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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Andy Jackson Named Men's Head Coach at Arkansas; Chapman Hired to Lead Kansas Women; Other College Coaching and Transfer Notes

Andy Jackson, who resigned as head coach of the Florida Gators a little over a year ago, has been hired for the same position at the University of Arkansas. Jackson, who coached the Mississippi State women and then the Mississippi State men prior to taking the job at Floridia in 2001, takes over for longtime Razorback coach Robert Cox, who will  continue to work for the Arkansas athletic department.  For the complete release, with remarks from Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long and Jackson,  click here.

The women's head coaching position at the University of Kansas has also been filled, with Texas Tech women's assistant Todd Chapman taking over the Jayhawks.  For that release, click here.

Last month, Ohio State named Melissa Schaub head coach of the women's team, after she had functioned with the interim tag during the 2012-13 season.

Pittsburgh and Wisconsin have not yet announced who will lead their women's programs beginning this fall.

Christian Thompson has been named women's head coach at the University of Denver after a season as the assistant there. Thompson takes over for Jeremy Wurtzman, who left to take the men's assistant position at the University of Michigan.

The University of Washington has a new women's assistant, Angelo Niculescu. According this release, Luke Shields has left that post in Washington to become the men's assistant at his alma mater Boise State. Younger brother Clancy Shields left that job to take the men's head coaching job at Utah State.

The word on Facebook, although as yet unconfirmed by the Wake Forest sports information department, has Mississippi State's Romain Bogaerts, the ITA Rookie of the Year, and teammate Pedro Dumont transferring to the Demon Deacons.

LSU has announced the transfer of Andrew Korinek from Texas.  Oregon announced the transfers of Joey Swaysland from Texas and Kevin Farin from the University of Brussels.

Unrelated to coaching or transferring, but NCAA champion Nicole Gibbs recounted her run to her second straight singles title with this match-by-match analysis on the Stanford website.

Men's NCAA singles champion Blaz Rola was named Ohio State's Male Athlete of the Year today.


russ said...

Bogaerts to Wake makes sense from a scholarship perspective as Wake loses its top three.

Austin said...

Pepperdine lost 3 starters, including their #1 & #3, should have gone there.

Big Time said...

Is it possible that part of the transfer decision was based on the quality of Wake Forest as an EDUCATIONAL institution? I know that is outlandish, but maybe he is a student-athlete, not an athlete-student?

ACC hopefully on the up and up said...

Plus with Wake's major upgrades to their courts and facilities, it's a pretty great choice.

russ said...

In terms of education, UCLA and Virginia are no slouches. I'd rather be on the west coast too, but Pepperdine is on a self imposed sanction limiting their scholarship money. I think they have 3 available for their program.