. We should be the highest-rated recruiting class at least in our half [of the Big Ten] every year with the facilities we have to offer and with the tradition we have here. We don’t need the No. 1 recruiting class in the country. We just need a top-25 class every year, and we can develop it." Lots more. (link)
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(NEW!) Senior Associate Director of Athletics (Washington State University / Pullman, WA): Senior Assoc AD provides oversight and mgt of external operations within WSU Athletics; serves as a member of the AD’s senior mgt team. Apps accepted through 4/24/2018; wsujobs.com EO/AA. More details HERE.

(NEW!) Assistant Athletic Director of Facilities & Event Management (University of North Carolina Wilmington / Wilmington, NC): The Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities & Events Management oversees the UNCW Athletics Facilities and Event operations for a Division I program with 19 varsity sports. More details HERE.

(NEW!) Director of Development, Major Gifts (University of California, Berkeley / Berkeley, CA): This position is responsible for helping to meet the fundraising objectives of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gifts. More details HERE.

(NEW!) Academic Coordinator (San Diego State University / San Diego, CA): Assist at-risk student-athletes in achieving academic objectives, model/teach successful study skills/strategies, direct SA to university resources, set up/leading review sessions & provide tutoring. More details HERE.

(NEW!) Men and Women's Swimming Head Coach (College of the Holy Cross / Worcester, MA): Lead NCAA Division I men's & women's swimming program by recruiting and developing qualified student-athletes. More details HERE.

Associate Athletics Director - Strategic Communications and Management (UC San Diego / La Jolla, CA): Responsible for positively influencing the external dialogue about UC San Diego Athletics through expertise in communication methods, information flow, media relations & brand management. More details HERE.

Ticketing Director (University of Notre Dame / Notre Dame, IN): The Ticketing Director serves as one of a team of ticket managers that each has primary responsibility for a reserved seating sport. Application deadline 5/2/2018. EEO/AA. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Sports Administration (Big Ten Conference / Rosemont, IL): Liaison for sports, assist with management of championships, support to Sports Management Committee, manage awards program, coordinate product orders, assist with SCORE, other duties as assigned. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Video and Creative Services (American Athletic Conference / Providence, RI): Assists in all aspects of the digital and video department promoting The American's 22 sports. Serve as an integral part of the The American Digital Network staff. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Communications (American Athletic Conference / Providence, RI): Assists in all aspects of the communications/external relations area in promoting the Conference’s 22 sports while serving as the primary contact for assigned sports. More details HERE.

Deputy Athletics Director or Executive Associate Athletic Director for Finance & Strategic Initiatives (University of Texas at San Antonio / San Antonio, TX): Provides senior leadership, financial oversight of facilities operations, and oversees/ directs the operation of the Athletics budget for the UTSA Athletics Department. More details HERE.

Director of Digital Media Services (Mid-American Conference / Cleveland, OH): Create video content that drives views, conversations, and fan engagement to the Mid-American Conference website and social media platforms. Oversee all MAC created video content. More details HERE.

Director, Partnership Development for Auburn Sports Properties (Auburn Sports Properties / Auburn, AL): The Director of Partnership Development will be responsible for developing, selling and managing all aspects of fully integrated corporate sponsorship packages for Auburn University. More details HERE.

Associate Director, Ticketing (University of Notre Dame / Notre Dame, IN): The Associate Director, Ticketing serves as one of a team of ticket managers that each has primary responsibility for a reserved seating sport. Application deadline 5/2/2018. EEO/AA. More details HERE.

Director of Digital Media (Austin Peay State University / Clarksville, TN): Marketing, digital media and creative services for all 16 NCAA Division I programs as well as selected special initiatives with the goal of increasing awareness, attendance, and revenue. More details HERE.

Asst. Dir., Athletic Communications (Clemson University / Clemson, SC): Determines and develops media relations and social media strategies for WBB and other sports. Provides content development for digital platforms, and leads and instructs student assistants. More details HERE.


Assistant Director of Athletics Communications (Austin Peay State University / Clarksville, TN): Football Contact - Performs the role of an internal beat reporter, focusing on telling compelling stories in written, video, social media, graphics or other innovative formats.  More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Athletics for Marketing and Fan Engagement (North Dakota State University / Fargo, ND): Develops, coordinates & executes advertising campaigns as well as promotions and in-game entertainment. Designs events that engage student-athletes & coaches with the community. Supervises interns. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletics Director of Ticket Operations (Temple University / Philadelphia, PA): Incumbent will be responsible for leading, planning, and directing the execution of all aspects of ticket operations, distribution, and delivery. More details HERE.

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

Director of Intercollegiate Athletics (California State University Northridge / Northridge, CA): CSUN is searching for an AD to lead their D1 program. For all inquiries, please contact Glenn Sugiyama of DHR International c/o Tom Snyder, Senior Associate at tsnyder@dhrinternational.com. More details HERE.

Assistant Director, Athletic Communications (University of South Florida / Tampa, FL): Serve as primary contact for USF men's basketball, track and field, and cross country and secondary duties with football, conducting communications, media relations and social media engagement. More details HERE.

Associate Director, Development (Stanford University / Stanford, CA): Stanford Athletics is seeking job applications for a major gift fundraiser. This position will be focused on identifying, cultivating, and soliciting gifts of $250,000 or more. More details HERE.

Assistant Director for Compliance (Xavier University / Cincinnati, OH): This position along with all coaches & staff is responsible for the integrity of Xavier’s intercollegiate athletics program and for protecting the reputation of the University through compliance..... More details HERE.

Advancement Director - Major Gifts - Intercollegiate Athletics (University of Missouri / Columbia, MO): Identify and close individual major gift prospects and execute premium seating sales for Football and Men’s Basketball. More details HERE.

Director, Corporate Partnerships (Seattle University / Seattle, WA): Seattle University is seeking a Director of Corporate Partnerships in Athletics. Responsible for Corporate Sales, Ticket Revenue, Marketing and Attendance, Administration/Budget. BA Degree required. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Athletics Communications (James Madison University / Harrisonburg, VA): Serve as communications contact for women's basketball, field hockey and tennis with an emphasis on digital and social media. More details HERE.

Senior Post Production Manager (University of Minnesota / Minneapolis, MN): The Senior Post-Production Manager will primarily be responsible for providing creative direction and oversight of Gopher Athletics multimedia post-production endeavors, including video features and motion graphics on multiple platforms, as well as live event production, as part of Gopher Digital within the University of Minnesota Athletic Department. More details HERE.

Associate Director/Communications (Social Media & Web Development) (Boston College / Chestnut Hill, MA): The candidate will serve as a full-time member of the athletics communications staff with primary focus on social media. Administers communications activities for one or more Olympic sports. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Ticket Operations (University of Oregon Athletics / Eugene, OR): Assist with the day to day operations in the Athletic Ticket Office, specifically the Matthew Knight Arena Box Office. Strategize with Athletic Ticket Office directors on day to day office activities. Ensure successful staffing of events. More details HERE.

Head Coach - Womens Basketball (Cleveland State University / Cleveland, OH): Responsible for the organization and administration of all facets of the women's basketball program to ensure a quality program and successful Division 1 team. Application Deadline April 13, 2018. More details HERE.

Head Coach - Wrestling (Cleveland State University / Cleveland, OH): Responsible for the organization and administration of all facets of the wrestling program to ensure a quality program and successful Division 1 team. Application Deadline April 13, 2018. More details HERE.

Leadership Gift Officer, Athletics Development (Columbia University / New York, NY): Fundraising and alumni relations position. Assists with fundraising activities in support of Columbia Athletics, including front-line fundraising, working with coaches and other staff in Athletics. More details HERE.

Assistant Director, Athletic Communications (University of South Florida / Tampa, FL): Administer all communications, media relations and social media for USF’s nationally ranked women’s basketball and men’s soccer programs as well as secondary duties with football. More details HERE.

Assistant Director, Athletics Development (Boston University / Boston, MA): The Assistant Director, Athletics Development serves as a key member of the fundraising team and will develop, implement and manage an annual giving program for Boston University Athletics. More details HERE.

Athletic Major Gifts Officer (Virginia Polytechnic Institute / Blacksburg, VA): The Virginia Tech Athletic Fund seeks Major Gifts Officer, multiple openings, to report to the Associate Athletic Director of Major Gifts. Apply online at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/85170. More details HERE.

Director of Annual Giving, Athletics (University of Pennsylvania / Philadelphia, PA): Manage, implement, and grow the Penn Athletics annual fund by engaging alumni and other external sources. BA/BS. 3-5 years experience. Apply online at: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/32665. More details HERE.

Associate Athletic Director for Annual Giving (San Jose State University / San Jose, CA): The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with San José State University in the search for an Associate Athletic Director for Annual Giving. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletics Director for Broadcasting & Production (University of Maryland / College Park, MD): The Asst. AD for Broadcasting & Production will serve as the departmental lead for all video production and broadcasting with the primary purpose of enhancing the Maryland Athletics brand. More details HERE.

Director of Athletics (University of South Carolina Upstate / Spartanburg, SC): The AD will have strong interpersonal skills & an ability to deal effectively with all levels of students, faculty, administrators, staff, & the BOT & various community & professional organizations. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director, Facilities and Operations (University of South Alabama / Mobile, AL): The University of South Alabama is looking for an Assistant Athletic Director, Facilities and Operations. More details HERE.

Director of Annual Giving, Duck Athletic Fund (University of Oregon Athletic Department / Eugene, OR): The Director of Annual Giving is responsible for building a broad base of sustainable, annual support for the University of Oregon Athletic Department from alumni, parents, faculty and students. More details HERE.

Development Coordinator (University of Tennessee Foundation / Knoxville, TN): The Development Coordinator is a vital support role for the Director of Development & Tennessee Fund team. To learn more about this position, follow the job link and use keyword, 18000000E2. More details HERE.

Assistant Director for Communications (The Rams Club / Chapel Hill, NC): Supports the growth and development of The Rams Club through assisting with the production of effective and coordinated communications pieces. More details HERE.

Marketing & Promotions Assistant (Washington State University Athletics / Pullman, WA): Comprehensive strategic mktg and promotions plan for all home athletic events; manage a variety of public relation activities; advisor for WSU’s student fan group; student practicum program oversight. More details HERE.

Assoc. Athletic Dir./Dir. of Student Athlete High Performance (William & Mary / Williamsburg, VA): This position will be responsible for all areas that impact student-athlete performance including sports medicine, athletic training, sports psychology, nutrition, speed, strength, and conditioning. More details HERE.

Director of Video Production (Purdue University / West Lafayette, IN): Shoot, produce, direct and edit video content for internal & external areas of Purdue Athletics. Technical liaison to Purdue Athletics for video production and future multi-media development. More details HERE.

Strategic Digital Marketing Coordinator (University of Alabama / Tuscaloosa, AL): Develop and implement strategic digital marketing plans that generate revenue, engage fans, drive attendance and build the Crimson Tide brand. More details HERE.

Development Coordinator (Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation / Colorado Springs, CO): The AFAAC seeks a Development Coordinator to assist with the Falcon Pride Club Annual Giving program in support of Air Force Athletics. More details HERE.

Director/Assistant Athletic Director of Athletics Development (University of Arkansas at Little Rock / Little Rock, AR): Serves as Little Rock Athletic's major gift officer, along with managing the Trojan Athletic Association (TAA). This position will also be responsible for the success of all athletic special events. More details HERE.

Associate Director, Athletic Advancement (Kent State University Athletics / Kent, OH): Provide leadership to the annual funds programs and major gifts programs for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Develop, implement, and execute annual fundraising strategies. More details HERE.

Director of Athletics (University of Alaska-Anchorage / Anchorage, AK): UAA seeks strong athletics administrator with great interpersonal skills who will embrace the Anchorage community, lead department and the student-athletes of the 13 intercollegiate athletic teams. More details HERE.

Associate Athletics Director - Strategic Communications and Management (UC San Diego / La Jolla, CA): Responsible for positively influencing the external dialogue about UC San Diego Athletics through expertise in communication methods, information flow, media relations and brand management. More details HERE.
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