Temple University’s Fred Turoff

I just listened on GymCastic to the first interview I’ve heard with Fred:

Last week, the Philadelphia institution announced they were dropping seven of their 24 sports, including men’s gymnastics. Coach Turoff told us the despicable details including:

• The way Temple University told student athletes that their sports were being dropped the Friday before finals week.

• The impact Temple’s disappearance could have on all of men’s gymnastics, NCAA gymnastics and by extension Team USA.

• How the committee who made the cuts met in secret over months to avoid allowing the coaches to appeal to the Board of Trustees, which they had done successfully in 1994 when the program was threatened.

• What you can do to help the program survive.

episode 65: NCAA Judge Dean Ratliff, Early Recruiting & Saving Temple Men’s Gymnastics


Fred TuroffA member of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame as a coach, Fred Turoff is now enjoying his 38th season at the helm of the Owls’ program. Turoff has coached 18 EIGL/ECAC title teams and has a lifetime coaching record of 432-184 (.701). …

Fred request that anyone who would like to help should get a “fact sheet” on the situation. Email him at …

fturoff (a) temple.edu

BEST help would be for us to write key people at Temple University. Or find a donor willing to establish a fund of about $4.6 million.

Contact info for administrators:

Dr. Neil D. Theobald
President, Temple University
2nd Floor, Sullivan Hall
1330 Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-204-7405 (phone)
215-204-5600 (fax)
president@temple.edu

Patrick J. O’Connor, Chair
Temple U Board of Trustees
c/o Office of the Secretary
Sullivan Hall – 3rd Fl Mezzanine
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-7308
trustees@temple.edu

Kevin G. Clark, Vice President and Director of Athletics
Temple University
1700 N Broad St – 4th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-204-7759
athletics@temple.edu

Temple Gymnastics Slatted to be Discarded

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