Column: A new AD of the highest caliber

Column: A new AD of the highest caliber

Have you checked out the new five-tool player for Northeastern Athletics?

You won’t find him roaming centerfield on Friedman diamond or dribbling down-court in Matthews arena. His tools are a little different as well – he’s humble, a leader, a businessman, an icon of diversity and a funny guy.

The best place to spot him would be a cozy corner office in Cabot gym, the one behind the door with “Athletic Director” pinned on the front. He’s newly named AD Peter Roby, formerly of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society.

And he possesses a real solid head on his shoulders.

“If you do things for the right reasons, then you will never have regrets,” said Roby at his introductory news conference June 21. “[I’m] not going to have any regrets [about being the AD].”

There’s very little not to like about the New Britain, Conn., native as he starts his tenure as AD. He was once vice president of U.S. marketing at Reebok, based in Canton, just outside of Boston. A Dartmouth graduate, Roby has coached basketball at some of the most prestigious universities in America – including Stanford, Dartmouth, the US Military Academy and Harvard.

If that snippet from his resum

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