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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 …

Ventura Partners to find WSU’s next basketball coach

Ventura is a notable presence in major-conference searches for ADs and head coaches and has offices in Beverly Hills, Chicago and Atlanta. Among its recent collegiate clients are Penn State, Kansas State, Utah and Mississippi to learn more about Ventura and its people.

Chun is playing the search process close to the proverbial vest. Asked about both Ventura Partners and the broad criteria he’s looking for in a coach, WSU sports information director Bill Stevens told CF.C:

“I spoke with Pat and he does not plan to publicize any details of the search to ensure we are able to attract the best possible candidates. That would include anyone who may be assisting in the search, who may be considered a candidate, and who he plans to meet with, though he said he will consider any and all candidates.”

His predecessor, Bill Moos, took a different course five years ago after firing Ken …

Congratulations to Coach Amanda Butler for being named ACC Coach of the Year!

Ventura Partners is proud to have partnered with Clemson Tigers on this search!

Clemson women’s basketball coach Amanda Butler has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year, the league announced Wednesday.

Clemson’s turnaround in Butler’s first year at the helm has been nothing short of remarkable. The Tigers enter the ACC Tournament with an 18-11 overall record and posted nine conference wins – the Tigers’ most since 2002 and one more than the previous five years combined. Butler’s troops are eyeing their first postseason appearance since 2004 (WNIT) or 2002 (NCAA).

Ventura Partners leads the search to identify Kansas State’s next football coach

Bill Snyder, architect of the greatest turnaround in the history of college football and arguably one of the best college football coaches of all time, announced his retirement today as the head football coach at Kansas State.

The winningest coach in the history of K-State football with a 215-117-1 record, Snyder will transition to a special ambassador role for the University as stated in his current employment agreement.

He will leave as the 20th winningest coach in FBS history and currently ranks second among active FBS coaches in wins. Under Snyder, K-State is the third-winningest program in the Big 12 with 104 total league wins since the league was formed in 1996.

In all, Snyder led K-State to 19 of the school’s 21 all-time bowl appearances, won two conference titles, achieved two No. 1 national rankings, coached players who received a total of 214 All-America honors, 13 Academic All-Americans, was a five-time …