ASC has teamed up with Hyatt-Fennell to conduct the Director of Athletics at Emory & Henry College. This is a natural partnership of two search firms as Dr. Kurt Patberg of ASC will provide much of the front end process of identification of talent whereas Cheryl Hyatt of Hyatt-Fennell is the primary firm responsible for overall coordination of the search and on-campus facilitator. Hyatt-Fennell is an executive search firm that has conducted several senior level searches for Emory & Henry.
The search has kicked off with interested applicants encouraged to apply to this position by July 16. A copy of the job announcement can be found on the NCAA Market at https://ncaamarket.ncaa.org/jobs/11034534/directors-of-athletics. The senior leadership at E & H has named Anne Crutchfield as the Interim Director of Athletics (www.gowasps.com/landing/index). Crutchfield is also the Associate Director of Athletics and Head Women’s Basketball Coach.
The recent release of the hiring of Brad McCaslin from the University of Buffalo is the first of two searches being conducted by Dr. Kurt Patberg of Athletics Staffing and Consulting for Benedictine University. (Link)
ASC is also in the middle of the search process for the hiring of a new women’s soccer coach. Director of Athletics Mark McHorney has been the primary contact for Patberg with Benedictine. (Link)
BenU currently a member of NCAA Division III has applied in February 2018 for membership into NCAA Division II. They have been accepted into the Great Lakes Valley Conference contingent upon acceptance by the NCAA Division II Membership Committee.
Dr. Kurt Patberg and Tim Selgo of ASC received the nod to assist Mercyhurst University with their upcoming athletic director search. Prior to the release of the job announcement, ASC will visit campus to provide a review of the status of the department and what type of departmental leadership might best serve the institution moving forward.
The Mercyhurst athletic director search will begin in early March with an estimated start date at the end of this academic year. The position is open due to the retirement of Joseph Kimball, whose career at Mercyhurst spanned two separate stints over two decades including his last nine in the role of athletic director. Lauren Packer Webster is currently serving in the role of Interim Athletic Director
This search continues a trend of NCAA Division II searches that ASC has conducted over the past academic year. ASC has recently completed the searches of Upper Iowa University (Rick Hartzell) and Western New Mexico University (Scott Noble) and are in the final stages of the searches at CSU Pueblo, San Francisco State University, and Stanislaus State University. Earlier in the year, ASC completed the searches at CSU-East Bay (Jason Carmichael) and the University of Wisconsin Parkside (Andrew Gavin).
Already assisting the administration at Upper Iowa University with its search for an athletic director, Athletics Staffing and Consultants (ASC) announced that it has been secured by Stanislaus State University to assist in its search for an athletic director. Mike Matoso left Stanislaus State in July to become the Director of Athletics at St. Mary’s College, a NCAA Division I school located in Moraga, California. Kim Duyst, who has served as Associate Athletic Director since 2007, has been named Interim Director of Athletics. The Stanislaus State search will begin in November with a proposed start date for this position in the spring of 2018. Dr. Kurt Patberg will be conducting this search.
ASC recently completed a search for the University of Wisconsin Parkside who hired Andrew Gavin. He comes to UW-Parkside from Centre College in Danville, Ky., where he served as associate athletic director for Advancement and External Relations. He oversaw all areas of external relations, directed the expansion of the Centre College sports information efforts, served as a liaison with the admissions office, restructured the athletics department's corporate partners program, and launched a new brand for Centre College Athletics. Gavin worked as a member of the College's advancement staff, overseeing fundraising and alumni relations for athletics. Prior to Centre College, Andrew was assistant athletic director at UW-Green Bay. Gavin is also a participating member of the NCAA Pathways Program.
Senior Vice President, Kurt Patberg, after just completing the Western New Mexico University Athletic Director search, continues to work with his newest search San Francisco State University, provides some insight into the reason for the influx of searches that Athletics Staffing and Consultants have been awarded. “We have taken pride in developing a search process that we feel provides what the leadership on these campuses need, and we price our services accordingly.” ASC has been awarded seven NCAA Division II searches during the 2017-18 academic year.
Modified searches limit time on campuses and some of what the leadership at Athletics Staffing and Consultants (ASC) feel are unnecessary portions of the search process that ASC feels can be better handled by the campus personnel themselves. Because the ASC personnel have deep roots in NCAA Division II, they understand the significance of the price point but also what major services are expected from a search firm. ASC is deeply committed to keeping its prices at a level where most Division II institutions who desire to secure the assistance of a search firm are comfortable in doing so. ASC notes that nearly 85% of their searches have resulted in securing persons who would not have applied for the position on their own without contact by the staff at ASC.
ASC has recently completed searches at Cal State-East Bay and Upper Iowa University and are currently active in searches with Stanislaus State and Colorado State University-Pueblo.
With the assistance of Kurt Patberg of ASC, The University of Wisconsin-Parkside administration selected Wendy Wilson as its Associate Athletics Director for Compliance and Administration. Newly hired, Director of Athletics Andrew Gavin announced this addition on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Wilson comes to UW-Parkside from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), where she has served as the Director of Compliance since 2012. In her role at Fort Wayne, Wilson oversaw all aspects of NCAA compliance for the Mastadons' athletics department. Wilson also spent time in the athletic departments at NCAA Division II institutions Northwood University and Chaminade University.
Wilson serves as the liaison with constituents across campus and provides monthly rules education to the athletics department's coaching staff.
The administration at California State University, East Bay working in conjunction with Dr. Kurt Patberg of ASC, has appointed Mr. Jason Carmichaelas the new Director of Athletics. Carmichael the former Director of Athletics at Western State College for the past several years begins his appointment January 30, 2017 following a national search that included a strong pool of finalists. Carmichael, while at Western State, revitalized the Athletics program by enhancing communication and relationships across the institution, and elevating the status of the Athletics Department.
Wingate University has announced the selection of Tim Boyle as head men's lacrosse coach effective July 1, 2016. The three-time USILA National Coach of the Year comes to Wingate after 16 seasons at Dowling College where he held a 148-73 record. Boyle led Dowling to four NCAA tournament appearances and a national title in 2012. Dowling also appeared in the championship game in the 2006 season and in 2010 when the Golden Lions appeared in the national semi-finals.
This men’s lacrosse search was the first opportunity for ASC to conduct a national search for Wingate University. Kurt Patberg of ASC was the representative that conducted this search.
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