• Tennessee AD Fulmer Gets Four-Year Contract

    by Blake Toppmeyer April 2018

    Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer has received a four-year contract worth more than $1 million annually, the university announced Thursday. Fulmer had been working as an at-will employee since replacing John Currie on Dec. 1. "I think anybody that knows me reasonably well can tell I'm excited about doing this," Fulmer said Thursday. "I was excited about doing it before. I have to balance that. I don't want to be here 18 hours a day like I did coaching. I don't have to be. There's good people around me. But I'm going to spend the time and the effort to get it to where I want it to be. I'm committed to that." Fulmer said he doesn't intend to make any major shakeups within the senior athletic department staff that he inherited.

  • School to Budget for Full-Time Athletic Director

    by Telegram & Gazette March 2018

    After months of work on the budget, the Clinton (Mass.) School Committee Monday night asked Superintendent Steven Meyer to include a full-time athletic director in the upcoming budget proposal, while not affecting the budget.

  • Records Detail Currie's Last Hours as Tennessee AD

    by Blake Toppmeyer March 2018

    Tennessee administrators lost contact with former athletic director John Currie for several hours on the day before he was ousted from his position, according to documents obtained Thursday by USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee. Currie resurfaced later that day with an email to Chancellor Beverly Davenport, President Joe DiPietro and General Counsel Matthew Scoggins. Currie wrote that he had flown from North Carolina, where he was in pursuit of North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren, to California to meet with Washington State coach Mike Leach.

  • Coaches Have Bonuses On the Line in Sweet 16 Games

    by Steve Berkowitz March 2018

    A look at bonuses coaches from public institutions whose teams are playing in Friday's NCAA Sweet 16 games could receive based on their contracts:

  • Women's Hoops Coaches Strive for Balance

    by Lindsay Schnell March 2018

    Brooke Wyckoff laughs now, but when the 37-year-old Florida State women's basketball assistant found out she was pregnant, she remembers thinking, "How hard could this working mom thing be?"

  • Buyouts for Coaches Negotiable and Common

    by Nick Veronica March 2018

    Success on the national stage can turn coaches into hot candidates for lucrative job openings around college basketball in the coming weeks.

  • Memphis Fires Head Coach Tubby Smith

    by Mark Giannotto March 2018

    Tubby Smith emerged from the elevator within the University of Memphis Administration Building at 11:32 a.m. on Wednesday and realized he was on the wrong floor. Accompanied by his attorney, Smith found the nearest open door and asked for directions to the office of university president M. David Rudd. Then, he climbed the one flight of stairs left between him and his fate as the Memphis men's basketball coach. About 20 minutes later, Smith walked back out of a meeting with Rudd and athletic director Tom Bowen and confirmed the news everyone had been expecting: He was no longer the head coach at Memphis.

  • Report: Ole Miss Hiring Middle Tennessee's Kermit Davis

    by Erik Bacharach March 2018

    Middle Tennessee coach Kermit Davis will be named the next Ole Miss men's basketball coach, according to the Clarion Ledger. The hire is expected to be announced later this week. FanRag Sports' Jon Rothstein was the first to report the news. Davis, who led the Blue Raiders to a second straight Conference USA regular-season title this year, has a record of 332-187 since first arriving in Murfreesboro in 2002. He is the program's all-time winningest coach and led it to three NCAA tournament appearances (2013, 2016-17), more than any other coach in program history.

  • AD Proposes Professional Development for Coaches

    by Margaret Fosmoe February 2018

    Athletic Director Seabe Gavin Jr. is proposing professional development for South Bend Community School Corp. coaches and improved strength and conditioning training for student athletes.

  • OSU Rewards Coordinators' Loyalty with $1M Deals

    by Bill Rabinowitz February 2018

    After rejecting reported overtures from pro teams recently, defensive coordinator Greg Schiano and offensive coordinator Ryan Day will become the first Buckeyes assistant coaches to break the $1 million salary threshold.