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The Opelika-Auburn News recaps Tuskegee AD/FB HC Ruffin's first year at the helm, which includes artificial turf being laid at the FB stadium, facility upgrades for tennis, baseball, softball and more, and transitioning all HC positions to full-time with plans to do the same for ACs and work toward full scholarship allotment for all non-revenue sports. Buried at the end of the article is Ruffin's goal to eventually transition to DI FCS. Ruffin: "A lot of things have changed, a lot of stuff is really moving in the right direction. The sky’s the limit, you know?" (link)
Southern Connecticut State AD Barker visits @1QLeadership to talk about his philosophy of inclusion and hard work. On the day of his one year anniversary as AD, Barker discusses his method of keeping track of small wins, and tackling tough conversations. Barker: "When you are leading an organization, you should do everything possible to make your place the best place. ... Keeping track of small wins kept me from getting overwhelmed in this role and helped me to keep things organized. ... Good leaders listen and observe." (link)
Fundraising & Partnerships:
+ MSU Billings raises more than $79K during its 24th annual Yellowjacket Scholarship Auction. (link)
+ San Francisco State is the latest to partner with Return on Inclusion. (link)
The latest FB regional rankings have Shepherd, Benedict, Grand Valley State and Angelo State atop their respective super regions. (link)
It's Personnel:
+ Central Washington names former CWU FB S-A/Ellensburg Solar Account Manager James as Assoc. AD for Development. (link)
+ West Virginia Wesleyan SID Radosevic is headed to Fairmont State as Asst. AD of Athletic Communications, per himself. (link)
+ Mercyhurst taps Desales (DIII) Men's Golf GA Young Jr. as the M&W GOLF HC. (link)
+ King XC/T&F HC Ellis resigns from the program to pursue professional opportunities outside of collegiate coaching. (link)
+ Concordia-St. Paul removes the interim tag from M&W GOLF HC Maki. (link)
+ Le Moyne will hire a new VB HC. (link)
NCAA Director of Leadership Development Merritt joins D1.ticker/Connect's Garcia Cichosz to share more details about four Leadership Development programs open now for administrators, student-athletes and coaches: the Emerging Leaders Seminar, the Student-Athlete Leadership Forum Facilitators, Foundations of Fundraising and the NCAA and NFL Coaches Academy. Merritt discusses the specifics of each program, who the intended audience is, why prospective candidates should consider pursuing professional development and, most importantly, the application deadlines. Full conversation only on Connect. (link)
Alaska Anchorage broke the NCAA DII attendance record for a single regular-season volleyball match, with 3,888 supporters attending the match against Central Washington at Alaska Airlines Center on Saturday. The previous record was 3,520. (link)
D1.ticker/Connect's Eargle visits with's Publisher/Editor Feinswog to discuss the rise of volleyball. Feinswog: "If you follow college basketball, every once and a while there are a couple of freshmen who can really help out. In our sport, it seems like all the kids coming out of high school and club are ready to go. They understand the game, they are physically ready to go, they are mature, and that's a credit to the high school and club systems throughout the country that are producing a ton of really good players." On the growth of the sport, Feinswog: "We've had attendance records set this year, but the smaller schools are packing it in and selling out. ... the two most popular and fastest growing sports in America are men's lacrosse and women's volleyball... our sport is fun. It's not like basketball or football where you feel like you have to wash your hands because of what it is." Feinswog also offers his thoughts on the coaching hot seat, biggest winners this season and more. (link)
The latest in Gee v NCAA: "The NCAA shouldn't be responsible for creating rules on warning college athletes about the risks of concussions." That's from a former NCAA medical committee member/current UCLA FB team physician, according to Law360. (link)
More Higher Ed:
+ Grand Valley State President Mantella signs a contract extension that would keep her in Allendale through June 2029. The extension increases her salary 4.2% from $480K to $500K on July 1, 2024. (link)
+ Claflin partners with the National College Resources Foundation (NCRF) to launch an online-only dual enrollment program for juniors and seniors in Spring 2023. The program will be provided at no cost through NCRF. (link)
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(NEW!) Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance (Lenoir-Rhyne University / Hickory, NC): The Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance's primary responsibility is to direct, oversee, and coordinates all aspects of the NCAA Rules compliance program. More details HERE.

(NEW!) Athletic Compliance Specialist #81669 (University of Hawaii at Hilo Athletics Department / Hilo, HI): Athletics Compliance Specialist PBB, position number 81669, UH at Hilo, Athletics Department, full-time, permanent, to begin approximately January 2023. For a complete description, click the link. More details HERE.

(NEW!) Asst. Athletics Director for Athletics Communications (University of Hartford / West Hartford, CT): Media responsibility for 17 Athletics programs possessing hands on experience with necessary game day stat coverage items, including video, and graphic programs such as InDesign and Photoshop. (DIII) More details HERE.

(NEW!) Head Strength Coach (Limestone University / West Gaffney, SC): Serve as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Limestone University. Any questions about the position should be directed to More details HERE.
Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance (Montclair State University / Montclair, NJ): This position is responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring and assessing a strategic plan for all aspects of the department's NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) compliance. (DIII) More details HERE.

Head Men's Soccer Coach (Saint Mary's University of Minnesota / Winona, MN): Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is seeking to hire a Head Men’s Soccer Coach. This position is responsible for Leading a competitive NCAA Division III men’s soccer program. (DIII) More details HERE.

Head Volleyball Coach (Western New Mexico University / Silver City, NM): Western New Mexico University is seeking a Head Volleyball Coach. For details on the position and the full job description, please visit the WNMU website. More details HERE.

Assistant Commissioner for Communications (Lone Star Conference / Richardson, TX): The Lone Star Conference (LSC) encourages applications for the position of Assistant Commissioner for Communications. The LSC Office is located in Richardson, Texas, a suburb of the city of Dallas. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletics Director for Athletic Communications (Pace University / Pleasantville, NY): Primary communications liaison for all 15 intercollegiate sports and spirit squads. Responsibilities include the compilation of statistics, records, development of story ideas and interviews. More details HERE.

Director of Strength and Conditioning (Pace University / Pleasantville, NY): Develop and implement the strength & conditioning program for all varsity sports programs, including speed, strength, and conditioning workouts during the academic year and summer when applicable. More details HERE.

Head Women's Soccer Coach (23-06) (Francis Marion University / Florence, SC): Francis Marion University, an NCAA Division II institution whose women’s soccer program competes as a member of the Peach Belt Conference invites applications for a Head Women’s Soccer Coach. More details HERE.

Head Women's Lacrosse Coach (Trevecca Nazarene University / Nashville, TN): Trevecca Athletics is starting a new program - Women's Lacrosse For immediate hire - Head Coach. Program start date - Fall 2023 Head Coach is responsible for all aspects of this NCAA D-2 program. More details HERE.

Associate Commissioner for Academic Relations (Southeastern Conference / Birmingham, AL): The Assoc. Commissioner, Academic Relations is the senior administrator for academic relations, the SEC’s unique effort highlighting the academic accomplishments and impact of its member institutions. (DI) More details HERE.

Associate Athletic Director - External Operations (Nova Southeastern University - Shark Athletics / Davie, FL): Provides leadership in all external operations functions for the Department of Athletics. More details HERE.

Assistant Sports Information Director (Western Michigan University / Kalamazoo, MI): Oversees the day-to-day communications and media relations for designated NCAA Division I sports. (DI) More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Athletic Academic Service (University of Houston / Houston, TX): Supports the overall administration of the academic services area of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to facilitate academic success. (DI) More details HERE.

Learning Specialist (Utah State University / Logan, UT): The Learning Specialist will work with colleagues in Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) and across campus to meet the academic support needs of student-athletes. (DI) More details HERE.

Athletic Trainer (Oakland University / Rochester, MI): Oakland University Athletics is a Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence and is looking for a highly organized, driven and detail oriented Athletic Trainer. (DI) More details HERE.

Commissioner (The Atlantic Hockey Association/College Hockey America / Winthrop, MA): The AHA/CHA is looking for a long-term strategic thinker whose decision-making will move the associations to the forefront of college hockey. More details HERE.
Associate Athletic Director for Communications (Montana State University Billings / Billings, MT): The Associate Athletic Director for Communications in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics manages the compilation and distribution of information and news about MSUB Athletics. More details HERE.

Assistant Sports Information Director (UT Permian Basin / Odessa, TX): The Assistant Sports information Director provides assistance with planning and implementing communications strategies as they relate to the goals and objectives of the University of Texas Permian Basin’s sixteen athletic programs. More details HERE.

Athletics Academic Advisor (Cal Poly Humboldt / Arcata, CA): Athletics Academic Advisor – Academic and Career Advising Center (Job #519943) F/T position in advising student athletes. Closes: 11/10/2022. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Trainer (UT Permian Basin / Odessa, TX): Promotes the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program, to include adhering to all Departmental policies and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of UTPB, the NCAA, Lone Star Conference and those set forth by The University of Texas System, and State of Texas. More details HERE.

Assistant Coach - Strength & Conditioning (UT Permian Basin / Odessa, TX): Responsible for supervising the athletic performance training of all student athletes which includes coordinating the prevention, care and rehabilitation of athletically related injuries the implementation and execution of all strength/conditioning programs to student athletes. More details HERE.

Director of Athletics (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville/ Edwardsville, IL): Southern Illinois University Edwardsville seeks a dynamic, collaborative, forward-thinking leader as its next director of athletics. (DI) More details HERE.

Director of Athletics Media Relations (Coker University / Hartsville, SC): The Director of Athletics Media Relations will manage all aspects of a DII program; to include statistics, media coverage, website management, operations management, and game day responsibilities. More details HERE.

Head Tennis Coach (Hope International University / Fullerton, CA): Hope International University is seeking a Head Tennis Coach. For details on the position and the full job description, please visit the HIU website. (NAIA) More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director for Strategic Communications & Operations (University of Illinois Springfield / Springfield, IL): Direct strategic communication efforts and event presentation for the University of Illinois Springfield's 17 NCAA Division II athletic programs. More details HERE.

Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach (Carleton College / Northfield, MN): Carleton College is a nationally-ranked liberal arts college with a nationally-ranked women's golf team and a successful men's golf team. This new positions combines the men's and women's programs. (DIII) More details HERE.

Beach Volleyball Assistant Coach (Hope International University / Fullerton, CA): HIU is seeking a part-time beach volleyball assistant coach. For position details, please visit our careers page for full job description (NAIA). More details HERE.

Director of Creative Services (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee / Milwaukee, WI): This position will provide leadership & direction of the Creative Services unit responsible for creating & executing a graphics content, digital video content, social strategy for Athletics. (DI) More details HERE.

Director of Creative Services (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee / Milwaukee, WI): This position will provide leadership & direction of the Creative Services unit responsible for creating & executing a graphics content, digital video content, social strategy for Athletics. (DI) More details HERE.

Assistant Commissioner of Compliance or Director of Compliance (Big Sky Conference / Farmington, UT): Support the Big Sky and its members to promote, educate, and enforce all NCAA, Conference, and institutional rules, policies, and procedures. Other duties include assisting with championships. (DI) More details HERE.

Director of Championships (Big Sky Conference / Farmington, UT): This candidate will plan, prepare, and help execute the Conference’s 15 championships. Also will assist with other sport administration functions plus additional responsibilities. (DI) More details HERE.

Assistant Women's Soccer Coach (Knox College / Galesburg, IL): Knox College invites applications for the position of Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach. This is a 12-month, exempt, at-will, non-benefits eligible position that begins as soon as possible. (DIII) More details HERE.

Director of Media Relations (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee / Milwaukee, WI): This position will work creatively to strategically tell the story of Panther Athletics through written, social media, graphics, photo, video, and coordinated media requests & statistical recordings. (DI) More details HERE.

Head Track & Field Coach (Buena Vista University / Storm Lake, LA): The organization & supervision of intercollegiate track & field programs. Recruiting student-athletes, fundraising for the program, oversight of the budget, & managing of the track & field team. (DIII) More details HERE.

Commissioner (Mountain West Conference / Colorado Springs, CO): Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Commissioner is the Chief Operating Officer of the Conference. The Commissioner will provide dynamic and adaptive vision, leadership, and sound decision making (DI) More details HERE.

Assistant Athletics Director/Director of Compliance (Northern Kentucky University / Highland Heights, KY): The Assistant Athletics Director/Director of Compliance is responsible for managing all aspects of a comprehensive athletics compliance program that sees to ensure compliance with NCAA regulations. (DI) More details HERE.

Head Coach - Men's and Women's Bowling (OUAZ / Surprise, AZ): OUAZ (Surprise, AZ) is seeking applications for the full-time position of Head Men's and Women's Bowling Coach. (NAIA) More details HERE.

Learning Specialist - Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) (Florida State University / Tallahassee, FL): This position is responsible for serving as a Learning Specialist for assigned student-athletes. They will also oversee and coordinate the mentor program, including recruitment, hiring, & training. (DI) More details HERE.

Coordinator of Internal Operations - Athletics (Kutztown University / Kutztown, PA): is a full-time benefits-eligible position within the Department of Athletics. Responsibilities include, facility scheduling for practices and home contests, home athletic event management, ... More details HERE.

Assistant Coach, Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving (Babson College / Babson Park, MA): 1st Assistant Coach for Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving program in the NEWMAC Conference. Babson was ranked 40th in the 2021-22 DIII LEARFIELD Director's Cup (2nd in Conference). (DIII) More details HERE.

Director of Marketing & Fan Engagement (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee / Milwaukee, WI): Working closely with the Senior Associate AD for External Operations and the Associate AD for Sales & Fan Engagement, the Director of Marketing & Fan Engagement will provide leadership and strategic ... (DI) More details HERE.

Director, Marketing & Fan Experience (Georgia Tech Athletic Association / Atlanta, GA): The Director of Marketing and Fan Experience will assume responsibility for leading marketing and promotional efforts for Georgia Tech men's and women's basketball. The position will seek to maximize... (DI) More details HERE.

Head Softball Coach (Maryville College / Maryville, TN): Has full responsibility for the general supervision, recruitment, training, and administration of the varsity softball program. (DIII) More details HERE.

Assistant Men's Hockey Coach (Northwood University / Midland, MI): Northwood University is seeking applications for the full-time position of Assistant Men’s Hockey Coach. More details HERE.

Assistant Commissioner for Compliance (Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference / New Haven, CT): The Assistant Commissioner oversees the conference-wide compliance program and financial operations. There is sport and champion oversight as assigned as well as planning of conference meetings. More details HERE.

Facilities Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator I) (California State University, Dominguez Hills / Carson, CA): Under the general supervision of the Athletics Director the incumbent performs a variety of administrative duties to assist with daily operations in athletics. More details HERE.

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