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COLLEGE WOMEN: Southern Miss names interim coach
May 27th, 2004 1:12AM

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Assistant coach Gail Macklin will serve as interim coach of the University of Southern MississippiÆs womenÆs soccer team while a national search is conducted to find a successor to Matt Clark.

Macklin, a former Southern Miss midfielder who played for Northern IrelandÆs national womenÆs team, has been an assistant at Southern Miss, which competes in Conference USA, for three seasons.

Clark last week was hired as head coach at Southern Conference school Elon University. The move enabled ClarkÆs wife, Kim, to coach with her father, Rick Reeves, at Gardner-Webb University, in Boiling Springs, N.C., 139 miles from Elon.

Reeves, who had been womenÆs basketball coach at Southern Miss, was hired in April as head coach at Gardner-Webb, which plays in the Atlantic Sun Conference. ReevesÆ other daughter, Krystal Reeves, was a first-year assistant basketball coach at Gardner-Webb last season.

NCAA DIVISION I COACHING CHANGES/HIRES
(Since close of 2004 season)

Open positions

Alabama State (SWAC)
Fresno State (WAC)
Hartford (America East)
Jacksonville (Atlantic Sun)
Nicholls State (Southland)
*Sacramento State (Big Sky)
St. Francis, Pa. (Northeast)
*Southern Mississippi (Conference USA)
Tennessee Tech (Ohio Valley)

* -- interim head coach in place

Hires/Changes

Alabama State (SWAC) -- Open; first-year program
Arkansas (SEC) -- Gordon Henderson (Idaho State head coach) for Alan Kirkup (contract not renewed)
Arkansas State (Sun Belt) -- Jason Wharton (Cisco JC, Texas, head coach) for Kent Hefner (fired)
Cal State Northridge (Big West) -- Tony Davila (CS Northridge men's head coach; will coach both teams) for Mac Thompson (interim coach)/Allison Lee (resigned)
Central Michigan (MAC) -- Tony DiTucci (Central Michigan assistant coach) for Mark Salisbury (hired at Idaho State)
Cleveland State (Horizon) -- Derrek Fallor (DePaul assistant); first-year program
Colorado College (Independent) -- Geoffrey Bennett (Hartwick men's assistant) for Erik Oman (interim)/Greg Ryan (hired as U.S. Soccer Region II women's staff coach)
Davidson (Southern) -- Greg Ashton (Trinity, Texas, head coach) for Kevin Hundley (resigned)
Elon (Southern) -- Matt Clark (Southern Mississippi head coach) for Paul Webster (hired at Elmhurst, Ill., College)
Fresno State (WAC) -- Open; Stacy Welp (resigned)
George Mason (CAA) -- Diane Drake (Georgetown head coach) for Jac Cicala (resigned)
Georgetown (Big East) -- Dave Nolan (Georgetown assistant) for Diane Drake (hired at George Mason)
Georgia Southern (Southern) -- Ashley Hart (UAB assistant) for Tom Norton (resigned)
Hartford (America East) -- Open; Eva Bergsten (hired at Wesleyan, Conn., College)
Holy Cross (Patriot) -- Deborah Flaherty (West Chester head coach) for Mary Curtis (resigned)
Idaho State (Big Sky) -- Mark Salisbury (Central Michigan head coach) for Gordon Henderson (hired at Arkansas)
Jacksonville (Atlantic Sun) -- Open; Mike Johnson (hired as Jacksonville men's coach)
Long Beach State (Big West) -- Mauricio Ingrassia (Long Beach City College head coach) for Peter Reynaud (retired)
Louisiana Tech (WAC) -- Jennifer Soileau (Baton Rouge, La., Bishop Sullivan HS head coach); first-year program
Mercer (Atlantic Sun) -- Grant Serafy (Macon, Ga., Stratford Academy boys and girls coach) for Jodie Smith (resigned)
Minnesota (Big Ten) -- Mikki Denney Wright (Missouri assistant) for Barbara Wickstrand (contract not renewed)
Montana (Big Sky) -- Neil Sedgwick (USC associate head coach) for Becky Duerksen (resigned)
Morehead State (Ohio Valley) -- Greg Sheen (Dayton Soccer Academy coaching director) for Leslie Faber (resigned)
Nevada (WAC) -- Teri Patraw (former Arizona State head coach) for Dang Pibulvech (contract not renewed; hired as Tulsa assistant coach)
Nicholls State (Southland) -- Open; Jim Zakel (resigned)
Sacramento State (Big Sky) -- Katie Poynter (interim) for Karen Hanks (resigned)
St. Francis, Pa. (Northeast) -- Open; Michael Coll (hired as Penn State assistant coach)
San Diego State (Mountain West) -- Michael Giuliano (Westmont head coach) for Chuck Clegg (retired)
San Jose State (WAC) -- Dave Siracusa (San Diego State men's assistant) for Cris Gilmore (resigned)
Southern Mississippi (Conference USA) -- Gail Macklin (interim) for Matt Clark (hired at Elon)
Syracuse (Big East) -- Patrick Farmer (Tennessee Tech head coach) for April Kater (resigned)
Temple (Atlantic-10) -- David Jones (Temple men's assistant, served as interim 2003) for Seamus McWilliams (resigned)
Tennessee Tech (Ohio Valley) -- Open; Patrick Farmer (hired as Syracuse coach)
Tulsa (WAC) -- Rena Richardson (Alabama assistant) for Damon Gore (resigned)
Vermont (America East) -- Kerry Dziczkaniec (Maryland assistant) for Jodi Kenyon (resigned)
Youngstown State (Horizon) -- Anthony James (West Virginia Wesleyan head coach) for Elizabeth Bartley (contract not renewed)



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