Earlier today, Rutgers University officially announced Julie Hermann as the Scarlet Knights’ new Athletic Director. Hermann is the former Executive Senior Associate Director of Athletics at the University of Louisville, where she served 15 years as a part of the Cardinals’ athletic administration. She has a strong history in athletics, dating back to when she played volleyball for the University of Nebraska from 1981-1984. Hermann has even served on multiple boards, including the Kentucky Sports Commission.
For the Rutgers Athletic Director position, Hermann was selected from a pool of 63 candidates and will officially start her new position June 17, 2013.
Hermann will have a lot on her plate, as the school has received a great deal of negative attention recently. Mike Rice, the former men’s basketball head coach at Rutgers, was fired in the beginning of April after a video surfaced of him physically and emotionally abusing his players. Soon after, Rutgers’ AD, Tim Per...