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Howard names new Athletics Director

January 25, 2006

Howard University has announced the appointment of Dwight Datcher as the University’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Dwight Datcher

Datcher brings 28 years of experience in college athletics to the University. He joins Howard from Georgetown University where he served as the associate director of athletics.

Prior to Georgetown, Datcher served as the director of athletics at the University of the District of Columbia from 1992-1997.

He served as the head men’s basketball coach at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island from 1985 to 1992. During his tenure as coach, Datcher became the assistant director of athletics and later the director of athletics. In 1988, Datcher was named an assistant men’s basketball coach by the U.S. Olympic Association.

A native Washingtonian, Datcher began his coaching career as an assistant with Georgetown men’s basketball program after graduation from Roger Williams in 1974. He later assumed the head coaching position at St. Anthony’s High School in Washington, DC where he amassed an outstanding 144-44 record over eight years.

Datcher was a four-year starter on the men’s basketball team at Roger Williams.

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