The search for a new athletic director for Boston College may be back on track to meet BC VP Leo Sulllivan’s Oct. 1 deadline–current BC AD Gene DeFilippo will retire on Sept 30th.
Sullivan has paired down his list and interviewed his top choices. Sources close to the situation say that Wisconsin Deputy Athletic director Sean Frazier has already been to Boston for one interview. If he comes back for a second meeting–this time with BC President Father William Leahy–the deal could be finalized in the next several days.
Army Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan was a prime contender, but he has been at Army less than two years. And late Tuesday afternoon, Corrigan said that he was very happy and content at Army.
Another prime candidate on Sullivan’s list was Virginia Commonwealth Athletic Director Ed McLaughlin, who is also a BC graduate.
The problem is that McLaughlin, who came to VCU from Niagara, has been at VCU for slightly more than a month, which almost certainly precludes him from the BC job, although stranger things have happened.
Other candidates such and Miami (Ohio) AD Brad Bates could be under consideration, but appear to have been placed further back in the pecking order, although Bates could re-emerge should things break down with Frazier
Frazier is the current favorite since he definitely has visited the Heights for one interview and, according to sources, has expressed an interest in the job.
How it plays out could definitely be determined in the next 10 days.
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