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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Tyrrell's contract non-renewed by UMC

  • For 18 years Tyrrell was the athletic trainer at UMC before becoming director of athletic fundraising in 2005 in which he was head of UMC Teambackers.
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  • University of Minnesota Crookston Director of Athletic Fundraising Bill Tyrrell confirmed with the Crookston Times Monday that his contract will not be renewed by the UMC Development Office.
    Tyrrell said he has 60 days to make a decision on what his next step will be. He can finish his contract with UMC or take a severance package.
    For 18 years Tyrrell was the athletic trainer at UMC before becoming director of athletic fundraising in 2005 in which he became responsible for the UMC Teambackers organization.
    In 2009, Tyrrell and his wife, Mary, established the Bill and Mary Tyrrell Endowment fund to support UMC student-athletes. In 2011, UMC held a bobblehead fundraiser in Bill Tyrrell's likeness. Also, the annual "Mary Tyrrell Health Walk of Scholarships" started in 2011, in honor of Mary Tyrrell, who passed away in 2010 from heart disease.
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