herman frazier '77 b.s.

Herman Frazier is known for winning a gold medal in the 1976 Olympic Games as a member of the American 4 x 400 meter relay team. Frazier came to Arizona State University and became a All-American sprinter. He was the team captain of the 1977 national championship track team  and graduated from ASU that year with a degree in political science. After graduation, he remained at ASU for 23 years, starting as a graduate assistant and eventually becoming senior associate athletics director for the university. He also served as vice-president and chairman of the Fiesta Bowl Board of Directors during his time in Arizona. After leaving ASU, he became athletics director at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2000. In 2002, he became athletic director at the University of Hawaii, where he would remain until 2008. Following his job in Hawaii, he worked as a senior associate athletic director for Temple University and joined Syracuse University in 2011 as its deputy athletics director.

Frazier has served on the U.S. Olympic Committee in many roles, including acting as the chef de mission for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. He also has held positions on the U.S. Olympic Athletes Advisory Council and the U.S. Olympic Overview Commission. He also has received numerous honors, like the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award and the Herman R. Frazier Political Science Scholarship, which was established by his friends and colleagues at Arizona State University to award a deserving political science student.

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