August 23rd, 2017 | by CollegeAD

Desiree Reed-Francois, 45, was appointed athletic director at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Reed-Francois is modest about all she had done to make herself an excellent candidate for her new role. The sense of athletes as family has propelled Reed-Francois at every level of her career. Family was a big part of the reason why she went into the athletics administration field in the first place. Reed-Francois’ darkest day in athletics administration was a loss, not of a game, but a person. Darren Hankins, only 21, was a promising wrestler at Virginia Tech when he drowned in a 2014 swimming accident at an abandoned quarry. – Andrea Canales, ESPN. Read More.

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