Counting Down to Stella

Nor’Easter has hired its new athletics director, Peter Roby.

Roby is a former head basketball coach at Harvard University, marketing vice president at Reebok, and since 2002, Director of Northeastern’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society.

“Peter brings a unique set of skills and perspective to college athletics,” said Northeastern President Joseph Aoun. “I am confident that under Peter’s leadership, Northeastern’s program will set a standard for ethical practices and athletic excellence.” President Aoun also thanked Trustee George Behrakis for chairing the search committee and thanked all the committee members for their unanimous endorsement of Roby.

Utilize every bit of PR spin you need, but this one is easy: the guy was a coach, understands sneaker companies, and studied sports. He has the goods.

It’s not a guaranteed success, because fund-raising is vital, but Roby certainly starts his tenure ahead of the game.

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What’s in the iPod right now: Naima, by John Coltrane.

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I’ll expand upon yesterday’s post in the coming days. I re-read it about 12 times, and when combined with the emails I’ve received I realize I owe you some detail.

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~ by mglitos on June 22, 2007.

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