Syracuse Orange: Senior Deputy AD Herman Frazier to Philly Sports HoF

Syracuse Orange Senior Deputy Athletics Director Herman Frazier will get inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame in early November.

Olympic gold medalist Herman Frazier, the Syracuse Orange senior deputy athletics director, is getting inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, with a ceremony scheduled for Nov. 5 of this year, per a cuse.com announcement.

Frazier, named by the NCAA in 2006 as one of the top-100 athletes of all-time, is a veteran athletics administrator who joined the ‘Cuse staff in 2011 as a deputy athletics director and chief of staff. He got promoted to his present role as senior deputy athletics director in May of 2016.

In his current position on the Hill, the media release says that Frazier oversees all internal operations and serves as the sport administrator for Orange volleyball, softball and men’s rowing.

Additionally, Frazier is the secondary administrator for the Syracuse football and men’s basketball teams. According to the statement, he has overseen the participation of ‘Cuse football in a trio of bowl games, such as the 2018 Camping World Bowl when the Orange defeated West Virginia to wrap up that stanza at 10-3 and ranked No. 15 in both major polls.

In November, Syracuse Orange Senior Deputy AD Herman Frazier will get inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.

Cuse.com says that in 2003 and 2004, Sports Illustrated named Frazier as one of the top-101 minorities in sports. In 2008, the Sporting News included Frazier as one of the 100 most-influential people in sports throughout the United States.

An eight-time All-American at Arizona State, Frazier won a gold medal in the 4×400 relay and a silver medal in the 400-meter race at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal.

During his more than 40-year tenure as an athletics administrator, he worked at his alma mater, Arizona State, as well as UAB, Hawaii and Temple before joining Syracuse University.

From 1980 to 2004, Frazier served on several United States Olympic committees, such as two stints as the U.S. Olympic Committee vice president from 1996 to 2004.

Currently, he is a member of the NCAA Division I Track & Field Committee, where he represents the ‘Cuse and the Atlantic Coast Conference.