PHILADELPHIA – Temple University announced Tuesday that it has signed Director of Athletics Bill Bradshaw to a new five-year contract that will keep the veteran athletic administrator at the University through the 2011-12 academic year. The contract is retroactive to July 1, 2007.
“Bill Bradshaw is a real asset to Temple University. We are fortunate that he will continue to lead Temple Athletics in the years to come,” said Temple University President Ann Weaver Hart.
“We have built a strong foundation for success over the past six years and I am thankful that I will continue to be a part of the Temple athletics family,” said Bradshaw. “We have strong leadership at the University in President Ann Weaver Hart, Chairman of the Board Dan Polett and Chairman of the Athletic Board Lewis Katz, who understand the value of athletics at the University. This new contract is a reflection of the strong athletic staff we have in place, as well as the quality head coaches that have led our teams to success.”
Appointed the University's eighth Director of Athletics on June 27, 2002, the NACDA Past President is one of the most experienced athletics administrators in the nation. Prior to his arrival in Owl Country he spent 16 years as Director of Athletics at DePaul University in Chicago and nine years in the same position at his alma mater (`69), La Salle University.
Bradshaw's six years at Temple have produced numerous highlights, most notably the announcement on May 17, 2005 that the University would join the Mid-American Conference as a football-only member plus the recent hirings of Al Golden and Fran Dunphy as head football and men's basketball coaches.
courtesy Temple Sports Media Relations