BC AD search continues

With the October 1 date that Boston College VP Leo Sullivan has used as the time frame to find a replacement for outgoing BC Athletic Director Gene DeFilippo approaching, a working list of candidates is developing.

Heres our best guess at the list that Sullivan has compiled.

1. Sean Frazier, Deputy Athletic Director, Wisconsin

2. Boo Corrigan, Army, Athletic Director

3.  Jim Fiore, Stony  Brook AD

4. Brad Bates Miami (Ohio) AD

A Jerseyguy.com has profiled all three of those candidates.  But apparently none have jumped  off the page at Sullivan.

Sources familiar with the search process say that Sullivan may now be fousing on Frazier.

Here is Frazier’s profile as provided by the University of Wisconsin.

Sean T. Frazier was promoted to deputy athletic director in April 2011. He was named senior associate athletic director for operations in 2009. Frazier came to Wisconsin in 2007 as an associate athletic director for events and facilities after serving in the position of Director of Athletics at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass.

Among Frazier’s duties with the Badgers is the department’s chief of staff/day-to-day operations, the oversight of football and men’s and women’s hockey, athletic development, ticket office, badger sports properties, strategic planning, diversity plan coordination and he is the liaison to the UW foundation, Wisconsin alumni association, mendota gridiron football booster club and badger basketball boosters, the Big Ten Conference and WCHA, and the chancellor’s office and dean’s leadership council.

Frazier brings with him a solid career in college athletics and sports management. While at Merrimack College, Frazier oversaw an athletics department with 16 NCAA sponsor sports. Some of Frazier’s career highlights at Merrimack were the development of an athletics strategic plan; facility enhancements to hockey locker rooms and basketball arena; football program Conference Championship and NCAA Bid; increased athletic department team GPA from 2.68 to 3.0; and the development of new athletic logos and trademarks along with establishing a departmental licensing program.

Prior to his appointment at Merrimack, Frazier was the Director of Athletics at Clarkson University with oversight of 20 NCAA sports and a host of recreation and intramural sport offerings.

At Clarkson, Frazier implemented a departmental strategic planning process that yielded such positive results as; establishment of a television agreement; establishment of a multi-station radio agreement; creation of a department licensing plan with new athletic logos and trademarks; establishment of a brand identity program and athletic apparel agreement; establishment of a courtesy car program; facility enhancements to alumni gymnasium baseball field & women’s ice hockey locker room; establishment and start-up of Division I Women’s Ice Hockey; establishment of the Green & Gold Club for athletic fundraising; development and launch of a new department web site; and an establishment of a departmental athletic academic support services program.

Before Clarkson, Frazier was the Athletic Director at Manhattanville College. While at Manhattanville, Frazier was instrumental in increasing overall team win percentage and team GPA. Frazier established both men’s and women’s ice hockey programs. He increased sports-related revenue through ticket sales and creation of a varsity sports shop with trademark licensing agreements. Frazier also established sport camps, forged corporate and alumni partnerships, and developed sponsorships for sport tournaments.

Prior to Manhattanville, Frazier worked in several administrative positions at the University of Maine in Orono. Most recent was as an assistant director of athletics, where he co-founded and advised the Student Heritage Alliance Center (SHAC), a multicultural center and service board. Frazier also provided senior administrative support and leadership to the 1999 Maine’s Men’s Ice Hockey National Championship Team.

A member of numerous collegiate athletic and administrative organizations, including the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), Frazier serves as President and member of the Executive Board of the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) and is also a Guest Lecturer and Executive Mentor for the NCAA Fellows Leadership Development Program.

Frazier is a native of Long Island, N.Y., and earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Alabama and master’s degree in higher education leadership from the University of Maine. He is presently pursuing his Doctorate in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis at UW. Frazier also played football for Alabama from (1987-91) and was a part of a Southeastern Conference Championship team in 1989.

Frazier and his wife, Rosa, have three children two daughters, Marina and Marcella and a son Maximo.

The New England connection as well as the linkage to Alabama football could be keys here, if BC wants to go towards Frazier.

© 2012, Mark. All rights reserved.

  3 comments for “BC AD search continues

  1. Dennis
    September 17, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    A hockey guy as well, and a former BCS football player. Has he ever been in the decision making process for a head football coach of a D1 program?? (Bo Pellini??). Bear in mind Jerry York ain’t no kid….why do I think if he gets the nod that Mark Dennehy (BC ’90), the current HC at Merrimack is the next BC hockey coach. So long as he makes the right pick for football, this could be a really good hire.

  2. jeffrey maciejowski
    September 17, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Glad to see Frazier in the mix……as you remember…..I mentioned him a few weeks ago.

    • Mark
      September 17, 2012 at 10:17 pm

      Good for you. He definitely seems to be in the mix

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