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Vaughan named interim athletics director
Don Vaughan, who has coached Colgate's men's ice hockey team for the past 11 seasons, will serve as interim director of the Division of Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics for this school year. Provost and Dean of the Faculty Jack Dovidio made the announcement in September.
Associate Men's Ice Hockey Coach Stan Moore will serve as interim head coach of men's hockey for the season. Senior Associate Director of Athletics Janet Little, who temporarily replaced departed Athletics Director Mark Murphy for the summer, has taken the assignment of coordinating strategic planning for the athletics division this year.
"We are grateful to Don for stepping in to serve the university in this way, and we deeply appreciate the outstanding job Janet has done over the past several months," said Dovidio. "It became clear that Colgate would be best served by appointing Don as interim director for a year, and we are delighted that he has accepted."
"I believe in Colgate and in the direction we are headed," Vaughan said. "I am grateful for the trust of President Chopp, Dean Dovidio, and my colleagues in the division, and I am excited about this opportunity."
Vaughan was an assistant coach at his alma mater, St. Lawrence University, and at Cornell University for seven years prior to coming to Colgate as head coach in 1992. His Colgate teams have recorded 179 victories, 172 losses, and 33 ties, advancing to the ECAC playoffs 10 times, and to the NCAA east regional playoff in 1999-2000. Vaughan's players found success at Colgate on the ice and in the classroom. Nearly 100 percent of the players he recruited have completed their eligibility and earned degrees, contributing to Colgate's record as a national leader in graduating student-athletes. Vaughan was ECAC Coach of the Year in 1999-2000, and he has twice won the Hartman Coaching Award (1995 and 2000) given to the Colgate coach displaying leadership, spirit, and dedication.
Moore has been with the Colgate hockey program throughout Vaughan's tenure, except for two years coaching the Division I program at Union College from 1996 to 1998. Moore was the ECAC Coach of the Year in 1996-97. He has also coached at Division I Providence College and Brown University, and at Division III SUNY-Brockport and SUNY-Potsdam. Moore and Vaughan were teammates for a season on the Enschede Lions of the Netherlands professional hockey league.
"We're very pleased that Steve will be joining us as head coach of the men's and women's swimming teams. His knowledge of swimming and training techniques will promote the development of the program," said Senior Associate Athletics Director Janet Little.
Prior to coaching at Navy, Jungbluth lettered in swimming at the University of Massachusetts and was named co-captain for his senior season. He then served as an assistant coach for two seasons at Amherst College.
During the 1997-98 campaign, Jungbluth took over as interim head coach at Amherst, where he led them to a 51-9 record in two seasons. He coached the women's team to its best finish in school history.
Jungbluth has named Justin Davis and Sydney Mountford as assistant men's and women's swim coaches, respectively.
Davis graduated from Cal State Northridge in 1997, after attending Florida State University for one season. At Northridge he swam three years and was the swimming representative to the university's athletics council. He was the president of the council from 1996 to 1997.
While at Northridge and after his graduation in 1997, Davis worked for Rose Bowl Aquatics in Pasadena. Davis was the head masters coach for swimmers age 18 to 86 for five years, as well as the head age group coach for youths from age five to 18. In 2001, Davis was elected the Olympic Section Coach's representative. He then was named the 2003 SCS Olympic Festival coach for the 13- to 14-year-old division.
Mountford graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2002 with a degree in business marketing. She participated in the 2000 U.S. Olympic swimming trials, and was a team captain for the Hilltoppers in 2001 and 2002, and was named the 2001 Sun Belt Conference Swimmer of the Year.
Since her graduation, she has worked as a sales associate for Gap clothing in London, England. This past summer, Mountford was the assistant swim coach for the Lexington Dolphins, where she assisted with all ages and levels.
Prior to joining the Raider coaching staff, Combs served as head men's lacrosse coach and assistant sports information director at Plattsburgh State. He led the Cardinal program since its inception in 1999. Previously, Combs served as head coach at Holy Cross from 1996 to 1999. He also has served as an assistant coach at Holy Cross, SUNY-Cortland, and SUNY-Potsdam.
Combs is a graduate of SUNY-Potsdam, where he was an all-SUNY conference lacrosse player. Before transferring to Potsdam, he was also a member of the 1985 and 1986 NCAA Tournament teams at SUNY-Cortland.
Combs founded the Thousand Islands Summer Lacrosse League and served as coordinator of the Watertown Youth Lacrosse League. His wife, Beth, is head women's basketball coach at Colgate.
Check out the Colgate athletics website: http://www.goColgateRaiders.com. The website provides daily information on the Raider program including schedules, rosters, statistics and game information. You can also call the Raider Sportsline at 315-228-7900.
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