Report: Deputy athletic director Sean Frazier among favorites for Rutgers job

Barry Alvarez could be looking for a new deputy AD before long. - Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Barry Alvarez' right-hand man has emerged as a candidate to be Rutgers University's next athletic director.

Wisconsin deputy athletic director Sean Frazier is among three candidates to emerge from a deeper pool targeted by Rutgers University in its search for a new athletic director, according to MyCentralJersey.com.

Frazier, who oversees Wisconsin's football, men's hockey and women's hockey programs, is reportedly a top candidate along with University of Louisville executive senior associate AD Julie Hermann and Fresno State AD Thomas Boeh. Former Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti resigned last month in the wake of the Scarlet Knights men's basketball scandal. The position has been filled on an interim basis by Carl Kirschner, the school's former dean who also manned the position for four months after after Robert Mulcahy was fired in early 2009. Pernetti eventually succeeded him.

Per the report, the job listing on the website of Parker Executive Search, the search firm overseeing the hiring process, advises applicants to submit their materials for "full consideration" by today, May 6.

Rutgers is, of course, joining the Big Ten for the 2014 season and a candidate with conference ties would certainly be appealing. Frazier has worked at Wisconsin since 2007, when he arrived as associate athletic director for events and facilities. He was named senior associate athletic director for operations in 2009 and then promoted to deputy athletic director in April 2011. The Long Island, N.Y. native played for Alabama from 1987-91 and also served as athletic director at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass.

Boeh also has Big Ten ties, as he earned a master's degree in athletic administration from Illinois. The Chicago native has spent the last seven years at Fresno State, and also previously worked at BTN.

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