Herr Named AACC Interim Coordinator of Athletics
August 28, 2013
Anne Arundel Community College News
News Release – Aug. 19, 2013
Anne Arundel Community College has named Duane P. Herr, a former scholar-athlete on both AACC’s and Towson’s baseball teams, as its interim coordinator of Athletics.
Herr, a Severn resident, comes to the position after being a health, physical education and athletics assistant since November 2010. In that role, he assisted in the review of student-athlete eligibility, oversaw athletic game day operations and has been assisting in the updating and development of health and physical education curriculum, including a new “Foundations of Health, Exercise and Sport” to be offered this fall.
While at AACC as a student, he earned a 3.38 GPA and the John Laycock Award. He transferred to Towson University where he played baseball as a two-year scholarship athlete and received a one-year academic scholarship. Herr earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management with a minor in business management. He interned in the AACC Athletics office during his last term at Towson and was hired as a temporary employee right after graduating cum laude in 2010, becoming the assistant coordinator in November 2010. He also teaches “Components of Personal Fitness and Wellness” (HEA 114), serves on the Health/Fitness and Exercise Studies Advisory Board and was part of the college’s Middle States Work Team preparing for next year’s re-accreditation procedures.
Herr replaces Bruce Springer, who retired in May after 45 years during which he wore many hats, including an associate professor of health, fitness and exercise studies, a coach and the athletic coordinator.
In addition, AACC has announced two new coaches: Adriane Blake McDivitt of Glen Burnie as the AACC head volleyball coach and Robert J. McKinley of Crownsville, as assistant baseball coach.
McDivitt, a business operations associate at TEK Systems in Hanover, has a bachelor’s degree in Communications at Geneva College where she was a three-time NCCAA All-American Division III in women’s volleyball and a one-time NCCAA All-American Division III in women’s softball. She captained both teams and was named the Female Student-Athlete of the Year in 2010 and to the President’s Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll in spring 2011. She has coached middle school and high school students in the McDivitt Volleyball Skills Camp in 2011 and with the Upwards Basketball program 2004-2007 and 2011-2012.
McKinley has been an associate scout with the Milwaukee Brewers since 2012 and also served in that position for the Brewers from 2006-2010. From 2010-2012, he was director of baseball operations and a volunteer assistant coach for the U.S. Naval Academy. McKinley also had been an associate scout for the Atlanta Braves from 1994-2006 and had been the Braves’ bullpen catcher during the 1995 World Series Championship. He spent two years in the minor leagues as a catcher for the Chicago White Sox club.
AACC offers an extensive program of intercollegiate athletics for both men and women, including baseball, basketball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball and volleyball. For information about AACC’s program, call 410-777-2300 or visit the website, www.aacc.edu/athletics.
About Anne Arundel Community College
Anne Arundel Community College is an award-winning, fully accredited public two-year institution serving approximately 53,000 students each year through classes offered at more than 100 sites in Anne Arundel County or online. AACC offers national and regional studies leading to a degree, certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning.