NAMED: ROY LESTER, 45, as head football coach at Maryland, replacing Bob Ward, who resigned last week. Lester was an assistant at Maryland (1956-58) and had an 86-10-1 record at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Md.
NAMED: BRAD SNYDER, 30, as basketball coach at Northwestern. The youngest head coach in the Big Ten, Snyder had been an assistant to Larry Glass, who quit last month. Snyder had shown his mettle by winning four of six as interim coach.
NAMED: As head basketball coach at Duke, where he was once an assistant, RAYMOND C. (Bucky) WATERS, 33. Waters, who resigned his post at West Virginia, was replaced by his assistant. GARLAND E. (Sonny) MORAN, 41.
RETIRED: TOMMY McDONALD. 34. 12-year NFL veteran who spent seven years with the Philadelphia Eagles before playing for Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta and, last season, Cleveland, where the 5'9", 176-pound flanker caught seven passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. McDonald wants to devote more time to his oil painting business.
DIED: LARS HAUGEN, 84, seven-time national ski jump champion; in Minneapolis. Haugen, a native of Norway, won his first title in Cary, Ill. in 1912.
DIED: JIMMY WILDE, 76, the world's first flyweight champion; in Cardiff, Wales. Known as the "ghost with a sledgehammer," Wilde won the title in 1916 by knocking out Zulu Kid, and lost it in 1923, when he was knocked out by Pancho Villa. His record was 126-4-2 and he had 77 knockouts. As Wilde once said: "You cannot close your eyes to the fact that it is the wallop that wins."