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Up Goes Frazier: Syracuse Hire Deputy Athletics Director

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You want to get to DOCTOR Daryl Gross? Well your gonna have to go through Herman Frazier to get there.

Frazier has joined Syracuse University as a deputy athletics director/chief of staff, where he will oversee the daily operation of all facets of Syracuse Athletics.

Frazier brings 34 years of experience in athletics administration, including eight years of experience as an athletics director, to Syracuse. Most recently, he has served as the senior associate athletics director for sports administration at Temple University. Prior to joining the Owls' staff, the Philadelphia native served six years as the director of athletics at Hawai'i. Frazier was also the director of athletics at the University Alabama-Birmingham.

"The goal is to help the University and this Athletics program achieve all of its goals within its strategic plan," Frazier said. "The philosophy and leadership of Chancellor Nancy Cantor and Athletics Director Daryl Gross mesh well with my experience in athletics administration. We have talked about many aspects of the program, and I look forward to assisting and working with all of the programs at Syracuse."

See, this is what happens when you try to mess around, Temple. Wanna keep pretending you're coming back to the Big East? Fine, we'll take Cosby next.

Frazier was an eight-time All-American track performer at ASU and 1976 Olympic Gold medalist in the men's 4x400 meter relay.

It hasn't always been sunshine and daffodils for Frazier. As athletic director at the University of Hawaii, he was heavily criticized for the way he handled the termination of a basketball coach, issues with the football schedule and for letting football coach June Jones move laterally to conference rival SMU. Frazier was fired the day after Jones left.

Frazier brings tons of experience with him and one would assume he's learned from the issues that plagued his Hawaii tenure. Welcome aboard, Herm.