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Mount Athletics announces staffing changes for fall

Friday, June 28, 2013
by Dane Neumeister

The College of Mount St. Joseph officially announces three changes to staffing assignments within the Athletics programs. Those changes, effective July 1, 2013, are the following:

Chuck Murray has resigned as the Head Baseball Coach and Coordinator of Recreation to assume the responsibilities of Head Women’s Tennis Coach and Coordinator of Athletics Facilities; Jeff Newman has resigned his position as the Head Women’s Golf Coach and will  take over as Head Baseball Coach and Coordinator of Recreation with Joe Sparhawk; and Beth Goderwis, Head Softball Coach, has resigned her position as Head Women’s Tennis Coach and adds the position of Head Women’s Golf Coach.

“The recent departure and reconfiguration of the Head Wrestling Coach position has afforded us the ability to provide an opportunity that Chuck has been thinking of pursuing for some time,’’ Athletics Director Steve Radcliffe said. “We are very much appreciative of his 17 years of work in baseball at the Mount. During this time he has achieved 400 victories and has set the bar for future years of success, very high. We also think that Coach Murray will bring this winning tradition to the Women’s Tennis team as he undertakes this new role.”

“We are extremely confident in Jeff’s ability to move the baseball program back into prominence within the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference,” says Radcliffe. Newman has been the baseball team’s Associate Head Coach the past five seasons.

 “Beth brings a strong background in golf to the program and has large shoes to fill as Coach Newman has steadily improved the women’s golf program since he has taken it on eight years ago,’’ adds Radcliffe. “We are excited about the energy she will bring to the program, as she also has brought it to the softball program which she will continue to coach.”

All three coaches are looking forward to their new coaching positions and responsibilities at the Mount.

“I want to thank the Mount for allowing me to be part of the baseball program for the last 17 years as the Head Coach,’’ adds Murray, who was also an assistant for first three years in the Lions’ baseball program before taking over the head coaching duties. “I want to thank all my former players and coaches for all the hard work and dedication which made our program a strong one. The baseball program is in good heads with Coach Newman taking over, and I wish nothing but the best for Mount baseball.

I am excited as I move into my new role as Women’s Tennis Head Coach. I look forward to working with the players and to have a winning program.”

"I am honored to be named the next baseball coach at the College of Mount St. Joseph,’’ states Newman, who has been assistant at the Mount for 11 seasons. “I am grateful to President Aretz, Dean Frizzell and Mr. Radcliffe for giving me this opportunity to lead the baseball program. We look forward to building upon the great program that Coach Murray established and also look forward to reclaiming the glory days of Mount baseball.”

“I am very excited to have this opportunity to take over as head coach of the Women’s Golf team,’’ said Goderwis. “Golf has been a long time passion of mine, and I have been playing it for over 15 years. I am excited about meeting all the players and start work on winning a conference and national championship.”

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