Temple's new deputy AD could aid in stadium bid

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Craig Angelos believes his expertise in building a football stadium and in fund-raising will benefit him in his new job as Temple's deputy director of athletics. Temple announced his hiring on Tuesday.

Angelos comes from Florida International University, where he was the senior associate athletic director for revenue enhancement since June 2014. He has worked 24 years in intercollegiate athletics administration.

When Angelos served as director of athletics at Florida Atlantic University from 2003 to 2012, he led the effort to build a 30,000-seat football stadium that opened on campus in 2011.

Temple has been exploring building an on-campus stadium. The Owls' lease with the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field expires after the 2017 season.

"I am not sure how far they are in that progression, but if they do it, my experience would be a selling point," Angelos said in a telephone interview.

Angelos also served as executive senior associate athletic director at South Florida.

Angelos has also held athletic department positions at Indiana University and Miami. He also spent three years at the NCAA as a legislative assistant interpreting rules and regulations.

A graduate of the Creighton University School of Law, Angelos worked for a law firm in Los Angeles before beginning his career in intercollegiate athletics.