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May 2, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
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.
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February 3, 2012 | By Rick O, Inquirer Columnist
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.
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July 6, 2001 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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May 21, 1986 | By Chuck Newman, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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February 17, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
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.
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June 19, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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March 26, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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May 20, 2015 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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May 27, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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September 12, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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September 1, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Citing a lack of numbers and experience, administrators at Springfield (Montgomery County) have canceled the remainder of its varsity football season. "The decision was delayed as long as possible in hopes that more students would join the roster," Springfield athletic director Jason Pane said. "At this time, we simply do not have enough players to safely play this year. " Springfield, a member of the eight-team Suburban One League American Conference, bowed to Octorara, 47-20, in its nonleague opener Friday night.
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June 22, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
The former athletic director in the Coatesville Area School District, accused of taking money from sporting events and spending it on gambling debts and luxury vehicles, pleaded guilty Monday to two felony counts. James Donato, 51, at the center of a 2013 scandal involving racist and sexist text messages, had been charged with 139 misdemeanors and felonies in the theft scheme. He entered pleas to theft by failure to make required disposition of funds and conflict of interest. His lawyer, Daniel Bush, said Donato "expressed to me that he apologizes to the people of the Coatesville Area School District.
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May 27, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Temple athletic director Patrick Kraft was a plugger as a football player, not a star by any means but never outworked. Fittingly, he played special teams at Indiana University, a selfless performer who would do anything to help his team win. "I was the Steve Tasker of my team," Kraft said during a recent interview in his office. Then he quickly added, "Now don't compare me to Steve Tasker. " Tasker was one of the top special teams players in NFL history, mainly with the Buffalo Bills.
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April 1, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, Staff Writer
There has been a major shake-up in the leadership of the Philadelphia School District's athletic department. Cheryl Logan, the school district's chief academic support officer, said Wednesday in an email to athletic directors that Robert Coleman, the executive director of athletics, and two assistants had been relieved of their duties. Logan wrote in the email, "The following individuals will no longer conduct business on behalf of the Office of Athletics for the School District of Philadelphia: Mr. Robert Coleman, Ms. Starr Davenport, and Mrs. Angela White.
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March 2, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
THREE DECADES after he left La Salle following an eight-year stint as the university's athletic director, Bill Bradshaw is returning to his alma mater to become the interim AD. "At this point in my life, it's almost like something out of heaven," said the 68-year-old Bradshaw. "It's been a long time. But I've kept in touch. It's in your blood. I have a lot of memories there. That makes it special. I think people overuse that word. But for me, I think that's really the case. I can't think of many people who've had something like this happen to them.
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February 17, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
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.
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February 1, 2016 | By Rick O, Inquirer Columnist
Wissahickon has had a revolving door of head football coaches recently. So Randy Cuthbert, who is the program's fourth boss in the last six years, is looking to build stability. "It's sorely needed," said the 46-year-old, who will double as the school's athletic director. "I'm excited about the opportunity here. There's a ton of potential. " Cuthbert certainly has the experience needed to gradually place the Trojans, who last season went 1-9 overall and 0-7 in the Suburban One League American Conference, on the winning track.
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September 25, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The latest review of Penn State's ethics and compliance in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal mostly lauded the university's progress. In fact, its progress in reforming policies so impressed Charles Scheeler, the independent athletics integrity monitor, that he recommended his scrutiny conclude two years early. But a two-paragraph section of the report under the subhead "Football" was less complimentary. "There is evidence of increased tension, and a mutual lack of trust, between the head football coach and University athletics compliance staff," the report reads.
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September 23, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
The independent monitor hired to oversee Pennsylvania State University's reforms in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal is to end his scrutiny early, citing the number of improvements the university has made in a report released Monday. Penn State has faced increased scrutiny for the last three years as required by an Athletics Integrity Agreement among the school, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the Big Ten Conference. Under the agreement, the review was to last until 2017.
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September 18, 2015 | By Adam Hermann, Inquirer Staff Writer
She has spent 38 years at George School, so one might imagine field hockey coach Nancy Zurn Bernardini had experienced just about everything. But this year, this fall, is different for Bernardini, the school's girls' athletic director, who also coaches basketball and varsity lacrosse. After taking seven years off, she has returned to coach the school's varsity field hockey team, reclaiming her post in a sport that has driven her life from the beginning. She picked up field hockey in sixth grade at Abington Friends, the earliest age girls were allowed to officially join the team, but spent countless hours around the team when she was younger as she watched her four sisters play for the Kangaroos.
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