• Over Past Three Years, UW Coaching Bonuses Hit $2.6M

    by TODD D. MILEWSKI January 2015

    When the Wisconsin men's basketball team was selected for the NCAA tournament last March, head coach Bo Ryan earned a $50,000 bonus.

  • Three Coaches Sharing Community College's AD Duties

    by Ron Bush January 2015

    For nearly three months now, the athletic director job at Chattanooga State Community College has been cut three ways.

  • Assistant Coach Hire Puts WVU Football Staff in Bind

    by Dave Hickman, Staff writer January 2015

    With a series of moves and the stroke of a few pens, Dana Holgorsen has managed to both stabilize his coaching staff and create a bit of a quandary.

  • Air Force Takes Aim at Culture with Hiring of New AD

    by Brent Briggeman - The Gazette January 2015

    Saying it found a man who will "set a culture and climate aligned with our core values," Air Force announced Jim Knowlton as its selection as the academy's athletic director.

  • WVU Tabs State Native, Alum as Next Athletic Director


    The first thing Shane Lyons wants to do as West Virginia's newly hired athletic director is get to know the place he once knew so well.

  • New Prep Basketball Coaches Undeterred by Job Turnover

    by Greg Fennell Valley News Staff Writer January 2015

    You have to start somewhere. Chris Cook has found his starts in four different locations. Each time the 1996 Thetford Academy graduate and former Panther athlete takes on a new basketball coaching job, he works to build a rapport with his players and get them to buy into what he's teaching.

  • Liquor License Keeps Stadium Authority Together For Now

    by RICK WILLS January 2015

    Butler's stadium authority is unlikely to disband as fast as its members intended when they voted to do so last month. The authority runs Kelly Automotive Park, home of the minor league Butler BlueSox baseball team, and owns a liquor license it can neither sell nor transfer.

  • Superintendent Questioned Watermelon-Gate Firing

    by amanda kerr; January 2015

    As the situation surrounding the Academic Magnet High School football team s watermelon ritual escalated, former Charleston schools Superintendent Nancy McGinley's first instinct wasn't to fire the head football coach.

  • 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.