POSTED: 8:14 a.m. HST, Jul 15, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 8:49 a.m. HST, Jul 15, 2011
Former University of Hawaii athletic director Herman Frazier has been named deputy athletic directors/chief of staff at Syracuse University.
Frazier spent 5 1/2 years at UH before his Jan. 2008 termination in the wake of football coach June Jones' departure for Southern Methodist.
In a news release, Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross said, "Herman brings sophistication and proven results to the program. His knowledge, work ethic, and attention to detail will enhance the mission and vision of the department to become, consistently, one of the nation's best programs, while maintaining compliance, graduating student-athletes, and creating new resources to give us the opportunity to be the best. Herman is well-established and highly respected in NCAA Division 1 college sports and is considered one of the top athletics administrators in the country. I am ecstatic that he is joining our team."
The Syracuse announcement said, "Prior to his appointment at Temple, Frazier was the director of athletics at Hawaii from 2002 through 2008. In his six years at UH, he guided Warrior athletics to unparalleled success with the football team earning a spot in the 2008 Sugar Bowl following an unbeaten regular season. Under Frazier's direction, the football team earned four consecutive bowl bids, and the volleyball program advanced to back-to-back Final Fours. During his tenure, Frazier created premium seat donations, established a five-year financial plan, negotiated head coaching contracts for football and women's basketball, and was instrumental in bringing an Olympic Trials event to Honolulu."
Frazier comes to Syracuse from Temple where he had been senior associate athletic director for sports administration.