The Bowerman Advisory Board

The Bowerman Advisory Board is comprised of NCAA collegiate administrators, national and regional media personnel, and track & field statisticians. Herman Frazier serves as the Board’s chair, and Alfreeda Goff serves as its vice-chair.

Herman Frazier

Herman Frazier, Chair
Senior Deputy Athletics Director, Syracuse University

The Bowerman Advisory Board is chaired by Herman Frazier, Senior Deputy Athletics Director at Syracuse University.

Frazier’s ties to the sport of track & field are both strong and deep. An eight-time All-American track & field performer at Arizona State University, Frazier was the leadoff runner for the 1976 Olympic Gold Medal-winning 4×400-meter relay, and he earned a Bronze Medal in the 400 meters. Frazier also qualified for the 1980 Olympic team in the 4×400-meter relay but was unable to compete due to the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games.

After retiring from competitive track & field, Herman Frazier served the U.S. Olympic team in a leadership capacity. He served as an Assistant Chef de Mission for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, a Vice Presidential Representative of the U.S. Olympic committee in the 2000 games in Sydney, and the Chef de Mission for the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

Frazier began his athletic administration career immediately upon graduation from ASU, joining the Sun Devil staff as an assistant director of events and facilities in 1977. He moved up the athletic department ranks over his 23-year tenure at ASU, eventually serving as Senior Associate Athletic Director for Business Operations. Frazier also served as a member of the NCAA Division I Track and Field Committee during his time at ASU, including a term as the Committee’s chair from 1994-95.

In 2000, Frazier left ASU to become the Director of Athletics at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Two years later, Frazier was named the Director of Athletics at the University of Hawai’i. In six years at UH, he guided Warrior athletics to unparalleled success, including the football team earning a spot in the 2008 Sugar Bowl following an unbeaten regular season. Frazier joined the Temple Univeristy athletic department in August 2008 as senior associate athletics director for sports adminstration.

In July 2011, Frazier was hired by Syracuse.

Alfreeda Goff

Alfreeda Goff, Vice-Chair

The Bowerman Advisory Board’s vice-chair position is held by Alfreeda Goff, the recently retired Senior Associate Commissioner and Chief of Staff at the Horizon League.

Goff is a former track & field coach, having served as an assistant track and field coach at the University of Pittsburgh in 1975 before serving as head coach for six years. Goff then joined the administrative ranks as the administrative assistant for women’s athletics and departmental scheduling at Pitt. From 1983-88, Goff served on the NCAA Division I Track and Field Committee, including a term as the Committee’s chair.

She later served as Associate Athletic Director at Virginia Commonwealth University from 1987-94 and as the Director of Athletics at Virginia State University from 1994-98.

Goff moved to the Horizon League in 1998, where she served the League as its director of championships, Senior Woman Administrator, and League governance liaison. She oversees all championships and is directly responsible for the sports of baseball, golf, men’s soccer, softball, indoor track and field, and volleyball.

Goff represented the Horizon League on the NCAA Division I Management Council from 1999-2004. She has also served on a number of other national committees, including the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee and Women’s Basketball Issues Committee, NCAA Woman of the Year Committee, the National Association of Collegiate Women’s Athletic Administrators’ Executive Committee, and the NCAA Division I Track and Field Committee.

Goff also was president of the National Association of Collegiate Women’s Athletic Administrators in 2004-05. In the summer of 2005, Goff was honored as the Black Coaches Association’s Administrator of the Year.

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