Tim Pernetti
Director of Athletics, Rutgers University
Tim Pernetti
Tim Pernetti is the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Rutgers University. His appointment became effective on April 1, 2009 as part of a five-year agreement with the University to run Intercollegiate Athletics and to provide oversight for 24 sports programs. Since coming back to Rutgers, Pernetti has transformed Athletics making several key coaching hires in various sports.
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New York City F.C. Official Is Leaving
NYTimes - about 2 years
New York City F.C. said that Tim Pernetti would leave his job as chief business officer after the expansion team’s opener on March 8.
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Rutgers AD meets with family of Jevon Tyree
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann on Wednesday met with the family of a former football player who left the team after claiming a coach bullied him and then limited his playing time. The state university of New Jersey also announced Wednesday that the school's general counsel, John Farmer Jr., will review the incident and any subsequent actions taken by the athletics department. Tyree left the team on Nov. 6 after alleging that defensive coordinator Dave Cohen coach verbally abused him and threatened to head-butt him during a spring study hall session. The spring incident took place in front of teammates and an academic adviser, who reported it at a time when Rutgers was under national scrutiny following the release of videotapes showing then-basketball coach Mike Rice verbally and physically abusing his players while yelling homophobic slurs. Rice was fired and athletic director Tim Pernetti was forced to resign along with a leading university attorney. Tyree said Cohen lim ...
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Rutgers Football Player Jevon Tyree Quits Team Over Verbal Abuse From Defensive Coach Dave Cohen
Huffington Post - over 3 years
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — There's another coaching problem at Rutgers. A Scarlet Knights football player has left the team after alleging that a coach verbally abused him and threatened to head-butt him during a spring study hall session. The player said the assistant then treated him unfairly once the season started. Jevon Tyree, a redshirt freshman from Somerset, was on scholarship and quit the team Nov. 6. Tyree said defensive coordinator Dave Cohen used two profane terms in the study hall in front of teammates and an academic adviser, who reported the issue, according to the website NJ.com. Cohen was reprimanded by head coach Kyle Flood the next day and apologized, the university said in a statement. The school denied any physical threat. This matter comes less than a year after basketball coach Mike Rice was fired for physically and verbally abusing players. The scandal last year also caused Tim Pernetti to resign as athletic director along with a high-ranking university atto ...
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Ex-Rutgers AD Pernetti to Join New MLS Club
Wall Street Journal - over 3 years
Former Rutgers athletic director Tim Pernetti is reportedly joining Major League Soccer's New York expansion team as its chief business officer.
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Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.: Rutgers Board of Trustees Plays 'Blame Game' in Athletics
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
There is little doubt: the Rutgers athletic department has been a mess for the better half of the past year, damaging a great university's image nationally. There are important lessons to be learned from how this happened. Most of us became privy to the fiasco only when the horrifying video clips of former Head Basketball Coach Mike Rice's practices surfaced in April on ESPN, but the foundation for that media firestorm was set months earlier. Despite the inexplicable conduct depicted, in December Athletic Director Tim Pernetti suspended Coach Rice for three games and levied a $50,000 fine. Pernetti initially intended to fire Rice but properly consulted the human resources department and the head internal legal counsel, John Wolf, to whom he gave the video. Wolf referred the incident to an outside law firm. Pernetti also gave the video to Mark Hershorn, the head of the Rutgers Board of Governors' Committee on Athletics. Hershorn and Wolf never showed it to others. Pernett ...
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Tim Pernetti Elected to Board of Directors of Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Former Rutgers Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and television executive lends time and talent to further "Today's Care. Tomorrow's Cure."SHORT HILLS, N.J., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seasoned sports and media executive Tim Pernetti has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for spinal cord injury and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire. ...
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Controversial Rutgers Official Has Her First Day At Work
Huffington Post - over 3 years
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Saying she has already rolled up her sleeves and is ready to work, Julie Hermann took over as Rutgers' athletic director with the promise that her No. 1 job is to create an atmosphere for Scarlet Knights students to excel on and off the field. The embattled Hermann showed up for work before most of her employees on Monday morning and started the task of leading an embarrassed athletic department back to respectability, winning back boosters and alumni and leading the university into the Big Ten Conference in 2014. Hermann did not answer either emails or telephone calls left by The Associated Press seeking comment. She failed to stop and answer questions around 12:15 p.m. when she left in an SUV driven by Doug Kokoskie, the senior associate athletic director for facilities, events and operations. The two stopped at a couple of nearby athletic fields for quick looks. They had not returned to the spot they left at 5 p.m. Hermann, however, rel ...
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A Brief History Of Recent Rutgers' Scandals
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
On Nov. 20 of last year, Rutgers was on top of the college athletics world. On that date, decades of building a once-moribund athletic program finally paid off — the school was accepted as a member of the Big Ten, a major step up from the disintegrating Big East and a proud moment for the state university of New Jersey. How things have changed. Since then, men's basketball coach Mike Rice has been fired for hurling balls and curses at players during practice, athletic director Tim Pernetti and an assistant coach have resigned, and a full-scale investigation into all sports at the New Brunswick school has been put into motion. And now there are questions surrounding the history of both the new hoops coach and new athletic director. It turns out Rice's replacement, Eddie Jordan, was not a graduate of Rutgers — just a former student-athlete for the Scarlet Knights. And Pernetti's replacement, Julie He ...
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Former Player Backs Up Allegations Against Rutgers AD
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A former Tennessee volleyball player has written a blog post backing up her teammates' accusations that incoming Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann abused them verbally and emotionally during her coaching tenure in the 1990s. On her blog (http://www.erinzammettruddy.com), Erin Zammett Ruddy wrote Wednesday that the players held a meeting after the 1996 season to figure out why they were miserable, and "we quickly realized Julie was the common denominator." Zammett Ruddy said the players detailed their grievances in a letter they brought to Joan Cronan, the Tennessee women's athletic director at the time. While Zammett Ruddy's statement supports allegations that were first reported by The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., on Saturday night, she also wrote of Hermann that, "our intention today is not to see her suffer or to take her down in any way. None of us wants that. It is simply to tell the truth because we were asked. And because it is rel ...
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Clark Power: A Student-Centered Athletic Culture?
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Once again President Robert Barachi is on the hot seat. He chose Julie Hermann as Rutgers' new Athletic Director in a move designed to restore integrity to Rutgers' beleaguered athletic department. Hermann replaces Tim Pernetti, who resigned under pressure for not responding more decisively to a videotape showing basketball coach, Mike Rice shoving his players, throwing basketballs at their heads, and berating them with slurs. Maybe Barachi wishes he had Pernetti back. Hermann, it appears, may have been abusive herself, something that Rutgers' search committee was unaware of when they hired her. The search committee, in fact, viewed Hermann as the answer to an athletic department culture more protective of coaches than players. In a press release announcing the search committee's decision, Kate Sweeney, the co-chair, noted that the "committee was particularly impressed with Julie Hermann's student-centered approach to athletics." Less than two weeks after Herrmann's ...
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Robert J. Elisberg: Still in a Very Deep Rut
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Okay, so you remember how a couple months ago Rutgers University had a sports scandal when their basketball coach Mike Rice was extensively caught on tape physically and verbally abusing players. (I wrote about the story here.) Rice lost his job, as did the man who hired him, athletic director Tim Pernetti. To clean up the program, Rutgers hire Julie Hermann as the new A.D. She previously had been the assistant athletic director at the University of Louisville. She's scheduled to start on June 17. There's a problem, though, you see. It's hard to know whether the problem is more "big" or "bizarre." The Star-Ledger in New Jersey reportsthat 16 years ago Hermann quit as coach of the Tennessee women's volleyball team coach after the entire team wrote a letter claiming that she used -- are you ready? -- "humiliation, fear and emotional abuse." Seriously. And, no, this isn't The Onion. In their letter, the players wrote, "The mental cruelty that we as a team hav ...
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Another Sports Scandal Hits Rutgers
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
NEWARK, N.J. -- The woman hired to clean up Rutgers' scandal-scarred athletic program quit as Tennessee's women's volleyball coach 16 years ago after her players submitted a letter complaining she ruled through humiliation, fear and emotional abuse, The Star-Ledger reported Saturday night on its website. "The mental cruelty that we as a team have suffered is unbearable," the players wrote about Julie Hermann, hired May 15 as Rutgers' athletic director after serving as the No. 2 athletic administrator at Louisville. In the letter submitted by all 15 team members, the players said Hermann called them "whores, alcoholics and learning disabled" and they wrote: "It has been unanimously decided that this is an irreconcilable issue." The players told The Star-Ledger that Hermann absorbed the words and said: "I choose not to coach you guys." The 49-year-old Hermann, set to take over the Rutgers' program June 17, told The Star-Ledger she didn't remember the letter. The ...
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Rutgers introduces Julie Hermann as new AD
USA Today - almost 4 years
She replaces Tim Pernetti, who left as part of the fallout from the Mike Rice controversy
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Rutgers Suspends Lacrosse Coach
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Rutgers University has suspended its head men's lacrosse coach as it investigates allegations of verbal abuse. The university announced the suspension on Friday, saying that Brian Brecht will continue to be paid. The school did not give details of allegations. Rutgers, under the direction of President Robert Barchi and Interim Athletic Director Carl Kirschner, has been reviewing videos of practices in all sports since men's basketball coach Mike Rice was fired this month after a video was made public that showed him abusing players. The Rutgers lacrosse team competes in the Big East Conference, and is struggling this season. The Scarlet Knights are 2-11 overall, and 0-5 in the league. Brecht's team has lost 10 consecutive games headed into Saturday's home game vs. Duke. Brecht, in his second season as coach at Rutgers, spent seven years as coach at Siena College, and was a three-time conference coach of the year in the Metro Atlanti ...
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Report: Rutgers Hire New Coach
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
NEWARK, N.J. — Rutgers is turning to one of its greatest players to lead the basketball program out of one of its darkest hours and into a future that will see it enter the Big Ten Conference in 2014. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that Los Angeles Lakers assistant Eddie Jordan has reached a tentative agreement to take over as coach of the scandal-marred program. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school has not officially announced the deal with its all-time leader in assists and steals. The person said the two sides hammered out the five-year contract after Jordan returned to New Jersey Wednesday. The deal needs to be reviewed by the university's board of governors, and an official press conference might not happen until next Tuesday. The agreement comes just more than two weeks after Rutgers fired Mike Rice after a video was aired that showed him grabbing and kicking players at practice, and using anti- ...
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Dave Tomar: A Failure of Process
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
So proud to see my alma mater back in the headlines. Way to go Rutgers. As the Mike Rice tapes make the rounds in the news media, the shock, outrage and hand wringing are universal. People can't believe this goes on at a major university. Yeah. Whatever. I was so shocked, you could have knocked me over with a basketball. If you've read my book about hypocrisy, bureaucracy and cheating in higher education, then you know what I think about Rutgers. In case you haven't read my book, here's a brief excerpt: "Rutgers is big, old, and unfriendly. It's like going to school in Dick Cheney." Still, when I went to school there, I was never physically throttled by a high-profile university employee. Apparently they've gotten even less friendly. So say the videotapes depicting men's basketball coach Mike Rice pushing, hitting, pegging and verbally abusing his players as a matter of strategy. The strategy was good enough for a 44-51 record, which suggests that ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tim Pernetti
    THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 39
    Tim Pernetti is the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Rutgers University. His appointment became effective on April 1, 2009 as part of a five-year agreement with the University to run Intercollegiate Athletics and to provide oversight for 24 sports programs.
    More Details Hide Details Since coming back to Rutgers, Pernetti has transformed Athletics making several key coaching hires in men's basketball, men's soccer, field hockey, women's swimming, men's golf and football. He has further helped Rutgers to generate new sources of revenue in venue naming rights concessions, merchandise, and corporate hospitality and tailgating Tim Pernetti was born on November 2, 1970, at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, New Jersey. Pernetti grew up in Wyckoff, New Jersey and went to Sicomac School for K-6 and Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School for 7th and 8th grades. He then attended Ramapo High School. Pernetti played football and basketball at Ramapo and captained the basketball team in 1989 and earned several honors and accolades.
  • 2008
    Age 38
    He was named a recipient of the Sports Business Journal's "40 Under 40" Award recognizing the most powerful and influential people in the sports business under the age of 40 in 2008 and a recipient of the MultiChannel News 40 under 40 recognizing the most influential people in cable Television also in 2008.
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  • 2007
    Age 37
    He was inducted into the Ramapo High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Pernetti is an alumnus of Rutgers University and earned a full scholarship to play for the Scarlet Knights as a tight end from 1989-1993. Pernetti was part of a brief resurgence at Rutgers that delivered back to back winning seasons in 1991 and 1992 and was known as a punishing blocker at tight end. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass media and a master's degree in communication both from Rutgers. He is now a resident of Oakland, New Jersey.
  • 2006
    Age 36
    He also was a regular TV contributor as a college football expert on SportsNet NY in 2006 and 2007 and performed TV game analyst duties on FSN and ESPN Regional Television from 2002-2005.
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    In 2006, CSTV was acquired by CBS Television for $325,000,000 and Pernetti was elevated to Executive Vice President, Content to oversee the content strategy, rights acquisitions, and relationships for CBS College Sports Network which included all acquisition, development and programming of exclusive content on all platforms of media.
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  • 2003
    Age 33
    Pernetti left ABC Sports in 2003 and joined start-up cable network CSTV in 2003 as Vice President of Programming & Talent.
    More Details Hide Details Pernetti developed relationships throughout collegiate athletics and created the programming strategy for the first-ever 24-hour network dedicated exclusively to college sports. He spearheaded long-term agreements with the US Naval Academy, Conference USA, the Mountain West Conference and the Atlantic 10 and managed relationships with almost every conference from Division I to the NAIA and thousands of schools and Athletic Departments. Pernetti managed the historic agreement between the Mountain West Conference and CSTV that produced and was part of the development and the launch of the first-ever conference-branded regional sports network, The MTN which was mimicked by other Conference at the time and even today (Big Ten Network, Pac-12 Network, etc.
  • 2001
    Age 31
    From 2001-2009, Pernetti also moonlit as a football analyst on TV radio for Rutgers Football, and on national radio for Sports USA Radio network's coverage of the NFL.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    Age 26
    He rose to the position of Director, Programming in 1996 where he oversaw the day-to-day college football business for ABC Sports in addition to managing relationships with the PGA Tour, the Big Ten, Big 12, Big East, Pac-10, ACC, SEC, WAC, Conference USA, and the Mountain West Conference.
    More Details Hide Details He also managed ABC Sports relationships with college football bowl games including the Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, and Rose Bowl.
  • 1994
    Age 24
    From 1994-2003, Pernetti worked in various television programming positions for ABC Sports.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    Age 18
    He was also an All-State football player in 1988 and named the Ramapo High School Athlete of the Year in 1989.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Age 0
    Born in 1970.
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