Rutgers Won't Fire Athletic Director Accused of Emotional AbuseKatie J.M. Baker5/28/13 3:20pm321EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkWe all got excited when Rutgers hired Julie Hermann as its Athletic Director; she was only the third female AD ever at a BCS school. Awesome! Then allegations surfaced that Hermann humiliated and emotionally abused players while coaching Tennessee’s women’s volleyball team 16 years ago. Not so awesome.