Posted by: Chris Vannini on Wednesday May 25, 2016
Syracuse: Head coach Dino Babers is part of the six-person search committee to find a new athletic director. The other members are chancellor Kent Syverud, faculty athletics representative Richard Burton, deputy AD Kimberly Keenan-Kirkpatrick, board of trustees athletics committee chair Robert Miron and women’s basketball player Brittney Sykes. The goal is to have a new AD by the start of the 2016-17 academic year. No decision has been made yet on possibly using a search firm.
Cleveland Browns: St. Ignatius High School (OH) head coach Chuck Kyle has been named youth football advisor for the Browns. Kyle will remain the head coach at St. Ignatius, but will expand his involvement with the Browns’ youth and high school football initiatives in the community. He’s been at St. Ignatius since 1983.
Same conference: More than 40 coaches changed jobs within the same FBS conference this offseason. Here is the full list.
Tennessee: Arizona Western offensive line coach Jon Shalala has joined the Tennessee staff as a defensive graduate assistant working with safeties. Shalala spent one season at Arizona Western and was previously the offensive line coach for the Iowa Barnstormers.
Fort Valley State: The school has announced three finalists for its head coaching job: former Point University head coach Kevin Porter, former NFL assistant and current NCAA staffer Charlie Jackson and former Kentucky State head coach Joshua Dean. They will take part in open interview sessions and a Q&A on May 31.
Big Ten: Associate commissioner Scott Chipman has been promoted to associate commissioner of football operations. Chipman has been the Big Ten’s top communications official for the last 12 years.
Miami (FL): Mark Richt told boosters he will donate $1 million of his own money to help fund Miami’s indoor practice facility, according to the Palm Beach Post. Richt has said an indoor facility is his No. 1 priority for the program.
Washington: UW paid $105,000 for Parker Executive Search’s assistance on its AD search, which resulted in the promotion of Jennifer Cohen.
Here are today’s News, Notes & Quotes.