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Just three days into the groundbreaking trial, Ploetz v. NCAA got settled yesterday. NCAA Chief Legal Officer Remy: "The settlement gives all parties the opportunity to resolve the case outside of a lengthy trial. The NCAA does not admit liability as part of the settlement. We will continue to defend the Association vigorously in all jurisdictions where similar unwarranted individual cases are pursued. It is our hope that other plaintiffs’ lawyers recognize that this is one settlement in one case." Sports Illustrated legal expert McCann: "Ploetz v. NCAA was the first ever CTE and football case to go to trial. A settlement means we remain without a court decision on the merits of the legal arguments--and legal defenses--in football concussion litigation." (link, link)
The Fresno Bee's Warszawski says the there's no coincidence that the now high-profile legal standoff between Fresno State & former AD Bartko is occurring as the Bulldogs are conducting interviews for its open AD chair. Warszawski's view, "I'm thinking the university had better respond, because the context and subtext of Bartko's claim is pretty damning. If unchallenged, it will be accepted as truth in the court of public opinion. Bartko was a popular figure in the community, remains so in some circles, and the last thing Fresno State needs at present is another reason for fans and boosters to go 'Hmm, hold up a minute' before buying football tickets or donating to the scholarship fund." Bartko's full 13-page claim form, as well as his settlement agreement with the university, are within the piece. New info including Bartko walking into Prez Castro's office for what he believed to be a regular one-on-one meeting, only to be given five minutes to decide whether to resign or be fired. There's also a claim of Bartko's courtesy car being reclaimed at 6:30am from his house. More. (link)
In a memo from the NBA office to all organizations there's mention of possible eligibility rules changes for the league as early as 2021 "related to player development and the corruption investigation in college basketball." The one-and-done rule is not mentioned specifically, but here's more context from the memo, "As we approach the NBA Draft on June 21 and the increase in trade activity that often accompanies it, please be reminded of this ongoing review and the possibility that the eligibility rules could change (between 2021 and 2024)." (link)
How does newish Houston AD Pezman plan to keep up from a financial standpoint for the Cougars when some donors remember 20 years ago when UH was in the same league as financial giants Texas & Texas A&M? Pezman: "That sort of thing is in everyone’s thoughts. There are natural rivalries that people have in their minds that involve institutions that we compare ourselves to. It’s still very prevalent. It doesn’t feel generational. It’s a mindset I see in current and former students." Notable donor & Houston Rockets owner Fertitta would like to see Houston's budget reach the $70M range (~$57M in 2017), believes the solution is simply to win in all sports, "We are not satisfied with eight wins in football or with 20 basketball wins. […] If you can average 40,000 for football instead of 31,000 and 7,000 for basketball instead of 3,000, you’d be surprised at what you can bring in. I’ve seen it with the Rockets. We need to put people in place and to win." Lots more in this long read, including the role of student fees, fundraising & university spending. (link)
Louisiana AD Maggard camps with the Lafayette Daily Advertiser to discuss his first year leading the Ragin' Cajuns. Thinks his biggest accomplishment in his first 14 months was nailing down an organizational structure, with approximately 10 new staff members, including Deputy AD for External Yantko, Asst. AD for Communications/Digital Strategy Crawford and Dir. of Marketing Whelan. Still a handful of staff hires to be made, but pleased with the coaching changes thus far. Calls the change with softball HCs a "situation we had to deal with." Maggard acknowledges that getting the department to optimal operational efficiency was the most time-consuming aspect of the job thus far. Still thinks there is room for improvement on his oft-stated goal of transparency. As for year two? "That’s the one thing that excites me every day when I get up and come to work. So have we made positive strides? Yes. But we have more to do."  (link)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) top administrator Pruitt again linked to college sports tickets & more questions about how he wields influence. This time it's tickets to the Rose Bowl between Oklahoma & Georgia earlier this year that he purchased five days before kick at a face value of $175 each, thanks to OU regent Stone "who runs Saxum, a large marketing firm with energy industry clients that have included the American Petroleum Institute and G.E. Oil and Gas." Similar tickets on secondary markets were "as much as seven times more expensive." (link)
In the aftermath of recent sexual assault & harassment claims involving student-athletes in College Station, Texas A&M Prez Young says the university will review its sexual misconduct policies & procedures. Young: "To that end, I have ordered comprehensive reviews to be conducted — one by an independent third-party; the other by an internal task force — that will test every step of our processes for safety, support, sensitivity, timeliness and fairness to all involved that meets the highest standards." Part of the effort includes "the Dean of Student Life has contacted people who publicly self-identified to offer them confidential help." (link)
Bizarre story out of UNC Wilmington indicates Baseball Pitching Coach Williams may have been released from his duties earlier in the month due to his role promoting a dildo as a motivational tool. Guest speaker Cain, who calls himself "the foremost authority on Mental Performance," had also worked with other Seahawks teams, introduced the idea & object back in 2017. Looks like there may have been earlier efforts to jettison Williams, which were met with considerable pushback from the program's student-athletes & even included the possibility of not wearing UNCW jerseys in a game against NC State back in April. No additional comments from anyone at the university beyond wishing Williams well in his future endeavors. (link)
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With things getting underway in Omaha today, the state of the game around the nation is described as "at a place of equilibrium" by D1Baseball's Fitt with pitchers & hitters having a balanced impact on outcomes, unlike past seasons that were heavily tilted one way or another. Committee chair & South Carolina AD Tanner believes continued focus on time of play is crucial. Florida HC O'Sullivan points to some leagues using ear pieces for catchers to communicate pitch calling as also allowing a virtually unlimited number of coaching visits to the mound using the catcher as the proxy. There's also some talk about the MLB Draft moving to the Thursday before Supers, as to not interfere with the narrative of Regional play, like we unfortunately saw a few weeks ago. (linklink)
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Kentucky AD Barnhart announces the hire of new Executive Assoc. AD for Student-Athlete Experience Cummins & the build-out of a Student-Athlete Experience department. Barnhart: "We owe it to our student-athletes to be innovative in the way we support their growth and we will continue to invest in them, which is exactly what we are doing by placing a renewed emphasis on their experience." Cummins, a 20-year Army veteran & Apache helicopter pilot, had been consulting UK for a number of years, "This is a shared responsibility that spans not only our athletics department, but also our campus and our community. I have witnessed firsthand the university’s commitment to this endeavor, and I am excited to join an amazing team." Also of note, longtime Assoc. AD of Student Services Bradley is retiring this summer. (link)
CBSSports.com's Dodd with an excellent question, "Walking it back: How do college football coaches return home after pursuing 'better' jobs?" Arizona State AD Anderson: "It's very difficult to walk it back. No matter what the coach says, the boosters, the alums, anybody on campus who is not in your camp, they're just saying, 'Uh, huh, you don't want to be here. Why am I gonna go the extra mile? How do I believe that you're not going to be in that same conversation next year?'" Dodd centers on Tennessee's recent FB HC search & all the names involved as an unnamed 'Power 5' AD comments, "Agents aren't doing anything clients don't want." Additional perspective, this one from Nebraska AD Moos, "My personal theory is that I need to know about [coaches' job interests]… I would be upset if I wasn't aware. You get some egg on your face. You can lose credibility if it doesn't work out." More. (link)
The Athletic's Olson says Oklahoma State FB HC Gundy "doesn't deserve" public comments by Pokes AD Holder on the recruiting output of Gundy & his staff. Olson: "What Holder offered are complaints without solutions. Actually, what he thinks he offered is motivation. But asking Gundy to do 'a little bit more recruiting' demonstrates a lack of appreciation for the difficulty of recruiting to that program and in that state. [...] Holder does not have to be impressed by how Gundy does it, but he’d be wise to respect it." (link); The Dallas Morning News' Carlton calls the situation, "valid, but unnecessary." Carlton: "If you're Holder, it's OK to wonder what Gundy could do with top 15 recruiting classes on a regular basis. But it might be more productive to pass along that observation, you know, privately." (link)
Like any national championship pursuit, there's a number of interesting stories for the College World Series, but maybe none more so than how Mississippi State, under interim HC Henderson & with AD Cohen conducting a national search for a new skipper, got things together after early season drama & advanced to Omaha. According to the NCAA, it's the first time a squad with an interim boss has made it to the CWS. Every player & staff member signed a white board with the words Honesty, Integrity, Competitive, Men Not Boys soon after the exit of former HC Cannizaro, which still sits prominently in MSU's locker room. Henderson, directly, "We love this place and we want to stay and I want my staff to stay." More. (link)
More Personnel: UTSA AD Campos adds San Jose State Asst. AD for Business, Facilities and Events Bazemore to her team as Executive Senior Assoc. AD for Finance and Strategic Initiatives. Bazemore starts Monday. (link); Big South Deputy Commish Jackson will join the Big 12 Conference as Assoc. Commissioner of Men's Basketball and Game Management. (link); Rice hires Tennessee Tech Baseball HC Bragga as the successor for Owls retiring HC Graham. (link); Flying way under the national radar is North Carolina Baseball HC Fox operating in the last year of his current contract. Is a retirement looming? Fox's Tar Heels get started this afternoon in Omaha against Oregon State. (link); Binghamton hires Weber State WBB HC Ord in the same role. (link); Arizona Baseball HC Johnson gets extended through 2023 and a $10K raise, bringing his base salary to $500K starting next month. Subsequent $10K raises will be added each year. (link); Marshall AD Hamrick will continue to serve as Conference USA's rep on the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee as his term has been extended by four years through 2022. (link); Grambling State and Football HC Fobbs agree on a new four-year, $1.28M deal. Annual base salary of $198K with bonuses up to $87,500. (link)
Liberty AD McCaw Q&As on the coming move to the Atlantic Sun for his Flames portfolio, "Certainly the recruiting markets are very attractive; for us to be able to get into Florida and those Bible Belt states should really help our recruiting a great deal. We like the television markets. They have four of the top 30 national markets with New York, Atlanta, Nashville and Orlando, and eight top-80 markets. It’s great exposure and brand building for the university. That’s very much a positive. In a number of sports, they are a multi-bid league. So there just won’t be the automatic qualifier from the postseason championship. There will be multiple bids. We saw that in baseball this year, softball perennially we expected that to be the case, volleyball they have a chance to do that, and it’s certainly a very highly competitive basketball conference." Expects to meet with ESPN over the summer to talk more about the league's deal & how to best leverage LU broadcasts, points to possible travel efficiencies & says there was no talk of delaying the ASUN move. (link)
As far as revenue goes, things are looking up for Louisville FB, but the Cards expect a 13% drop in MBB for the upcoming fiscal year. A decline in last season's ticket sales and the upcoming home schedule are part of the picture. Under first-year HC Mack, ticket sales are estimated to generate $13.1M and total revenue for the program looks to be $25.6M for FY19. FB expects a 10% increase in revenue, with a projected $16.4M from ticket sales (up from $13.8M last year) thanks to an extra home game and 6K additional seats in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. The $2.75M paycheck for the season opener in Orlando against Alabama helps offset the projected 9% dip in annual seat donations, as well. The athletic department has budgeted almost $9.2M in contingency funds for FY19. (link)
Facilities: The financial performance of the newly named Canvas Stadium at Colorado State exceeded expectations, despite missing the mark on parking projections. Deputy AD Cottingham: "The one thing, in hindsight, our parking missed a little bit. The irony is because the mass transit did so well. That's sort of air in the balloon." That surplus, coupled with the still-secret construction cost surplus will be unveiled in due time. CSU Prez Frank: "We're not going to spike the ball after one year of the model working. But for the model to work as well as it did and to have exceeded expectations and parameters in so many places, I can't imagine a better first start to that. Now we just have to keep that going and sustain that and not lose our focus on it." (link); North Carolina A&T's Aggie Stadium will be renamed BB&T Stadium under a 15-year deal that includes $1.5M to be used towards renovations of the facility. The latest in a long list of athletics venue sponsorships from the bank in the Triad area. (link); The Tampa Bay Times' Knight writes on some pushback around putting a beer brand on a collegiate athletics facility, like USF is doing with Yuengling. (link)
The Idaho Statesman profiles Boise State Baseball HC Van Tol, who is charged with returning the Broncos to the college baseball scene in 2020. CWS participant Texas Tech could be one of the opening weekend opponents as Van Tol works on scheduling for that first season. To date he is the only staff member - though he hopes to hire an assistant once the current season is complete - there are 13 players committed to join in 2018 or 2019, he will hold open tryouts on campus and he has an eye on a handful of Division I transfers. AD Apsey: "That says a lot about a guy that can recruit to a place that doesn’t have a team yet. He can talk about the dream, the culture he wants to create. He doesn’t just want to start a program, he wants it to be a good one. To me, that’s impressive and it justifies the reason he’s our head coach." Van Tol: "The interest has been overwhelming, in a good way, from people interested in coming here to play or coach. We’re getting into crunch time with all that, so those things are starting to come together, you’re seeing the program really moving ahead." Blue turf for the Baseball field? More. (link)
This headline from the Detroit Free Press pretty much says it all: "2 Michigan State trustees, more lawmakers say Engler should step down." They are referring, of course, to MSU Interim Prez Engler in the wake of the news that Engler suggested a high-profile victim of former Spartans Dr. Nassar was likely getting kickbacks from trial attorneys involved in lawsuits against the school. Trustee Mosallam: ""It has become abundantly clear to me that this crisis will not truly settle until John Engler steps down as interim president. Unfortunately, and with great regret, John Engler’s tenure as interim president has continued the bleeding rather than stem it. I no longer believe that John Engler’s presence on this campus will allow Michigan State University to move forward. We need leadership that sets a tone of empathy and compassion towards our courageous survivors, and re-embraces them as important members of our Spartan community. John Engler simply can no longer do that. And for these reasons, John Engler should step down immediately as this university's interim president." Several state representatives from both sides of party lines agree that Engler's time is up. Engler said yesterday: "I continue to look ahead." (link)
Also Noticed: The U.S. Naval Academy has issued a cease and desist that Nike and Undefeated cease using a new logo that resembles the academy's crest. (link); Ratings for last weekend's Baseball Super Regional match-ups were up 40% from last year & the most-watched ever. (link); The annual MBB Big Four Classic, featuring Iowa, Iowa State, Northern Iowa and Drake, will come to an end after next season. (link); Oklahoma unveils two new FB season ticket options: a $485 Traditional Plan that guarantees the same reserved seat each game, and the $445 Sooner Express Pass that allows fans to change seats each game. (link); The SEC will experiment using a third official in Volleyball for video review during the upcoming season. Typically that portion of officiating has fallen on the second referee. "The third referee will have the final decision to confirm or reverse the original ruling or determine if the review was inconclusive. The third referee will sit at the scorer’s table with direct and easy access to the challenge review system monitor. The NCAA Women’s Volleyball Rules Committee wants to see if the addition of a third referee speeds up the review process and removes any perception of the second referee’s inability to overturn crew calls." (link)
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(NEW!) Senior Associate Commissioner (Big South Conference / Charlotte, NC): A senior leadership position with the Big South Conference with oversight of the operating units of men’s basketball and external relations and reporting to the Commissioner. More details HERE.

(NEW!) Ticket Office Sales Representative (San Diego State University / San Diego, CA): Provide customer service and ticket sales duties in person and via the telephone. Customer base includes current season ticket holders, SDSU students, SDSU faculty/staff, and the general public. More details HERE.

(NEW!) Assistant Coach 1 - Women's Basketball (Middle Tennessee State University / Murfreesboro, TN): Assist the Head Women’s Basketball coach to organize and administer all aspects of our NCAA Division I women’s basketball program. More details HERE.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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