National Collegiate Athletic Association

The NCAA Record

May 19, 1997


May 19-20Division I Business/Finance CabinetDallas
May 19-21Minority Opportunities and Interest CommitteeMiami
May 21Division II Membership Project TeamAtlanta
May 23Division I Championships/Competition CabinetChicago

Bryant relinquishes coaching duties

Clint Bryant, director of athletics and head men's basketball coach at Augusta State, relinquished his coaching duties to become administrative associate to the university president.

Bryant will retain his duties as AD.

Bryant was hired as head basketball coach and AD at Augusta State in May 1988 and was named Big South Conference basketball co-coach of the year in 1991. Before joining the Augusta State staff, Bryant was an assistant basketball coach at Clemson.

Bryant is vice-chair of the NCAA Division II Management Council Transition Team and a member of the NCAA Men's Basketball Rules Committee. He has served as chair of the Division II Championships Committee and was a member of the Division II Task Force to Review the NCAA Membership Structure.

While coaching at Augusta State, Bryant also served as assistant coach for the 1993 and 1994 gold-medal USA Junior Teams.



William Sutton, president of Mississippi Valley, will retire June 30, 1998. Sutton is a member of the NCAA Presidents Commission ... Rev. Dr. Eugene Kole named president at Quincy, succeeding Rev. Dr. James Toal, president for the past 14 years. Kole has served as dean of graduate and continuing education and dean of enrollment management at Chestnut Hill College since 1995.


Geraldine Knortz named athletics director at St. Michael's, succeeding Ed Markey, who closes his 42-year career later this year. Knortz, who will assume her duties in July, has been a member of the staff at Hamilton for 15 years as associate AD and senior woman administrator ... Kim Graham appointed AD at Liberty, replacing Chuck Burch, who became vice-president of athletics at Gardner-Webb. Graham has been assistant AD for budget and compliance for the past seven years and before that was an assistant football coach at the school ... Guilford selected Mike Ketchum as AD. Ketchum, a 1978 graduate of the college and the school's head football coach for the past six years, has served as interim AD since June 1996. He will continue as head football coach ... Al Molde, a 1966 Gustavus Adolphus graduate, hired as athletics director at his alma mater. Molde was head football coach at Western Michigan for the past 10 years ... Jerry Chaplin appointed AD at Messiah, replacing interim AD Lori Braa. Chaplin has been AD at North Park ... Kaye Hart, athletics director at Austin Peay State, resigned effective July 1 to become special assistant to the university president. Men's basketball coach Dave Loos was named to succeed Hart as AD.


American announced the retirement of senior associate athletics director Barbara Reimann. Reimann joined the American staff in 1967 as head field hockey coach and became associate AD for academic support and compliance in 1992. She served as interim AD in 1995-96 ... Rosalind Ervin promoted to associate AD and senior woman administrator at Alabama-Birmingham, replacing Calli Sanders, who became an assistant AD at Montana State. Ervin has been assistant AD at Alabama-Birmingham.


Guilford sports information director David Walters given additional duties as assistant athletics director ... Jodi Hoatson, publications coordinator and assistant sports information director at Tulane, named assistant AD for athletics communications at Connecticut.


Rosalind Ervin named senior woman administrator and associate athletics director at Alabama-Birmingham. Ervin is in her 14th year with the athletics department and has been serving as assistant AD.


Baseball--Larry Anderson appointed head coach at Buena Vista.

Baseball assistant--McNeese State announced the resignation of assistant coach Brad Holland.

Men's basketball--Jim Harrick hired as head coach at Rhode Island. Harrick previously coached for eight seasons at UCLA, where he coached the Bruins to the 1995 Division I men's basketball title ... Ray Giacoletti, an assistant coach at Washington for the past four seasons, appointed head coach at North Dakota State. Giacoletti succeeds Tom Billeter, who resigned after five seasons to become an assistant coach at St. John's (New York) ... Kentucky's Rick Pitino resigned to become head coach of the NBA's Boston Celtics. Pitino coached the Wildcats to three Final Four appearances in the last five seasons, including a Division I title in 1996 ... New York Tech announced the resignation of head coach Bob Holford. Holford led the Bears to a 9-17 record.

Mike Jaskulski, a Miami (Florida) assistant for the last four years, named head coach at Towson State. Jaskulski succeeds Terry Truax, head coach for the past 14 seasons ... Tom Abatemarco hired as head coach at Cal State Sacramento. Abatemarco has been an assistant coach at Rutgers since 1993 ... Long Island-Southampton selected Charles Peck as head coach. Peck, a Suffolk County police officer, was an assistant coach at Dowling in 1996 and associate head coach at New York Tech before that ... Drexel extended the contract of Bill Herrion through 2003.

Men's basketball assistants--Michael Davenport hired at Xavier (Ohio), succeeding Dave Wojcik, who became an assistant at Loyola (Maryland). Davenport was an assistant for two seasons at Army ... Pat Duquette promoted to assistant coach at St. Michael's. Duquette had been a graduate assistant for the past two seasons ... Miami (Florida) appointed Pat Smith as assistant coach, succeeding Mike Jaskulski, who became head coach at Towson State. Smith has been a head coach at the junior college level the past 15 years ... Leonard Drake hired as assistant coach at Lamar. Drake was associate head coach at Ball State for eight years ... Michael Perry appointed assistant coach at Georgia State ... Arizona State assistant coach George McQuarn resigned.

Bobby Jones appointed associate head coach at Minnesota ... Clemson selected Dennis Felton as associate head coach ... Paul Kelly named assistant coach at Samford ... Donnie Tyndall hired as assistant coach at LSU ... Sam Skarich, restricted-earnings coach at Northern Iowa, resigned effective in August. Skarich has been a member of the Northern Iowa staff since the 1986-87 season ... Ken Potosnak and Ryan Odom appointed assistant coaches at Furman ... Duke promoted Quin Snyder from assistant coach to associate head coach ... John O'Connor promoted from restricted-earnings coach at Drexel to full-time assistant coach ... Phil Galvin hired as part-time assistant at San Francisco ... Ricky Stokes appointed assistant coach at Virginia.

Women's basketball--Mark Adams, assistant coach for the past three years at UC Irvine, promoted to head coach ... Milwaukee School of Engineering named Laurie Krajnik as head coach. She succeeds Bob Lund, who relinquished his basketball coaching duties to concentrate on women's softball. Lund has been head basketball coach for the past eight seasons. Krajnik has coached and been a referee at summer camps and leagues since graduating from Wisconsin-Milwaukee after a successful basketball playing career ... Patricia Bibbs appointed head coach at Hampton after 13 years as head coach at Grambling. Bibbs compiled a 244-124 record at Grambling.

Bridgett Casey hired as head coach at Bridgewater State (Massachusetts). Casey was an assistant coach at Brown last season and at Bryant for three years before that ... Wayne Williams, head coach at Midwestern State for the past three seasons, named head coach at Abilene Christian, his alma mater. Williams succeeds Suzanne Fox, who resigned after guiding the Wildcats to a 117-33 record in five seasons. Jennifer Hull was named to replace Williams at Midwestern State ... Rockford selected Robert Amsberry as head coach. Amsberry has been an assistant coach at MacMurray for the past five years ... Charlene Curtis selected as head coach at Wake Forest ... Maria Frantanarose hired at Western Carolina ... Northwood named Erica Ledy as head coach ... Army reinstated Lynn Chiavaro after her leave of absence.

Van Chancellor, head coach at Mississippi, resigned to become coach and general manager of the Houston Comets in the WNBA ... Ohio State signed Beth Burns to a five-year contract as head coach ... Chris Gobrecht, a former player at Southern California and a two-time Pacific-10 Conference coach of the year while at Washington, named head coach at her alma mater. Gobrecht spent 11 years as coach at Washington, compiling a 243-89 record, before moving to Florida State last season. The Lady Seminoles were 5-22 under Gobrecht.

Women's basketball assistants--Brown announced the resignation of assistant coach Theresa Conroy ... Jerry Lewis and Anthony Portley appointed assistant coaches at Hampton. Lewis has been an assistant for three years at Grambling and Portley was head coach at Western Texas College ... Eileen Feeney, Cathy McDonald and Edith Thompson selected as full-time assistant coaches at Ohio State. Also, Tammy Stephens was appointed director of basketball operations at the university.

Men's and women's cross country--Frank Poulin named head cross country and track and field coach at Regis (Massachusetts). Poulin, who also will be director of the Simeone Fitness Center, was head cross country and track and field coach at Worcester State for nine years.

Men's and women's cross country assistant--Diane Rappaport resigned as assistant men's and women's coach at Xavier (Ohio) after one season.

Field hockey--Carolan Norris appointed head coach at Brown effective November 30, 1997. Norris, who has been head women's lacrosse coach at Brown, replaces Wendy Anderson, who announced earlier that the 1997 field hockey season will be her last at Brown. Norris will continue to coach the women's lacrosse team through the end of the 1998 season.

Football assistants--Calvin Hunter named quarterbacks and receivers coach at Guilford, where he also will be assistant men's lacrosse coach. Hunter, a Guilford graduate, has been receivers coach at Lenoir-Rhyne for the past two seasons ... Paul Barnes, offensive coordinator at Frostburg State, appointed offensive coordinator at Ferrum. Barnes spent the past 10 years at Frostburg State, where he also served as offensive line coach and head junior varsity coach ... Jeff Monken elevated to full-time assistant coach at Georgia Southern, succeeding Tracy Ham, who resigned to play for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. Georgia Southern also named Brian Bohannon as part-time assistant coach for wide receivers. Bohannon was wide receivers coach at Gardner-Webb in 1996 ... Kirk Olivadotti and Bill Harris named assistant coaches at Maine Maritime. Olivadotti, a former wide receiver at Purdue, will coach receivers and Harris, a defensive back at Gettysburg, will handle the secondary ... Bob Estock named assistant head coach and Ed Cavanaugh appointed offensive line coach at Coast Guard ... Rich Draganac promoted to offensive coordinator at Citadel ... Millersville appointed Bill D'Ottavio defensive coordinator, James Salgado defensive backfield coach and Gary Krol offensive backs coach.

Men's golf--Pat Goss, interim head men's golf coach at Northwestern, named head coach. Goss was assistant coach for 41/2 seasons before being named interim head coach in February.

Men's lacrosse--Patrick Scarpello named head coach at Cabrini.

Men's lacrosse assistants--Calvin Hunter hired as assistant men's lacrosse coach at Guilford, replacing Mike Ketchum, who was promoted to athletics director. Hunter also will be assistant football coach ... Steve Colfer named assistant coach at Cabrini.

Men's soccer--Greg Reeds, head coach at Canisius, resigned to become chair of the college's physical education department. Reeds joined the Canisius program in 1990 and compiled a 31-78-9 record, including the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship last fall.

Men's soccer assistant--Drew appointed Robert Jordan as graduate assistant coach. Jordan was a four-year letter winner in soccer for the College of New Jersey before his graduation in December.

Women's soccer--Sean Yengo appointed head coach at Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Yengo was an assistant last year at the school ... Derek Appleyard hired as head coach at Wisconsin-River Falls, succeeding cohead coaches Larry Testa and Nikki Meyer, who resigned. Appleyard has coached the Minnesota Lightning, a premier amateur women's team composed of college-aged players competing against other top amateur teams in the Midwest.

Men's and women's tennis--Current Ferrum assistant men's and women's tennis coach Rob Issem promoted to head coach for both programs, succeeding Bud Skeens, who coached both teams in 1996 and 1997. Skeens, who also coached the men's team from 1965 to 1988, will concentrate on his duties as associate professor of history and international studies at Ferrum. Issem was assistant coach for the past two years and was head coach at Old Westbury from 1994 to 1995 ... Johnson and Wales announced the resignation of head men's coach Mike Perotta ... Tim Conley appointed women's tennis coach at Coker ... Brady Lindsley hired as men's coach at Carthage. Lindsley was the all-time leader in singles wins as an undergraduate at Carthage ... Jenny Mainz named head women's coach at Alabama. Mainz had been head coach at Iowa.

Men's and women's track and field--Frank Poulin named head track and field and cross country coach at Regis (Massachusetts). Poulin, who also will be director of the Simeone Fitness Center, was head cross country and track and field coach at Worcester State for nine years ... Marshall Bell, founder of Southern Mississippi's modern-day track and field program, is retiring June 30 after 18 seasons. Bell oversees six Golden Eagle sports -- men's and women's indoor track, men's and women's outdoor track, and men's and women's cross country ... Al Buehler appointed director of track at Duke and Jan Samuelson Ogilvie promoted to head women's track and field coach there.

Men's and women's track and field assistant--Norm Ogilvie named associate head men's track and field coach at Duke.

Men's and women's volleyball--Steve Sykes named head coach at Southern Mississippi, replacing Steve Dallman, who became an assistant coach at Louisville. Sykes, who has been serving as interim head coach, has been assistant coach for the past four years ... Nancy Paulson hired at Carthage as head women's coach. Paulson is the former Wisconsin director of USA Volleyball and a former assistant coach at Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Wrestling--Jack Davis, head coach at Clarion for the past five years, resigned. Davis, who previously was an assistant coach for 17 years at Clarion and a wrestler at the school for four years before that, compiled a 43-34-4 dual-meet record ... Mike Fusilli promoted to head coach at Binghamton, where he was associate coach for the 1996-97 season. Fusilli, who won the Division III heavyweight title in 1990 while at Ithaca, replaces Mark Gumble. Gumble relinquished his coaching duties after nine years to concentrate on administrative duties within the athletics department. Gumble was a collegiate national champion while a student-athlete at Binghamton and was inducted into the school's athletics hall of fame in 1996 ... Clar Anderson named head coach at Duke, succeeding Bill Harvey, who became director of recreational facilities ... Don Briggs, head coach at Northern Iowa for the past 15 seasons, resigned to pursue a full-time teaching position in the school's department of health, physical education and leisure studies. Briggs was named head coach in 1982 after serving eight years as an assistant. He compiled a 164-98 dual record.


Compliance director--Mo Harbin, assistant director of compliance at Alabama-Birmingham for the past year, promoted to director of compliance and student services. She served as assistant sports information director for three years before joining the compliance staff.

Sports information director--Darren Miller appointed sports information director at Cornell College. Miller was sports editor of The Tipton (Iowa) Conservative, a weekly newspaper, for the past nine years.

Sports information assistants--Courtney Morrison, assistant sports information director at Xavier (Ohio), hired for a similar position at Miami (Ohio). Morrison became Xavier's first full-time assistant SID in 1994 ... Bill English named assistant SID at Wofford. English was a student assistant in the sports information office at Appalachian State during the past two years while working on a master's degree and was a student assistant at Wofford while working on his undergraduate degree.

Strength and conditioning coach--David Armstrong promoted to full-time status as Xavier (Ohio) strength and conditioning coach. Armstrong, who was hired on a part-time basis last fall, is the school's first full-time strength and conditioning coach ... Lorenzo Rivers, head strength and conditioning coach at Tennessee Tech since September 1991, named assistant strength and conditioning coach at Virginia. Rivers succeeds Thomas McKinney, who left to become head strength and conditioning coach at Columbia.

Ticket operations director--Kyle Kravchuk, assistant ticket manager at Maryland for the past four years, hired as director of athletics ticket operations at Connecticut.


Methodist athletics director Rita Wiggs named president of the Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for 1997-98 and 1998-99, becoming the first woman to hold the office of president in the 34-year-old conference. Wiggs served as conference vice-president for the past two years.

Terry Powers hired as director of communications and marketing at the Midwestern Collegiate Conference. Powers joins the MCC from Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he has been director of marketing and communications since June 1994. The MCC also hired Damon Johnson as financial manager/executive assistant. Johnson was an accounting and business intern at the NCAA national office.

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference announced the resignation of Carolanne McAuliffe as general manager of MAAC properties.


J. Gregory Summers, NCAA assistant director of publishing, resigned to become editor of the Door County Advocate in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Summers, who served as staff liaison to the NCAA Football Rules Committee, joined the NCAA staff in 1989 as a publications editor.



Notre Dame extended its contract with NBC to televise home Fighting Irish football games through 2000. The contract began in 1991.


Active -- University of Illinois at Chicago: Edward L. Deam (F) -- Professor of Architecture, 312/996-5611, FAX 312/996-5378; Juniata College: Janet R. Lewis (F) -- Associate Professor of Philosophy, 814/641-3682, FAX 814/641-3508; Western State College of Colorado: (SWA) to be named.

Conference -- Northeast Conference: John Iamarino, Commissioner.


Jennifer Howard, a 5-foot-6 senior guard at North Carolina State, named as the recipient of the 14th annual Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, which is presented to the nation's outstanding senior female collegian under 5-feet-6.

Georgia freshman Shauna Estes and Stanford sophomore Joel Kribel named Rolex College Golfers of the Month for April by the College Golf Foundation.

Georgia swimmer Andrew DeVooght and Alabama gymnast Meredith Willard named the 1996-97 H. Boyd McWhorter Southeastern Conference scholar-athletes of the year. They each will receive a $10,000 postgraduate scholarship from the SEC. Willard has been a member of the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for the past two years and has served on the SEC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for the past three years. DeVooght has been president of the Student Athletic Council at Georgia for the past two years.


David Hall, former head baseball coach at Rice, died May 4 of cancer. He was 49. Hall won 338 games as Rice coach over 11 seasons, from 1981 through 1991, and was head coach at Cypress Creek High School in suburban Houston for the past two years. As a student at Texas, Hall led the Southwest Conference in hitting in 1970 with a .364 average and set a then-NCAA record with 27 doubles. Hall served on the NCAA Baseball Committee while at Rice.

Corey Welch, who started at quarterback for Missouri in 1988, was shot to death May 1 in Kansas City, Kansas, when the store in which he was working was robbed. Welch was 28.

Hilary Grivich, who was named the outstanding member of the Houston diving team at the school's all-sports awards banquet April 30, died in an automobile accident May 4 in Houston. Grivich, a sophomore, was 19. She was a member of the 1991 U.S. gymnastics team before she turned to diving with hopes of making the U.S. Olympic diving team.

Richard "Doc" Urich, former head football coach at Northern Illinois, died April 28 of a heart attack at the Toledo, Ohio, airport where he was preparing to return to his home in Golden, Colorado. He was 68. Urich headed the Northern Illinois football team in 1969 and 1970 after serving as an assistant coach to Ara Parseghian at three schools -- Miami, Northwestern and Notre Dame. He then spent 15 years in the National Football League as an assistant coach and scout.

--Compiled by Sally Huggins