Two Syracuse staff members joining Mark Coyle in Minnesota

first_imgFormer Syracuse Director of Athletics Mark Coyle will bring two of his SU staff members to Minnesota with him, UM announced on Thursday morning.Rhonda McFarland will become Minnesota’s deputy athletics director and chief financial officer while John Cunningham will serve as deputy athletics director for administration.McFarland served as Syracuse’s associate athletics director for finance working on financial matters for the department. Cunningham takes on the same title he had at SU, where he used his experience in compliance and administration to work on marketing projects.Coyle left Syracuse to become Minnesota’s AD on May 11. The university’s general counsel Daniel French is SU’s interim athletics director while Herman Frazier was promoted to senior deputy athletic director.The search committee, which did not include either McFarland or Cunningham, expects to have a new AD in place by the start of the fall semester.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Related Stories Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud announces search committee for next Director of Athletics3 things interim AD Daniel French and senior deputy AD Herman Frazier said at their introductory press conferenceMark Coyle needed home to do his job, and he found it in MinnesotaStorify: Syracuse community reacts to AD Mark Coyle’s departureTop 3 moments from Mark Coyle’s time at Syracuse Published on June 30, 2016 at 11:09 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

33 months in prison for Mason City man who illegally purchased guns

first_imgMASON CITY — A Mason City man who illegally purchased weapons at a local store has been given a federal prison sentence.Braiden Despenas was accused of buying four pistols and a rifle from Hart Brothers between October 2017 and May 2018, lying each time about being a marijuana user.Despenas pleaded guilty to charges of possession of a firearm by a drug user and making a false statement during the purchase of a firearm.He was sentenced on Thursday in US Federal Court in Cedar Rapids to two years and nine months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.last_img read more