- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 7, 2010

COLLEGE PARK, Md. | The University of Maryland’s new athletic director has lofty goals for himself and the school’s 27 sports teams.

Kevin Anderson, the first African-American to hold the position at Maryland, was athletic director at Army before accepting the job in College Park. He takes over for Debbie Yow, who held the post for 16 years until leaving for North Carolina State in July.

During his formal introduction Tuesday, Anderson said he’s “demanding but fair.” He says his vision is to take the program “from good to great.”

He spoke of teaming with school administrators and coaches to do “bigger and greater things.”

Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen and basketball coaches Gary Williams and Brenda Frese were among in attendance at the news conference.

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