Temple's Dougherty wins A-10 Bob Vetrone Award

Fran Dunphy and Temple returned to the Big East only to find the party was over. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Larry Dougherty, Temple’s senior associate athletic director for athletic communications, won the 2013 Bob Vetrone Atlantic Ten Media Award.

According to the A-10 press releases, the award is presented a person whose “service, professionalism and commitment have made a lasting contribution to its student-athletes and institutions."

Dougherty will receive the award during the Owls' first game in next week’s A-10 men’s basketball tourney at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

"I am honored and humbled to receive this award, especially in light of the distinguished past winners of the honor," Dougherty said in a press release. "It also is an award I will treasure greatly, because it is named for Bob Vetrone, a true Philadelphia sports media icon, a mentor, and one of the best men I have had the pleasure to work with."

The late Bob Vetrone is a Philadelphia sports' legend.

He was a columnist for the Evening Bulletin and later the Daily News. Vetrone also had jobs as the public relations director and later television responsibilities for the 76ers. He also worked for the Big Five and in La Salle's sports information department.

Other Vetrone award winners are Dayton long-time sports information director Doug Hauschild (2012), Xavier play-by-by announcer Joe Sunderman (2011), Duquesne play-by-play announcer Ray Goss (2009), Temple long-time sports information director Al Shrier (2008), Providence Journal sportswriter Paul Kenyon (2007) and Vetrone (2006)

Dougherty, the second past president of the College Sports Information Directors of America, is in his 10th season at Temple where he manages athletic communications and publications for the unversity's 24 NCAA Division I teams. He worked in St. Joseph's media relations department for 15 years before coming to Temple. 

"Larry is very deserving of this award, his work at both St. Joseph’s and Temple benefited the student-athletes and the A-10, and I congratulate him on a job well done!” A-10 commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade said in a press release