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Joan Cronan named interim AD at Tennessee

Posted on: June 9, 2011 3:23 pm
 

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Tennessee announced on Thursday that Joan Cronan will serve as the school's interim Vice Chancellor and Athletic Director following the recent resignation of Mike Hamilton at the school. Cronan has served as the school's director of women's athletics at Tennessee since the 1983-84 season.

"Joan Cronan epitomizes the Volunteer spirit," said Tennessee's Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek in a statement. "She has been a vital part of Tennessee Athletics for thirty years and will provide proven leadership during our transitional period. I appreciate her willingness to assume this responsibility."

"I am humbled and honored by this opportunity, and I greatly appreciate the chancellor’s faith in me," said Cronan. "This is an exciting time for Tennessee Athletics, as we have a great team of coaches, staff, and student-athletes. It has been a tremendous honor to serve this university for thirty years, and I am grateful for the chance to play an integral role in helping shape the bright future of Tennessee Athletics."

There was no mention in the release of when Tennessee hopes to have a new, permanant athletic director in place, nor was there any mention of whom they'd like it to be. Though Phil Fulmer is available.

Comments

Since: May 13, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2011 12:46 pm
 

Joan Cronan named interim AD at Tennessee

Next thing you know they'll be letting women vote!!!
We get your point gl...but you have to admit, BD was on a role.  I have him down for the best post of the day. 



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2011 12:05 pm
 

Joan Cronan named interim AD at Tennessee

Look at all the crap written about this, and she's the INTERIM AD.  Where were all these big mouths when Hamilton was totally screwing things up?  Give her a chance until the actual AD shows up, she CAN'T do any worse than Hamilton did.  The next best move they could od is give the ENTIRE UT basketball program, yes men and women to Pat.  Oh yeah, that's another thing UT needs, the return of Phil Fulmer, his being hired will surely make the Orange glow warmer.



Since: Aug 15, 2007
Posted on: June 10, 2011 11:04 am
 

Joan Cronan named interim AD at Tennessee

what a joke.   we go from doug dickey, mike hamilton and now a damn woman.
YEAH!!!!  The nerve of these people letting a damn woman do a MAN'S JOB!!!  Next thing you know they'll be letting women vote!!!



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2011 9:32 pm
 

Joan Cronan named interim AD at Tennessee

what a joke.     we go from doug dickey,  mike hamilton and now a damn woman.   the womens athletic department makes no money at all,  is given a free pass from men's sports  (i know for a fact) and we hire a woman.   they need to get the death penalty,  while kiffin laughs at our ass.   this university sucks.  what in the world does she now about baseball.   who is she going to hire,  ralph weekly from softball.   by the way,   all they do is whine on the softball loss to okla state.  blamed it on the umpire on espn.   they got beat twice at home.  just a better than average team nationwide.   split the weekly's up and let him take the man's job.  it sucks anyway.   JOAN CRONAN.  WE HAVE LOST OUR MINDS.  KEEP HER ON THE WOMAN'S SIDE.  tennessee just wants to look good nationwide.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: June 9, 2011 8:39 pm
 

Joan Cronan named interim AD at Tennessee

Interesting how everyone thinks that a great or beloved coach will always make a great administrator. Tom Osbourne and Mike Bellotti had moderate success as AD at Nebraska and Oregon, respectively.



Since: Aug 19, 2009
Posted on: June 9, 2011 8:05 pm
 

Joan Cronan named interim AD at Tennessee

what in the sam hell is going in knoxville??? I guess we'll find out...  Go Cocks!!!!!



Since: Aug 19, 2009
Posted on: June 9, 2011 8:03 pm
 

Joan Cronan named interim AD at Tennessee

what in the sam hell is going in knoxville. We'll see, i guess....



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: June 9, 2011 7:48 pm
 

Joan Cronan named interim AD at Tennessee

Great move for Tennesse that will keep the program moving forward even as they search for a permanent replacement.

I do think that Phil Fulmer will get a lot of consideration, and if he get's Pat Summit's support, he gets the job!



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: June 9, 2011 7:26 pm
 

Joan Cronan named interim AD at Tennessee

I heartily agree!  Can't say I know much about Tennessee women's athletics except for the pretty awesome basketball program under Pat Summitt, but I tend to think their women's programs have generally enjoyed success, been run cleanly with little or no scandals (that I'm aware of).  With someone who's done a great job and been as loyal as Ms. Cronan seems to have been, I'd say she definitely deserves the promotion, as well as a shot at the permanent position if she wants it.

Kudos to Tennessee on this move, and best of luck to Ms. Cronan!



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2011 4:48 pm
 

Joan Cronan named interim AD at Tennessee

Ballsy, I like it, and props to Tennessee for signing the best man for the job.


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