Robert Mulcahy

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Bob Mulcahy
Biographical details
Born1936 (age 82–83)
Alma materVillanova University
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1998–2009Rutgers University

Robert Edward Mulcahy III (born 1932) is the former director of athletics at Rutgers University.


Mulcahy attended Millburn High School in Millburn, New Jersey, and[1] graduated from Villanova University in 1958 with a Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) in History.[2] After arriving in 1998, Mulcahy used personal contacts to raise the Athletic Department's endowment and New Jersey political contacts to obtain funding from the New Jersey legislature for a massive renovation of Rutgers athletic facilities. He also won increased television coverage for Rutgers football.[2] In 2008, a series of scandals hit the press with investigative reporting by the Newark Star Ledger leading to disclosures concerning the handling of Athletics Department finances. Mulcahy was fired in December 2008 by then president Richard Mccormick under pressure resulting from the Star Ledger investigations.[3] though he claimed to have done nothing wrong.[4]

Mulcahy came to Rutgers on April 15, 1998, after a 19-year tenure as President and CEO of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.[2]

Prior to his position with NJSEA, Mulcahy was involved in government at the municipal and state level. At age 23, he ran successfully for Mendham Councilman about a year after moving to the township. In 1970, he became Mayor. He was appointed in 1976 to the state's first Corrections Commissioner.

Mulcahy was a longtime resident of Mendham Borough.[5]

Mulcahy currently serves as a chairman of the board for the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.[6]


  1. ^ Caldwell, Dave. "IN PERSON; Renaissance Man", The New York Times, December 4, 2005. Accessed January 24, 2008. "Mulcahy, who graduated from Millburn High School and lives in Basking Ridge, did much of the groundwork that has enabled Rutgers University's athletic department grow and become a competing university in the Big Ten. Mulcahy hired football coach Greg Schiano to lead the scarlet knights into becoming a strong football program. Through successful fundraising and management the athletics program at Rutgers grew and became well known and successful. "
  2. ^ a b c Robert E. Mulcahy III: Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Archived 2007-02-23 at the Wayback Machine at (Official Website of Rutgers Intercollegiate Athletics), published by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Accessed 25 January 2007.
  3. ^ "Rutgers fires athletic director Robert Mulcahy". The Star Ledger. 10 December 2008. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  4. ^ Luicci, Tom (11 December 2008). "Mulcahy defends his record as Rutgers AD; insists he did nothing wrong". The Star Ledger. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  5. ^ Litsky, Frank. "COLLEGES; Rutgers Hires Mulcahy to Improve Sports Image", The New York Times, February 5, 1998. Accessed January 24, 2008. "Mulcahy lives in Mendham, where he was once the Mayor."
  6. ^ "How New Jersey fumbled Atlantic City's shot at New Year's Rockin' Eve". Retrieved 28 December 2016.