Jeff Hathaway—from UConn already covered –see previous posts
Kevin Anderson (Current AD at Army)–brief Bio —Since Kevin Anderson was introduced as Army’s Director of Athletics on Dec. 13, 2004, West Point’s intercollegiate athletic program has enjoyed immense success both on and off the “fields of friendly strife. Boasting more than two decades of leadership and experience, Anderson departed his post as executive associate athletic director at Oregon State University to accept the challenge of re-invigorating Army’s proud athletic program. The veteran administrator has played a large role in accomplishing that goal during his five years along the banks of the Hudson. In that time, Army has sent 20 intercollegiate athletic teams to the NCAAs, captured its first National Championship in more than 50 years, witnessed the revitalization of its hockey and men’s basketball programs, and experienced unparalleled success in several others, such as baseball, women’s volleyball, women’s tennis and women’s basketball. This past fall, Army’s women’s volleyball team became West Point’s 10th different intercollegiate program to advance to the NCAAs under Anderson’s watch, while the baseball team reached a regional final for the first time in school history last spring.
Warde Manuel (AD at Buffalo)
Finishing his fifth year as University at Buffalo Director of Athletics, Warde Manuel’s vision for building a championship intercollegiate athletics program has led to the most Division I athletics success in the history of the school..
Since Manuel’s arrival on campus in August 2005, the athletic department has accomplished some impressive and historic achievements under his leadership:
- The 2008 football team won the Mid-American Conference Championship and played in their first bowl game in school history – the 2009 International Bowl.
- The 2008-09 men’s basketball team won a share of the Mid-American Conference regular season title for the first time since joining the conference and advanced to play in the College Basketball Invitational for only their second postseason appearance as a Division I program.
- The 2010 men’s tennis team became Buffalo’s first team to go unbeaten in the MAC regular season, capturing the conference regular season crown.
- UB’s rowing team continued their unprecedented championship run by capturing the Colonia Athletic Association team title in addition to winning back-to-back (2008 and 2009) the overall points title at the Dad Vail Regatta, the largest collegiate Regatta in North America
- The 2009 softball team tied a school record for wins in a season.
- The 2009 and 2010 baseball team won the most games in their Division I history.
- Showcasing Manuel’s increased focus on academics since arriving on campus – including the creation of a new study center, quadrupling the investment in tutorial support and doubling the number of computers available to student-athletes – in Fall of 2009, UB achieved the highest student-athlete GPA since joining the MAC.