Towson to name Cincinnati's Mike Waddell its new athletic director

Bearcats' senior associate director of athletics to be introduced at news conference Wednesday

September 28, 2010|By Baltimore Sun staff

Towson will name Mike Waddell, a senior associate director of athletics at the University of Cincinnati, its new athletic director, according to a source.

Waddell will be introduced Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Minnegan room of Johnny Unitas Stadium. Waddell replaces Mike Hermann, who resigned after four years at Towson on June 15.

Waddell, a 1991 graduate of Guilford (N.C.) College who also has a master's degree in sport administration from Ohio University, spent five years at Cincinnati. In his role as senior associate director of athletics, Waddell oversaw marketing/fan development, ticket sales/customer service, sports communication, game-day programming, information technology and the Bearcats' football bowl planning. Waddell was also the athletic department's point person for the men's soccer, men's and women's golf, and men's and women's swimming and diving teams, in addition to working on a daily basis with the football and men's basketball programs.

Before coming to Cincinnati in 2006, Waddell served as the University of Akron's associate athletics director for external relations. He was also the Zips' interim athletic director from Dec. 2005 to Jan. 2006. Waddell, a North Carolina native, has also worked as director of marketing and broadcasting at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and the director of athletics external operations at Appalachian State.

Ted Zaleski Jr., the chief of staff to university president Robert L. Caret, has served as Towson's interim athletic director since July 1.

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