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.
February 5, 1998 |
Faced with turning around an athletic program whose most high-profile team has only lost lately, Rutgers University turned to a man who has no experience running a college athletic program at any level. Yet from president Francis L. Lawrence to football coach Terry Shea to the handful of athletes who showed up at yesterday's news conference at the Hale Center, all agreed that Robert Mulcahy is the right man to take the reins of the athletic program. The school introduced Mulcahy, 61, as its new athletic director before a packed media room.
January 23, 1988 |
Richard B. Yoder, West Chester University's athletic director of nine years, has resigned his post, effective Aug. 21. "This was an extremely difficult decision for me," Yoder said. "I've been considering returning to the classroom, and the timing is such that the university can now search and fill the position by Sept. 1. " Yoder, a 1959 West Chester graduate, is a tenured associate professor of physical education. "I accept Dick's resignation with disappointment," school president Kenneth L. Perrin said yesterday.
December 18, 2015 |
LET'S THINK outside the box score for a second. Forget about football. Forget about school spirit. Forget about all of the abstract notions that Temple president Neil Theobald asks you to think about when he attempts to explain why it makes sense for Temple to pursue the construction of a $100 million, on-campus football stadium. No doubt, it makes sense for the school's administrators. After all, it isn't their money. The $8.3 million in annual university revenue that Temple was transferring to its athletic department to fund its sports programs as of 2014?
June 4, 2009 |
Salem athletic director Dave Suiter yesterday presided over his final executive committee meeting as president of the NJSIAA. Suiter will step down at the end of the school year after serving a one-year term. "It's been the highlight of my professional career," Suiter said. "I got to see fencing. I got to see gymnastics. I had the opportunity to work in this position for the best state athletic organization in the country. It's been great. " NJSIAA executive director Steve Timko praised Suiter for his hard work and leadership as well as his commitment to attending as many championship events as possible.
April 7, 1994 |
John DeSantis is in his second week as athletic director at Archbishop Prendergast, and he's still learning on the job. From raking the softball field, to raising funds for the school's athletic program, to scheduling games, it's all been new to him. DeSantis, a 1982 graduate of Cardinal O'Hara and a 1986 graduate of St. Joseph's University, was named athletic director at Prendergast on March 25. He took over for Kevin Cain, who resigned after...
May 16, 2013 |
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Rutgers on Wednesday named Julie Hermann its new athletic director, and the former No. 2 athletic administrator at Louisville promised a restart for the scandal-scarred program following the ouster of its men's basketball coach and the resignation of other officials. Hermann replaces Tim Pernetti, who quit last month after the firing of basketball coach Mike Rice. Practice videos surfaced of Rice shoving and throwing basketballs at players and yelling gay slurs at them.
March 21, 2013 |
DAYTON, Ohio - Not a lot of coaches are secure enough to admit this, but a primary factor in Leon Rice's decision to take the Boise State head coaching job went beyond the chance to run his own basketball team. "The football program was a big reason I took the job at Boise State," said Rice, who received a text this week from BSU football coach Chris Peterson. "When I was [an assistant] at Gonzaga, I had some opportunities. I was fortunate to be in a great spot. But when Boise State opened up, I was really attracted to it because of what they've done in football.
March 26, 2013 |
TWO YEARS AGO, the Colonial Athletic Association celebrated its second men's basketball team in the NCAA Final Four in recent years. First, George Mason in 2006, then Virginia Commonwealth in 2011. Now, both see the CAA in their rearview mirrors. George Mason is leaving after the spring sports season to compete in the Atlantic 10 Conference, which VCU joined in 2012. Mason's CAA exit will mean the Fairfax, Va., university will forfeit about $2.65 million in funds. Mason's spring sports teams will not be eligible for CAA championships.
March 20, 1998 |
It was Wednesday afternoon, and the Rowan University women's basketball team was gathering for practice before heading to Gorham, Maine, where it will play tonight in the semifinals of the Division III national championships. "We knew we had a strong program and a chance . . . if we worked hard enough," senior forward Takiyah Bowen, the team's leading rebounder and second-leading scorer, said before the team began running through its offense. Once again, the Gloucester County school is in the national spotlight because of its successful sports program.