Props For Tom Jurich

Tom Jurich, vice president of athletics at the University of Louisville, recently received recognition for his contributions to women’s athletics during the Lady Cards-Rutgers basketball game. Under his leadership, the women’s programs have enjoyed unprecedented growth while reaping tremendous dividends in terms of student life and respect for the university.

Of course, Jurich’s contributions extend far beyond women’s athletics. His efforts have led to advancements in U of L sports that his predecessors and the university’s longtime fans would have considered pipedreams less than a couple of decades ago.

Here’s the video of the ceremony shown during the Lady Cards-Rutgers basketball in January:

Thanks to Julie Hermann for the video.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

3 thoughts on “Props For Tom Jurich

  • February 20, 2009 at 4:21 pm
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    Tom has orchestrated a 180-degree turn in women’s athletics — and men’s — at U of L, and his efforts have greatly benefited the entire university. We needed him 20 years earlier. Look where we would be.

  • February 21, 2009 at 11:21 am
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    The women who did that video probably should have included or at least mentioned all the other things Tom Has done for the athletic program. By focusing only on women, they come off as a bit selfish, a lot in fact.

  • February 21, 2009 at 12:59 pm
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    It was at a women’s basketball game and there’s not enough time at halftime to list all the accomplishments Tom has done at the UofL. I don’t think the women’s program is selfish at all. They’re finally beginning to get some of the things that they’ve deserved for years. Women’s basketball is the 3rd most fan attended event of all the sports the Universtiy of Louisville has. The tribute was nicely done and we’re very lucky to have Julie Hermann at UofL. Just a matter of time before she accepts an offer to be a head athletic director somewhere.

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