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Fordham Athletic Director Honored by National Association

Contact: Bob Howe
(212) 636-6538

Bronx, N.Y. (June 20, 2006) – Frank McLaughlin (FCRH ’69) Fordham University’s executive director of athletics, was named GeneralSports TURF Systems Athletic Director of the Year, Northeast Division I-AA, by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). McLaughlin is one of 29 winners nationwide, chosen by geographic region and National Collegiate Athletic Association division. The winners will be honored at NACDA’s 41st Annual Convention in New Orleans, La., on June 21.

McLaughlin, who has led the athletics department for the past 21 years, was a student-athlete at Fordham in the 1960s. His fund raising led the way to renovations of Jack Coffey Field, the Murphy Field Complex and a multipurpose athletics facility. He was inducted into the Catholic High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 1988. For more details see the article on the Fordham Athletics web page.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is New York’s Jesuit University. With 22 men’s and women’s varsity sports teams, the Fordham Rams are members of the NCAA Division I and compete in the Atlantic 10 Conference in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, indoor and outdoor track, women’s rowing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, and volleyball, and in the Patriot League (NCAA I-AA) for football.

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