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Frazier leaves Temple for Syracuse post

The Herman Frazier era at Temple is over.

Frazier leaves Temple for Syracuse post

The Herman Frazier era at Temple is over.

The Philadelphia native gave up his senior associate athletics director position to become Syracuse’s deputy athletics director/chief of staff. Frazier will oversee the daily operations of the Orange’s athletics department.

“I want to thank [Temple athletics director] Bill Bradshaw for giving me the opportunity to be a part of one of the best athletics senior staffs in the country,” Frazier said Thursday in a statement on Temple’s website. “It has been an honor to come back to Philadelphia and serve at Temple during one of the university’s most successful periods in intercollegiate athletics.

“I now look forward to the challenges that my new position at Syracuse present.”

Before Frazier’s three-year stint at Temple, he was served as Hawaii’s athletics director from 2002-2008.

Frazier also served as Alabama-Birmingham's athletic director for two years after being Arizona State’s senior associate athletics director for business operations.

“While I wish Herman all the best in his new venture, I will miss him dearly as a professional, and particularly as a person,” Bradshaw said in a statement. “He has been a valuable member of our team for three years and made solid contributions to our success.”

-- Keith Pompey

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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