Rutgers' new Athletic Director Julie Hermann says she won't resign amid abuse claims

Despite claims from former players that she was an abusive coach, Rutgers' new Athletic Director Julie Hermann says she won't resign. In an interview yesterday,

Rutgers hired Julie Hermann from the University of Louisville to be its new athletic director.

Rutgers hired Julie Hermann from the University of Louisville to be its new athletic director. (5/28/13)

NEW BRUNSWICK - Despite claims from former players that she was an abusive coach, Rutgers' new Athletic Director Julie Hermann says she won't resign.

In an interview yesterday, Hermann denied that she was abusive to her players when she coached women's volleyball at the University of Tennessee. In 1996, her team sent a letter to the school, accusing Hermann of being an abusive coach. Hermann quit the following year and says while she was an intense coach, she never abused her team.

Hermann was hired to replace Tim Perneti after he was fired for the way he handled the Mike Rice scandal. Rice, the men's basketball coach, was caught on video verbally assaulting his players and throwing basketballs at them.

Students say they're embarrassed the school didn't know about this beforehand, but University President Robert Barchi insists Hermann was chosen after an exhaustive screening process. Hermann's first day as athletic director is June 17.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Interview with mother of transgender girl 1 VIDEO: Interview with mother of transgender girl
VIDEO: News conference on Chatham helicopter crash 2 VIDEO: News conference on Chatham helicopter crash
The Kid's First Adventure day care center accidently 3 Newark day care leaves toddler behind after field trip
A small helicopter made a hard landing in 4 Helicopter wrecked after hard landing in Chatham
A gas explosion leveled a home in Stafford 5 Authorities determine cause of Stafford gas explosion

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Rutgers hired Julie Hermann from the University of New Rutgers AD responds to abuse allegations

The newly hired athletic director at Rutgers is speaking out Monday after new allegations surfaced

Rutgers hired Julie Hermann from the University of Rutgers hires Julie Hermann as new AD

Administrators at Rutgers University announced the hiring of a new athletic director Wednesday. Julie Hermann

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE