College Roundup: AACC names Herr as athletic director

Duane Herr, Anne Arundel Community College Athletic Director (Sharon Corbett, Capital Gazette / August 1, 2014)

AACC ATHLETICS: Anne Arundel Community College has named Duane P. Herr of Glen Burnie as director of Athletics. A former scholar-athlete on both AACC's and Towson's baseball teams, Herr has been serving as interim coordinator of Athletics since last August.

Herr began his career at AACC as an intern in the Athletics office during his final semester of college. He was hired as a temporary employee after graduating cum laude from Towson University in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in sports management and a minor in business management. He was promoted to athletic assistant in November 2010, a position he held until becoming interim coordinator last August.

Six AACC student-athletes were named National Junior College Athletic Association Academic Student Athletes. Three AACC teams also were recognized as top NJCAA Academic Teams with at least a 3.0 grade-point average.

  • Winning the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence was sophomore volleyball player Cynthia Jones of Gambrills, with a 4.0 grade-point average. The other five athletes earned awards for Superior Academic Achievement: Chellsea Clark-Ames of Pasadena, 3.94 GPA, a sophomore goalkeeper on the soccer team; Caitlin Dea of Pasadena, 3.95 GPA, a freshman volleyball player; Olivia Pittman of Annapolis, 3.83 GPA, a sophomore who played attack on the lacrosse team; Erica Toth of Arnold, 3.90 GPA, a sophomore who played left field and second base on the softball team; and Kelsey Wagner of Shady Side, 3.91 GPA, a freshman cross country runner.


AACC tied with Harford Community College with having the most teams posting GPAs above 3.0. AACC's three top teams were Women's Cross Country, with a 3.15 GPA average, coached by Jim Griffiths to an eighth-place finish; Women's Lacrosse, with a 3.05 GPA, also coached by Griffiths to finish third nationally; and Men's Golf, 3.02 GPA, coached by Joel Thorne to a sixth-place finish.

NAVY BASEBALL: Longwood announced the appointment of Ryan Mau as the fourth head coach of the Lancers' tradition-rich baseball program. Mau, with 12 years of collegiate coaching experience, has been an assistant coach at the United States Naval Academy for the past four seasons, serving as the recruiting coordinator, as well as the pitching and catching coach.

NAVY FOOTBALL: The American Athletic Conference and Temple University announced that Navy's football game at Temple on Sept. 6 at Lincoln Financial Field will kick at 1 p.m. and be broadcast on ESPN3.

  • Lindy's College Football Magazine ranks Navy 63rd out of 128 teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision. The Mids are ranked higher than 10 of the 12 opponents on the 2014 schedule.
  • Navy junior Keenan Reynolds is one of 39 quarterbacks on the 2014 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List.
  • Navy fans are invited to the 2014 Navy Football Fan Fest/Media Day on August 2 from 10 a.m.-12 noon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Navy players will sign autographs on the blue side (press box side) concourse from 10-11 a.m., before moving down to the field to interact with the fans on the field.