• Five Steps to a Cleaner Health Club

    by Rob Bishop October 2016

    This article appeared in the September issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • Florida Names Scott Stricklin Athletic Director

    by Jason Scott September 2016

    Scott Stricklin has been selected to be the next athletic director at the University of Florida, university president Dr. Kent Fuchs announced on Tuesday.

  • How HS Basketball Coach Hiring Turned into a Debacle

    by Larry Rubama September 2016

    Last month, Mike Holland received a phone call from the human resources department at Portsmouth Public Schools to confirm that he was the new boys basketball coach at Churchland High. But it was no routine hire. I write about new coaches all the time, and Holland’s hiring was the culmination of the most bizarre process I have ever covered. What should have been an easy turnover of coaches turned into a fiasco that lasted nearly five months and made Portsmouth Public Schools look bad. It all began when coach Lawrence Glover unexpectedly resigned during the 2015-16 season for family reasons.

  • Officials Shortage Jeopardizes Football, Soccer Events

    by James Yodice September 2016

    Imagine "Friday Night Lights" ... only with fewer lights. That is not a hypothetical. This is happening in New Mexico, even as we speak. Changes to the scheduling landscape are already a reality, and the problem will become more expansive if New Mexico can't find a way to replenish its ever-shrinking pool of high school football officials. "We're in crisis mode," said Dana Pappas, the New Mexico Activities Association's longtime commissioner of officials. "It's kind of a perfect, terrible storm." New Mexico is running so low on officials that already the NMAA has begun asking schools to volunteer to move Friday night games to either Thursday night or Saturday afternoon, thereby allowing certain crews to work multiple games on a given week.

  • LSU Fires Miles, Orgeron Named Interim Coach

    by Brett Martel September 2016

    Les Miles was 114-34 in 11-plus seasons at LSU. LSU fired coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on Sunday, and promoted defensive line coach Ed Orgeron to interim head coach.

  • AD Byrne Spurns Florida, Will Remain at Arizona

    by Arizona Daily Star September 2016

    Some have speculated that the Florida job is imposing because their legendary AD, retiring Jeremy Foley, will remain on the scene in an emeritus role. Byrne said that was no factor, and that he would've enjoyed Foley's presence and his insight.

  • HS Pulls AD Offer After Parental Pushback

    by Rick McCrabb September 2016

    Parental "backlash" led Fenwick High School to rescind its athletic director's position to Lance Schneider, he told this news outlet Wednesday.

  • Sarkisian Back to Coaching, Named to Alabama Staff

    by David Paschall September 2016

    Alabama isn't limiting its staff of former Southern California head football coaches to one. Nick Saban announced Monday in his news conference that Steve Sarkisian is joining the Crimson Tide as an offensive analyst. Sarkisian coached the Trojans to a 9-4 record in 2014 and was 3-2 last year before getting terminated for being intoxicated at multiple events ranging from booster meetings to practices and even the Arizona State game, according to reports. "I told him that we would love to have him as part of the organization," Saban said. "He's gone through some personal things to get himself in a very positive position. He loves coaching, and we thought it would be a great thing for our organization.

  • Behavioral Issues Force HS Football Staff Shakeup

    by Trevor Phibbs September 2016

    Two Orem High assistant football coaches resigned and a third is expected to after school administration gave them the option to step down or be terminated after the Tigers' game against East on Saturday for violating warnings about their behavior.

  • Ex-Illini Coach Beckman Volunteering with UNC

    by Chris McGaughey August 2016

    Former Illinois coach Tim Beckman, fired last year amid allegations of player mistreatment, is working as a volunteer assistant with No. 22 North Carolina s defense. Speaking after Wednesday evening s practice, Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora described the decision as helping a friend while also gaining Beckman s expertise as a former head coach and defensive coordinator. Fedora and Beckman were assistants together at Oklahoma State in 2007.