TOWSON, Md. - Tim Leonard has had a successful couple of months since taking over in August as the new Towson University athletics director.
Formerly the senior associate athletic director for external affairs at Southern Methodist University, Leonard arrived at Towson just as the football team began its most successful season in school history.
Towson advanced to the FCS national title game and will face two-time defending champion North Dakota State on Jan. 4 in Frisco, Texas.
Leonard spoke with ABC2 News about what the success means to Towson and the athletics department.
In addition, he spoke about the support the school has received from the community, including current students and alumni, which have already filled four busses heading to the big game.
In addition, alumni and fans already purchased more than 3,000 tickets for the game and in just one day the University has raised just less than $100,000 in support of the national championship expenses. This is being done through packages made available to donors, alumni, etc.