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Clarkson Names New Athletics And Recreation Director

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Sean T. Frazier of Purchase, N.Y., has been named Clarkson University’s director of athletics and recreation effective July 1. Frazier’s appointment is the culmination of a national search initiated last fall. frazier

“Clarkson has a well-deserved reputation for maintaining a highly competitive and well-rounded athletics and recreation program,” said Clarkson University President Denny Brown. “Sean Frazier, with his commitment to college athletics and experience in sports promotion, will bring new energy and leadership to Clarkson athletics.” 

“My family and I would like to thank President Denny Brown, Vice President Gary Kelly and the Clarkson campus community for this outstanding opportunity,” said Frazier. “Clarkson has a deep tradition of excellence and I look forward to working with the faculty, students, staff and local community.”

Frazier brings with him a solid career in college athletics and sports management. Prior to his appointment at Clarkson, he was director of athletics and recreation at Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y., where he managed an athletics department with 19 National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) teams and over 70 recreation, intramural and club sport offerings.

While at Manhattanville College, Frazier established men’s and women’s ice hockey programs. The women’s hockey team made it to the NCAA Division III finals in 2002. Frazier also increased sports-related revenue through ticket sales and the creation of a varsity sports shop with trademark licensing agreements and an event concessions program. He also established sports camps, forged corporate and alumni partnerships, and developed sponsorships for sport tournaments.

Prior to Manhattanville, Frazier worked as the assistant director of athletics at the University of Maine in Orono, where he co-founded and advised the Student Heritage Alliance Center, a multicultural center and service board, and created internship and multicultural education programs. He also provided senior administrative support and leadership to the 1999 University of Maine’s Men’s Ice Hockey National Championship Team.

Frazier began his career as an assistant football coach at Boston University. He received a master of education degree from the University of Maine and was the recipient of the University’s Thurgood Marshall Graduate Scholarship. While an undergraduate at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa he lettered as a running back and linebacker for the Crimson Tide, participated in the Hall of Fame Bowl, Sun Bowl, Sugar Bowl and Fiesta Bowl and was a member of the Southeastern Conference Championship Team.

Frazier is a founding member of the Minority Opportunities Athletics Association and is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and the National Association of Athletic Development Directors. He has also served on the 2001 NCAA Division III Women’s Ice Hockey Committee, the 2000 NCAA Division I Athletics Certification Program, and the Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee in 1999. 

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