SBD/July 18, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

NCAA National Coordinator of Men's Basketball Officiating JOHN ADAMS will retire following the '15 Final Four. Adams, who has held the position since '08, "worked in conjunction with the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee to choose officials for the tourney, but perhaps his biggest role was bringing more cohesive officiating to the college game." The NCAA "intends to begin a search for Adams' replacement this fall" (ESPN.com, 7/17).

EXECS: The Big East named Villanova Dir of Women's Basketball Operations BRIANA WEISS Dir of Conference Operations, which will see her assist in digital network operations and provide support for both basketball teams and select Olympic sports (Big East)....The Browns named former NFL Giants VP/Communications PETER JOHN-BAPTISTE to head their PR department (“Fox Sports Live,” FS1, 7/17)....The Hurricanes promoted DARREN YORKE to Assistant to the GM & Video Scout, MIKE SUNDHEIM to VP/Communications & Team Services and KYLE HANLIN to Senior Dir of Communications & Team Services (NEWSOBSERVER.com, 7/16)....Metro State Univ. named former Nuggets trainer JIM GILLEN Associate AD/Facilities & Community Engagement (DENVERPOST.com, 7/17)....UFC named former S.F. Chronicle NFL columnist NANCY GAY VP & UFC.com Editor-in-Chief (REVIEWJOURNAL.com, 7/17)....The Univ. of Southern Connecticut named Univ. of Bridgeport AD JAY MORAN to the same position (COURANT.com, 7/17).

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