August 23, 2016 – New Head Coach, Assistant Coaches, and More

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Updated: August 23, 2016

Northern Colorado named Colorado Springs-native Lisa Ebeling as swimming and diving head coach yesterday. Ebeling comes to the Bears program after four years as an assistant with the University of Alabama. Last season she was the recruiting coordinator for the women’s program and also presided over the academic achievements of the Crimson Tide program when they finished third in the nation with a 3.65 GPA in 2013 (read more here).

Colorado State-Pueblo Women’s Golf has a new assistant coach. Director of Golf Josh Koschke hired former ThunderWolf golfer Megan Chapman as an assistant coach yesterday. Chapman played for CSU-Pueblo from 2008-10; a portion of that time was Koschke’s first years at the helm of the Thunderwolf men’s program. She has worked with the City of Pueblo since graduating (read more here).

Former CCU Cougars¬†Men’s Basketball player Wayne McCullough signed a professional contract with the Island Storm of the National Basketball League of Canada. McCullough lead the Cougars to their first-ever NCCAA National Championship in 2015 and will play for the team located on Prince Edward Island (read more here).

As the fall season begins, Fort Lewis Volleyball announced the hiring of a new assistant coach yesterday. Tori Kaufman, a native of Cortez, replaced Gabrielle Hochanedel who left the Skyhawks for a position outside the college. Kaufman is not unfamiliar with Fort Lewis Volleyball. She assisted head coach Kelley Rifilato this past summer with the coordination of summer camps (read more here).

Senior Austin Ekeler continues to rack in the preseason accolades as the Western State Mountaineers head toward another football season. The running back was named to the D2Football.com and HERO Sports preseason 1st team All-American lists yesterday, bringing his total of preseason 1st team All-American accolades to four (he was named D2 and Sporting News 1st team All-American last week). Ekeler led the RMAC with 203.9 all-purpose yards per game last season and is the leading rusher in Mountaineer history (read more here).

Northeastern Junior College also began the NJCAA Soccer season yesterday. Their first-ever women’s game saw them fall 5-1 while their men played to a 2-2 draw. Both games were against Snow College (read more here).