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By Conor O'Neill and Baltimore Sun reporter | June 17, 2010
After nearly four years as Towson University's athletic director, Mike Hermann resigned from his position this week. Hermann, whose resignation was made official Tuesday and was first reported in the Towerlight newspaper Thursday, said that although the resignation was not planned, "it was in the best interest of the program, given the overall situation at hand." He said he is proud of the progress made in Towson athletics during his tenure. "I feel great about the things that have happened in the last four years," Hermann said.
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By Sports Digest | September 29, 2010
Running Maryland Half-Marathon to move to Howard Co. in 2011 After two years in Timonium, the Maryland Half-Marathon will be held in southern Howard County in 2011. The race, which benefits the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, will be run May 15 in Maple Lawn, which is in the Fulton area. The move was made to create a new experience for runners and attract more participants from Howard County and the Washington area. Colleges Cincinnati's Waddell to be named AD at Towson Towson will name Mike Waddell its new athletic director, according to a source.
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By Baltimore Sun staff | July 1, 2010
Ted Zaleski Jr. has been named Towson University's interim director of athletics, university president Robert L. Caret announced Thursday. Zaleski, who has served as chief of staff to Caret since 2003, will continue in his current role while manning the interim athletic director position. Zaleski replaces Mike Hermann, who resigned June 15. Zaleski first came to Towson in 1987, teaching part-time in the political science department. He led the president's transition team in 2003 and has served as Caret's executive assistant ever since.
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By Mike Miller and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2010
After spending the better part of 22 years putting together the types of events that Towson University staged for him, Mike Waddell felt a bit out of place in the spotlight Wednesday. Waddell was introduced as Towson's director of athletics amid much fanfare and a packed crowd inside the Minnegan room at Johnny Unitas Stadium, marking the end of a three-month search by the university to replace Mike Hermann, who resigned on June 15. As he addressed an audience composed of members of the university's administration, athletic department, coaches and student athletes, Waddell described his 120-day plan of action titled "Now and Forever: Victory, Strong and Bold," and how he will elevate the Tigers to the crest of the Colonial Athletic Association.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN REPORTER | November 9, 2007
Gordy Combs' long-running affair with Towson University football just got longer. Combs, who has been in the Tigers' football program since he transferred from the University of Dayton as a player in 1970, has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will keep him at Towson through 2010. The extension was announced yesterday by athletic director Mike Hermann. "I feel like Gordy has done a great job and is the right guy to lead our program to the top of the league," Hermann said. The announcement comes with the Tigers (3-6)
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By BALTIMORESUN.COM STAFF | March 7, 2006
Mike Hermann, who has served as director of athletics at Niagara University for the past eight years, was today named director of athletics at Towson University. He succeeds Dr. Wayne Edwards who is retiring at the end of June after 11 years at Towson. The appointment becomes effective July 1. "Towson University is focused on its future, and a very competitive athletic program is a big part of that future," Towson University President Dr. Robert L. Caret said in a release. "I know that Mike Hermann has the background, skills and vision to build on what we have accomplished and help make that future a reality."
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By Baltimore Sun staff | September 28, 2010
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.
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By Sports Digest | February 27, 2010
Towson hired Bruce Atkinson to become the 10th volleyball coach in the program's 32-year history, athletic director Mike Hermann announced. Atkinson was the coach at the University of Hawaii at Hilo for the past three seasons, leading the Vulcans to a 69-14 overall record. He was named PacWest Coach of the Year in 2007, when the Vulcans finished 23-5, and in 2009, when the team went 25-2 and made its first postseason appearance in more than a decade. "He obviously has a very successful track record as a coach, but he also brings great passion and enthusiasm for the sport, along with a can-do attitude," Hermann said.
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By Sports Digest | September 29, 2010
Running Maryland Half-Marathon to move to Howard Co. in 2011 After two years in Timonium, the Maryland Half-Marathon will be held in southern Howard County in 2011. The race, which benefits the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, will be run May 15 in Maple Lawn, which is in the Fulton area. The move was made to create a new experience for runners and attract more participants from Howard County and the Washington area. Colleges Cincinnati's Waddell to be named AD at Towson Towson will name Mike Waddell its new athletic director, according to a source.
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By Mike Miller and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2010
After spending the better part of 22 years putting together the types of events that Towson University staged for him, Mike Waddell felt a bit out of place in the spotlight Wednesday. Waddell was introduced as Towson's director of athletics amid much fanfare and a packed crowd inside the Minnegan room at Johnny Unitas Stadium, marking the end of a three-month search by the university to replace Mike Hermann, who resigned on June 15. As he addressed an audience composed of members of the university's administration, athletic department, coaches and student athletes, Waddell described his 120-day plan of action titled "Now and Forever: Victory, Strong and Bold," and how he will elevate the Tigers to the crest of the Colonial Athletic Association.
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By Baltimore Sun staff | September 28, 2010
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.
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By Baltimore Sun staff | July 1, 2010
Ted Zaleski Jr. has been named Towson University's interim director of athletics, university president Robert L. Caret announced Thursday. Zaleski, who has served as chief of staff to Caret since 2003, will continue in his current role while manning the interim athletic director position. Zaleski replaces Mike Hermann, who resigned June 15. Zaleski first came to Towson in 1987, teaching part-time in the political science department. He led the president's transition team in 2003 and has served as Caret's executive assistant ever since.
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By Conor O'Neill and Baltimore Sun reporter | June 17, 2010
After nearly four years as Towson University's athletic director, Mike Hermann resigned from his position this week. Hermann, whose resignation was made official Tuesday and was first reported in the Towerlight newspaper Thursday, said that although the resignation was not planned, "it was in the best interest of the program, given the overall situation at hand." He said he is proud of the progress made in Towson athletics during his tenure. "I feel great about the things that have happened in the last four years," Hermann said.
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By Sports Digest | February 27, 2010
Towson hired Bruce Atkinson to become the 10th volleyball coach in the program's 32-year history, athletic director Mike Hermann announced. Atkinson was the coach at the University of Hawaii at Hilo for the past three seasons, leading the Vulcans to a 69-14 overall record. He was named PacWest Coach of the Year in 2007, when the Vulcans finished 23-5, and in 2009, when the team went 25-2 and made its first postseason appearance in more than a decade. "He obviously has a very successful track record as a coach, but he also brings great passion and enthusiasm for the sport, along with a can-do attitude," Hermann said.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN REPORTER | November 9, 2007
Gordy Combs' long-running affair with Towson University football just got longer. Combs, who has been in the Tigers' football program since he transferred from the University of Dayton as a player in 1970, has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will keep him at Towson through 2010. The extension was announced yesterday by athletic director Mike Hermann. "I feel like Gordy has done a great job and is the right guy to lead our program to the top of the league," Hermann said. The announcement comes with the Tigers (3-6)
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By BALTIMORESUN.COM STAFF | March 7, 2006
Mike Hermann, who has served as director of athletics at Niagara University for the past eight years, was today named director of athletics at Towson University. He succeeds Dr. Wayne Edwards who is retiring at the end of June after 11 years at Towson. The appointment becomes effective July 1. "Towson University is focused on its future, and a very competitive athletic program is a big part of that future," Towson University President Dr. Robert L. Caret said in a release. "I know that Mike Hermann has the background, skills and vision to build on what we have accomplished and help make that future a reality."
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By From staff reports | March 13, 2007
Towson University has given men's basketball coach Pat Kennedy a three-year contract extension that runs through the 2010-11 season, the school announced yesterday. The Tigers' 15-17 record this season marked their most victories in 11 years. "Obviously we're very excited about it. I think it's a great step for the university and obviously for ourselves cause it's the next step in building these programs," Kennedy said. "It's been a wonderful experience for us and a real positive step for the university as well.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | June 25, 2010
Maryland's Debbie Yow became the third athletic director locally to leave her job this year, following the retirement of Joe Boylan at Loyola and the firing of Wayne Edwards at Towson. Here are some possible candidates that might replace Yow: Jeff Hathaway, Connecticut AD — A Maryland graduate who served as Lefty Driesell's team manager as an undergraduate, the 50-year-old Hathaway received an endorsement from Yow on Friday. Has also been the athletic director at Colorado State and currently serves on the men's NCAA tournament selection committee.
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