stanstatefallAlready 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.

"By using their [ASC's] knowledge to get to our short list of candidates that fit what we sought in an athletic director, we easily spent half the amount of time that is normally required in a search like this.   Additionally, they enhanced the pool of by bringing several qualified candidates to the finalist list.  Showing that they know talent, two of the individuals that they sought out, and applied to our position, were hired by and are current NCAA Division II AD’s.  Our search finished with securing a quality hire.  If our institution ever needed to conduct a search for an athletic director, we would without question use the services of ASC."

Kelli Shuman
Director, Human Resources

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology