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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 Ole Miss Basketball Coach Kermit Davis for being named SEC Coach of the Year! Ventura Partners is proud to have partnered with Ole Miss Rebels and Ross Bjork on this search!

Tuesday first year Ole Miss basketball head coach Kermit Davis was announced as the SEC Coach of the Year by the SEC offices.
Ole Miss basketball (20-11, 10-8) has been a pleasant surprise for Rebels fans this season. The Rebels are coming off a regular season ending road win over Mizzou which gave the Rebels the magical twentieth win and set them up for selection into the NCAA Tourney. After being selected in the preseason to finish last in the SEC the 2018-2019 season has been special to say the least.

Tuesday the SEC offices announced Kermit Davis had been named the SEC Coach of the Year for his first season success in Oxford. Coach Davis who was formerly head coach at Middle Tennessee State accepted the vacant position left open by former Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy. So far coach Kermit Davis has proven he is the right man for …

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).

Kansas State hires North Dakota State’s Chris Klieman as head coach

Kansas State has hired North Dakota State’s Chris Klieman as its next head coach, the Wildcats announced on Monday.

Kleiman has gone 67-6 with three Football Championship Subdivision national championships at North Dakota State. He will succeed Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder, who retired earlier this month.

Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor promoted Klieman to head coach at North Dakota State while serving as AD at the school in 2013.

“I’m very excited to have Chris Klieman lead our program,” Taylor said. “He is a perfect fit for us, both from a personal standpoint and as a head coach. He’s a tremendous teacher who I had the pleasure to hire at NDSU and watched him turn into a very successful coach. He will bring a ton of energy and excitement. His teams play extremely hard, disciplined football. He’s a winner. That’s all he does is win, and we’re excited to …

Penn State to partner with Ventura Partners on search for next Women’s Basketball head coach

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Athletics and women’s basketball head coach Coquese Washington have agreed to a change in leadership for the Women’s Basketball program.
“I am very appreciative of Coquese’s contributions to the Lady Lion basketball program and Penn State,” said Sandy Barbour, Penn State Vice President of Athletics. “She is committed to developing young women, has been impactful in our community and we are grateful for her dedication. We thank her for 12 years of service to Penn State, and wish Coquese and her family all the best in their future endeavors. We both agree that the program is not where it needs to be, and this change of leadership is best at this time.”
“I’ve had an amazing run at Penn State,” Washington said. “I’m grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to work with some wonderful people, especially the talented and dedicated staff members who were with …

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 …

Ventura Welcomes Sports Industry Veteran Katy Young Staudt

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – August 1, 2018 – Ventura Partners, a leading innovator in talent acquisition and leadership advisory, announced today the addition of sports industry veteran Katy Young Staudt as Managing Director in its Sports & Entertainment Practice.  Staudt will open a Ventura office in Phoenix.  The S & E practice, led by Ventura partner Chad Chatlos, is one of the preeminent leaders in college and professional sports searches, leading searches for college athletic directors, commissioners, premier coaches and senior executives across all of sports. Ventura has recently completed searches for clients including Ole Miss, Clemson, Penn State, Texas A&M, Auburn, Iowa, Utah, Kansas State, Nebraska and Purdue.

“We are thrilled to have someone of Katy’s experience and respect on our team,” said Chatlos.  “Katy leads discrete, highly confidential searches, and treats candidates with respect, transparency and class—pillars of our practice at Ventura Partners.  We are immediately a stronger …