Sean T. Frazier, the director of athletics and recreation at Clarkson, has been named athletic director at Merrimack. Frazier replaces interim athletic director and head hockey coach Chris Serino, who left Merrimack after seven years.
As athletic director, Frazier will be responsible for the operations of Merrimack’s athletic department, which currently sponsors 16 intercollegiate varsity sports (eight for men and eight for women). Fifteen of the sports compete at the NCAA Division II level while men’s hockey competes in the Hockey East Association. All of the Division II sports compete in the Northeast-10 Conference.
Athletic director at Clarkson since 2002, Frazier also served as Director of Athletics and Recreation at Manhattanville from 1999 to 2002. During these appointments, he led all efforts in managing and supporting an athletics department with up to 20 NCAA sponsored sports and myriad intramural sports offerings. He was also extremely active in fostering academic excellence in student athletes, raising funds, creating new athletic programs, and marketing. Frazier was assistant director of athletics from 1998 to 1999 at Maine, having served in several positions there since1995.
“In many respects, Mr. Frazier is a true leader who understands the role of athletics in a collegiate environment,” said President Richard J. Santagati, Merrimack’s president. “He is well-respected by his peers and brings a wealth of experience to Merrimack College athletics. We look forward to a renewed vitality and enthusiasm for our student-athletes, the fans and our entire community.”