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New Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann Reveals That She’s Gay

AD Doesn't Want Sexuality To Overshadow Her Job
Julie Hermann (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Julie Hermann (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann has revealed that she’s gay.

Hermann, who previously served as the executive senior associate athletic director at the University of Louisville, acknowledges her sexual orientation at the bottom of her biography on the university’s official website.

“Hermann and her partner, Dr. Leslie Danehy, are the proud parents of a seven-year-old son, Aidan,” it reads at the bottom of Hermann’s biography.

Although Hermann is embracing her sexuality, she told ESPN that she doesn’t want it to overshadow what she plans to accomplish on the job.

“I’m really blessed to have a wonderful family and we’re excited to become part of the Rutgers community,” Hermann told the network on Thursday.

Hermann, who has been accused of verbally abusing student-athletes during her tenure as coach of the University of Tennessee women’s volleyball team in 1996, was hired following the resignation of former athletic director Tim Pernetti.

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