May 2, 2013 |
CHANGE IS inevitable. Sometimes, you can see it coming. And other times, maybe not so much. Neal Theobald, who became Temple's 10th president in January, announced yesterday that Bill Bradshaw would be retiring after 11 years as the school's athletic director. Bradshaw will take a personal leave starting tomorrow. Kevin Clark, who, like Theobald, came to North Broad Street from Indiana University, will take over as interim AD. Clark has been Theobald's senior adviser. The unversity said it will conduct a national search to find a permanent replacement.
February 3, 2012 |
Taking a page from Mark Twain and showing that his sense of humor is very much intact, Jim Fenerty, waiting Thursday afternoon for doctors to release him from Abington Memorial Hospital, said, "The reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. " Fenerty, athletic director and boys' basketball coach at Germantown Academy, fell ill Tuesday morning while teaching a senior-level course on civil liberties. One of his students is his daughter, Erin. "My right hand went numb, then part of my face did the same," he said.
July 6, 2001 |
Bill Murray, who had been West Deptford's athletic director since October, resigned recently after taking a job as an assistant principal at Lenape. Murray was replaced by Tim Cammarota, who is the school's fifth athletic director in the last 22 months. Cammarota also will continue to coach the boys' soccer team, at least for this coming season. "I had a great year at West Deptford, but this was just a tremendous opportunity at Lenape," said Murray, who formerly coached girls' basketball at Camden and Woodrow Wilson.
May 21, 1986 |
Bill Bradshaw, athletic director at La Salle since 1977, will be introduced today as the new athletic director at DePaul University. He will succeed Edward J. Manetta, who resigned from the position at the Chicago school in March to enter private business. Bradshaw's salary was not disclosed. There was no indication from La Salle officials as to a successor. Bradshaw, 38, had been athletic director at La Salle since 1977. He came to La Salle from private business after securing his master's degree in administration from Niagara University.
June 19, 2014 |
Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner, who took over at the height of outrage over the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-abuse scandal and hired the Nittany Lions' last two head football coaches, announced Tuesday that he plans to retire from the university. According to a Penn State news release, Joyner, a 1972 graduate of the university, has asked that his duties as athletic director end on Aug. 1. Joyner said in the release that it was "an honor and privilege to serve Penn State" and that a "daily source of inspiration" to him came from student athletes, coaches, staff, and the university community.
March 26, 2014 |
It stood to reason that Penn would hire an athletic director with Ivy League credentials and extensive administrative experience. That's why the Quakers introduced Grace Calhoun as their new A.D. on Monday at the Palestra. The 1992 Brown graduate had been the athletic director at Loyola University in Chicago. Calhoun also served in senior athletic administration posts at Indiana and Dartmouth, in addition to working as associate executive director of the Patriot League. When Calhoun officially takes over for Steve Bilsky on July 1, she will become the first female athletic director at a Big Five school.
May 20, 2015 |
TEMPLE HAS a new athletic director. But it's a familiar face. Patrick Kraft, who's served as the deputy AD since 2013, will succeed Kevin Clark, who, like Kraft, came to North Broad Street from Indiana along with university president Neil Theobald. Clark has been reassigned to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer. "Temple is an extraordinary university and its athletics programs are advancing with tremendous support from our students, faculty, coaches, parents and alumi," Kraft said in a release.
May 27, 2012 |
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - All the praise R.C. Johnson received for leading Memphis into the Big East Conference appeared premature. Instead, it appeared Johnson, who will retire in June, signed the Tigers up for a big mess when they officially become full-time members in 2013. For that, the 70-year-old was understandably a little uneasy when he arrived here for the Big East's spring meetings. "I feel better now than I did two days ago," Johnson said Wednesday on the final day of the three-day meetings.
February 17, 2016 |
AFTER NEARLY two decades at La Salle, what Tom Brennan cherishes most are the relationships. "For me, working in athletics, it's always been an opportunity to make a difference," he said on Monday, after the university announced he will no longer be its athletic director once the basketball season is over. "On one level, you help transform the lives of students. You get to connect with lots of different stakeholders, as we call them. And that's what's really rewarding, to be in that kind of a position.
September 12, 2013 |
Coatesville Area School District officials announced Tuesday that the district's superintendent and an athletics director had resigned - and that they could not comment further because of an investigation by the Chester County District Attorney's Office. In a brief statement, board officials said Richard Como, the superintendent, and Jim Donato, Coatesville Area High School director of athletics and activities, had submitted letters of resignation. The board is to vote on those letters Sept.