If you have seen an excess number of scruffy men this month, it turns out it is not because they are lazy, or suddenly turning hipster. The laziness factor may be a slight part of it, but the real reason behind the hairiness is much more honorable than that. The actual reason is to raise awareness for men’s health and prostate cancer.
Jim Fiore, Stony Brook Athletic Director (Right), leaves the university. (STATESMAN STOCK PHOTO)
Stony Brook Athletic Director Jim Fiore is leaving the school, according to a release from the school Tuesday night. According to the press release, Senior Associate Athletic Director Donna Woodruff will serve as the Interim Athletic Director, as they look for a replacement.
The main man behind the biggest controversy at Stony Brook in a few years is former Athletic Director Jim Fiore. He was bought out Tuesday night by the school for $800,000, covering the remaining 31 months on his contract. There are many speculations as to the rationale behind his firing, but none have been confirmed yet.
With the sudden chaos developing in Stony Brook Athletics, the department has turned to Donna Woodruff to serve as the Interim Director of Athletics, following Jim Fiore’s firing. If you have ever been to a sporting event on campus, you know who Fiore is: the fiery, intense guy you picture representing the department. But who is Donna Woodruff, and what will she bring to Stony Brook Athletics?
With their lack of serious recruiting power, Stony Brook builds its program on developing recruits over four years at the school. Perhaps their best success in development is of senior guard Dave Coley. Coley, a 6-foot-2-inch guard, was not a highly recruited player out of high school. He was seen as a defensive specialist type player, one to stop the opponent’s offense instead of creating his own. Yet, over his four years here, Coley has become a complete player.