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Andrew Baxter Named Head Coach of Fairfield Men’s Lacrosse

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A coaching veteran with nearly two decades of collegiate experience, Andrew Baxter has been named the Head Coach of Fairfield University Men’s Lacrosse. Baxter had served as Defensive Coordinator at Yale University since 2013 and was elevated to Associate Head Coach following the 2018 campaign.

“I am thrilled to welcome Andrew and his family to the Fairfield University community,” said Director of Athletics Paul Schlickmann. “Coach Baxter brings an exceptional track record of success building championship caliber programs and recruiting hard-working and dedicated student-athletes who achieve with integrity on the field, in the classroom and as campus and community citizens. His professional and personal reputation is impeccable, and he shares a core belief and passion to educate and develop young men through the sport of lacrosse. He emerged through the search process among a very talented pool of candidates as the right man at the right time …

Yale welcomes Chris Drake as the new Head Men’s Tennis Coach

Chris Drake, who served as head coach of the Dartmouth men’s tennis team the last nine years, is Yale’s new Cary Leeds Coach of Men’s Tennis.

During his tenure in Hanover, Drake guided the Big Green to three NCAA Championship appearances, including the last two seasons, and a 2018 Ivy League title, the school’s first since 1997. He was named the Ivy League Coach of the Year in 2016 and 2018, and he also earned ITA Northeast Region Coach of the Year honors in 2018. Drake mentored 2015 Ivy League Player of the Year Dovydas Sakinus and three Ivy Rookie of the Year selections – Sakinis (2014), Ciro Riccardi (2015) and Charlie Broom (2017). His overall record at Dartmouth was 136-79.

“I am delighted to welcome Chris, his wife Eliza, and his children to Yale and the great city of New Haven. Chris’ stellar reputation for taking programs to a higher …

Wang named Head Coach of Yale Men’s and Women’s Fencing

PRINCETON, N.J. — Haibin Wang, a two-time Olympic medalist and an International Fencing Federation Hall of Fame member, has been named the head coach of Yale’s men’s and women’s fencing programs.
Wang has served on Yale’s coaching staff since 2014, starting as a volunteer before being named a full-time assistant coach in 2016. During his tenure, he has helped lead a resurgence of the Yale program. The Bulldogs placed 17th at the NCAA Championship in the season prior to his arrival and have now posted back-to-back top-10 finishes in the last two seasons, including a seventh-place finish this winter, Yale’s best since 2002.

Wang has mentored Isaac Shelanski, who earned All-America recognition after finishing third in the epee at the 2018 NCAA Championship and was the 2019 Ivy League epee champion. In addition, women’s fencers Camille Pham, Sarah Pak and Anna Zhou have each earned All-Ivy recognition with his guidance.

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Trevor Woodruff named Bucknell’s Women’s Basketball Coach- Congrat’s Katy!

LEWISBURG, Pa. – Trevor Woodruff, who compiled a 113-10 record and four conference championships over the last four years as head coach at the University of Scranton, has been named head women’s basketball coach at Bucknell by director of athletics and recreation Jermaine Truax. Woodruff brings 16 years of head coaching experience to a Bison program that is coming off league titles of its own in two of the last three seasons.
“I am thrilled to welcome Trevor Woodruff to the Bucknell Athletics family as our next head women’s basketball coach,” said Truax. “The Bison women’s basketball program is currently performing at a championship level, as evidenced by our two Patriot League titles in the last three years, so it was imperative for us to identify an individual with a similar pedigree of success. Trevor certainly fits that billing, with four league titles and four deep runs in the NCAA …

Ventura Partners Places Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Penn State

Ventura
Partners Places Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Penn State

April 10, 2019 – Universities have been turning
to search firms in droves to fill their top coaching vacancies. Executive
recruitment firm Ventura Partners has tackled the latest
search, recruiting Carolyn Kieger as the sixth head coach of the women’s
basketball program at Penn State University. After 12 seasons, the program
elected to move on from coach Coquese Washington. Partner Chad Chatlos led the
nationwide search for Ventura Partners.

Ms. Kieger, a 2019 Naismith Women’s Coach of the
Year Award semifinalist, guided Marquette University to the top of the Big East
Conference and three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances as the Golden
Eagles’ head coach.

“We are thrilled to have Carolyn
Kieger joining the Penn State family as the leader of our women’s
basketball program,” said Sandy Barbour, vice president of athletics for Penn
State. “Carolyn has rapidly established herself as one of the nation’s premier
head coaches, leading Marquette to two Big East Championships, a Big East
Tournament title and three NCAA Tournaments in the …

Ventura Partners will aid Fairfield in the nationwide hunt for the Head Coach Position –led by Katy Young Staudt

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Director of Athletics Paul Schlickmann announced on Monday that he has initiated a change in the leadership of the Men’s Basketball program, commencing a search to replace Head Coach Sydney Johnson.   “I want to thank Coach Johnson for his commitment to Fairfield. He has led our program with integrity, served as a great mentor to our student-athletes and been a valued member of the University community,” said Schlickmann. “We wish him and his family the very best in the next phase of their journey.””I can’t thank Fairfield University, Mark Nemec and Paul Schlickmann enough for the opportunity I was given to lead the men’s basketball program for the past two seasons,” said Johnson. “My family and I will always be indebted to the Stag Nation for the memories over the years. I wish our student-athletes, alumni and fans all the best moving forward.”In eight seasons as the Stags’ Head Coach, Johnson compiled a 116-147 record overall …