By Associated Press • 

UCF athletic director Stansbury hired at OSU

CORVALLIS — Todd Stansbury, the athletic director at Central Florida for more than three years, was named athletic director at Oregon State on Thursday.

Stansbury begins his new job in Corvallis, Oregon, on Aug. 1. He will be introduced at a news conference this week.

The move represents a homecoming for Stansbury, who was at Oregon State as an executive associate athletic director from 2003-12 before taking the UCF position.

He succeeds Bob De Carolis, who resigned in May after nearly 17 years at Oregon State, including nearly 13 years as athletic director.

OSU baseball coach Pat Casey and deputy athletics director Mark Massari were thought to be among the other candidates for the position.


Linfield grad Elliott heads to JMU

Brett Elliott, who quarterbacked Linfield College to the NCAA Division III championship in 2004, has accepted a position with James Madison University as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, the school announced.

Elliott, a native of Lake Oswego and a two-time All-America with the Wildcats, had spent the past three seasons on the offensive staff at Mississippi State University. This will be his first coordinator job as a college coach.

James Madison, located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association and plays football in the NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision, along with the likes of Portland State. The Dukes went 9-4 overall and 6-2 in the CAA in 2014, falling to Liberty in the first round of the FCS playoffs.

JMU’s head coach is Everett Withers, who is entering his second season in the program.