By Josh Centor
The NCAA News
Presidents and chancellors
Wesleyan (Connecticut) selected Michael S. Roth to be president. He had been president of California College of the Arts … Sue DeWine was selected president of Hanover … The Rev. Philip Johnson was promoted to president at Finlandia. He had been campus pastor and associate dean of the Sumoi College of Arts and Sciences at the institution … Edward R. Richardson announced his retirement from Auburn, effective this summer … Gene C. Crume Jr. was hired at Indiana State … Henderson State President Charles Dunn will retire June 30, 2008 … William Destler will become president of Rochester on July 1 … James P. Gallagher will retire from Philadelphia U. as soon as a successor is named … Houston President G. Jay Gogue will assume the presidency at Auburn in mid-July … Lesley named Joseph B. Moore president … Earl Potter III will become president of St. Cloud State on July 1.
Directors of athletics
Staten Island promoted Jason Fein, former associate athletics director … Portland State chose Torre Chisholm … North Carolina-Wilmington released Mike Cappacio … Chuck Bell resigned at Delaware State … Pat Howey will take over at North Carolina-Wilmington.
Assistant director of athletics
Jeff Blythe will be Georgia Southern’s new assistant athletics director for business operations.
Men’s basketball — Hillsdale selected John Tharp, former Lawrence coach … Georgia extended the contract of Dennis Felton by two years and raised his annual salary by $50,000. He will be with the school through the 2010-11 season … Washington State extended Tony Bennett’s contract through the 2013-14 season … Quinnipiac tabbed Connecticut assistant Tom Moore to replace Joe DeSantis … Albany extended the contract of men’s basketball coach Will Brown. Brown’s new deal keeps him at the school through the 2011-12 season. In his sixth year with the Great Danes, Brown led the institution to its second consecutive America East Conference championship and an NCAA tournament spot … Indiana State selected former Creighton assistant Kevin McKenna … South Carolina State released Jamal Brown … Houston signed Tom Penders to a one-year extension through 2012 … Southern Illinois extended Chris Lowery’s contract by seven years. Lowery led the Salukis to a school-record 29 wins this season … Texas Lutheran hired Tommy Jones … Randy Rahe signed a two-year contract extension with Weber State, keeping him at the school through the 2011-12 season … South Florida tabbed Stan Heath, who most recently coached at Arkansas … Iowa hired Todd Lickliter, the National Basketball Coaches Association’s coach of the year. Lickliter led Butler to a 29-win season … Michigan tabbed John Beilein, formerly the head coach at West Virginia … Bob Huggins resigned his position at Kansas State to coach at West Virginia … Louisiana Tech did not renew Keith Richard’s contract … Mike Lonergan agreed to a contract extension at Vermont … Colorado hired former Air Force coach Jeff Bzedlik … Bowling Green tabbed Louis Orr … Butler selected Brad Stevens … Southern Mississippi extended Larry Eustachy’s contact by two years, keeping him at the school through the 2010-11 season … Kentucky hired Billy Gillispie … Long Beach State hired Dan Monson … Former Florida assistant Donnie Jones moved to Marshall … Arkansas selected South Alabama coach John Pelphrey … Kansas State tabbed Frank Martin … Santa Clara named Kerry Keating head coach … Southern Illinois Edwardsville hired former Bradley assistant Lennox Forrester … Texas A&M selected Wichita State’s Mark Turgeon … Jacksonville extended Cliff Warrant’s contract through the 2011-12 season … Emory named Jason Zimmerman head coach … Iona hired Kevin Willard … St. Bonaventure named Mark Schmidt head coach … Massachusetts extended Travis Ford’s contract through the 2014-15 season … Harvard selected Tommy Amaker … Oregon and Ernie Kent agreed on a five-year contract.
Men’s basketball assistants — VMI hired Daniel Willis to be associate coach … Oklahoma State’s Jimmy Williams resigned … Wyoming selected Fred Langley to be associate head coach and Anthony Stewart and Shaun Vandiver as assistants … Colorado State named Craig Smith director of basketball operations … Kansas State promoted Dalonte Hill to associate head coach … Brandon Miller and Terry Johnson joined the staff at Butler … UCLA hired Scott Duncan.
Women’s basketball — Rider’s Tori Harrison resigned, effective April 1 … Felician named interim women’s basketball coach Ben DiNallo Jr. to the position permanently. DiNallo coached the Golden Falcons from 1998 to 2005 when he resigned to focus on administrative duties. He was named director of athletics in February 2003 after nearly five years as an assistant director. He coached the last 10 games of the 2006-07 on an interim basis. He will continue as athletics director … Lamar hired Larry Tidwell … McNeese State named Brooks Donald Williams as head coach … Tracy Roller signed a four-year contact extension with Ball State … Temple extended Dawn Staley’s contract by six years … Central Florida selected Joi Williams-Felton … Katie Abrahamson-Henderson resigned from Missouri State … Gail Goestenkors moved to Texas. She was the Associated Press’ coach of the year after a 32-2 season at Duke … Arizona State extended Charli Turner Thorne’s contract through the 2011-12 season … Tara Owens will be the new women’s basketball coach at Norfolk State. She coached at Elizabeth City State for the last three seasons, compiling a 58-31 record and appearing twice in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association tournament finals. She also coached at Cheyney, where she was involved in the National Youth Sports Program. She was a student-athlete at Virginia State … Cincinnati hired J. Kelley Hall … Pittsburg State selected Lane Lord to coach the women’s basketball team. Lord most recently coached at Barton County Community College, leading the Cougars to a 27-3 overall record last season. He replaces Steve High, who retired at the end of the 2006-07 season … Hartford extended Jennifer Rizzotti’s contract through the 2014 season … Sherri Murrell resigned her position at Washington State … Baylor signed Kim Mulkey to a contract extension that will keep her at the institution for the next 10 years … Washington hired Tia Jackson … Michigan selected Kevin Borseth, former Wisconsin-Green Bay coach … Mickie DeMoss resigned as head coach of the Kentucky women’s basketball team. DeMoss had compiled a 71-56 record in four seasons at Kentucky, including a 20-14 record in the most recent season. Before her time at Tennessee, DeMoss was a head coach at Florida … Mercer selected Janell Jones … Pam DeCosta will coach at San Jose State … Wingate named Barbara Nelson head coach … California coach Joanne Boyle agreed to a new seven-year contract … LSU chose former Olympic and WNBA coach Van Chancellor … Ann McInerney resigned at Maine.
Women’s basketball assistant — Todd Schaefer resigned as head coach at Arkansas Tech to take an assistant’s position with Cincinnati.
Men’s and women’s cross country — April Likhite will return to Northwestern to coach women’s cross country. Likhite coached the squad from 1998-2001. She replaces Amy Tush.
Men’s and women’s cross country assistant — Hanover hired Jason Baribeau.
Field hockey — Ann Gold retired from Lafayette.
Football — Bill Kavanaugh resigned at Massachusetts-Dartmouth after 17 years to coach at Bishop Stang High School … Austin Peay hired Rick Christophel … Oklahoma State extended Mike Gundy’s contract through the 2012 season.
Football assistants — Illinois State hired Denver Johnson to coach wide receivers … Bryant announced the resignation of Mark Klaiman. He will assist at Merrimack … Texas A&M-Commerce tabbed David Gibbs to be defensive coordinator and Cedric Dickerson as secondary coach … Temple selected Tyree Foreman to coach running backs … Scott Kavanagh will coach quarterbacks at Western Michigan … Brian Crist will coach wide receivers and Jason Brooks will assist with defensive backs at Massachusetts … Wyoming named Casey Glenn director of football operations … Greg McMackin will be defensive coordinator at Hawaii … Gary Emanuel will coach the defensive line at San Jose State … Murray State hired Aaron Hutsell to coach the defensive secondary, Kenyatta McCoy to coach cornerbacks and Carl Mintken to coach running backs … Georgia State named Dan Reeves a consultant … Maine selected Joe Rossi to coach defensive backs and Frank Giufre to coach the offensive line.
Men’s and women’s ice hockey — Longtime Southern New Hampshire assistant Ken Hutchins will take over the head men’s ice hockey coaching position at the school. He will replace Rene LeClerc.
Men’s and women’s lacrosse — Mount Holyoke hired Miriam Esber.
Rowing — Rhode Island announced Shelagh Donohoe as the institution’s head rowing coach. Donohoe served as interim coach during the 2006 season after spending nine years as the coach of the novice women’s program at Northeastern. Donohoe was a member of the U.S. National Rowing team and has competed in three world championships, the Goodwill Games and the Olympics. She served as an assistant coach at Boston U. and Harvard. She was a student-athlete at UMass-Lowell, graduating with a degree in business administration.
Men’s and women’s soccer — Former Smith assistant Kanae Haneishi, will coach soccer at Mount Holyoke. Haneishi has been a member of the United Soccer League’s New York Magic since 2003 and played on the Japanese national team that earned a silver medal in the World University Games … Houston promoted former assistant Susan Bush to lead the women’s team … Linfield hired Ian Lefebvre for its men’s program … San Diego State hired Mike Friesen to coach the women’s program … Knox hired Nikki McLellan to coach the women’s team … Air Force men’s coach Lou Sagastume announced his retirement after 28 seasons as head coach at the institution.
Men’s and women’s soccer assistants — DePaul hired Erica Westrich for the women’s program … Ernie Yarborough will join the men’s team at UAB.
Softball — Knox selected Jami Strinz … Lincoln (Pennsylvania) selected Chris Cummings.
Men’s and women’s swimming and diving — Lenoir-Rhyne chose Paul Schiffel to lead its new women’s swimming program. Schiffel owns and coaches the Catawba Valley Aquatics Club. He was the head coach of the men’s and women’s swimming teams at St. Stephens High School since 1992. Schiffel holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from East Carolina, where he was a member of the men’s swim team and later served as an assistant coach … Georgetown tabbed Steven Cartwright.
Men’s and women’s tennis — Bryant named Ron Gendron interim men’s coach … Lenoir-Rhyne tabbed Bobby McKee to be tennis director. He will coach both men’s and women’s teams. McKee was twice named coach of the year and is a nine-time South Atlantic Conference coach of the year. He has coached at Presbyterian since 1981.
Men’s and women’s volleyball — Kim Schrader will lead the women’s program at Knox.
Men’s and women’s volleyball assistants — LSU hired Steve Loeswick … Long Island hired Sarah Chlebana as women’s assistant coach and Katrina English to direct volleyball operations … Megan Smalley was hired at Hanover. She will also be an assistant softball coach.
Men’s and women’s water polo — Whittier selected Allison Hedgpeth to coach the women’s team.
Wrestling — Missouri signed Brian Smith to a five-year contract extension.
Development — Sean Rochelle was named director of development for women’s athletics at Arkansas.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2007 class includes the 1966 NCAA champion Texas Western team and North Carolina coach Roy Williams.
Homer Harris, the first African-American captain of a Big Ten football team (at Iowa), died last month. He was 90 … Former Appalachian State Athletics Director Jim Garner died April 2. Garner, who also held positions at West Texas State, TCU, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State, was 63 … Rice basketball player Jonathan Bailey died April 5. He had turned 22 on April 4 … Former Purdue student-athlete and NFL veteran Darryl Stingley died April 5 ... Tiffin football student-athlete B.J. Passarge died April 10, a week after suffering injuries in a car accident. He was 21 (see story, page 3).