Athletic Director Search: Candidate Analysis

Athletic Director Search: Candidate Analysis

Rutgers is down to Sean Frazier of Wisconsin and Julie Hermann of Louisville in its search for an athletic director. With a decision incoming, ScarletReport.com weighs the pros and cons of both options.

Rutgers is down to two candidates in its search for an athletic director and a decision is imminent. ScarletReport.com has more on both finalists with an in-depth look at the pros and cons of hiring either candidate.

Sean Frazier
Wisconsin deputy athletic director Sean Frazier

Pros
- Big Ten ties and working experience
- Support, relationship with Jim Delaney
- Former athletic director at lower-level schools
- Good public speaker
- New York native
Cons
- Did not manage football with Wisconsin
- Only AD at small-sport schools
- Questions surrounding Rose Bowl incident

Julie Hermann
Louisville executive associate athletic director Julie Hermann

Pros
- Oversaw women's basketball rise to national title
- 16 years experience in elite athletic department
- Women's basketball attendance rose 400 percent under Hermann
- Good public speaker
- Good fundraiser
- History of Olympic sports success
Cons
- No AD experience
- Minimal Big Ten ties
- No experience working in major athletic conferences
- Minimal football experience
- Questions regarding pregnancy discrimination lawsuit

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