Coatesville Staff Sees Major Shakeup Post-Scandal
by Michaelle Bond; Inquirer Staff Writer February 2015
The school district has reassigned staff members, eliminated some jobs, and suspended staff members with the intent to dismiss as a result of its internal investigation into district management.
Ex-Coach Claims U. of Hawaii Owes Him $1.4M
by Lewis, Ferd; McInnis, Brian February 2015
Former men's basketball coach Gib Arnold has filed a grievance against the University of Hawaii, claiming a violation of his employment agreement, the school said Thursday.
Arkansas Boosts Football Coach Bielema into $4M Club
by From Our Press Services February 2015
Arkansas has seen enough of Bret Bielema in two seasons to make the Razorbacks want the former Wisconsin coach to stick around a while longer.
High Schoolers Protest Firing of Football Coach
by Kassondra Cloos, The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) February 2015
Instead of attending the last hour of Friday classes, dozens of Sierra High School students dashed across Jet Wing Drive to ask questions their school officials won't answer.
New Deal for Ohio State AD Emphasizes Academics
by Bill Rabinowitz and Collin Binkley, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH February 2015
Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith's new contract eliminates bonuses for national and conference championships in several sports.
Sayreville AD Suspended Amid Hazing Investigation
by Emily Attwood December 2014
The Board of Education voted on Tuesday night to suspend the Sayreville High School athletic director amid an investigation into the hazing scandal involving its football program. The football team's season came to an abrupt and early end in October following allegations of harassment, bullying and sexual assault.
The board voted 8-0 to suspend athletic director John Kohutanycz with pay, effective December 17. The school's football coach, George Najjar, has been suspended since October, though four assistant coaches suspended at that time have been reinstated.
At Tuesday night's meeting, the board also approved the hiring of one of those assistant football coaches, Michael Novak, as the school's new strength coach, a position Najjar held until his suspension. The move was a controversial one among board members, some of whom felt that Novak should not have been considered for the position because of his connection to the football hazing investigation. Said one board member in a written statement, "I voted no on appointing Michael Novak as strength and conditioning coach because I don't believe that any of the football coaches should be returning to any coaching position at this time."
Seven players have been charged as part of the ongoing investigation, though no coaches or administrators have faced charged.
AD Reassigned as Iowa Braces for Her Partner's Lawsuit
by Emily Attwood December 2014
Pending a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by her partner, an athletic administrator for the University of Iowa has been reassigned. Jane Meyer, a senior associate athletic director, has been reassigned to the school’s facilities management office, where she will assist with construction contract quality and compliance.
Are Recent Firings at Iowa Sign of Gender Bias?
by Michael Gaio November 2014
The University of Iowa has lost five female coaches in five years to resignation or firings. In August, the school fired field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum just days before the start of the season. The details surrounding Griesbaum's firing are mysterious. She was the most successful coach at the school with 169 wins and 12 winning seasons in 14 years.
Texas A&M Construction Worker Fired Over Bama Flag
by Andrew Brandt July 2014
Texas A&M's Kyle Field is undergoing major renovations this summer, including the addition of about 20,000 seats and the largest video board in college football.
Assertiveness is Key to Running a Fitness Business
by Rob Bishop & Barry Klein June 2014
You know how being physically fit and strong is supposed to make people confident and self-assured? Then please explain to us why we're an industry of wimps.