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Sept. 4, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Kevin Anderson has been hired as the new director of athletics at the University of Maryland, Acting President Nariman Farvardin and President-Designate Dr. Wallace Loh announced Saturday.
Anderson comes to Maryland from the United States Military Academy, where he has directed Army's athletics department since 2004. At Army, Anderson has been responsible for a 25-sport program that served more than 900 cadet-athletes.
Anderson replaces Deborah A. Yow, who led the Maryland department of athletics for 16 years. She left this summer to become the athletics director at North Carolina State University.
While at Army, Anderson helped develop and manage a budget of $25 million and turned an operating deficit of more than a million dollars into a $2.73 million surplus in only five years. Sponsorship, ticket sales and fund-raising revenue have all increased during his time there.
Anderson led a team that negotiated a five-year, $55 million deal with CBS to televise the Army-Navy game, and worked on the agreement that will bring college football to Yankee Stadium, beginning this season with the Army-Notre Dame game. During his time at West Point, Anderson also brokered broadcast deals for Army's football program with ESPN, WABC Radio and its current five-year agreement with CBS College Sports Network.