Posted May 15, 2013

Julie Hermann to replace former Rutgers Athletic Director Tim Pernetti

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Rutgers is set to announce its first ever female Athletic Director on Wednesday. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Rutgers is set to announce its first ever female Athletic Director on Wednesday. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Louisville senior associate Athletic Director Julie Hermann is expected to be named Wednesday as the new Rutgers University AD, replacing Tim Pernetti who resigned “reluctantly” in April shortly after footage came to light of then-head basketball coach Mike Rice physically and verbally abusing his players during multiple practices.

Hermann, 49, will become the first female to run Rutgers’ athletic department in the 200+ years that the University has been in operation. According to Tom Luicci of the Star-Ledger, she is also set to become one of just three women to hold the top job in a BCS program (N.C. State’s Debbie Yow and California’s Sandy Barbour), and is just the fourth AD for the school since 1973 (not counting brief stints by Carl Kirschner). The report says she was chosen Wednesday morning during an emergency voting session by the school’s Board of Governors after Rutgers’ six-member Executive Athletic Committee came to a 3-3 tie in the vote with half the board giving the nod to Wisconsin’s Deputy Athletic Director, Sean Frazier.

Hermann has been with Louisville’s athletic department since 1998, most recently tasked with overseeing 20 of the school’s 23 sports. The Cardinals as a whole are coming off one of their best seasons in Louisville history with a win in the BCS Sugar Bowl, a national championship for its men’s basketball team and a Final Four appearance in women’s basketball.


12 comments
joeshine730
joeshine730

What the hell is wrong with Rutgers. First hiring the inept old man Eddie never done a thing Jordan and now hiring this misfit broad from Louisville.  How can you say here come Rutgers being totally irrelevant for the next decade?

joeshine730
joeshine730

Just a stupid hire especially going into a new confernence

Cool
Cool

 @joeshine730 Did your mommy let unlock the door to your bedroom and allow you to eat?  Does it still upset you that you are to fat to fit into a shower and your smell leaves you alone?  Trolling is your only avenue of being noticed, well that along with your huge acne problem?

joeshine730
joeshine730

 @Cool It's still hiring a broad who doesn't belong in the Big Ten. Woman belong behind a stove or a sweeper not in Athletics.

Jafari
Jafari

I don't understand why they didn't hire someone who already works in the Big10 and knows the lay of the land? Why hire someone from the Big East with no connection to, or understanding of the Big10 landscape?

joeshine730
joeshine730

Eddie old man Grady Jordan will make Mike Rice look like John Wooden.

joeshine730
joeshine730

Nice, Rutgers hiring an old nothing nobody Eddie Jordan as the BB coach and now bringing in some broad to run the athletic department. The Big ten is laughing as the rest of the country is.  How dumb is Rutgers????

Staz
Staz

 @joeshine730 Did you miss the part about her success at Lousville? A woman, especially one who has clearly already proven herself, is fully capable of being an AD. The only one being laughed at it you, by everyone reading your post. 

joeshine730
joeshine730

 @Staz Now here comes the sex in the office stories at Rutgers. At least this broad looks like a man.

Cool
Cool like.author.displayName 1 Like

 @joeshine730 Your chose to use the word "broad" as a description of a female,  shows that your brain is not fully developed and therefore the rest of your comments are rendered as ignorant and coming from someone incapable of making adult comments.